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Car 17

PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2003 11:27 am

Nice to see the before shots of "Car 17" at the docks.

How did the joker who put it together expect anyone to believe such a story? If the band-aids on the side weren't tacky enough, how about the slushbox transmission, XC side front indicator lenses, blue police light in the wrong place on the dash, tripple instruments in the dashboard, etc as the list goes on.

Peter's reference along the lines that "it's almost certainly a fake" is too kind - in fact, the bonnet & grill aside, the car looked better as an XC road car.

Car 17

PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2003 7:50 pm
by AdrianUK
I did think the same things but couldn't quite find the right words, i think it's safe to say you've hit the nail right on the head.

Car 17

PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2003 2:21 am
by XAMan

Excellent work in posting the Before/After shots ... just how dumb do we think we are? ... let me rephrase that ... My prediction for the new millenium is that 'genuine' interceptors will be as common as pieces of the true cross

If it weren't for this site and other 'lesser' sites he'd probably have got away with it. See ... the internet is good for something!

To digress for a moment ... I noticed that the MFP station wagon is actually an MBF station wagon ... here in Aus that's 'Medical Beneifits Fund' a health insurance company! I'd love to know the story.

Car 17

PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2003 10:19 am

The cost of the film processing, scanning & emailing the shots of the MBF / MFP wagon would have exceeded the vehicle's actual value!

What's the deal with the roof - it's absence in the middle is on par with it's body rigidity. Looks very much like a tow-away, there is no way that thing could be legally driven on the roads.

Looks like there are two methods of building MM replicas - those painted up in MFP colours because the car is on it's last legs (nothing to lose), and worth next to nothing; and those turned into replica masterpieces (costing a fortune).

Car 17

PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2003 12:56 pm
by Plain_MAD
Nope, there are those wo never get finished to.

Car 17

PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2003 2:31 pm
by Foxtrot X-Ray
"Car 17" WOULD make a decent starting point for building an Interceptor.

Some body work & the correct spoilers...

Unfamilliar with the term "Slushbox" transmission.. I'm assuming this is some model of trans that is... Not desirable? (As well as incorrect)

Well, a transmission swap isn't the EASIEST thing int he world, but it ain't that hard to do.

As long as the car runs & Drives good, the seller wants a REASONABLE price for it and part of the work/parts is already done/in place I'd buy it.

Claiming it's really a car used in the movie, though.. As far as I'm concerned, that's attempted fraud.

Car 17

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2003 12:48 am
by Dave D

A slushbox is a derogatory term for an Automatic gearbox (transmission). it's used most often I've found by people who dislike Autos. I generally always refer to the Slushbox in my XB as a Slushbox & I can't wait until I replace it with a manual & beat it to death with a BFH.


Car 17

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2003 12:55 am
by mfpmax
never seen it as derogatory term...just a term for the fluid actuated tranny.

Car 17

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2003 1:01 am
by Dave D

I know of quiet a few mates here in Australia who go mad when I refer to there tricked up Autos as Slushboxes.


Car 17

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2003 2:20 am
by mfpmax
I'd think it being called a Girlie box would hurt more than a Slushbox...since if you shake makes a slushing noise :)

But they shouldn't get pissy cause if you're drag'n with loads of torque, you're gonna want both hands on the wheel not shifting...

Anyway, I love this Car 17...its always a good laugh...yet somewhat painful since it could easily be converted to a decent replica.