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    Chief, my Dad & mentor, had a friend that built a BEAUTIFUL, BLACK Sedan. Shortly after drivin' it, he SOLD it! Apparently DISILLUSIONED with it. Chief said, "The only thing WRONG with the car was it was BETTER than new, including the paint"!
    I've known of several folks that have done a similar thing. One built a '28 CCPU, with A/C, even. The seating comfort was SO BAD, he SOLD it!
    Any of you been DISILLUSIONED with your cars?----And WHY??
    Bill W.

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    10 years ago I bought a 29 town sedan that was restored to fine point standards. It was truely a beautiful car. It made me so nervous to drive it, or take it to a show that I sold it to a private museam where it now sits.
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    • #3
      New or old ? Been disillusioned by new cars many times, but, not by an old one. If there was something I didn't like or was right, I fixed/changed it.
      I too have always been crazy when dinking around in perfect cars, at least I keep telling myself that [ smiley face] maybe because my cars are now far from perfect. I like being able to walk away from them and not worry.

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      • #4
        I think MANY cars are dumped, when folks find how uncomfortable/crowded they are. '28 & '29 CCPUs are ALWAYS changin' owners!
        Bill W.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by BILL WILLIAMSON View Post
          I think MANY cars are dumped, when folks find how uncomfortable/crowded they are. '28 & '29 CCPUs are ALWAYS changin' owners!
          Bill W.
          I have a '30 CCPU and he cab on it is "cozy". Recently, while on a rally in New Zealand, I saw one that the owner had modified the seats so they are super comfy and I (over 6' in the old scale) had plenty of room. I was so impressed, I am doing the same to mine. If anyone interested and if I can work out how to post pictures, when it is done, I could post pics.

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          • #6
            It is a perception that it will drive and feel like a new car. These cars are not modern cars, how they drive and feel is exactly why I have one. I wonder what he was disillusioned with exactly, what were his expectations of the car?

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            • #7
              Not sure but I think many did not truly like their cars... I would also guess their might be other outside factors.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by mshmodela View Post
                Not sure but I think many did not truly like their cars... I would also guess their might be other outside factors.
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                I agree...............

                "Bullshit and Brilliance Comes with Age and Experience"

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                • #9
                  I've only had my 29 Tudor for 56 years. I'm still a happy buyer. Not enough time yet to get disillusioned with it, I guess.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ray Horton View Post
                    I've only had my 29 Tudor for 56 years. I'm still a happy buyer. Not enough time yet to get disillusioned with it, I guess.
                    I'm just a newbie, only owned my 31 tudor 46 yrs, unsure about happy buyer
                    I guess I know in 10 more years :-)
                    unhappy about not enough time for the hobby !

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Greynomad View Post

                      I have a '30 CCPU and he cab on it is "cozy". Recently, while on a rally in New Zealand, I saw one that the owner had modified the seats so they are super comfy and I (over 6' in the old scale) had plenty of room. I was so impressed, I am doing the same to mine. If anyone interested and if I can work out how to post pictures, when it is done, I could post pics.
                      I have a '31 CCPU that has a seat that was built way too high by the previous owner. Gotta do something about that -- sometime!
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                      • #12
                        As long as this village stays quiet and Sarah is running, I'm a pretty happy fellow, when it's not quiet and my escape pod isn't working...................I will get rather cantankerous I'm sure when I get old, but not yet!!! :
                        "Bullshit and Brilliance Comes with Age and Experience"

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                        • #13
                          Ole Rusty gives me something to do every day....good and bad. I finally figured out my oil drip after shutting down. Wiped it all down good and ran him for 10 minutes and shut down. Eyes darting everywhere with a drop light. I found the spot! rear bottom corner of valve cover!!! I like a challenge...3 more months and I will have a truck body on him and be legal to drive amongst my brethren!

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                          • BILL WILLIAMSON
                            BILL WILLIAMSON commented
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                            I'm NOT DISILUSIONED with Vermin, but I'm going to sell him. Time to scale back.
                            Bring a flatbed & I'll sell you EVERYTHING, including Greggs' (RIP) 2 HUGE cabinets, FULL of automotive related tools. Bring $22,000 cash! My GOD, the tools are worth that.
                            Bill W.

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