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The Green Lean Machine - 1974 Ford LTD Leaving the GGG


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#361 ONLINE   Junkman

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 09:49 PM

Anyway, it's the weekend now, so nothing will happen until Monday anyway.

 

One of the potential bidders has contacted me earlier and told me he has about 20 mid Seventies LTDs, Galaxies, 500s, Wagons, etc.

some restored, some half arsed parts cars.

I sent him a message asking whether he has one kicking about, but he hasn't replied yet.

 

I sent a parts request to a scrapyard in Rochester, NY, I dealt with earlier in life. If I'm lucky they have such a thing.

 

I even contacted Alex Takessian in San Diego.

 

The Junkwife facebooked her friends and relations in Canada and Trumpreich, some of whom are car guys.

 

So I'm confident something will happen next week. Heck, every junkyard photo you see is full of them damn things.

 

 

 

Hang on, there's someone at the front door...

 

Is it Halloween yet?


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Posted 07 October 2017 - 09:53 PM

Is it Halloween yet?


Must have come early this year. There's two chumps here dressed like the Men in Black.

I've just thrown some sweets at em and shut the door.
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Posted 07 October 2017 - 10:22 PM

Must have come early this year. There's two chumps here dressed like the Men in Black.

I've just thrown some sweets at em and shut the door.

Mormons LOL, offer them a cup of tea or a can of coke LOL


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Posted 07 October 2017 - 10:31 PM

Ha, Desert Valley have a '74 LTD in the yard!


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Posted 07 October 2017 - 10:34 PM

Ha, Desert Valley have a '74 LTD in the yard!


I tried them a while back for a selection of smaller parts, bits of interior trim, power window switches etc but they didn't seem interested in selling them to me. Maybe they couldn't be arsed with international post?
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Posted 07 October 2017 - 10:35 PM

Shipping will be about 5 times the part cost from Trumpreich


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Posted 07 October 2017 - 10:38 PM

Shipping will be about 5 times the part cost from Trumpreich

 

And what does the alternative look like in your opinion?


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Posted 07 October 2017 - 10:41 PM

Not a lot sadly, I was doing lots of googling, I have a feeling the Yank breakers in East Angular have gone boom, sod all listed, and Cas Am only have engines for sale


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Posted 07 October 2017 - 10:46 PM

Well, I haven't tried Steve in Kidsgrove yet.


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:28 PM

I just found out that I have Captain Dobey's car!

 

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:59 PM

I have a friend visiting from Murrica in about three or four weeks time, I'm sure I could persuade him to bring the trim over, he's brought stuff over for me before now. You could get it sent to him although I'll ask him nicely if he'll do it.


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:56 PM

You need a flashing red light for the roof, an old police 2 way radio and US spec woo woos, and sell it as a Carkeys & Clutch replica for a millionty billion pounds, just like all those red tomatoes that keep popping up


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:01 AM

In that last picture, the green LTD looks so much more neatly designed and elegant than whatever that beige thing is in the foreground (I know very little about yankshite).  It, in comparison, looks gormless.



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:06 AM

The beige thing in the foreground is a Chevy Malibu, about 1975.  In side profile you could mistake it for Kojak's Buick.  Same generation, same platform.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:38 PM

The beige thing is a Buick Regal, circa 1974/5, as driven by Lt. Kojak.
Malibus have a different grille, side lights in the bumper, and a different shaped hood.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:40 PM

You need to practice being a shouty police chief who chews on cigars as well JM


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 12:38 AM

I think I'm only lacking the police chief bit of the list.


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:56 AM

Have you tried the bloke at Lutterworth?.............DB Motors............supposed to be good.



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 12:22 PM

Yes.


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 05:48 PM

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 05:52 PM

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I’d have a bit of fun with him, personally.
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Posted 14 October 2017 - 06:09 PM

Suggestions welcome.


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 06:14 PM

would that 1.3 Honda be a small block?


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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 06:29 PM

Thats not a bad swap I got offered an oil painting by some unheard of wildlife artist as a swap for my Porsche. He claimed it was worth 8k but the best price I could find for this blokes work was 400 quid


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 06:14 PM

So yes, it's time to say good bye.

The Green Lean Machine will leave the GGG tomorrow.

 

As much as I would have liked for it to stay, sadly life is a bitch.


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:09 PM

Shame it's going, but at least you've had it and done that now. On to the next one...
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:14 PM

Granadaland Renner 16 sanctuary now?


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:24 PM

What did you do about the "incident" it had in the end? Sell as is?
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:28 PM

Looking forward to seeing pictures of the new honda.
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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:45 PM

Where is the big ford going?




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