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(Mental Floss)   "Great care is being taken to ensure that every bulb, bolt, and wire is 100 percent screen accurate," says Bob Gale on the Back to the Future DeLorean restoration project   (mentalfloss.com) divider line 24
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2012-11-20 02:26:48 PM  
NERDS!
 
2012-11-20 02:28:06 PM  
So a repeat from the thread 3 days ago?
 
2012-11-20 03:25:00 PM  

OnlyM3: So a repeat from the thread 3 days ago?


Back, to the future!
 
2012-11-20 03:34:26 PM  
I see someone messed with the Time Circuits again. I blame Biff.
 
2012-11-20 03:39:00 PM  
[Nullspace Labs] represent!
wtg arko
 
2012-11-20 03:46:54 PM  
Aren't there better things to do with time and money?
 
2012-11-20 04:22:30 PM  
This bulb says "Made in Japan".
 
2012-11-20 04:56:12 PM  
88 mph=neoNazis
 
2012-11-20 06:09:54 PM  
Screen accurate is not necessarily a good thing. If you see props up close often you become disappointed with how cool they aren't. If something isn't going to be seen close up often it is a crappy prop.
 
2012-11-20 07:09:09 PM  

mjbok: Screen accurate is not necessarily a good thing. If you see props up close often you become disappointed with how cool they aren't. If something isn't going to be seen close up often it is a crappy prop.


Conc here -- I made the video and am a member of the Restoration Team. And I can tell you that the car is going to look spectacular up close. You're definitely right, many props look awful up close. But we are making sure that the car feels just as magical in real life as it does on screen.
 
2012-11-20 08:38:18 PM  

concotelli: mjbok: Screen accurate is not necessarily a good thing. If you see props up close often you become disappointed with how cool they aren't. If something isn't going to be seen close up often it is a crappy prop.

Conc here -- I made the video and am a member of the Restoration Team. And I can tell you that the car is going to look spectacular up close. You're definitely right, many props look awful up close. But we are making sure that the car feels just as magical in real life as it does on screen.


OK, I have a question for you. What happened to the car after the movies, was it torn apart like the OZ scarecrow and scattered to the winds? I really can't imagine what a prop goes through to need such an extensive restoration.
 
2012-11-20 09:14:39 PM  
I wonder if he will forget to add 10 to all the markings on the speedometer...
 
2012-11-20 09:16:57 PM  

concotelli: You're definitely right, many props look awful up close. But we are making sure that the car feels just as magical in real life as it does on screen.


That was the thing about Planet Hollywood that always amazed me. Things that looked cool on the screen looked so awful in person.
 
2012-11-20 09:19:32 PM  

mjbok: concotelli: You're definitely right, many props look awful up close. But we are making sure that the car feels just as magical in real life as it does on screen.

That was the thing about Planet Hollywood that always amazed me. Things that looked cool on the screen looked so awful in person.


You met Matt Damon?
 
2012-11-20 09:26:13 PM  

UsikFark: You met Matt Damon?


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Not amused.
 
2012-11-20 09:51:07 PM  
Meh. The regular Deloreans are more rare and interesting these days than the fugly movie clones.
 
2012-11-20 09:57:58 PM  

Spaceman Spiffed: I wonder if he will forget to add 10 to all the markings on the speedometer...


We are making sure the speedometer is the exact same as it appeared in the film. So it will go to 95, not 85.
 
2012-11-20 10:05:07 PM  
Very cool. However, I did see a Delorian some guy had(no BTTF decorations) who found it necessary to have 2 tacky DMC logo flags on the back. Weird.
 
2012-11-20 10:05:37 PM  

Tourney3p0: Meh. The regular Deloreans are more rare and interesting these days than the fugly movie clones.


Not sure if serious, but there are two Deloreans on Craigslist in my area. 13 on ebay motors. None of which are Back to Future mods.
 
2012-11-20 10:59:14 PM  

concotelli: We are making sure the speedometer is the exact same as it appeared in the film. So it will go to 95, not 85.


As a former DeLorean owner, I wish you all the best.. And I mean that.

Will you need to have all the mechanical bits sorted out and fully drivable, or will be it only be displayed statically at Universal Studios?
 
2012-11-20 11:04:25 PM  

pottie: OK, I have a question for you. What happened to the car after the movies, was it torn apart like the OZ scarecrow and scattered to the winds? I really can't imagine what a prop goes through to need such an extensive restoration.


I don't know all the details, but the "A" car (the one we're restoring) was kept at Universal Studios in Hollywood. It spent a lot of time outside, as part of the Tram Tour or out in front of the "Back to the Future" Ride. Time, weather, and souvenir hunters all took their toll on the car. Do a google search and you'll see -- it was in bad shape. Some parts were swapped & used on the other Deloreans. (Bob Gale said that pieces from cars would get swapped around as needed).

So our job is not only to restore the car, but to do a bit of archaeology. We're trying to track down all the pieces that were originally on the "A" car. It's fun, but more work than I ever could imagine.
 
2012-11-21 12:47:13 AM  
What now about big fat bernie gayle?
 
2012-11-21 12:48:21 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-21 11:55:25 AM  
Man I had access to that Universal lot once, never thought about souvenir hunting. Did see the Psycho shower camera hole though...
But nope, can't work there though, gotta work in a damn cube farm...
 
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