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Old 12/09/2004, 02:59 AM   #1
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GT/CS Restoration video

hello all
I am excited to offer the forum members a video series that I am finishing filming restoring a basket case GT/CS. The series includes floor pan replacement, extensive cowl vent repair with weld in patch panels, quarter panel replacement(both full and skin), door skin replacement, fiberglass repair on shelby parts(decklid, scoops, tail light panel, quarter extensions), stainless steel trim dent repair, body work, rust proofing, paint, decal installation, steering wheel restoration, and re-upholstery on the interior. This video will show essential welding techniques along with tips and trick essential to restoring your car the right way while saving loads of money.
Please e-mail me at hotrod69dfw@hotmail.com to reserve your copy.
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Old 12/09/2004, 09:50 AM   #2
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Re:GT/CS Restoration video

Is this a professionally filmed restoration, back yard restoration, in my garage restoration videoed with your super 8 home video recorder? I guess what I would need before I would email and reserve a video would be to know a little bit of your credentials both in auto restoration as well as how the video was filmed.

Do you have other restoration videos that we could question owners of the video as to it's quality?

Oh, and a price?

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Old 12/10/2004, 04:14 AM   #3
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Re:GT/CS Restoration video

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You ask some very valid questions. Maybe it would be possible for someone from our website to personally review the restoration video and make an assessment to members? As we have always said on many of our post - buyer beware. Just a thought.


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Old 12/10/2004, 09:23 AM   #4
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Re:GT/CS Restoration video

That's a great idea Don. If he were to offer a video to one of the key members of the sight for review and assuming the review went good it would certainly increase sales to have the backing of a neutral member here. I'd suggest Jon or Paul, I'd believe anything they said ;D well almost anything.

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Old 12/10/2004, 08:20 PM   #5
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Re:GT/CS Restoration video

[quote author=hookedtrout link=board=3;threadid=1251;start=0#msg7019 date=1102695824]
That's a great idea Don. If he were to offer a video to one of the key members of the sight for review and assuming the review went good it would certainly increase sales to have the backing of a neutral member here. I'd suggest Jon or Paul, I'd believe anything they said ;D well almost anything.

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How about we do this - Yes I'm volunteering peoples time and I appoligize for that but, I think we all can benifit from this one. Have Paul, Highcountry Bob, or Doug (Sunlitgold) review this restoration video and tell us what they think of it. They are by far the most knowldgeable of any of us. If it's that good I would think there would be no problem. Hey guys you up for this one?

Hey, hotrod69dfw: Are you willing to let this video be reviewed by the above individuals if they agree to such a review? Please let us know what your feelings are. We await your reply.

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Old 12/11/2004, 11:43 PM   #6
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Re:GT/CS Restoration video

Hey Guys,
Thank you for all of your e-mails and responses. The current run of video sets that I'm having made have just sold out. For those that where unable to make it in time to buy a set, I will be having some more printed after new years, or soon after.
I forgot to mention these copyrighted videos are printed on DVD discs. There is also a section I forgot to mention on Carb rebuild, and AC repair, retrofit, and rebuild.
With each order comes a free cd I threw together including all of my research and design work with the GT/CS and HCS over the years. This cd includes *.dxf design files for GT/CS vinyl decals, and the HCS shield(so you can have them cut or printed cheaply at your local printer instead of paying others high prices) and other GT/CS and HCS specific schematic files(with instructions and tricks) of stuff you can make yourself cheaply: pedestal kits, fog light brackets, tailight backing plates, and vinyl colour codes for vinyl decals.
Last but not least on the bonus CD is a customizable 3D computer model file of the GT/CS and HCS taken directly from Ford surface data for you to import into your "Need for Speed" video game and race your car virtually(for those video game fans), or for others that would like to create your own artwork.
A booklet is enclosed with each set identifying specialty sources for those hard to find parts at the best prices. Along with this comes a cool offer for an exquisite 1:16 scale replica kit of the GT/CS and HCS that I have just had made available to me from a vendor.
I think thats everything i forgot to mention. Any questions feel free to e-mail me at hotrod69dfw@hotmail.com
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Old 12/12/2004, 06:59 AM   #7
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Re:GT/CS Restoration video

hotrod69dfw;

This wouldn't be a easy way of dancing around the question listed above that has yet to be answered would it?

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Old 12/13/2004, 05:48 PM   #8
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Re:GT/CS Restoration video

LOL, who do you suppose is buying up all the stock?

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Old 12/13/2004, 06:05 PM   #9
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Re:GT/CS Restoration video

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Seems pretty convienent that it went out of stock right after we asked the questions about having the video reviewed. Also seems pretty strange to me that he forget to tell us about all the added little goodies until after it was sold out. I would think if one was putting out a restoration video that all the items in the video would be listed up front. How do you forget things in a video "you" are supposidly the publisher of. Plus, we still have not received an answer to our question.

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Old 12/13/2004, 06:17 PM   #10
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Re:GT/CS Restoration video

Wondering if anybody on this forum purchased and saw the video. We all definetly want to hear the review. Anybody purchased this video????
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Re:GT/CS Restoration video

Does anyone seriously think he could have sold out an entire run on GT/CS restoration video's/dvd's and not sell a single one to the largest gathering of GT/CS owners here at the CaliforniaSpecial.com? Something is really smelling fishy to me. :o He certainly isn't much for customer service, like you guys said he avoided every single question we offered.

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This guy must have a BS Degree in BS'ing people ::), 3 days go by and sells out his whole inventory of videos, and didnt even save himself a extra copy, if i was making videos i would be saving a copy for my own collection. Oh well sounds like Bull$hyt ;D
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Old 12/15/2004, 07:47 PM   #13
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Re:GT/CS Restoration video

I'd like to know how this guy got FORD surface data from 1968, cars were still designed on paper back then.

Even if someone spent the time to re-create the data on a CAD system it would be a heck of a lot of work and then, of course, is the trade dress infringement issue.

If FORD actually created the 'surface data' it isn't readily available to any Joe Schmo looking to import data into his xbox.

I guess where I'm going with this is the same place you guys went.

I've worked in the auto industry for 14 years and have been doing 'surface data' work on a system called CATIA for the last 6. If the video expert wants to expand on this 'surface data' issue I welcome the dialogue.
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Old 12/18/2004, 10:46 PM   #14
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Re:GT/CS Restoration video

Thanks for the questions and comments. You are right, the team does use CATIA V5 to design all class A surfaces. Ford has recreated all of their previous production cars to computer models for research purposes. Me along with the other members of the GT design team re-created the surface data. This computer model is only available to you through me.
You should probably read more carefully, because I never stated you can import the model directly into any stand alone gaming system. Only Need for Speed computer games. I understand some of this may be hard to understand to designers that are still transitioning from UG/IDEAS. Easy does it, you will eventually be there with the rest of us.
I only had 30 copies available of the video series, but don't fret, more copies will be available after new year. Sorry, I don't cater to free-loaders wanting to "review the tapes" ::)
Please e-mail me with any questions on the video series to hotrod69dfw@hotmail.com

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Old 12/18/2004, 11:24 PM   #15
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Re:GT/CS Restoration video

hotrod69dfw;
First of all let me say this - folks on this site are not "Free Loaders". As for yourself, one who just pops up out of the clear blue claiming to have all this knowledge of restoring the GT/CS etc., you would think would be open to having the video reviewed by someone on the site (with video being returned after review) who is knowledgeable of the GT/CS which would not only validate the video but, open up a large customer base for themselves. As for myself I will not buy anything from someone on the internet that is not proven to be worth the money or someone I do not know. The old addiage "Buyer Beware" comes into play. Besides, you contacted us, we did not contact you.

Maybe you should read more carefully and you would see that there are still many questions that have been asked by members that still have not been answered? Sounds to me like you still have your dancing shoes on.

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