Eliminator Clone - thoughts?

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johnque
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Eliminator Clone - thoughts?

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Post by johnque » 08 Oct 2018, 16:17

Price seems high for what is basically a base 70. My ultimate plan was to style the Cougar I get in the Eliminator style, though I would not do the lettering, but what's done is done.

http://www.contes.com/index.php/non-cor ... eliminator

What value would you put on this? Thanks!

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Post by grumpyone27 » 08 Oct 2018, 18:01

missing the stainless rings on the wheels. if you clown one use an xr7 the wireing is the same.

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Post by Royce » 09 Oct 2018, 06:18

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Post by johnque » 09 Oct 2018, 06:35

A real one would be ideal, but priced out of my budget unfortunately. Knowing it's not a true Eliminator, do you hate this look or say hey cool looking 70 in good condition? I am not looking to "clone or tribute", just a driver with good bones I am not going to have to sink a ton of money into to enjoy.

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Post by catlover » 09 Oct 2018, 06:52

I say check it out, if it is as good as described then go for it.
There is never time to do it right, but always time to do it over

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Post by grumpyone » 10 Oct 2018, 07:28

post 1 and 6 its the same car

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Post by johnque » 10 Oct 2018, 07:35

I think maybe that was his point :)

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Post by SPLINEHEAD » 11 Oct 2018, 07:14

johnque wrote:
09 Oct 2018, 06:35
A real one would be ideal, but priced out of my budget unfortunately. Knowing it's not a true Eliminator, do you hate this look or say hey cool looking 70 in good condition? I am not looking to "clone or tribute", just a driver with good bones I am not going to have to sink a ton of money into to enjoy.
I am a little late with this post.

Johnque, Here is the thing IMHO. Eliminators, like their brother muscle cars of different makes were the kings. Why, muscle, looks and the like. So when you ask "do you hate the look?" you are probably going to get a 50 - 50 response. Purest's are probably not going to like it and that is fine. However, what you are thinking of doing or buying is / has the same "day two" mods that we all did back then. Spoilers, scoops, Hurst shifters, and in my case growing up in Detroit, mud flaps (we had to have mud flaps back then in Detroit, don't remember why) are just some of the examples. The only caveat I have is that if a scoop is added to the hood, it should be functional (personal thing of mine).

When I first saw Pole Cat I did not see an Eliminator tribute, I did not see an Eliminator clone, I saw a Bad Ass 69 XR7! After further investigation, I saw potential to make her even more after I got into it. We should be respectful of certain models like Eliminators, GTE's, etc. and realize that they should be left alone, or upgraded / restored to their respective concurs level.

I personally would not want a true clone in that everything was made to look exactly like an Eliminator when it's not. However, day two type mods making a car look the way you want, priceless. Buy what you want, be respectful of what you have if you end up with a "special" model, and then go drive the hell out of it!!!!

My 2 cents, Gary

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Post by johnque » 11 Oct 2018, 07:20

perfectly put Gary! Thanks for your input!

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