As far as my "dissertation" I am not an professional writer, just thought it was odd and again, most all volunteers there was over the top nice and kind, and maybe it is too much work to get all so many changes or even part of them, but it seemed nobody that matters wanted to hear change? (just an observation)
Just makes plain sense, if you want people to get involved, get them involved in Judging, I realize some are there to party and are past the "I want to make my car better thing" when we quit learning we whither (If that's the word)
And how much better could it be to be with the experts during a Judging of (NOT your car, but other) for instance what this guy did is in-correct, but could of been a "Fix" that was done at the dealer later, nuances of what could be right and wrong, and although the assembly book is a guide, it does not mean it necessarily happen at all plants.
It is just my opinion, open discussion thoughts and will admit, although a long time member, I am not as active as I would like due to health issues within my family, but made it a priority to make the 50th anniversary of the 67 Impala / B-Body, too me it works when everyone gets involved, not just a few and to hear this is how we do it. (Period)
Too me it is a closed mind, just trying to stir the minds that care.
On another note my car is mostly 67 correct in appearance, but nowhere close to the original build sheet it has, slowly working on period correct SS427 parts, most in hand, it will never be one, but going from a 283 pg a/c p/s car to an SS427 4 speed klohne or clone, re-creation, or whatever
(Thanks to Warren, that is a complement btw ) some prior owner won't be able to sell it as one, mine is a Doraville car so no codes on the tag below the paint code, all is on build sheet is in the left Qrt arm rest and the POP in glove box, I just want one I can drive and enjoy, and look somewhat correct, not to look at in a trailer or pull it out only at a show, so the numbers game goes away, (just hope the funds hold out till I get it finished)
I am usually long winded because I want to heard in every detail I can think of and yes it will take time to "absorb", and hope other comment on it as well.
I spoke to Don K. about it at the convention, but he was pretty busy, and I get it, it was his first convention with the NIA, I am sure he will hear about it, Sometimes you need to come in the back door, I also posted my "dissertation", (NOT manifesto ) on "Chevy Talk" in all of the Impala forums to 79? remember this is my opinion not a criticism
Board is slow, so thought I might get some thoughts and ideas.