[DML] Re: A message to prospective DeLorean owners
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[DML] Re: A message to prospective DeLorean owners

Actually..I WAS a pioneer in the restoration of Deloreans...I actually started on my first Delorean restoration Project back in 1982..while DMC was still in Business and there was NO outside help anywhere..You had to make your own ways and RULES on how to work on a Delorean..especially..when it came to removing the Body and Frame and removing and Installing the doors FYI..this was a car that was stolen/recovered and sat at the bottom of Long Island Sound for at least two weeks to a month before it was Discovered and Recovered...encrusted with barnacles..like a old ship being resurfaced.

But I got it 70% completed before it was sold(with all NEW PARTS except the frame and black body and SS panels..were the only original parts used.

And yes I got to know EVERY nut and Bolt..and every square inch of a Delorean..every problem that was encountered with Deloreans and all it's strengths and weaknesses..I can even say I was the first(or at least one of the first) private persons to ever take a frame off or doors(s) and reinstall them back.

And I had many many more Deloreans that I restored and most if not all are still in use today..and one was even considered a showcar in the U.K. that I restored in 1987(vin.16686)and as far as I know is still in use today. 

I did not stop with Deloreans until 2006..so yes that put me more than 85% on the mark of your 30yrs.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Bob <Delorean3@...> wrote:
> Ok claud, I'll just take your word for everything Delorean. After all, you spend the last 30 years repairing deloreans, right? All you do is knock down anything positive about the Delorean. The car, the movies that put the car on the map, the founder, owners on this list. I'm starting to miss Bill now. Give it a rest Dracula, no one cares about your opinion. Take a happy pill. 
> I think James Espey's book is a godsend to the average Delorean owner. Congrats on the book James. My order is on the way.
> boB
> 1983
> 16909
> www.bobcutrupi.com
> Sent from my iPad
> On Sep 14, 2012, at 7:44 AM, "cbl302@..." <cbl302@...> wrote:
> > Or you can come here on the DML and many..many..other sites for FREE, and as many Hundreds of DML'ers have done with just a quick check can get ALL the same answers as in your book.
> > 
> > Just on the DML alone there are more answers for Prospective DMC buyers,from "hands on" Different buyers who actually went through the process of discovering all the flaws that come with buying a Delorean
> > 
> > Not knocking down your book..just do NOT try to pass it off as the "Bible" of Delorean ownership...the REAL experts on Delorean ownership are not only you..but every owner who went through the process of ownership and restoration..and relayed their "hands on experiences" and there are plenty of examples on this site, with easy reference/lookup.
> > 
> > Kinda reminds me of when JZD was trying to sell that DMC watch for BIG BUCKS(did anyone ever buy and sign that contract for the new generation DMC Purchase)and where is that "NEW" Generation Prototype Delorean that JZD said was MADE and being "tested"..supposed to do 0-60 in under five seconds.
> > 
> > I guess you can say that is a case of another Missing Delorean Prototype.
> > 
> > Claude
> > 1024
> > Bric
> > 
> > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "James Espey" <james@> wrote:
> > 
> > > In 2004, I began to become acutely aware of just how little centralized
> > > information regarding "what to look for and what to look out for" when
> > > considering a DeLorean for purchase was available. The DML was great for
> > > providing technical support once you bought a car, but for many buyers who
> > > bought more of a project than they may have realized, this was too little,
> > > too late. In my mind, too many buyers were paying too much for cars that
> > > were being sold by sellers who thought their cars were worth more than they
> > > actually were. This resulted in situations where new owners were getting
> > > "turned off" on the DeLorean marque because the car they bought wasn't as
> > > good as it was sold to them as being.
> > > 
> > > Over the past eight years on and off I put my notes, ideas and knowledge
> > > about what I consider important when buying a DeLorean car onto paper. As I
> > > did this, I added more and more details and then added photographs to help
> > > illustrate the text. In June of this year, just before DCS, I completed what
> > > I call "The Illustrated Buyer's Guide to DeLorean Automobiles".
> > > 
> > > This book grew to over 31,000 words and 220+ color photos and illustrations
> > > over 122 pages. The book is broken down into nine (9) major sections - the
> > > first covers history and basic DeLorean information that you'll want to know
> > > when looking for a DeLorean to buy. The next seven (7) sections are the
> > > "meat" of the book and cover the main areas of the car - Exterior, Interior,
> > > Luggage Compartment, Engine Compartment, Frame/Body/Roof, and Vehicle
> > > Systems (i.e. Engine, Transmission, Brakes, Steering, Suspension,
> > > Electrical, Fuel System, HVAC, Doors). Richly illustrated, this part of the
> > > book is the one that you'll refer to the most - and most likely learn the
> > > most from - while you're evaluating different cars to purchase. Finally, the
> > > last section of the book discusses Common Problems and Cures, Dealer
> > > Options, Factory Specials, Company Cars, Performance Modifications, other
> > > suggested reading materials and more.
> > > 
> > > A sampling of pages in the book can be downloaded from the website -
> > > www.deloreanguide.com - and links to order the book from Amazon, eBay,
> > > Barnes & Noble and the DMC online store can also be found there.
> > > Additionally, DMC Midwest (815-459-6439) and DMC Florida (239-495-8550) are
> > > also stocking the book, for those who would like to order from them
> > > directly.
> > > 
> > > Good luck in your search!
> > > 
> > > James
> > >
> > 
> > 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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