Originally Posted by Ragtop
What would you rather see on a nice driver car, original parts that may be a little scratched and banged up or new repo parts that donít really look like original?
I purchased a new (Repo) front spoiler and the Radiator filler cover for my 70 GOAT. The filler doesnít look anything like my original one, and the spoiler looks like cheap hard plastic. What do you do?
My Can am at present is mostly original because I'm acquiring parts and fixing the things that aren't really visible...but I have no qualms about using repro parts or NOS, or even modifying when it seems warranted. For example, the CA didn't come with power locks, but it'll have them down the road. Repro switches, modern servos, key-fobbed and everything. It'll look OEM. I figure on one thing. It's my car, it's unlikely to be sold, so I'm arranging it the way I want it. Same goes with the tunes. The dash has already been hacked so I have no fear of putting in a modern unit, with CD/MP3 capability (and even a flash drive port!) and upgrading the speakers as they, too, won't be seen.
In the final analysis, it's YOUR car, set it up the way YOU want it.
1977 Can Am (T/A 6.6, AC/PW, posi, in Buckskin)
2005 Montana SV6
Why do they call it Port St. Lucie, when there's no port around here?