[DML] Re: VIN's used as press cars at factory...500 series cars
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[DML] Re: VIN's used as press cars at factory...500 series cars

whew...easy on the attack...First what do you base your facts on...

All I said was that 570..had ALL the same build items/characteristics that were incorporated into the very early cars(as in comparing it to how 502 was built on the assembly line)including the EXACT build frame,with the quirky welds and rivets,in a nutshell it had 100% build-up as compared to vin 502...

If anybody should know vin 570 and how it was constructed / materially built from the factory..that would be me,and not you..since you did not do a "autopsy" to claim Your beliefs... I did a autopsy on it to know what was there and what was not there..and have a right to my claims to comparing my final results as to how vin 502 was built(minus the Legend turbo stuff) they WERE EXACT Clones in every way...top to bottom from the factory..and the weird part was 570 had a earlier build date than 502..

Again NOT saying that 570 could be any other car..but it COULD BE suspect..just as YOU make claim that  vin 500 might have become a Wooler-Hodec car...both being of suspect nature/source..

I judged my facts,being that 570's construction was built at the time with clone perfect specifications,as the first few cars off the assembly line.Can you verify your claims about a Wooler-Hodec car having a 100% build specifications as vin 500-502..
I could...and I was amazed to find 570 had EVERYTHING..that was exact as the very early cars..

Either it was how ALL these early cars were built..(I don't think so)or it points out facts that 570 could have possibly had life under "another vin" before it "acquired" vin # 570..again no paper proof..just how it was built proof. Bottom line..All the 500 Vin Cars had suspect lives...and neither You or Me can say yes or No to anything about these early cars..except look at whatever paperwork is available and HOW SIMILAR or clone perfect the builds were in relation to matching up to vin# 500-502. 


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "d_rex_2002" <rich@...> wrote:
> First off, VIN..570 is not and was not VIN...500 (at any time).
> Research into the 500 series DeLoreans is "fluid" and changing,
> based upon new information that is identified, over the years.
> The information that James has identified is "new" public info,
> although it has been sitting around in boxes for decades.
> Since the initial posting of this information, there are some
> clarifications that should be made, and these will probably be
> updated on the website when (if) Chris N. ever gets any "free"
> time to make additions, changes and/or any corrections.
> As previously stated, VIN...500 is still most likely VIN...501
> (re-VIN'ed), but it appears that the orginal VIN...500 may be
> one of the Wooler-Hodec (but not VIN...510) since many of these
> 12xxx cars have similar characteristics as the 500 series cars.
> Since VIN...501 has not been "found", it appears VIN...501 may
> have been re-VIN'ed again (once repaired) to a 12xxx series car
> for Wooler-Hodec conversion, but this cannot be confirmed yet.
> Inspections of many of the early underbodies is still on-going.
> So a clarification (or correction) can be made to some of the
> previous statements, for those who wish to "qoute" PJ Grady UK.
> VIN...500 had VIN swapped, so it is Production Line Car 2.
> VIN...501 had VIN swapped, so it is Production Line Car 1, put
> to the side, to be repaired (or re-VIN'ed) at a later date.
> VIN...502 (no change), it is Production Line Car 3, and so on,
> for at least the first half dozen or so production line cars.
> It is also true that a number of 500 series cars were built and
> completed, by hand (not on the line) prior to VIN...500, since
> a few of these cars were flown to the US prior to the launch of
> VIN...500 on January 21, 1981.  VIN...520 was one of these cars.
> Hopefully, this clarifies some of the recent speculations.
> Thanks,
> Rich W.


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