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Hi guys I'm looking at a beautiful 69 Convertible in Rockwall, Texas, any of you guys willing to do a favor for a fellow mustang enthusiast? I need somebody to take a look at the car for me, I am unable to make the trip out there due to work. I'll PM you the address if your interested!
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How about a state, or better yet, a city its close by so you can get a volunteer or 2 interested.........
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How about a state, or better yet, a city its close by so you can get a volunteer or 2 interested.........
Rockwell, Texas in his opening line. Unless, I misunderstood.
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Rockwall is just to the East of the center point between Dallas and Plano
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Hi guys I'm looking at a beautiful 69 Convertible in Rockwall, Texas, any of you guys willing to do a favor for a fellow mustang enthusiast? I need somebody to take a look at the car for me, I am unable to make the trip out there due to work. I'll PM you the address if your interested!
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omg...it was a long week..........and I had this wall thing on my mind....sorry...
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Seriously anybody willing to help a fella out? I could pay for gas.
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I think you would have a better chance of finding help if you changed the title of your post to: I need someone to look at a '69 Mustang in Rockwall, TX.


I have a friend in the area but he knows absolutely nothing about Mustangs and what to look for.
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I'd pay a reputable surveyor or inspector to go out and look at the car, drive it and so on, that way you know someone who is knowledgable about cars has looked it over at the very least and they can then give you their opinion on the matter afterward. I personally would be hard pressed to go and look at something for free, even if you were to pay me for my gas, as it would still be taking time out of my day as I believe my time is quite valuable, and isn't worthless. I think this is especially true if someone doesn't live anywhere near the area where the vehicle is located and would take several hours or more to do a round trip. Also, and I could be wrong about this, but most people on here are likely not experts and might not want to give their advice/opinion or stake their reputation on whether or not YOU should buy a car. I'm sure most on here have pretty good insight but that being said, they would feel horrible if they recommended a car for you to buy to have you then purchase it and come to find out it's stolen, has been wrecked, damaged, is unsafe to drive, wasn't worth the purchase price and so on. Or at least I would feel horrible and responsible to that person if that were the case with me inspecting a vehicle for another member. I can't imagine a surveyor would be more than a couple hundred dollars... if you're serious about putting an offer down on the car, that is something you might want to look into.
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Unfortunately I don't think maybe people are going to go look at the car for free, even if you pay them for their gas
Happens here from time to time when people ask. It's not unheard of. Once someone has been around for a while and doesn't completely alienate themselves many here are more than happy to do just that. I would. People even go fetch parts for others. There are plenty of stories out there about people hiring an inspector and getting a raw deal. He'll have a better chance of getting someone with more Mustang specific knowledge here than phoning some random vehicle inspector. If there is a pro vintage Mustang guy in the area that's one thing but those are far and few between but a local club may have someone.

Were it me and I was that close I'd fuel up the rig and go see it. Take some cash, a buddy and maybe Mr Glock in case the deal goes sideways. Maybe take a trailer and park it around the block or reserve a one way from U-Haul just in case. Put some magnets in the usual places, see if he'll let you cowl test if not feel up inside (of the air vent, not the seller...) drive it, listen to it. If he likes it buy it.
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Happens here from time to time when people ask. It's not unheard of. Once someone has been around for a while and doesn't completely alienate themselves many here are more than happy to do just that. I would. People even go fetch parts for others. There are plenty of stories out there about people hiring an inspector and getting a raw deal. He'll have a better chance of getting someone with more Mustang specific knowledge here than phoning some random vehicle inspector. If there is a pro vintage Mustang guy in the area that's one thing but those are far and few between but a local club may have someone.

Were it me and I was that close I'd fuel up the rig and go see it. Take some cash, a buddy and maybe Mr Glock in case the deal goes sideways. Maybe take a trailer and park it around the block or reserve a one way from U-Haul just in case. Put some magnets in the usual places, see if he'll let you cowl test if not feel up inside (of the air vent, not the seller...) drive it, listen to it. If he likes it buy it.
Agreed! If it was in my area I would be happy to try to help. If he finds someone I hope they are able to get it on a lift and send him pictures.
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There are plenty of stories out there about people hiring an inspector and getting a raw deal. He'll have a better chance of getting someone with more Mustang specific knowledge here than phoning some random vehicle inspector.
He's asked and it doesn't seem as if anyone is able to help him out, so.... it sounds like he needs a plan B.

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Were it me and I was that close I'd fuel up the rig and go see it. Take some cash, a buddy and maybe Mr Glock in case the deal goes sideways. Maybe take a trailer and park it around the block or reserve a one way from U-Haul just in case. Put some magnets in the usual places, see if he'll let you cowl test if not feel up inside (of the air vent, not the seller...) drive it, listen to it. If he likes it buy it.
He already said that he wasn't available to go look at it in person due to work, so.... another reason for needing a plan B.
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Hi guys I'm looking at a beautiful 69 Convertible in Rockwall, Texas, any of you guys willing to do a favor for a fellow mustang enthusiast? I need somebody to take a look at the car for me, I am unable to make the trip out there due to work. I'll PM you the address if your interested!
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If you are able to wait until February 16th, i could do it for you. Thatís when i fly back to Texas for a few days.
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