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Offline trans am pilot

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72 GTO - Ruined?
« on: May 20, 2010, 12:23:25 AM »
I saw this car while crusing ebay. And I was just about disgusted with what I saw. They say in the ad that it was made for a music video. Why would anyone decrease a cars value by doin this to it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Magnificent-One-Kind-Award-Winning-Pontiac-Judge-/140409310626?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item20b10c0da2

The girl is cute though  ;)
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Re: 72 GTO - Ruined?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2010, 12:37:23 AM »
She is HOT!  The car, not so much.  The interior has got to go but the rest aint that bad. IF you like look at me green!   Better then that jacked up Trans Am that has been posted.
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Re: 72 GTO - Ruined?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2010, 01:18:08 AM »
I agree, the car isn't that bad, except for that horrible looking dash.

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Re: 72 GTO - Ruined?
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2010, 06:30:22 AM »
suprisingly i could live with the wheels and possibly the color. the dash no definately not. i do like the seats though
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Re: 72 GTO - Ruined?
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2010, 07:00:09 AM »
it looks like its been on pimp my ride looks like crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: 72 GTO - Ruined?
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2010, 08:04:23 AM »
Not my cup of tea. I dont think its soooo bad but a lot needs to change.
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Re: 72 GTO - Ruined?
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2010, 08:51:26 AM »
I don't mind the paint too much but those rims and that dash look terrible.
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Re: 72 GTO - Ruined?
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2010, 08:53:10 AM »
its ok, but i would definately get a sign for it that says "no actual judges were harmed in the making of this car"

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Re: 72 GTO - Ruined?
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2010, 09:52:10 AM »
70 grand invested? 70 grand wasted more like! You'd have to get it for 10 just to be able to return it to 'normal'!
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Re: 72 GTO - Ruined?
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2010, 09:54:10 AM »
The girl and the car don't do much for me, but I could get used to both if need be.
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Re: 72 GTO - Ruined?
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2010, 10:15:23 AM »
i think it kinda cool, but i also used to built custom cars and trucks
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Re: 72 GTO - Ruined?
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2010, 05:36:31 PM »
i think that is why im open to it as well. but there is by NOWAY 70 grand invested into that thing.
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Re: 72 GTO - Ruined?
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2010, 06:59:35 PM »
i think that is why im open to it as well. but there is by NOWAY 70 grand invested into that thing.

very easy to do. all high end shops , all built out of house.  paying any ware from 40 to 75 bucks per-hour + parts and rework. 

a friend of mine has a 69 custom firebird , all out of house. hes at 60k in it now and its not done yet.  I told him hes nuts.  it may be at the Nats this year.
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Re: 72 GTO - Ruined?
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2010, 07:19:06 PM »
It's all about what you can afford to pay.  I'd love to do a frame off on the '76 - I just don't have the knowledge.  I know I wouldn't put $60K into a custom car, let alone an all original less they're going for that amount or more.

Realistically though, you ought to be able to blast the frame/underside for what, a grand, if it's in decent shape.  Problem is you don't know what you'll get into so it invariably costs you more than you thought.  Paint/body, wha,  5K to 7K.  Engine is what, 2K to 15K  ... it's all what you want to do with it.

I can't comprehend what is in these $60K/$70K numbers  ... it's got to be all new parts and top of the line labor and workmanship.
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Re: 72 GTO - Ruined?
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2010, 07:27:14 PM »
if my 77 were in a high end shop right now with the work I did to it so far I would be half way there, easy.
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