<VV> Claypool's parts car
Chris & Bill Strickland
lechevrier at earthlink.net
Thu Apr 1 20:55:37 EDT 2010
>such a thing as the limit of practicality. If some people choose to exceed it, so be it. But at some point, you simply don't have enough left of the "original" item to call it the original item. You get my point?
And, to whom are you speaking? Perhaps, to me?
If so, the point is that the limit of practicality is different for
different people and different locales -- Take Widman's 1960 -- on the
west coast, it is a hopless crushable basket case -- I sold a better
body shell for scrap as no one wanted it for free -- In Bolivia, with
their import laws, labor rates, and Richard's desire, suddenly it
changes to a doable project.
You can't impose your standards of practicallity onto others -- it is an
individual thing dependant upon individual situations, individuasl
resources, and individual desires.
And, I believe you are introducing a new argument in regards to the
original post -- "originality". Your words, "restored to 'as built'
condition" only refers to condition, not originality, so now, you want
to talk "originality"? Well, Original and restored can not, by
definition, sit side by side -- only unrestored cars are "original" --
once you start restoring, you can aim for your "original condition", but
the process itself destroys any "originality".
Cars are only original once, and any change to said vehicle destroys a
part of that originality, even though "routine maintenence" requires
it. So, what is it you want? "Original", "maintained as original", or
"restored to original condition" -- the end result may be similar, but
they are not the same thing.
Regardless of any organization's rules which may attempt to define such
otherwise. Calling a rose a fish doesn't make it so.
Apologies to Richard for mis-speaking his surname in an earlier post.
mo, and I'm stuck to it.
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