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Old 04-09-2013, 10:49 PM
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Someone asked who Dennis Collins is: Collins Brothers Jeep Collins Brothers Jeeps and Jeep Parts

He and Richard Rawlings are/were also 'Cannon Ball Run' Racers.

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They are also mentioned in Alex Roy's book on Cannon Ball racing...


Good reality TV story...

I was on a flight a few month's back. The stewardess sees me reading Sports Car Market and asks if I was into cars. I told her that I certainly am and she asked if I watched Counting Cars on History channel. She was the lady who with her husband were the NJ 'buyers' of the 1971 Ford F100 pick up supposedly found and restored by the shop. It was the one with the wood along the the top of the sides of the bed.

She told me that the truck belonged to her and her husband and the show asked them if they wanted to be part of the show and 'buy' their own truck..... Don't believe anything on 'reality' tv
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:33 PM
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Appears the 2nd part of the story is scheduled for 9pm cst tonight.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:47 PM
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They could have hired the guy that crashed it!

He's available......

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FWIW, the GM team are not the ones actually working on the car..
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They have a previous Ferrari technican and his assistant(s) working with the mechanical aspects. While an extremely well know and respected body shop has performed the frame correction , carbon fiber work, and paint ( all of which has already been done ) etc.

Another point, is that this body shop has many other F40's to work with to get spec's, measurements, in doing so, it's my understanding that everything has lined up on this repaired car quite well.

The car was here in house for a few days before Ferrari shut it down, but all the " right " people are still working with this project. ( IMO )


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Ferrari of Houston Body Shop probably had the frame jigs...

Not sure how many others, having an F40 "to look at" isn't quite the same thing, IMO.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:59 PM
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There is always a seller when the markets take a hit. Summer of 2011 the stock market takes a -17% dump and my seller drops his price from $675k and I buy it for $545k.

It happens
Sounds like a painful deleveraging for him, congrats to you!!
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:47 PM
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Ferrari of Houston Body Shop probably had the frame jigs...

Not sure how many others, having an F40 "to look at" isn't quite the same thing, IMO.
Incorrect
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:42 PM
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You are right (and I am wrong) on that......it's a race car.
Roland had to do the same thing (but he didn't build his frame, as I understand it).

I'm just saying factory jigs would the BEST way, but certainly not the only way.

AJ Foyt (and others) built Indy cars off chaulk lines on the floor.....

EDIT: If memory serves, Roland actually had blueprints, from someone...
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:21 PM
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Old but good. F40 owners manual actually has some dimensions in it

USA F40 Owners manual, full version in pdf here.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:29 PM
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Someone asked who Dennis Collins is: Collins Brothers Jeep Collins Brothers Jeeps and Jeep Parts
Thanks, I was curious about his history.

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Old but good. F40 owners manual actually has some dimensions in it

USA F40 Owners manual, full version in pdf here.
Awesome! I'll be looking over this later.

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Back to the original topic though; I finally caught the re-run tonight.

It wasn't what I expected. Are they doing a follow-up episode about the repair?
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:47 PM
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Yes they are. The exact air date is not yet set. Here's a quote of the Fast 'N Loud Facebook page:

[quote]Hey y'all, we've been getting a lot of questions about when new episodes will start up. No firm day yet, but we will let you know when we do. We're workin on some new cars and filming the episodes, to keep it real for y'all that takes a little time. We promise we'll be back in no time![\quote]

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Old 04-14-2013, 10:55 PM
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Be surprised...very surprised!!!
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:03 PM
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Since it has aired it is no secret that Michael Luongo is in the episode, and he does know F40s
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:55 AM
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:25 AM
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I met Dennis today and he showed me a ton of pics on the finished car. They just completed it. I am not going to give anything away but I am going to say that everyone needs to be prepared to be blown away. It is absolutely insane.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:34 PM
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I saw this outside the bar b cue joint I was eating at in Mongomery TX today.

Must be going under the hammer at the La Toretta auction in Conroe tomorrow.
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That's pretty sweet! Any more pictures?

I am not a big fan of the LEDs in the headlights.
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That's pretty sweet! Any more pictures?

I am not a big fan of the LEDs in the headlights.
The LED's are in the running lights and turn signal area, there are no headlights anymore being replaced by louvers it looks like.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:58 PM
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Nah, that's all I got.
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:38 AM
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Poor car, I hope someone gets it for a decent price and puts it back together properly
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