.....Originally posted by mera7:[/b]
SOME quick reference mera facts:
vin number showing its an 87 or 88
mera id sticker-------------------->NOT FOR SURE.
two piece sail/quarter panels
ford reverse lights
vitaloni mirrors/early cars had manual dr side, later cars had both pwr--------->NEED TO FIND THE DATE OF CHANGE OVER.
vitaloni joystick controller--------->MY TAKE ON THIS IS CONCERNING THE LT/RT SELECTOR SWITCH.....#6001 AND I DO NOT HAVE.....(PICTURE CONFIRMED) with no pwr dr mirror we do not need. super good thing. one of the best FOR ME ANYWAY.you all know i got the lowest Number Mera.....here right?
well cept #6001. so far "on paper".
side markers integrated into body line----->TRUE.NEED TO FIND IF THEY ARE MOULDED OR CUT IN....LIKE THAT "ZILLION" VIDEO...ON FIEROSAILS.whatever
non vented front hood
2 pce aluminum brackets behind qtr sails--------->nice! i forgot about those. dam
sheet rock looking screws in the reverse light backing area------->THE FUNNIEST COMMON LINK BETWEEN THE '87'S AND 88'S
2 slat radiator grill----------------->MOST ASSUREDLY A GREAT PIECE TO HAVE (RODNEY CONFIRMED)
aluminum engine grill----------->NEED TO FIND IF cc IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ROUNDING THE POINTS FOUND ON EARLY CARS. another great discovery and/or common link with THE EARLY PROD. MERAS. within the first 5....so far...(PICTURE CONFIRMED)
snakeskin finish alum trunk covers----->YES.....this has been a ??. the back of my alum plate, on the back says "AUTO".....this question of "what does the "AUTO" mean"...answers 2 ways #1-it is in, "AUTO" like in AUTO-moblie car....
#2 "AUTO" could mean in my case "AUTO-MATIC" car.....yes a bloody AUTOMATIC 1987 MERA like mine...
also it would be nice to know the ratio of AUTOMATICS to MANUALS.....for both years.
2 piece louvered head light covers---------->NOTHER FINE EXAMPLE OF "MERA STATUS"....clout and panash.
leather 308 knock off seats/optional-------->I NEED MORE HARDCOPY ON THIS. I HAVE PICTURE PROOF, BUT NO WORDS.....AND NO MENTION SO FAR IN CC DOCUMENTS.....CEPT FOR THE "MERA CUSTOM LEATHER" LETTER THAT STATES IT COSTS $200 THING.....LOOSE END STILL, NOT FINISHED
88 Cromodoras/optional ---------->THIS ONE NEEDS TO BE CONFIRMED IT WAS AN OPTION. not just the only option. that make sence?? they were not offered early on, thus the painted "lace" wheels....BUT COULD ONE ORDER, SAY A late 1988 MERA AFTER THE CROMODORAS WERE AVIALBLE WITH LACE'es. ARE THE CROMA'S A TRUE "OPTION". LIKE AN "EXTRA'? good info to know.
i will update this list as more people chime in with more details.
now its your lovable Batousai.....bringing you the latest update.....
here is the FACTS VS FICTION and the known from the unkown. SO FAR.....with my little notes added. first time they all have been catagorized.....dang! Mike thats my job!
ATTA'BOY MIKE......the ball is in play and IT IS SHOWTIME!!
a little early tho....i aint seen any snow yet......but still, its on.
and when i say "I" i mean "WE" ......you guys know i do not hoard info. i cant, IMPOSSIBLE! see my post count if you think i can
i have to tell you. its in my nature.....
tho.....i will (and have) admit, i do have copies of the Mera Newsletters.....and i also have had requests to forward them too.....well up till now my actions or lack of .....were due to a respect for a very well known Mera Expert and it being his "property"....he still has the final say.....i have asked him a number of times, his opinion on this subject and have yet to recieve any word.....i did not want to put him on "Blast" here, so all requests have been PM'S and email so far. but recent transgressions have made me wonder "WHO IS THE MERA EXPERT?"
Now i know that Rodney obviously sticks his head in from time to time....but the one time he has anything to say its to almost start a fight worthy of the "trashcan"
...all along through this thread he has remained silent.....thats my PROBLEM with what happened earlier with Mike.....hes got nothing to say then when he does its an attack.
i will claim to know more Mera facts than anybody. (unless you read this entire thread....then you will too
) but after making the above Masterpiece. (Thanks again, Mike).......now we all know.......and have always known for the last year or so......i will ask a topic related only request .....
RODNEY?? will you Re-open the Mera Registery.....and disclose any and all information on the world wide web......i will help. I.....scratch that, WE, already have, as seen collected in this emourmous thread. BIG THANKS TO TOMMY FOR THE PLACE TO CRASH!!!! DIG IT BRAGH!
WE ALL....know that there has been new Owners and new Mera found here and those that were thought, long lost to International Exports....they are found...1 Sweden....1 England....and maybe 1 in Spain.
all you need to do is send me the info. i will take it from there. even got POSTAGE PRE-PAID. its obvious all the credit is to.... and will go to, you.....how about it??
Hope you all do not take this as Mean or Rude......its not meant that way.
with the demise of Pontiac the time is now to prepare a working collection of facts about the Meras and set them in stone, so when the "History Books" come a calling we have a general statement to make for inclusion. we can not miss this point in time.
now lets make for PARTY!!!!
speaking of party.....We still need to make plans for a Mera get togeather....BY THE WAY. lessen yer yella.....i vote some place warm...flat with twisties.....in the middle of nowhere. desert?? i mean Vegas is my nod. no better yet. DENVER, CO.....to Vegas!!
them V8's are gonna need some room to streach. hahahahaaa....
[This message has been edited by batousai666 (edited 11-16-2010).]