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How simple thoughts become dangerous ones.
#1
  • "I need to get that dinging spoon from eBay to finish the '71s left quarter."
  • "Come to think of it, I'd really like to get those panels for the '72 and start work on it."
  • "You know, since it doesn't run, that might be an opportunity to build a tow car!"
  • "Wouldn't it be funny to tow an Eleanor replica with a white '68 Custom 500?"
  • "Hey, the Custom 500 has a vertical cowl hat! Perfect opportunity to get a beater that doesn't need that much work for the rainy season!"
  • "Too bad they '68 Custom 500's don't seem to exist in South Florida."
  • "Come to think of it, the internet doesn't believe they exist anywhere."
  • "Aha! Here's one. Costs only three times that of the Mustang's body panel order, plus another grand in shipping. Neat-o!"
  • "But...a tow car needs torque. 302 won't cut it."
  • "460's are plentiful though..."
  • "Why not build a semi-budget 460 with good aftermarket heads and use the money saved to put EFI on it?"
  • "Why is it that I've just thrown twice the dream money on a 4-door Custom 500 with a big fat motor to tow a Mustang that I plan to do a quick driver-quality resto on, stock Q-code motor build and all?"
  • "Dream on, you idiot, you."

-Kurt

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#2
Your thoughts sound a lot like mine.

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- Nik
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#3
71_resurrection;188445 Wrote:Your thoughts sound a lot like mine.

Before I'd know it, it'd be two Custom 500's. Then a Mercury Montego...

Heck, that's even better. 1-Baker-11 towing Eleanor? Classic.

-Kurt

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#4
Kurt, did you stop taking your medication?
Smile

But I know what you mean. I do this kind of stuff with guitars.

"Oh, I have a neck here and some hardware, a drawer full of pickguards and pickups...... I just need a body to go with it, and I could build another Stratocaster."
"Cool, a Fiesta Red body! Always wanted a Fiesta Red one. I have to buy it."
"Hmmm, with Fiesta Red a one piece maple neck would look better than my rosewood one, lemme see if I can find one."
"Cool, that maple neck is perfect..... only it has large holes in the headstock for the tuners and i only have two sets of small vintage style tuners.... but that´s no big deal, I know a friend who sells a set."
"Hey, the friend even gave me a humbucker to put in the bridge position. Cool!"
"Today I´m gonna bolt it all together..... a good setup job..... great guitar!!!!"
........

"Ok, but I still have this neck and some hardware........ If I had a body that would make a complet guitar.....:"
Smile

You get the drift...

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#5
luxstang;188487 Wrote:You get the drift...

I can't tell you how many classic roadbike frames I built up from a single derailleur. And the derailleur came first.

-Kurt

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#6
cudak888;188497 Wrote:I can't tell you how many classic roadbike frames I built up from a single derailleur. And the derailleur came first.

-Kurt

As a kid I used to build entire go-karts around old Briggs and Stratton engines. Now I get a good deal on a Mustang roof and build an entire car around it (see current 1973)Tongue
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#7
1973grandeklar;188504 Wrote:Now I get a good deal on a Mustang roof and build an entire car around it...

Oh man... that sure hit home. Guilty as charged. (I also kept the hood, though. Wink Big Grin )

Eric

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cudak888;188447 Wrote:
71_resurrection;188445 Wrote:Your thoughts sound a lot like mine.

Before I'd know it, it'd be two Custom 500's. Then a Mercury Montego...

Heck, that's even better. 1-Baker-11 towing Eleanor? Classic.

-Kurt

Yeah I get there as quickly as my son liking Lightning McQueen from the movie cars, so we watch the movie a hundred times and now I want to build a 1951 Hudson Hornet, a popular car in the movie.

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71_resurrection;188608 Wrote:Yeah I get there as quickly as my son liking Lightning McQueen from the movie cars, so we watch the movie a hundred times and now I want to build a 1951 Hudson Hornet, a popular car in the movie.

Funny thing - I didn't care for the first and second acts of Cars (third act was good), but I came out of it with the same idea...find me a Hudson.

Not that it was the first time I'd ever had that idea...

-Kurt

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