[DML] Re: Drive the dream?
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[DML] Re: Drive the dream?



Hi all

Steve here in the UK, the Delorean frames were made litteraly a 
couple of miles away at GKN.

i agree, over here we are for repairing rather than scrapping.
i would say that a frame would need to be in an appaling state to be 
scrapped.
Even badly rusted, with time and effort could be put right.
Particularly with the frame off.

and i don't want to buck the trend here but....sometimes when you 
want something you have to stick your neck out and go for it.
i did with mine...paid $7k and shipped to the UK, a non-runner.

now runs of sorts, (have an idle problem), great panels (no dents).
i have reconned calipers, new disc/pads, rebuilt clutch cylinders 
(both), brake lines, fuel tank/pump/boot.

now it can be done on a tighter budget if you can wait and scour 
ebay etc for second hand parts

for me if i had waited till i had $25k to spend on a classic car, i 
would never have got there (as the wife will always find something 
to spend it on!)

i'm glad i did even though at the moment she drives 100 yards, (but 
i'll soon have her sorted!)
John Delorean built his dream, against all the non-believers and 
doubters at that time so for me i'm happy to have one of his cars in 
my garage, and bit by bit can't wait to drive here down the UK 
roads, where i have never seen another.

All the best

Steve





--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Chris Murley <qumefox@xxxx> wrote:
>
> Dan wrote:
> > You didn't even mention the condition of the frame. If it's 
rusted
> > under the epoxy coating, then it's a parts car, period.
> >
> >
> I don't really agree with this statement. It really depends on the
> amount of rust and location. As long as the issues are cured 
before they
> become major, I think scrapping the entire car is probably a little
> extreme. Now if the frame has portions rusted completely through, 
then
> yes.. I could agree then, though even decent condition frames can 
be had
> without too much trouble if that is the only major thing wrong 
with the
> car. Not to mention that a lot of times rusted sections can be cut 
out
> and replaced.
> 
> 
> --
> Chris
> VIN# 3209
> http://badger.brazi.net/index.pl/delorean
>









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