Well, they come in threes....

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  1. jer

    jer Member

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    I picked up a low-mileage, rust free Diplomat sedan from an estate. It needed just a timing chain, head gasket and of course a headliner. Two of the three are done.

    So a few days ago a friend with a towing company calls up to say he's dropping off two cars for me, where do I want them.

    Nothing special, parts cars only, but hey, these things are hard to find now that all the 'old' yards are crushed out and gone.

    The Fifth Ave is one owner, but sitting sitting since '02.

    The AHB is a former City of Rochester car in the once-popular blue and white scheme, but complete.

    Happy to have them. My wife.... she's not as thrilled.
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    What years are the two cars?

    Planning on selling the cars ... or parts?
     
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    The cop car is an '88, and the Fifth Ave is an '87. I'll be taking some parts off the AHB for my own projects here, but the rest of the car and pretty much the entire Fifth are parts cars. Would be great if the Fifth went to a new home as-is.
     
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    You might want to place ads in our For Sale section, as well as lots of pictures.
     
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    How rare are those window shades on the Fifth? I think I've only ever seen one set pop up for sale.
     
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    Rare, but not impossible to find, I'd love a set too, but whenever they pop up for sale I don't have the money, and when I have the money they are nowhere to be found
     
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    (fill in the item, what ever the item might be) Ain't that the truth!
     
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    These were most likely aftermarket. Most dealerships here had them in stock as dealer-installed options, and were sold by several companies, the most well-known being Ventshade.
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    That's what it was called! I couldn't remember the brand name. I had picked up a set when I had my first Fifth around 2016. Never put them on and sold the car with all the spare parts I had. Worst mistake I ever made. I didn't think I'd end up missing it and buying another Fifth.
     
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    There was a set on my 88 when I got it and after a paint and body refresh on it they went back on. I got used to the look and it seems bare without them.
     
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