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Offline bossneeds

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Another "Body off" restoration
« on: February 10, 2019, 04:33:01 pm »
1967 Tiger MK1-A
1970 Shelby GT350
2013 BOSS 302 LS #712 GO
2016 Shelby GT350 Magnetic blk stripes
2017 GT350R-Magnetic w/white stripes
Wife still Happy, recovering.
BOSS 302's are like a fabulous WI cheddar. Both get better with age and you buy them for your enjoyment, not as an investment.

Offline kevin427

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Re: Another "Body off" restoration
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 07:31:02 am »
Who really cares? Body off restoration, frame off restoration, nut and bolt restoration, total restoration, complete restoration, rotisserie restoration, concourse restoration, The add give all relevant info so what's the bid deal? maybe he means body off suspension? Oh, I forgot ground up restoration. which reminds me of my buddy's dad back in the 80's when I had a 64 Fairlane . He once told me the car needed a ground up restoration and that I should take it to the junk yard and have it ground up!
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Re: Another "Body off" restoration
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 11:12:44 am »
"Geesh, You think these guys would get educated before listing a car."

I get it, drives me nuts too. It is the wrong term and for those that are still learning or trying to understand the hobby it steers them I the wrong direction. Mike G.

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Re: Another "Body off" restoration
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 01:36:10 pm »
It falls in the same category as "3/4 race cam" for us old timers.....lol

Anyone else notice it has a black deluxe interior but the Marti Report states "Medium Ginger" and also "Bright Gold Metallic" paint. Looks Grabber Orange to me...
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Re: Another "Body off" restoration
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2019, 04:36:54 pm »
I agree the dealer who has my old car has it listed as frame off restoration! WTF!!!


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Re: Another "Body off" restoration
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2019, 06:57:00 pm »
Kevin,

Most of us care, a lot. It's dealers like that who don't use the proper terms and who knows what else is wrong with their description.

Most members here are very passionate about our cars and go to great lengths to protect the heritage that goes with them.

It is a great car, just proof read and get it right. It's not really that tough, is it?

You by chance wouldn't have a BOSS 302 Drag Pack car would you?

1967 Tiger MK1-A
1970 Shelby GT350
2013 BOSS 302 LS #712 GO
2016 Shelby GT350 Magnetic blk stripes
2017 GT350R-Magnetic w/white stripes
Wife still Happy, recovering.
BOSS 302's are like a fabulous WI cheddar. Both get better with age and you buy them for your enjoyment, not as an investment.

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Re: Another "Body off" restoration
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2019, 07:49:56 pm »
Kevin,

Most of us care, a lot. It's dealers like that who don't use the proper terms and who knows what else is wrong with their description.

Most members here are very passionate about our cars and go to great lengths to protect the heritage that goes with them.

It is a great car, just proof read and get it right. It's not really that tough, is it?

You by chance wouldn't have a BOSS 302 Drag Pack car would you?



It is a nice looking car, however, as stated here "who knows what else is wrong with their description"?
 
Plenty, aside from color and interior, which are two major glaring items, one can find at least five other bits of misinformation and wrong bits. What is it with guys that cannot even get the spoiler angle correct! From there, a visit to view the car, which should be done before shelling any amount cash, will most likely bring other issues to light. Honesty and presentation is of utmost importance when trying to sell these cars, (any car for that matter), especially at this price. The poor soul that buys this based on improper description with little knowledge may never know, is that a bad thing? In my mind it is, to deceive one for financial gain is theft, plain and simple. No matter how good a car looks, theft by deception cannot be tolerated. Perhaps the seller is not knowledgeable, that still does not make it right. Before you try to sell a car represented as this one is, you better know what you have. I'm sorry, but I have no tolerance for fast talking sellers trying convince another what they have is correct / special, when it's wrong.
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Re: Another "Body off" restoration
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2019, 03:28:04 am »
Bossneeds,  I don't have a Boss at this time. I did own a Grabber blue Drag pack car in the past. I would love to know where it is now. Any info on it would be great. Thanks

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Re: Another "Body off" restoration
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2019, 08:03:21 am »
You had a Grabber Blue Drag Pack Boss 302! Do you have the VIN number?

I'll bet that was a blast and really rare? ::)
1967 Tiger MK1-A
1970 Shelby GT350
2013 BOSS 302 LS #712 GO
2016 Shelby GT350 Magnetic blk stripes
2017 GT350R-Magnetic w/white stripes
Wife still Happy, recovering.
BOSS 302's are like a fabulous WI cheddar. Both get better with age and you buy them for your enjoyment, not as an investment.

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Re: Another "Body off" restoration
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2019, 08:38:56 am »
Bossneeds, It was a blast. I have the VIN at home somewhere. I know the last 4 digits were 4484 or 4844.

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Re: Another "Body off" restoration
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2019, 07:18:44 pm »
OH BOY - a DRAG PAK BOSS 302

Here we go!  This will get fun. Who's next?
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Re: Another "Body off" restoration
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2019, 06:59:56 am »
Yeah, Drag Pac with 4:30 Posi! haha

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Re: Another "Body off" restoration
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2019, 05:48:05 pm »
Posi is Chevy lingo.

A 4:30 Ford had either a "Traction Lok" or a "Detroit Locker".
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Re: Another "Body off" restoration
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2019, 07:27:02 pm »
Drag Pak BOSS 302? Ford did not offer a Drag Pak option for the BOSS 302

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Re: Another "Body off" restoration
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2019, 10:50:47 am »
Definitely a Posi, cuz when I peel out it lays down 2 nice strips of rubber. yep Posi!?