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Howdy all,

I started a new thread, just in case some people are not interested in reading the
"Contest" thread.

Here are three pictures that I took just as I got the car home. It was nearly dark,
so the pictures are not very good.
http://home.swbell.net/rwking/t5_driver.jpg
http://home.swbell.net/rwking/t5_badge.jpg
http://home.swbell.net/rwking/t5_export_tag.jpg

The picture of the tag is pretty blurry. You can make out the color, Cardinal Red, but
not the VIN. I did not write down the VIN, so I have not decoded it, yet.

I bought this as a parts car, because I was looking for a good passenger fender for my '69.
I am going to sit on the car, before I part it out. I want to make sure I am not destroying
something that somebody else finds very desirable.

What is it worth??? Probably not much. It is rare, but rare does not mean valuable. You still
have to have a demand for it, which may or may not exist.

The condition is still in question. The car is complete, but the floorpans are shot. Maybe some
intrepid T-5 collector is up to the challenge.

This weekend, I will get a chance to inventory the car. Get the crud out, to see what is good,
bad, and ugly.

In the meantime, I will register it with the the T-5 Registry
( http://www.ponysite.de/fmcog/t5/t5-2.htm ).

Check out the T-5 Registry. It has all the tech information that was asked about in the other
thread.

This may turn into an interesting story. I will keep y'all posted, and I will get some better
pictures.

Randy
 

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Lemondrop - the 16X8" Vintage 45's that are on the back of the car are not included, so that
probably drops the price considerably;)

I had to use my GOOD wheels to load/move the car.

rk
 

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johnpro (aka "Contest Winner") - both front discs eventually broke loose to let the wheels turn.
The problem was the right rear, which never broke loose.

Some more details:
Car has been sitting since 1981 (wrecked front suspension)
48K miles on the odometer, which I think are actual.
It appears to have run over a curb at high speed. Right strut rod broken; Right LCA bent way
back. Left tie rod bent where the impact wrapped it around the pittman arm.

Still, there is little damage to the body and none to the frame from what ever it ran over.

rk
 

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Watch for hibernating snakes! :horror:
 

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I agree, put it on e-bay or something before you part it. You might be pleasantly surprised. ::
 

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put it on e-bay or something before you part it
:: I want to keep my ethics intact, but that may be the best way to let
the T-5 folks know about the car. This is not a profit making activity, but that may
actually be the best route.

If you folks have contacts in the T-5 community, spread the word.

rk
 

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I've never seen a '69 T-5. The most common are the '66s.
 
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