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Old 05/14/2006, 12:18 AM   #1
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Added this clone...

...to my roster today. 'Started out as a 67 stripped to bare metal & fitted w/ a new 302 4v, C4, front & rear suspention, radiator, complete interior & more... I put about 60 miles on it today while noting only a few minor tweaks & fix-its... You may have seen it on E-bay and the seller trailered it here from relatively nearby Redding CA.

It is immaculately clean and great running. I wanted a good clone with the aspiration of installing one of the 'Stroker' options and a 4-speed without molesting an original CS, but the power train in this one is solid and smooth for the time being so we'll enjoy it as-is for awhile :-) A pristine resto-mod that gets good attention and has won awards! Tho he gave me all the receipts, I couldn't get him to give me the thophes ;-(
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Old 05/14/2006, 04:29 AM   #2
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Old 05/14/2006, 09:26 AM   #3
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That's a great idea to use the clone for the restomod. Nice looking car.

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Old 05/14/2006, 03:54 PM   #4
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Good for you Tim for wanting to keep a GT/CS original by using a clone.

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Old 05/14/2006, 07:26 PM   #5
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Nice truck (background) as well. Restoration in its future?

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Old 05/14/2006, 08:07 PM   #6
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Tim,

Good catch!! For a "clone" it looks awful sincere from here. And you can fix it up and play with it however you want, perfect for cruise nights, too.
This one has a VERY covetable color, too.

You can sell T shirts from the back seat, or park it with your others at the next show, and run a contest, "Can you find the clone?"

I also agree, it's wise move not to disturb an original CS....

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Old 05/14/2006, 11:01 PM   #7
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Hey Tim,

Save some cars for me! I would like to have one one day and Can't if you keep buying them!.. Dang you.. Ha! Ha!

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Old 05/15/2006, 07:59 AM   #8
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Very nice clone. Cool color!! Good luck with it and keep us posted on the progess of making a fun car to drive!!

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Old 05/15/2006, 12:38 PM   #9
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Nice truck (background) as well. Restoration in its future?
...The '51 Ford belongs to a friend of mine. His grandfather bought it new and it is completely original including paint, flat-head six... everything but the original wooden bed floor which was replaced w/ diamond plate to haul an occassional cow. Truly, it gets more attention as-is rather than restored or God forbid - hotrodded.
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Old 05/15/2006, 01:29 PM   #10
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Hey Tim,

Save some cars for me! I would like to have one one day and Can't if you keep buying them!.. Dang you.. Ha! Ha!

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Marie,

It's okay, Tim bought a clone, now if we can keep him away from real GT/CS's, we'll be okay ... ;-)
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Old 05/15/2006, 05:29 PM   #11
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Marie,

It's okay, Tim bought a clone, now if we can keep him away from real GT/CS's, we'll be okay ... ;-)
Yeah, I know but, He's a friend of mine and He just might - you never know buy more GT/CS... Hope that He at least lets me drive one of them!

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Old 05/16/2006, 09:42 AM   #12
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What Color is it???

Tim,

What color is that on your new car? I can see that it's freshly painted, but do you know the name of it ... is it a Ford color for '68? It does look nice ...
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Old 05/16/2006, 10:24 AM   #13
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...The paint is Acapulco Blue which is a Ford color. The previous owner who manages a body & paint shop said he had it produced special, so there may be a slight variation from standard. Looking at it out the window here - it also has a magnificent yellow aura "tinge" depending on the viewing angle.

Oh wait - Nevermind - It's just that damn pollen.....

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Old 05/16/2006, 11:23 AM   #14
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...The paint is Acapulco Blue which is a Ford color. The previous owner who manages a body & paint shop said he had it produced special, so there may be a slight variation from standard. Looking at it out the window here - it also has a magnificent yellow aura "tinge" depending on the viewing angle.

Oh wait - Nevermind - It's just that damn pollen.....

Brought the car to work today.. Yeah, my dad's truck really looked good with a new coat of yellow (Pollen)...

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Old 05/23/2006, 02:52 AM   #15
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That's a great idea using a clone, wonder if I can get the wife to agree to one more car.

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