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Offline Dangling Unit

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« on: November 07, 2021, 09:37:55 PM »
I have a Y88 that I need to finally restore (more of a complete rebuild), but I dragged the car to PA and wasn't able to work on it for the last 10 years, so the corrosion just progressively got worse. I'm thinking of getting a donor car (I now live in AZ) and swapping the VIN and whatever else I need to. I don't to restore the car at this point, but don't want to do anything to it that will make it difficult to restore at a later date (it's numbers-matching).

What do I need to transfer to the donor car in order to be able to restore it later?

What years will work and/or be the easiest to do this with?

Thank you all in advance.

Offline Wallington

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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2021, 11:29:57 PM »
if you have to transfer the VIN then you'll likely end up with 2 cars worth scrap steel, and the authorities on your tail. You can perhaps remove it for cowl repairs and reinstall, but it has to still be on same body, with same build plate and matching stamped numbers on firewall. If that's a drama, I'd get rid of it, it's already junk.