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Offline MEK-Dangerfield

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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #45 on: October 06, 2005 - 05:20:31 PM »
Mike....that was waaaay to much material for April to work with!!

OMG Rev,
I NEVER even thought of that!!! I hope she doesn't see this thread. I'm doomed otherwise. Maybe you should be my editor-in -chief to prevent me from making a fool of myself???(if you don't charge too much)

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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #46 on: October 06, 2005 - 06:52:37 PM »
whats a clone?

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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #47 on: October 06, 2005 - 10:09:26 PM »
whats a clone?


non existant after this thread! There are no perfect copies out there . . . they are all modified/replica cars! 

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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #48 on: October 06, 2005 - 10:18:47 PM »
Hmmm..... lots to think about here with all these opinions. I guess mine isnt a clone but a restored / modified car. But its what i like and its fun to drive and be seen in. If it was worth 80k i wouldnt be driving and enjoying it.

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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #49 on: October 06, 2005 - 10:44:33 PM »
As most have already said here, as long as it's not being passed off as the genuine article, I have no issue with clones. Heck, it's probably the only way I could join this elite crowd of E-body owners! :grinyes:
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #50 on: October 06, 2005 - 11:06:35 PM »
Burpin thinks it it werent for clones, then the chances of seeing a true 71 hemi convert would be rare. Secondly if it werent for clones Burpin wouldnt get too see so many fake boobies. :)
I like the way you think,fakies,lol,CLones of the untlimate,lol.
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #51 on: October 06, 2005 - 11:08:50 PM »
I think clones are cool,but i am a purist and would prefer an original any day of the week,but as stated not all can find or afford one,mostly find one since they are few and far between 35 years later
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #52 on: October 07, 2005 - 05:22:05 AM »
I would much prefer to own and drive an original and wouldn`t worry too much about damage,just carry insurance as almost anything can be fixed.The problem is with supply and demand the prices for even basket case originals is out of reach for most of us.My `72 is a 318 Barracuda with a 340/4 spd and lots of `cuda parts on it but I left off the `cuda emblems and instead put 340fourbarrell emblems on the hood so it doesn`t look like a clone.
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #53 on: October 07, 2005 - 06:30:08 AM »
Te problem with clones is that people mess with so many cars to make them, the cars they use are becomeing rare.

How many barracuda GC's have been turned into 'cudas?

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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #54 on: October 07, 2005 - 07:09:13 AM »
If I find a 318 Charger, Barracuda, Challenger, Satellite or others, it's not staying 318 no matter how rare it is, that is unless I can sell it to make enough to build a better one. Earlier this year I had a one of 138 Coronet 361 2bbl 4 speed 2 dr hdtp buckets etc etc and it wasn't going to remain a 361 for long, it ended up getting traded but my point is, it wasn't a collectable to most people, clone it, hot rod it, do whatever gets your heart pounding, it's your car, do what ever you want to it! Shame on anyone else who puts you down for whatever you do to it unless you are trying to run a scam or trying to convince others it's an original numbers matchjing whatever. I have this low production numbers 70 383 Satellite that has matching numbers on everything. It's getting the 383 parked in the barn and stroker inserted, Satellite emblems going on the shelf, chrome trim going on the shelf, gas tank getting a fuel cell, column shift getting shelfed and getting a Cheetah reverse pattern shifter, hood is going in the barn and getting a fiberglass 6pak hood, weld in frame rails, etc etc etc. All original, numbers matching getting thrashed!! LOL Just making my point, itr's mine and it's gonna be a fun Mopar to be sure! BIHYW

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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #55 on: October 07, 2005 - 09:19:04 AM »
I have no problems w/"clones" per se, but I really look down on cars with "R/T" or "SS" or other emblems that add NOTHING to a car, but to merely pass it off as something it's not.

My Challenger will have NO "R/T" emblems on it, even though it will have a Shaker, rallye gauges, and rear cutout valence that R/Ts (and even some non-RTs) had.  It's pointless!

The GC B'Cuda will have NO "'Cuda" emblems on it, even though it will have a Shaker, rallye gauges, rear cutout, blah blah.

The cars will be CUSTOMIZED; not CLONED.  That way, those Mopar snobs at the show won't get into fits when staring at your VIN.  I shouldn't care, but I just hate that.

Granted, sometimes it's hard NOT to put such labels on a car if the sticker has it built in.  I.e. a "AAR" or "T/A" stripe has those in letters in it. 

But I wouldn't put a '71 R/T stripe on a '71 Challenger; I'd put just the regular stripe on it.
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #56 on: October 07, 2005 - 09:22:07 AM »
"I'm with you fellas!" :)

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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #57 on: October 07, 2005 - 11:36:27 AM »
I have been following the replies to my question. What a difference from the Ford board sites I visit and also the car shows we have gone too. Much more accepting here. My cars are both Mustangs and they are not represented as anything except what they are. One is a resto-mod and the other is a true G code Boss 302. On the Ford sites, when I have posted what I did to the Resto-mod I get maybe 50% good replies, others ask why I did not restore to stock.The car is not a clone of anything just updated to todays standards. The car was a F code (302 2v) plain jane fastback with no real value for its rarity. When I explain I wanted something different from the rest, that was not a good enough answer. Since only approx. 7000 Boss 302 were built I would not do anything but restore this car to stock condition, which is what I am doing now, other then to say it will have headers and a different carb. The carb and exhaust manifolds are the only original parts I do not have, but since I want to drive the car anyway I see no harm in changing them. When the car was new a lot of people did this anyway. I feel as most of you do, Its my car do what I want, and that is what I did. My son has shown the car almost every weekend this summer and come away with 8 trophies, 2 Best of show and 6 Best of class. I feel good about that, but its funny to watch the people and judges at the shows. Some come up and look at the outside which is stock looking and glow until they look in the engine compartment, drive train, etc. Walk away shaking their heads because it is not stock, amazing to me. Others think it is the coolest thing going.
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #58 on: October 07, 2005 - 03:23:19 PM »
clones are ok as long as u don't claim it to be real...and at car shows...a clone class should be included...several years ago in englishtown there was a 6cyl cloned to a 440-6 pack and put in my class as a modified e-body....lucky e-town judges moved him into another class..

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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #59 on: October 07, 2005 - 03:31:58 PM »
clones are ok as long as u don't claim it to be real...and at car shows...a clone class should be included...several years ago in englishtown there was a 6cyl cloned to a 440-6 pack and put in my class as a modified e-body....lucky e-town judges moved him into another class..

... Well, technically it is "modified". I just wonder what class they moved him into. Maybe he was as confused as I am(LOL).

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