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Old 02-19-2012, 11:29 AM
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I have no problem with you selling the car. I have a problem with you accepting parts for free when you have no intention of restoring the car. I'm sure there are other members who would have liked a free headliner who would have really used it. I wouldn't do that but that's just the way I was raised.

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Old 02-19-2012, 12:28 PM
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I do not believe he intentionally meant to take advantage of anyone. Having read the other posts, I think he is devasted that his dream has blown up in his face. The rust is just too much for him to deal with. This happens a lot with new owners of these cars. So now he is feeling overwhelmed so he panicks and decides to sell it on Ebay.

Keith gave him good advice in the other thread. Keep the car for a parts car. For what he paid it is a cheap source of parts. If he really wants a squarebird in the end it will cost him, either buying a solid driver and spending the money up front; or finding a fixer upper and spending the sweat equity and money to fix it over time. I managed to get a decent Coupe here in California for $5000 but it would have taken another $5000 to put a new interior and a cheap paint job on it. My point is it takes money, time and heart to bring one of these cars back. I think Marcello certainly had the heart, I think the other two were the problem.


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I have no problem with you selling the car. I have a problem with you accepting parts for free when you have no intention of restoring the car. I'm sure there are other members who would have liked a free headliner who would have really used it. I wouldn't do that but that's just the way I was raised.

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Old 02-19-2012, 12:43 PM
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That's what happens when you have two different threads running in two different categories. I didn't realize he had another thread running in the FE engine section detailing the rust problems and his intention to sell the car. Sorry that I misspoke Marcelo.
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OK, I looked up the address for the Midas and the building and sign are still there, but it's not a Midas anymore. And, there's a '66 Charger (I think) on the street in Google street view.
I think that car is a coronet. also i just ate at that sushi place down the street a few weeks back.

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I also had my "nervous times" when I first got my car, but I was very lucky not to have found the serious case of cancer that Marcello found.
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Ray and I discussed this problem of having so many topics of discussion in one thread. It really does create problems. We need to stick to the subject or create a new thread.

To add fuel... Marcelo never asked for the headliner. It was given to him, including shipping. THAT was nice!

I hope he takes keith's advice too. I'm sure the car would be great for parts and patterns. It has an FE engine and COM trans. He could get $300 apiece if he sold them separately. Bumpers are worth $200/ea as cores. - Dave
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:20 PM
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It's certainly worth what he paid for it in parts. If it doesn't hit the reserve he can strip it of all useful parts and still get $400-500 for scrap. Hopefully if he doesn't use the headliner he offers it to someone else for the same terms.
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Ray and I discussed this problem of having so many topics of discussion in one thread. It really does create problems. We need to stick to the subject or create a new thread.
While I agree to a point, that's the nature of a discussion forum, threads can ramble and the longer they are, the farther from the topic they can get. It's like any conversation, really. I think we can make things worse trying to police it too much. Let things evolve as they may.

In this case, I don't think any harm was done, ultimately. Jopizz misunderstood the situation, other's pointed him to the facts, he acknowledged them, apologized and all is good. Again, that's how things go sometimes.

I hope Marcello finds a new project and he can put the parts he's gotten, and this parts car, to good use. Shame his adventure came to this.
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:06 PM
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:42 PM
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That's what happens when you have two different threads running in two different categories. I didn't realize he had another thread running in the FE engine section detailing the rust problems and his intention to sell the car. Sorry that I misspoke Marcelo.
John, itís OK. I could see how that would have appeared. The reason why I posted the rust pictures in the other thread was because that thread was related to getting the Thunderbird running and the rust put a stop to that.

Regarding the headliner: I would not think of selling the headliner after it was gifted to me from another member. I was touched by the gesture; especially being so new to the community. If it turns out that I donít end up getting another Thunderbird, I will gladly offer the headliner to someone who needs it, free of charge, as Eric did for me.

I am not new to car forums, so I can say with experience that youíve got something special here. This is a great community filled with very knowledgeable and passionate folks that go out of their way to help people.

This bird was a bust, but it wasnít a complete loss. Its lead me to this wonderful community and Iím sure my next purchase will be a much wiser one with what Iíve learned here.

For now Iím focusing my attention on finding a good solid squarebird.
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