[DML] Re: #4004 on ebay
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[DML] Re: #4004 on ebay

call me old fashioned, but i'd like to see the car back with its own 
interior and its own hood.

and a caring owner who wants to see it back on the road.

whether the mileage is the least of the worries surely misses the 
point, surely if it has been reversed or the clocks changed then it 
does misrepresent the actual miles (and in the UK anyway is not 
legal). although prosecutions are not common.

i think we are worrying too much about the work required.

if the frame was previously well maintained epoxy, then it should 
resist salt water well.
most parts that will rust would probably have rust on by now anyway, 
and sometime in the future need attention (like i have just changed 
my headlamp buckets-they were shot).
the electric system on this car is fairly simple, and to change 
relays etc is cheap. not sure about the transmission as is this not 
a sealed unit?

i just think we would be suprised at what would be OK.



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Dave Swingle" <swingle@xxxx> wrote:
> After a car's been flooded, mileage on the odometer is the least 
> your worries and should have no impact on the value of the car. 
> Anyone buying a flood car to rebuild it has never considered what 
> means. About the only remaining value on a car like this is 
> the stainless and the frame itself (unless already rusted). (Yeah, 
> the fiberglass is good but doesn't have any value). A few days 
> underwater won't hurt the "hard parts" but like Mike said, 
> that moves or is electrical right down to the little vacuum 
> on the heater is junk. Being submerged several feet is much 
> from being sprayed with rain water. There isn't much that's truly 
> sealed against being under water, so everything is full of wet 
> Ball joints, CV joints, relays, radio -  everything. Some of it 
> fail right away, some not for months. But it's all bad. 
> At least this guy's saying it's a flood car, it's pretty obvious 
> he's out to make a few bucks (what's wrong with that?) and he did 
> to the effort of buying it, dragging it back home, and pulling 
> that he could use off the car.  Actually he'd probably make more 
> money and catch less criticism if he just parted it out. In that 
> the parts buyers would have no idea it was a flood car either. 
> that be better or worse? My guess is that's what will happen with 
> next owner, and no one will know. 
> The only way to restore a car like this is to find a donor car 
> was in the right kind of accident (rollovers are good!) to donate 
> the soft parts/mechanical parts. And then don't count your time. 
> you're all done you'll have a $16,000 car with a "flood salvage" 
> title or a "totaled" title depending on which one you use the VIN 
> from. 
> Dave Swingle
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Qume Fox" <qumefox@xxxx> wrote:
> >
> > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "f14dflyer" <f14dflyer@xxxx> 
> > >
> > > List,
> > > 
> > > this car was purchased by a guy who is on the DeLorean forum 
> > entermyworld.com. He 
> > > intended to fix it up, but decided he'd bit off more than he 
> could chew 
> > > > -Dave J
> > 
> > I don't have a problem with what he did, only the fact that his 
> auction is 
> > extremely misleading and the mileage changing. I mean if he put 
> the 
> > auction something like "the car had 12000 miles on it when I 
> it 
> > but after swapping some parts the current odometer installed 
> > 5900"  then that would be a hell of alot better,

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