How long before the supply of Falcon coupes dries up?

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Re: How long before the supply of Falcon coupes dries up?

Postby roadwarriormfp » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:30 pm

Daz wrote:
under the new laws for Australian cars, it would never get registered. Even something as little as changing brakes (from say drum brakes to discs) requires that you hire an airport runway and an engineer does hard braking tests from 100kmph and it must meet the current stopping distance for new (ABS) cars. Same if you increase the body weight my 10%, say by fitting tradies toolboxes or a bullbar. You'd be looking at over 5k just to do the test!
Bottom line, if it isn't a prius, the government wants it off the road.
People I know who work for ARB (4x4 modifiers) think they'll be unemployed in 2 years at this rate.

If ford did a retro run of the coups with modern gear, I reckon they'd be all presold, but they'd never do that.
My ultimate dream, if I won lotto, would be to build replicas of cars like the Torana GTR-X and Effigy.


Daz im referring to an owner built car....

The other rules apply to modifications. You can swap rear brakes from drum to disc as long as the parts were an option on that model. Its when you want to do upgrades etc that it becomes a pain. If it needs to be engineered to fit then thats where the drama begins, but if it fits without mods then its only half as painful!

As for a retro coupe, I think if it was based maybe on the mustang platform (as a cost saving measure, must the same way it was in the 70s) it would sell like hotcakes!
Trouble is it would be so high in price that sales wouldnt be that good, look at the Monaro.
We are 100% snafu....
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Re: How long before the supply of Falcon coupes dries up?

Postby aussie muscle » Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:08 pm

Daz wrote:My ultimate dream, if I won lotto, would be to build replicas of cars like the Torana GTR-X and Effigy.

Daz, have you heard a guy found the 'third' fibreglass GTR-X body? He's planning to restore it.
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