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Fastbreak 12-06-2011 10:21 AM

Can we get some pictures? ;]

tennesseemustangperformance 12-12-2011 05:34 PM

I have got to say that 2000 cars is more than I would ever expect from anybody, collector or otherwise. I don't even know any museum that has had that many cars. Certainly not from Nashville, and I know the Tennessee Mustang community fairly well. Sorry, I call shenannigans here. I think someone is pulling our leg here.

Dave 12-12-2011 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by tennesseemustangperformance (Post 71840)
I have got to say that 2000 cars is more than I would ever expect from anybody, collector or otherwise. I don't even know any museum that has had that many cars.

I think Hot Rod Harry has owned 2,000 vehicles. He has a high turnover rate.

WickedS281SC 12-13-2011 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Dave (Post 71861)
I think Hot Rod Harry has owned 2,000 vehicles. He has a high turnover rate.


Dave - it wasn't Hot Rod Harry saying that is was poster - d514ave - The guy that bought the arsoned SMS 2010.

d514ave 12-16-2011 12:59 AM

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Originally Posted by tennesseemustangperformance (Post 71840)
I have got to say that 2000 cars is more than I would ever expect from anybody, collector or otherwise. I don't even know any museum that has had that many cars. Certainly not from Nashville, and I know the Tennessee Mustang community fairly well. Sorry, I call shenannigans here. I think someone is pulling our leg here.

Well, you have now met someone who HAS owned OVER 2000 cars and I have a stack of paperwork to prove it. I can prove I owned at least 400 Mustang GT's alone. Nobody is pulling your leg. And I used to live in New York, and ran a place called "THE 5.0 SHOP". Sold it in 2000 to go professional racing. Life has been interesting so far. I've owned 48 Toyota Camry's in the past 3 yrs, how's that for numbers in Tennessee? HAHAHA
Anyone who want's to see the restoration photo's of 2010 Mustang SMS 460 Can check out the facebook restoration pages.
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater

Agent_177 12-16-2011 08:52 AM

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Originally Posted by d514ave (Post 72055)
Well, you have now met someone who HAS owned OVER 2000 cars and I have a stack of paperwork to prove it. I can prove I owned at least 400 Mustang GT's alone. Nobody is pulling your leg. And I used to live in New York, and ran a place called "THE 5.0 SHOP". Sold it in 2000 to go professional racing. Life has been interesting so far. I've owned 48 Toyota Camry's in the past 3 yrs, how's that for numbers in Tennessee? HAHAHA
Anyone who want's to see the restoration photo's of 2010 Mustang SMS 460 Can check out the facebook restoration pages.
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater

Facebook page doesn't work. Would love to see the pics.

Werecow 12-18-2011 10:07 AM

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OxfordS281 12-18-2011 01:12 PM

i posted pics but deleted them due to the drama in this thread, i still have them.

d514ave 01-13-2012 06:44 PM

Hey Oxford, go ahead and post a few of the photos up again. I drove the SMS Mustang to Daytona ROAR Practice last week, and as usual it basicly stopped people right in their tracks to take photo's. People were at my HOTEL taking photo's of it!!! AMAZING!!

OxfordS281 01-15-2012 11:02 AM

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...e/335miles.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...nce/eninge.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...motorfixed.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...rmance/sms.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...nginefixed.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u.../enginebay.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...interior45.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...ce/trailer.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...e/asitsits.jpg

SCMcQueen 01-15-2012 11:08 AM

Wow! Nice work! If I ever have a "thermal incident" with my Saleen I know who to contact!

Werecow 01-15-2012 11:17 AM

Hell of a transformation. Glad to see that car looking good again. Great job! One question, is that the original style hood?

Dave 01-15-2012 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Werecow (Post 73490)
One question, is that the original style hood?

No. The hood is aftermarket and the front bumper cover is the Mustang V6 version. The replacement interior is Mustang V6 as well.

I respect the rebuild, but with so few dollars invested, not sure why the current owner decided to avoid returning these features. Since SMS still has those parts in-stock, for the time being.

OxfordS281 01-15-2012 08:27 PM

he still has the option to do those minor tweaks. im sure its an arm and a leg, maybe a kidney too, to pay for a lousy seat cover, those get the job done, im sure they are just as comfortable. as for the v6 bumper, i agree, but its still a SMS. the hood is aftermarket and more flashy and maybe thats what the owner went for. he isnt nit picky and is enjoying his car, we all have opinions true, but every car will not a cookie cutter car. the owner isnt trying to please anyone but himself, after all that hard work, itd be stupid to get rid of the car for someone who wouldnt appricate everytime they turned the key.

d514ave 01-15-2012 09:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Dave (Post 73494)
No. The hood is aftermarket and the front bumper cover is the Mustang V6 version. The replacement interior is Mustang V6 as well.

I respect the rebuild, but with so few dollars invested, not sure why the current owner decided to avoid returning these features. Since SMS still has those parts in-stock, for the time being.

Well Dave, it's noble for you to think that SMS has all the parts "in stock". I"ve ordered an interior kit, it never showed up and never got a call back. I ordered steering wheel center and fender emblems and they never showed up. I did get one box once from SMS, but it had been ripped open by someone at the post office and there was nothing inside it. I refuse to pay $1500 dollars for a hood and $3700 dollars for Seats, I don't care what they are made out of, and as far as the V6 Front bumper cover? Who cares? I got it for $80 bucks and it was ALREADY WHITE!! SMS wants $1150 for the cover alone, then you gotta buy the chrome rings for $250. That was another "no brainer" just to get it running. I learned my lesson in 1996, when I repaired an S351 R code Theft car. It was missing seats, wheels, Front bumper cover, Supercharger and I bought EVERYTHING new From Saleen at a HUGE COST. One year later and I could have had everything I spent $20K dollars on for less than a GRAND off a WRECK with 2000 miles on it. I'll bide my time, I know that a HOOD, bumper cover, and Seats will eventually show up USED for peanuts compared to new ones that you really can't get. As for a "v6" interior, that's nonsense. Those are just the factory cloth Seat covers that came standard in V6 Cars AND GTs. I test drove a white GT with the exact seats as I have now. They are surely comfy and I came very very close to hitting my Target Figure of having the car running and driving for 15K dollars. I'll finish it later, I didn't want to create a money pit without knowing for sure the car was going to actually run and drive properly. You can pick on my car's missing parts all you want when you show me "YOURS"!!! AHAHHAHAHAHAHA

XTREM281 02-05-2012 05:16 PM

Bravo d514ave! You accomplished something that many folks wouldn’t have attempted. Regardless if the “initial” replacement parts aren’t SMS, it’s your car! ****, I wish I could say I spent $15K on my ’07. Haha. Drive it til the wheels fall off. Good job!

Werecow 02-06-2012 11:53 AM

My question was more out of curiosity... I think what you have done is amazing. The car looks sweet and you can enjoy it. Like you said, one day the parts will be more available and cheaper. If my stolen 89 ever showed up, I would do the same... :wink:

CORYSALEEN281SC 02-06-2012 10:14 PM

Great transformation and thanks for reposting these pics! Enjoy this beauty!

Blue Vue 02-18-2012 09:21 PM

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2010-...#ht_500wt_1055

WickedS281SC 02-20-2012 10:35 AM

Why? (ugh)

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDY1WDMzNw...eBg~~60_12.JPG

Greg Wackett 02-20-2012 11:03 AM

The car looks good glad you saved it and good luck with the sale.

OxfordS281 02-20-2012 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by WickedS281SC (Post 75302)

the hood isnt for everyone, and he bought a stock v6 bumper to save money. hes a big auto racer and maybe the tow hook was for show/ for actual use.

d514ave 02-20-2012 01:54 PM

"Why" what? What's the probem?



Quote:

Originally Posted by WickedS281SC (Post 75302)


d514ave 02-20-2012 10:27 PM

I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express Last night, so I feel smarter today!!!

d514ave 02-20-2012 10:29 PM

The Tow hook is fully functional and attached to the RF Frame rail, I've already used it to load the car onto the trailer to get programmed at Ford. :smile: It's nearly impossible to hook underneath the car anywhere safely, and if you've ever been up close and personal with any road race car you'd know they all have Tow Hooks on them. The rules state you MUST have one front and rear. Besides, it's just BRUTAL to have a tow hook on a street car. Cunfuses the neophytes and wannabe street racers at cruise night perfectly. :confused: Go look at the nose and rear of any PORSCHE GT3 RS, RSR, or any American LeMans series car and you'll find all the tow hooks. As for the hood, heck it was cheap. Keeps the rain off the engine nicely, and it's very resellable someday when the correct hood makes itself available. It's not even painted, and matches perfect!!! :wink: The car also has a full length front splitter/undertray covering the complete nose all the way to the Engine cradle. Another race car thing, if you've never worked with them you wouldn't know. :tongue:

blesseuer 02-21-2012 11:42 AM

Looks good, hope you make some money on it!

OxfordS281 02-22-2012 05:39 PM

bringing in some cash huh

00_ExtrmRnbw 02-22-2012 08:23 PM

Im watching it too. Can't believe it hit $39k that fast. Hopefully it continues!

Char259 02-23-2012 12:04 AM

Good restore, that's so pathetic of SMS to first try and get the prices they are asking for items and secondly not coming thru on potential sales. Sounds like :mad:SMS is running just like Saleen!! I would guess their long term futures are going to be the same.

Dave 02-23-2012 12:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Char259 (Post 75512)
Good restore, that's so pathetic of SMS to first try and get the prices they are asking for items and secondly not coming thru on potential sales. Sounds like :mad:SMS is running just like Saleen!! I would guess their long term futures are going to be the same.

Ummm. No.

One thing to keep in mind, there will not be a huge inventory of 2010-Present parts. The large production of the SN-95 body allowed for a strong market for both new and used items.

The odds of finding used SMS parts 'cheap' is simply not there. If one finds used SMS parts, the market is bare, they should carry a large price tag regardless.

If 10-005 attains a new owner, I hope they finish the car correctly. I also hope the shock towers don't crack from being burnt by flame.

d514ave 02-24-2012 12:49 AM

"If 10-005 attains a new owner, I hope they finish the car correctly. I also hope the shock towers don't crack from being burnt by flame. "

Once again we have someone who has NO first hand knowlege of the car making stupid statements. Shock tower crack? Burnt by flame? What kind of nonsense is this? I've never seen anything burn without a flame!! For your information SIR the paint was still ON the passengers side shock tower just discolored, so that side couldn't have got that hot, and paint was still on the majority of the drivers side shock tower and under the fender on the reinforcement of the unibody. I made the careful determination during cleaning and inspection that NOTHING structurally on the unibody was heated enough to warp or warrant replacement. I've seen quite a few FOX body Mustangs and SN 95's with MAJOR body cracks that have NEVER been in a fire or crashed!!! Nothing last's forever. I highly doubt that the front end is going to just fall off next week. If something structurally cracks or gives out 20 yrs from now, you fix it just like any other car!!! Or take it to the crusher!!! Your choice!!!

Greg Wackett 02-24-2012 10:05 AM

Persoanlly I am gald you saved it and didnt crush it. On to a better topic I see it is off of Ebay I hope this means you sold it.

Stanghungry 02-24-2012 10:14 AM

I have been talking to a ford dealer the past few months after meeting the salesman and I was told that they have 60k SMS car that no one wants on their lot plus they hate dealing with a warranty issue and will never order another one IF they can sell the one they have.

I offered him 25k for it. lol

CORYSALEEN281SC 02-24-2012 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 06saleen281 (Post 75592)
I have been talking to a ford dealer the past few months after meeting the salesman and I was told that they have 60k SMS car that no one wants on their lot plus they hate dealing with a warranty issue and will never order another one IF they can sell the one they have.

I offered him 25k for it. lol


Sounds like a collectable in the making.:biggrin:

eviligloo 03-02-2012 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by 06saleen281 (Post 75592)
I have been talking to a ford dealer the past few months

Bob Bell Ford. Am I right?????

OxfordS281 08-24-2016 01:49 PM

http://soec.org/famous-bob-bell-ford...005-hits-ebay/

sludog71 09-09-2016 09:34 PM

Sold Sold Sold!!!!!!!!!!
 
It's a fun drive

OxfordS281 10-23-2016 08:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sludog71 (Post 141002)
It's a fun drive



Did you sell it?


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sludog71 10-23-2016 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by OxfordS281 (Post 141506)
Did you sell it?


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No sir I am the one who purchased it.

OxfordS281 10-23-2016 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by sludog71 (Post 141507)
No sir I am the one who purchased it.



Oh okay. I saw it recently on eBay which is why I asked.


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