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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: car scam
« on: November 22, 2022, 07:00:37 AM »
Had a 65 Fastback in Florida ready to ship to the UK

Guy approached my US contact and wanted the car. Price was something like $32k

Guy put a 3k deposit in our bank and asked for some work to be done at additional cost. Took about a month. Deposit firmly in the account

A month goes by and the car is ready. Guy says would rather pay by certified check. Sent a certified check. Starts aggressively wanting to collect ďdriver in the areaĒ ďdriver coming x dayĒ. Etc

Bank calls our US contact and asks him to come in. Check was real but payee name was changed. Only way it was found out is the actual account owner the check was drawn on got a statement and called the bank to ask why funds were taken.

Cops were waiting for the haulier when he was told the car was ready. Carted him his mate and a truck and trailer off to the
Police station. $3k was legit. Rest was not. Seriously good scam. We were really only saved by a hurricane which delayed things and the orignal account holder calling the bank.

I called the bank later and asked what would have happened had we delivered the car and you later found the check fraudulent. They said we would have taken the money from your account.

Iíve since been instructed by a 36 year bank employee. Donít EVER trust any sort of check. EVER

Amazingly. Simon L Lewis in Miami, our US contact, later stole three cars from me. I had invoices for the cars and about fifty emails about the deals. I hired a lawyer in Miami and Simon admitted he owing me the money and came up with a payment plan himself. He didnít pay. Lawyer said for about another 20k she can get a judgement but in all honesty
He still wonít pay. I spoke with another lawyer. She said I am happy to take the case but you will never get your money. Then spoke with a debt collector. Wasnít interested. Was $45k so not a few grand.

These POS are untouchable.

I fit a ton of these wheels to 65-68 Fastbacks

I only ever fit 15x7 Torque thrusts with 3.76 backspace and 215/60-15F and 225/60/15
Rear tires

I used to stock 235/60/15s and 15x8 torque thrusts and sold them off due to clearance issues

I donít push the envelope. I just need things to fit when offering them to a customer.

These are the sizes I have found always fit when
The cars suspension is in good shape and quarters are stock. No banging, no rubbing, no issues

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Rear quarter Window Interior Trim
« on: November 02, 2022, 04:30:06 AM »
Just mentioning I have a set of the inner curved front edge panels and the inner 2 part pieces that lay against the plexi glass. I am in the UK  which may make this unattractive for most folks to purchase. They are repo.

Cheers. Peter

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Inflation
« on: November 02, 2022, 04:28:19 AM »
2020. August, bought a 1968 Standard black vinyl interior from my supplier, Cost in the USA before import to the UK  where I live. £169

2022. August, bought another identical interior. Same everything, Cost in the USA before import to the UK  where I live. £405

Now thats a jump, Inflation and exchange rate double trouble

I've been selling used basic stuff here to clear space after a shop move. Sucks to keep buying shelves to just look at stuff sitting there. Selling nearly everything I list. Just sold a used Dash pad. Looked up the cost of a new one bought in the UK. I almost fainted. Sold it in ten seconds along with nice used door cards. Best time I have ever seen to clear shelves. Stock availability and current prices make used parts at 1/2-1/4 new prices very attractive.

I just used another of my previously paid £40 for, petrol tanks. I don't even want to look at the new prices.


Up For Auction / Re: Hurricane Ian got this 1968 Shelby
« on: October 18, 2022, 12:31:42 PM »
Bill and Peter, Thank you very much, I have always wondered about this. Excellent replies. Thank you once again. Peter in the UK 

Up For Auction / Re: Hurricane Ian got this 1968 Shelby
« on: October 18, 2022, 03:33:35 AM »
If the salt water got to it, you are going to have salt in all the seams, inside the frame rails, rockers, seat pans, etc. Imagine the damage to things like the radio and wiring connectors. Not to mention the engine...

It really needs to go to bare steel and be neutralized as soon as possible.

There is a lot you can save, but its not going to be cheap.

Pete. Do you think the salt could ever be well enough neutralised in the shell to make it so it won't creep out in years/months to come? My friend was looking at a convertible that was a recent flood car. 38 inches of salt water! and I said in my opinion it was done.

Just wondering your thoughts. Cheers. Peter

2170 was Iron

Appeals / Re: 1966 shelby spare
« on: October 16, 2022, 11:51:44 AM »
2170 had five painted magnums

Parts For Sale / Re: 390 GT & 428 CJ Toploader 4 Speed Bellhousing GT500
« on: September 24, 2022, 12:26:35 PM »
PM sent. thank you

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Driver side remote mirror
« on: September 09, 2022, 01:55:37 AM »
Do you mean the glass?  If so. Remove bezel on interior control knob and twist it a few times so the cables twist. Reattach. This helps mirror glass flip

If you mean the head itself. MASSIVELY annoying. They just canít make a mirror that doesnít seem to loosen. Just like frying pan handles and toilet seats

The Lounge / Re: Blocking?
« on: August 30, 2022, 12:27:13 PM »
Unfortunately It hasnít seemed to work

Maybe takes a bit to clear from new posts

The Lounge / Re: Blocking?
« on: August 29, 2022, 08:04:01 PM »
LEGEND!  Thank you. Peter

Appeals / Re: Quality of 1969 Reproduction Deluxe Door Panels
« on: August 29, 2022, 07:40:06 PM »
The recent buzz about this supplier is very very good

I have no personal experience

The Lounge / Blocking?
« on: August 29, 2022, 07:23:15 PM »
Just a quick question. On other forums you can block other members posts from appearing

Is that an option here?


The Lounge / Re: Still think C8 Corvettes are a good deal?
« on: August 28, 2022, 11:27:30 AM »
IMHO they jumped the shark with this new design. Itís barely passable now visually and I canít imagine it will age well at all

I wouldnít pay sticker let alone 90k over

Meanwhile I saw the of them ZO6 old body style at a show and the poor owner needed to call security to get me away from it. Simply perfect

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