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Get FREE parts and help build the knowledge base!

Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 16:23
by xr7g428
Get FREE parts and help build the knowledge base!

You guys are not going to believe this! I talked Don at West Coast Classic Cougar into giving us free stuff for working on our Cougars!

And at the same time we will build the technical knowledge base that helps all of us fix and restore our Cougars.

Okay there is a catch, but it's a small one. Here is how the deal works:

Announcing
Project of the Month!

This is Repair or Restoration or Modification of the month, NOT project CAR of the month.

You can do any project you want, and get your parts from any one you want, and your project thread will be eligible for nomination, but here is how to get the free stuff:

1. Don lists projects that he would like to see written up. He posts a set of guidelines that must be met: before, during, and after, pictures, parts list, tools required etc. We will do a sample write up so you can see what is expected. And feel free to suggest what you would like Don to consider, but keep in mind I have already asked about that 428 Cobra Jet with top loader 4 speed drive line installation. Don is still laughing about that one. Keep it real, don't bite the messenger.

2. The individual board members, that is you, pick a project from the list, and announce it in the thread, and buy any parts they need from West Coast Classic Cougar (to be eligible for free stuff).

3. The board member posts the write up in a new thread in the Project of the Month section.

4. Other board members give the completed project a thumbs up (they are basically seconding the effort) that they find it helpful and complete, or ask for more input, and Don gets final say.

5. The best part! once the project is accepted as complete, WCCC issues an in-store credit for the parts!


Every month board members will also nominate and vote on the best project. This should provide everybody with an incentive to do good work! It will probably take a little while to build up the pool of nominees unless you guys go crazy with this...

Three things to remember for getting free stuff: Don has to approve the project (it needs to be on the list) First come first served, but you have to complete the project in reasonable time (30 days unless it is a really big project) or it will go back on the list. The write up has to be approved by your brothers and sisters here on the board and of course Don.

If you are not using parts from Don, the rules are a lot simpler: knock yourself out, lets see what you know!

Since we are making this up as we go, please fire away with questions and comments!

Re: Get FREE parts and help build the knowledge base!

Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 16:39
by Al Bundy
So basically we pick a project from Don's list. Start a thread documenting the project. Get the thumbs up from Don that it's complete. Get credit from WCCC for the parts that were bought from them. Then you are eligible to be nominated for Project of the Month.

Did I get that right?

Re: Get FREE parts and help build the knowledge base!

Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 16:46
by xr7g428
Yep! Pretty cool isn't it?

Of course you can also buy parts from any one, or just write up a "how to" on what you are doing and also be eligible for the Project of the Month. For example, Brian Aust is the master of polishing. The man knows how to rub trim.... (sorry it was just too easy...) Seriously, I have always hoped he would show us a few tips and tricks, the right stuff to use, the full meal deal...

Re: Get FREE parts and help build the knowledge base!

Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 17:24
by Mike_B_SVT
When / where is Don going to post his list?

Re: Get FREE parts and help build the knowledge base!

Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 17:29
by xr7g428
The list will be posted here, and soon. I think this may be a perfect fit for you!

Re: Get FREE parts and help build the knowledge base!

Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 17:39
by Mike_B_SVT
xr7g428 wrote:The list will be posted here, and soon. I think this may be a perfect fit for you!
I was thinking the same thing. I got lots of work to do, need plenty o' parts, have little-to-no-money... and the best part? I used to write procedures for fixin' broke stuff for a living.

Re: Get FREE parts and help build the knowledge base!

Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 18:22
by 1967 S Code
I really like the sound of this. I think these project submissions will make a great database for other Cougar owners to access. Will Al be in charge of POTM?
Steven

Re: Get FREE parts and help build the knowledge base!

Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 19:30
by 1970FastCat
I am really liking the idea of this too, but more for the custom fabricated stuff. I will definately participate, free parts or not.

Re: Get FREE parts and help build the knowledge base!

Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 20:43
by xr7g428
Al has graciously offered to run the show. Thanks Al!

Re: Get FREE parts and help build the knowledge base!

Posted: 17 Feb 2013, 01:45
by tmh
Can we make suggestions for things we hope Don includes in the list of projects? If so:

Install a modern yet retro-looking stereo (such as a USA-1)

Rebuild power steering (in my case this will be the pump, control valve, box, and all lines, and possibly the ram but maybe just the dust cover) including the switch from stock small block hoses to improved big block config

Those are two I aim to do within the next 4 months or so. Would document em anyway but definitely wouldn't mind having a shot at some $ credit in the process, especially the power steering components, they really add up fast for a guy on a budget.

Love this idea, and really looking forward to learn some new tricks!