Originally Posted by Yellow Fire
Its getting easier & easier to pick a rebody thanks to the internet & he'll be in for a rude shock when someone points it out to him.
Hypothetically, and ignoring all laws/rules/morals, let's say a bloke had a genuine XB GT that was just about falling apart with rust.
For one reason or another, he decides to put every single last nut and bolt into a donor GS shell. He hunts around and buys some genuine or repro GT parts, and restores the whole damn thing to "as new" condition. During said restoration, he grinds off the VIN from the front left shock tower, applies lead filler over the top and then stamps a new number on there. As the finishing touch, he bolts the all-important JG33 plates onto the car. He then decides to sell it and advertise it as a genuine matching number GT.
Now, assuming that someone was to do this, how would anyone know that it wasn't an original GT body? I'll be the first to admit that I don't know enough about the differences between a GT and GS, especially if someone's gone to the trouble of trying to disguise it.
So, given the scenario, tell me why the above car isn't a genuine GT.