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Offline nakita7

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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2005 - 03:43:19 pm »
Who cares if it's a clone! I am wanting to clone a Superbird or Daytona myself (still looking for the right car to build on...hint,hint). I thought of buying one, but why would I drive it? You get hit, then what? Plus, you can build it the way you want (my wing car will have a 318, so I can actually drive it, and air and PW), stuff they didn't come with. Want a Hemi Cuda Conv, go for it. The prices of these cars has gotten stupid in the past few years, and working family guys like myself can't do it. BTW, I can see cloning high dollar cars, but I personally get a kick out of cloned Superbees and Roadrunners. Guys, they aren't that expensive of a car! And, by the time they sink 20K into the 'resto' they could have bought one. That was worth about 2 cents...

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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2005 - 03:54:01 pm »
I guess the thing that gets me is alot of people calling their car a clone but it's not.  People don't understand that a clone is an exact copy of an original.  Exact means Exact.  Most so called clones are actually modified cars.  I saw some guy with a 74 cuda with AAR stripes down the side and he is calling it a clone.  Sorry but in order for it to be a clone . . . you need to have an original first!!  There was no round taillight AAR so there can be NO CLONE!  What a DIPSTICK! 

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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2005 - 04:10:15 pm »
It's your car, do what makes you happy. How would you have ordered it if you could have way back then? The purists would crucify me for putting 71 side stripes and scoops on my 70 T/A wanna be, but I just like the look better. The good thing is, at most cruise-ins, there aren't many Mopar people. So the people there think I really got something here(LOL). :laughing:

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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2005 - 04:10:25 pm »
I agree with all the other posts. I have a 73 challenger T/A "clone" and enjoy it very much, it is obvious by the vin and the taillights, and the placement of the antenna (should be on rear quarter) that it is not the real deal. Every show I have taken it too it is appreciated. The fact of the matter is, if you are going to put a stripe on it you are limited to what you can get i.e T/A, R/T etc.

I don't agree with people trying to pass them off as the real deal though, but there are people out there that aren't honest and don't care. We can talk about passing off clones as real cars which can be recognized by the vin and all of the smart people on this board. However the problem isn't just with clones of cars, but now is fake fender tags, re-stamping blocks to make numbers match,etc.
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2005 - 04:21:55 pm »
Hey pink panther,
We should compare cars and see which one of us has the most incorrect clone. :laughup: Just kidding. Your car looks great. That's my point in all of this. Do what makes you happy. I have a console from a 71-74 E-body in mine because I didn't like the look of the slot in the back of the 70 console. So I sold that for twice the amount I paid for the one I have now that is in mint condition. I'm happy, the buyer was happy... we both had different tastes and goals but I don't see either of us as wrong. Now if you want to load up on after-market ricer type of stuff... that might rile some of us up. :grinyes:

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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2005 - 04:23:31 pm »
I guess the thing that gets me is alot of people calling their car a clone but it's not. People don't understand that a clone is an exact copy of an original. Exact means Exact. Most so called clones are actually modified cars. I saw some guy with a 74 cuda with AAR stripes down the side and he is calling it a clone. Sorry but in order for it to be a clone . . . you need to have an original first!! There was no round taillight AAR so there can be NO CLONE! What a DIPSTICK!

I agree 100%  Thank you for the response 4C! 

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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2005 - 05:26:48 pm »
I would have liked to replicate an AAR with my 70 Barracuda but in the end, local laws wouldn't let me run the side exhausts which was one of the cool features I liked.  I'm now planning to 'clone' a 383 4-barrel Barracuda (mines a 318 doctors car) which is considerably rarer than a 'Cuda (only about 450 made) but at the end of the day there are so few E-bodies in Australia that it doesn't really matter what I do ( as long as its a big block as all aussie V8s were small blocks ;) ) as it will still be coool!

Replicas are pretty common down here, especially of our GTHO Falcons/SLR Toranas etc from the early 70's, and they are sometimes given a wannabe status but it is still an old-school approach of building the car you want when you can't afford a real one.  Good thing about clones is they make you appreciate a real one when you see it.
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2005 - 05:51:18 pm »
I'd like to have 2, make twice as much money while I work on the cars! LOL!
No problem here, 73 was a clone & I'm changing it a bit more to closer look like my orig car! The illustrious one line fender tag will stay! Rich.
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2005 - 06:19:24 pm »
YOU CAN ALWAYS GO THE    " STOCK"  ON THE OUTSIDE AND  "HOTTT"  ON THE INSIDE !!!
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2005 - 06:21:48 pm »
How about a pamela anderson clone?I'll take three
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2005 - 06:30:24 pm »
I like clones but then again I don't. I know confused ,Right? Built the car the way you would have bought it back in the early 70's, but then think, how many cars do you see at shows today that aren't a clones. You know what I mean, Ma mopar only made so many of anything. I'm getting to the point soon. I like seeing all kinds not just the hemi's and six packs, show me low mileage slant six, I'd still be impressed. I like see the cars that the normal guy would buy not some rich kid could afford then and now. I like to see the real mcoys not a clone all the time. Especially at shows. No clone should be judge against the real thing, EVER. The should have their own class and be judged on the own merit.

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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #26 on: October 05, 2005 - 07:03:55 pm »
HEY SOMETIMES YOU NEVER KNOW, I'VE GOT A BUDDY WITH A PANTHER PINK T/A THAT IS DRESSED LIKE A 440-6 SHAKER CAR BECAUSE HE DIDNT HAVE THE ORIGINAL ENGINE AND TRANY.  COURSE HE ALSO HAS A 29K AAR , CONVERTIBLE 70 CHALLENGER RT 440 , A 71 CHALLENGER CONV. ETC  AND THOSE ARE ORIGINAL
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #27 on: October 05, 2005 - 07:19:44 pm »
I agree pretty much with what everyone else says.     I think clones help perpetuate our hobby.    It helps add excitement and brings others into our hobby where perhaps otherwise they could not afford to buy a more expensive original.     I just hate to hear stories of some people being swindled by others who are more knowledge. Someone occasionally trusts the comments and statements being made from someone whom they believe to be an honest person.   Buyer beware always.    When I was into Chevelles and I have had a few, I ran into alot of plain jane Malibus being dressed up as a Super Sport car.    I have seen more than one upset buyer because of this.     

ps:   When I bought my RT/SE it was between that and a  69 or 70 Mustang, but alas when i was young I was into Mopars and my heart just lead me back home........

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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #28 on: October 05, 2005 - 08:09:04 pm »
Hey MEKrunner, I would love to see your car up close.  Mine is obvious give away with the tail lights 73, and the antenna, grill and go wing.  but you know it looks real cool and the color draws so much attention to it.  I really like your car alot, some additional pics would be great.  Mine doesn't have a center console and I beleive it should.  it is a factory 4 speed and 340 (6 pak added later) I would clone another one too! you are right about what ever your taste are, some cars are now impossible to get, and e bodies are not the only ones.  look at a satelite people clone to rioad runners all the time.

remember one and all there are a lot of get rich swindlers out there, but if we stick together it makes it harder on them.
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Re: How do you guys feel about clones?
« Reply #29 on: October 06, 2005 - 12:52:05 am »
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