My guess is that you arent going to get an endorsement or body number from anyone in the CRG. I dont think Dave was that far out of line.
Is it really that important as to what body number you put on it if it is a repop tag??
I hear your comments but I guess I need to be more direct about my question.
Everytime a car turns up with a reproduction tag it gets ripped to shreds for what is wrong with it. I want to avoid that by getting input before hand on what should be there - or shouldn't.
Everytime a car turns up without it's trim tag it is instantly suspect and is picked apart because of it. I want to avoid that by getting input before hand so I can decide if it is better to leave it as is (no trim tag) or get a repro.
My buddy and I have decided not to keep the car - it took us over three years of holding the car and futzing around with it to get to that point (and a lot of elbow grease not to mention a little but of cash)...I'd like to get the best price I can for the car - is it better to leave the tag off? Or better to get the reproduction?
The people at the CRG (both actual members and the forum crew) are very particular...something I value. I consider it the definitive 1st gen info site. I want to know how members of this community would prefer to see this sort of thing dealt with...I have Dave's input.
I have tried to be up front about the car...I have given away the VIN and POP info right here. I could have repopped the tag with x-11 stamped on it, stuffed one of my extra 12 bolts in it, put on an SS hood and done the other things to clone it but not call it a clone...I could have gone the whole x-22 route. Instead I'd like to do right by the car and the hobby.
It is a base V-8 Convertible missing its trim tag and original engine but with its POP and orignal tranny and rear axle. Should it get a repro tirm tag or not? If it does get one how should it read?
For the record, I think that X's where the body id should be would look awful...I would stick something like 123456 or it's birthday (091969) in there if a reasonable sequence could not be established. I also think that hand stamping "REPRO" on the tag would look equally poor...and besides, it is not like I'm creating a fantasy car here. The proposed replacement tag wouldn't claim anything that I can't support.