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Old 08-14-2012, 12:21 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I do have to say that they did they car VERY nice and clean. I was impressed with the final product.
From what Rick said, he has under $35K in it............is that a decent price for a correctly restored/resto moded '68 Fastback?? To me, that sounds reasonable if it is done right. Just curious.
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It somehow got "finished" with VERY few pics of the "resto" in progress. The interior was a real mess and he was complaining. Another quick shot shows guy holding a new 1/4 panel. Could very well be a deal with 2 cars-a completed bullit and the "mess"
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That's pretty much what happened with the Coke machine. It was a 'parts car' in the yard complete with bullet holes that was 'restored' to a different version, ie the version that was already restored as they quietly put the rusty trashed one back in the parts pile. So you don't have to wait a couple of months (and really, a lot more) and the boy gets a plug in for how good his 'work' is. To be expected. They are producing a show, not saving/restoring/conserving anything. It's about the drama.
So, were you entertained? I don't see calling BS as entertainment in my book, but it sure is drama. I like to see some of the rare items, but IMHO that is detracted by my eye rolling most of the time.
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Ok, school me guys. "351 W with a 4 bolt main", "5.0 302, right"
and this from Wikipedia, which says 390.

which should have it been?

The Mustang fastback gained popular culture status when used in the crime thriller Bullitt (1968). Lt. Frank Bullitt, played by actor Steve McQueen, drove a modified Highland Green 1968 Mustang GT fastback with 390 cu in (6.4 L) 4V engine, chasing two hitmen in a black 1968 Dodge Charger in the film's car chase through the streets of San Francisco.[36]
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:34 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Ok, school me guys. "351 W with a 4 bolt main", "5.0 302, right"
and this from Wikipedia, which says 390.

which should have it been?

The Mustang fastback gained popular culture status when used in the crime thriller Bullitt (1968). Lt. Frank Bullitt, played by actor Steve McQueen, drove a modified Highland Green 1968 Mustang GT fastback with 390 cu in (6.4 L) 4V engine, chasing two hitmen in a black 1968 Dodge Charger in the film's car chase through the streets of San Francisco.[36]
The only Avaliable engine for a 1968 gt were the 289, 302, 390, and 427. The 351 w really didn't come into play tell 1969. Now if they wanted a true bullitt car it would have needed to be a gt 390. I must admit though the car looked pretty clean after they were done with it....
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Ok, school me guys. "351 W with a 4 bolt main", "5.0 302, right"
and this from Wikipedia, which says 390.

which should have it been?

The Mustang fastback gained popular culture status when used in the crime thriller Bullitt (1968). Lt. Frank Bullitt, played by actor Steve McQueen, drove a modified Highland Green 1968 Mustang GT fastback with 390 cu in (6.4 L) 4V engine, chasing two hitmen in a black 1968 Dodge Charger in the film's car chase through the streets of San Francisco.[36]

The '68 GT had the J code 302 as it's base engine
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428, no 427.
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The original '68 302 was 5.0 liters....even though the "5.0" name did not come around until the fox body cars...

302 - 5.0 liters
289 - 4.7 liters
200 - 3.3 liters

...and so on, and so on...
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The expert proclaims it a solid car because the doors line up nice and straight. I wonder if he has ever seen a Mustang before.
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The expert proclaims it a solid car because the doors line up nice and straight. I wonder if he has ever seen a Mustang before.
I wonder why there was the shot of a new quarter going on it if it was so solid. At that point any extra they paid for it being solid, i.e. no major cutting and welding needed, goes out the window in my mind. I would have also thought the GT would have had disk brakes but it had four drums. They did put AC in the car but I didnt like the B&M shifter. All in all it looked pretty good but I would think at 35K he was already over the value of that car. If it had the 390 in it, it might be a different story.

At the end of it, they thought he could get 50-60K for it. I think thats shooting pretty high without the big motor but he did imply as though he loved it so much he didnt care what it cost and would probably not be selling it. If they are really going that high then I need to be calling my insurance man!
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That 68 was thrashed junk. No way I'd have paid $12,500 for that car. They all talk like experts but are full of crap. I was laughing at the bucket-loads of stupidity sloshing around during that ditty. That 68 needed at least $30K worth of work. Bah!
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The "Count" said 5K for the interior. I just gutted and replaced the interior of my 67, I know, mine is a coupe not a fastback, so some difference there. I used the same seat frames, just new foam and vinyl, and I did not need a new dash pad. Mine is standard, maybe theirs was super deluxe. But still, I didn't hit 1K.
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I was involed in TV production in the 70's. I can tell you for a fact it's all about $ ratings, ratings & ratings. For REAL reality TV watch MLB.
I's impossible to fit anything else REAL into the time slots necessary. Even MLB has numerous gaps in broadcast vs actual game.
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I'm in Las Vegas all the time because it's part of my business territory.
I've been to both places in person. (Rick's Restorations and Silver & Gold)
The only thing they have in common is they are both actual businesses.
The "boys" were nowhere to be seen at the pawn shop. I haven't spotted
them there yet....
History was filming at Rick's Restorations the last time I was in LV. I don't
know if all those characters are actually there daily, but they were the day
I stopped in. Took a tour of their facility, bought a t-shirt for my Grandson...
which the staff signed in between takes. The restos are top notch by any
measure, that much I will say. The painter/lettering guy is Ted Hague,
(Letter Perfect in Henderson, NV), whatever he gets for $'s, they couldn't
pay him enough..... his work is that nice. He's not on Rick's staff- he's the
only one there I spotted who wasn't.

Both shows are reality TV......Rick's is more real in terms of what is portrayed.
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Both shows are reality TV......Rick's is more real in terms of what is portrayed.
That's how I've figured it as well.

While both can be setups as far as customers walking in and their long winded stories, with Restoration at least, they're showing the actual procedures of what they're doing to restore the item. I've been very impressed by a lot of the items that went through a total restoration process. I did see the early episode with the Coke machine though, and the machine's case was a different shape when done. The front was nothing like the wreck they brought in. I'm convinced it was just a swap job.

On Pawn Stars, I do enjoy the historical experts that examine antiques and such. Even if the items are not just walking through the front door, at least they do exist, and I'm getting some kind of education.

What I don't get is people who watch any of the Housewhores versions, Jersey Scum, Lowering Yourself To The Kardashian's Level, or other such crap. Makes me weep for America. Lord knows what the world thinks of us now.

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