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#11
(04-28-2019, 12:28 AM)1sostatic Wrote: Is there a logical way to define "Tribute"  Chin

Is it a level of accuracy to be attained? ...is it absolute accuracy?

I guess what you guys are saying, and forgive me I'm no Mustang expert, I just own one; that this is just a "A pale imitation, look-alike".

It’s not even close.

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#12
runninpony 
I would pay ten's of dollars for this! LOL!!!

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(04-28-2019, 12:28 AM)1sostatic Wrote: Is there a logical way to define "Tribute"  Chin

Is it a level of accuracy to be attained? ...is it absolute accuracy?

I guess what you guys are saying, and forgive me I'm no Mustang expert, I just own one; that this is just a "A pale imitation, look-alike".

IMO, a "tribute" should be fairly hard to tell apart from a real car - even up close. We've all seen tribute or cover bands, this is like one that claims to be a Led Zeppelin band showing up dressed as Boy George and singing Nirvana songs.  

A "proper" tribute would be at least a sportsroof with the correct paint and a 351C with a 4 speed. If it was a sportsroof I probably could even let the 302 auto slide.


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#14
Hahaha!!! Boss 351 tribute with a 302. I stopped reading it at that point. What a joke!
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#15
Not a bad looking coupe but to call it a tribute is a very far stretch.
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#16
in Waldorf and Statler words...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpYEJx7PkWE

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(05-01-2019, 06:53 AM)Fabrice Wrote: in Waldorf and Statler words...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpYEJx7PkWE

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(04-28-2019, 10:21 AM)Hemikiller Wrote:
(04-28-2019, 12:28 AM)1sostatic Wrote: Is there a logical way to define "Tribute"  Chin

Is it a level of accuracy to be attained? ...is it absolute accuracy?

I guess what you guys are saying, and forgive me I'm no Mustang expert, I just own one; that this is just a "A pale imitation, look-alike".

IMO, a "tribute" should be fairly hard to tell apart from a real car - even up close. We've all seen tribute or cover bands, this is like one that claims to be a Led Zeppelin band showing up dressed as Boy George and singing Nirvana songs.  

A "proper" tribute would be at least a sportsroof with the correct paint and a 351C with a 4 speed. If it was a sportsroof I probably could even let the 302 auto slide.

Technically, "Tribute" is a fair use of the term describing this car... since there are Boss 351 acoutrements in-place along with the seller's declaration of intent as such. Unfortunately, the term "half-assed wanna-be" is a lot more accurate.  With regards to the Boss 351 aspect, there is SO much wrong with this car and the owner trying to pass it off as something it is not.

Now - having said that... I've been accused of being too negative, snarky, and just looking for any reason to pick apart these things when they come along.  So, I will point out the positives that I see.

For instance, it actually looks like a pretty nice car (Boss 351 "Tribute" aspirations aside).  Remove all references to anything R-Code, and it looks like a pretty solid car.  New paint, interior, etc., all looks not too bad (needs to loosen up the hood locks a bit, though and make a few aesthetic adjustments here and there).  I actually love the wheels - I've always been a big fan of those (wanted a set for my '82 Fox-body, actually).

I don't know if it's a $14K car, but it's definitely not a Boss 351 "anything."  First order of business for me as the buyer would be to remove the fender decals and dash badge... but otherwise, I think it would be awesome parked in the garage next to my Mach 1.  I'd drive the wheels off it and have a blast doing so.

Eric

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#19
"Half - assed - wanna - be"  rofl

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