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 Post subject: Model Years in All Posts?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:40 pm 
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It would be a great benefit if everyone would put the model years of the cars, when known,
in every post/image. The info is usually there from the originating source
(car show/concours info card, book, web page, etc.), so please share it with us;
it will make the Forum both more informative, and a better reference/research tool.

We all have our areas of expertise, and with the subtle differences that occur year to year,
series to series, we will all gain from this simple inclusion. =)

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 Post subject: Re: Tips, comments, questions and requests
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:07 pm 
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danielbiker wrote:
What has to be done if i want to see all the new posts in the last ,let's say, seven days?Yesterday i click on the new posts and there were three pages.Today i wanted to read again some of them and when i click new post it has shown only a page with friday posts.I was trying to figure out how to go few days ago but i was not able to.Please help.Thanks

You can edit this in your personal profile.
- Click on the profile icon in the top menu (far right, with one head)
- In the left menu select "Board preferences"
- Then select "Edit display options" in the same left menu.
- There you can select "Display topics from previous days:" from the roll-out menu.

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 Post subject: Re: Tips, comments, questions and requests
PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:41 am 
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A correction in general Vignale info:

"....Alfredo Vignale also started producing cars under his own name. In 1961 he opened a factory near Fiat's Mirafiori factory in Crugliasco, Turin. The Vignale logo shows the famous church in Turin...."

in

"....Alfredo Vignale also started producing cars under his own name. In 1961 he opened a new factory in Grugliasco, near Turin, not far away from Fiat's Mirafiori factory. The Vignale logo shows a famous monument of Turin: the Mole Antonelliana. Actually, inside the Mole, there is the National museum of the cinematography...."

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 Post subject: Re: Tips, comments, questions and requests
PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:22 pm 
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This is a very interesting forum.However, some things are distinctly lacking
Firstly and most importantly there needs to be far more info on provenance - considering how rare some of the cars are i feel ownership history is essential
Number of surviving cars
More stats - ie % of cars sold to a particular country
Original purchase price paid new
Also noticed Crayford and Rapport do not appear to be listed
These are some i can think of ...for now .....=)


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 Post subject: Re: Tips, comments, questions and requests
PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:12 pm 
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Hello from a new member who is keen to post photos on your excellent website. One question: what are the restrictions on posted photos? Do they have to be unpublished and original, and what is the copyright position on photos already published in books, club journals, auction catalogues, trade adverts, magazines etc.?


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 Post subject: Re: Tips, comments, questions and requests
PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:46 pm 
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Hello Mike,

Welcome to our forum.

For posting images, the maximum size is 2000x2000 pix.
If any picture is copyrighted, or if you don't know who owns it, please mention the source (if known). In fact, mention the sources as much as possible to provide our readers with as many leads as possible.

If there may be any copyright issues, COACHBUILD.com will be the party to contact. We'll deal with it and remove pics on request.

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 Post subject: Re: Tips, comments, questions and requests
PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:47 am 
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tariq wrote:
This is a very interesting forum.However, some things are distinctly lacking
Firstly and most importantly there needs to be far more info on provenance - considering how rare some of the cars are i feel ownership history is essential
Number of surviving cars
More stats - ie % of cars sold to a particular country
Original purchase price paid new
Also noticed Crayford and Rapport do not appear to be listed
These are some i can think of ...for now .....=)


That's true, that information would be fantastic addition to the forum (and site). The problem is it's often hard to obtain such info. Owners of these cars are a secretive bunch in a large part and do not like to advertise owning such valuable vehicles. Not to mention that often the history of ownership is extremely hard to find because these cars tend to go missing for decades before being found at some garage or shed.

As for the numbers and sales data - the coachbuilding companies weren't genberally renowned for their thorough and extensive archives. Sometimes it's not even known how many cars were actually built, not to mention where and to whom were sold.

That said, it's a good idea to add that info wherever possible. After all, we want coachbuild.com to be the best source for coachbuilt cars there is :)


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 Post subject: What happened to Coachbuild.com?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:40 pm 
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What happened to Coachbuild.com?
The last article is dated 25 May 2010 ... and then?
I hope the site isn't dead ... :(
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 Post subject: Re: Tips, comments, questions and requests
PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:15 pm 
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Hi,

don't worry, mate, I am about 3-times-daily here, to check, if there are questions to answer ...,
... a lot of us will do the same ...,

... with greetings, Frank ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Tips, comments, questions and requests
PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:13 pm 
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4000 posts in the Italian Coachbuilders section!!! :good: (obviously my favourite ;) )
France follows with 2506, UK with 1839 is third...
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 Post subject: Re: Tips, comments, questions and requests
PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:00 am 
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I've created two new forums:

- Works Special Bodies: viewforum.php?f=410
- Homebuilt cars: viewforum.php?f=411

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 Post subject: Re: Tips, comments, questions and requests
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:18 pm 
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Michiel Mobiel wrote:
I've created two new forums:

- Works Special Bodies: viewforum.php?f=410
- Homebuilt cars: viewforum.php?f=411

Can you do another forum for Etceterini cars?
http://www.ferrariexperts.com/etceterini.htm
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 Post subject: Re: Tips, comments, questions and requests
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:41 pm 
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I've added a "COACHBUILD THIS!" section to the forum: viewforum.php?f=413
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 Post subject: Re: Tips, comments, questions and requests
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:43 pm 
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Iluvatar wrote:
Can you do another forum for Etceterini cars?

Wouldn't that be a bit too much?
Many of the Etceterini's can and should be filed under their coachbuilder.

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 Post subject: Re: Tips, comments, questions and requests
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:14 pm 
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Iluvatar wrote:
4000 posts in the Italian Coachbuilders section!!! :good: (obviously my favourite ;) )
France follows with 2506, UK with 1839 is third...
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I agree the forum seems to be biased towards certain countries more than others, and the interest shown from outside will unfortunately mirror this. Some countries have every small coachbuilder listed and every screw ever fitted illustrated, and other countries do obviously not merit this attention, anmd many smaller coachbuilders which have been suggested are never shown in the listings. Lack of interest? Bias? But by whom? The moderators? The contributors? Or perhaps its should just be called the Italian Coachbuilders Forum :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Tips, comments, questions and requests
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:26 am 
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robgeelen wrote:
Some countries have every small coachbuilder listed and every screw ever fitted illustrated, and other countries do obviously not merit this attention, anmd many smaller coachbuilders which have been suggested are never shown in the listings. Lack of interest? Bias? But by whom? The moderators? The contributors?

In my case, it's a matter of time... Or better said, the lack of it. Running the site, filling up the gallery, doing research on commission, administrating the forum... Too much to be a one man show. Luckily Joao is a great help in the forum, but we could use some more assistence.

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 Post subject: Re: Tips, comments, questions and requests
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:12 pm 
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robgeelen wrote:
I agree the forum seems to be biased towards certain countries more than others, and the interest shown from outside will unfortunately mirror this. Some countries have every small coachbuilder listed and every screw ever fitted illustrated, and other countries do obviously not merit this attention, anmd many smaller coachbuilders which have been suggested are never shown in the listings. Lack of interest? Bias? But by whom? The moderators? The contributors? Or perhaps its should just be called the Italian Coachbuilders Forum :lol:

As I'm italian, shouldn't be strange that I prefer italian coachbuilt cars. But I think also that italian style is one of the most famous all over the world, and I don't think it's strange this predominance of it.
Then we have to consider that in this forum two of the main contributors (me and PG1964) are italians...
Maybe in the future new members from other countries will work on the smaller sections...
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robgeelen wrote:
Some countries have every small coachbuilder listed and every screw ever fitted illustrated, and other countries do obviously not merit this attention, anmd many smaller coachbuilders which have been suggested are never shown in the listings. Lack of interest? Bias? But by whom? The moderators? The contributors?
In my case, it's a matter of time... Or better said, the lack of it. Running the site, filling up the gallery, doing research on commission, administrating the forum... Too much to be a one man show. Luckily Joao is a great help in the forum, but we could use some more assistence.

If you need some help to administrate the forum I can give some of my time to it, cause I'm on-line almost every day.
Just ask! ;)
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 Post subject: Re: Tips, comments, questions and requests
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:15 pm 
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Michiel Mobiel wrote:
Iluvatar wrote:
Can you do another forum for Etceterini cars?

Wouldn't that be a bit too much?
Many of the Etceterini's can and should be filed under their coachbuilder.

I'll try to do in this way, but I'm not so sure...
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 Post subject: Re: Tips, comments, questions and requests
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:24 pm 
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Iluvatar wrote:
If you need some help to administrate the forum I can give some of my time to it, cause I'm on-line almost every day.
Just ask! ;)

Ok, great. I will change your status to administrator and contact you tonight or tomorrow for instructions.
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 Post subject: Re: Tips, comments, questions and requests
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:49 pm 
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Michiel Mobiel wrote:
Iluvatar wrote:
If you need some help to administrate the forum I can give some of my time to it, cause I'm on-line almost every day.
Just ask! ;)

Ok, great. I will change your status to administrator and contact you tonight or tomorrow for instructions.
Thanks.

THANKS to you... :good:
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