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Offline 70sum

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How do you guys feel about clones?
« on: October 05, 2005 - 10:50:34 AM »
I'm new to this board so I thought I would ask that question. I have been a Mustang fan forever and have (2) 1970 Mustangs. One is a rest-mod and the other is a real Boss 302. Both will end up belonging to my son. The Mustang boards I read can get down right hostile about clones. I can understand if someone is passing a clone off as a real car when you sell it, but if you can not afford to buy the real thing what is wrong with making a clone.  I would love to have an AAR Cuda. Dont know if I could find one and then if I could afford it. I am looking for another project and thought about a 70 AAR Cuda (real or clone). Just wondering about the thoughts on this board.
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2005 - 11:04:38 AM »
I agree with you,i have no problem with clones unless someone is trying to pass it off as being real.As for an AAR cuda very very nice cars!Also think its very cool of you to give your son your cars. my two cents.

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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2005 - 11:14:38 AM »
A clone makes a hell of a driver who cares if you beat or break it but try to pass it off for sale as a real one THATS WRONG ETC. i HAVE A CLONED 79 300 CHRYSLER IT IS BLUE NEVER MADE  i built it to save the 300 parts from the crusher no regrets lots of fun at carslile in98 the president of the 300 club wasn't quite sure what he was lookiong at ! Make it look real to all but the people who really know and don't hide the fender tags and vin #


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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2005 - 11:32:53 AM »
I don't have a problem with clones as long as........
Like you said no one passes it as a real deal.
Nothing original is destoyed to make a clone.

I prefer cars to be in original state but if you have something that has long been stripped from the original form than why not make it what you want.
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2005 - 01:00:39 PM »
I got no problems with clones.  My 67 Barracuda will eventually be a kinda-clone of a Formula S.  (I say kinda, because it won't be exact, as I will add some personal touches, like different rims, etc, to it)
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2005 - 01:17:01 PM »
I have no problems with clones as long as they are not passed off as real cars. They are much safer to use as cruisers. The thing that gets me is how much the clones cars are selling for. Clone hemi cuda/challengers converts. selling for $ 75,000 to $120,000.00 is stupid money. Plus it worries me alittle because sometimes they are using REAL 340 and 383 car to do it...
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2005 - 01:36:11 PM »
Plus it worries me alittle because sometimes they are using REAL 340 and 383 car to do it...
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2005 - 01:54:32 PM »
there are lots of clones in the mopar musclecar world. I think they are more accepted because of the astronomical pricing and rarity of the genuine cars. Also a good point on less financial risk to drive on the street. Of course its the cardinal sin to misrepresent a clone as the real deal but that could be said for any car right?

Your Mustangs look great.  I am looking for a 70 Mach 1 myself. The 70 model is the only mustang that appeals to me.
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2005 - 02:15:24 PM »
The only one it really matters to is YOU as long as there's no lying about it and trying to sell a clone as a real one.  Most of the "real" ones are NOT survivors anyway.  Most of the people who would say anything anyway are just egotists trying to flaunt their "knowledge". Who cares about that?  If you have a car that makes you happy who cares if someone who doesn't even know you doesn't like it.  Happy motoring I say.

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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2005 - 02:19:01 PM »
No problem here, I'm actually "altering" a couple of cars that I have. A 1971 318-2V Barracuda will look more like a 'Cuda with fender gills & a big block. There's also my '68 Charger that was a 383-2V car. It will end up quite possibly as a Daytona with a nose cone, wing & a 440-8V. I couldn't afford the real ones 25 years ago & still can't. Anyone my age (42) or older never called them clones, we "hot-rodded" a car we could buy to be more of what we wanted.
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2005 - 02:28:14 PM »
Nice looking ponies.......
'Cuda should fit in well with them.
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2005 - 02:54:52 PM »
It is harder to try to sell a Mopar TransAm car as real because those will have the "J" in the VIN for an engine code.
So anyone buying an AAR or T/A should know it is not real if it doesn't have that letter.

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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2005 - 02:57:25 PM »
Did someone say clone............for sale
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2005 - 03:09:02 PM »
I don't mind clones, as long as they don't make one of me! One's bad enough! LOL!

Definately agree with what everyone has already posted. Due to the soaring prices of T/As, AARs, even R/Ts and 'Cudas, there's nothing wrong with it. Basically, you're personallizing your car, which everybody has a right to do. It's your car.

Again as posted, just don't pass it off as the "real thing" as you'll get egg on your face! When I was at Martha's Vineyard, someone tried to pass off a '73 Challenger as a real 440+6 car. He was saying how it's Panther Pink (It had metallic flake and it was pink, not Panther Pink"), a real six pack car, etc. So I started in on him 'cause he was being "jerky" and pompus about the car. So I started rattling off all the "incorrect" things on his car just to bust his cookies for not telling the truth. He didn't think I knew much about Challengers. I didn't do it just to be mean, but to let the guy know that there are people who know about these cars and he shouldn't try to fool people. I did it in a "nice" way.

If your going to do a clone, a well done clone is a little nicer than one you can spot a mile away that's not the real thing. Just my 2 cents.
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2005 - 03:16:50 PM »
If this car was a real hemicuda, I'd probably never drive the thing because i'd be so paranoid of getting it hit.