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#2410412 - 11/28/17 08:38 PM Re: Coolest build I have seen in a while... [Re: Moparnut426]
LA360 Offline
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I like it, some details aren't to my liking, but I like the general aesthetic of the car. I like the over engineered aspect of the car, in a high end car, it's what really stands out to me. I've always liked the old aircraft Bomber style dimple die holes and blind rivets as well.

Nice paint doesn't make the car faster, so it's never been something that appeals to me. My own car won't be getting repainted. I would have fixed the rust in the rear quarter panels though.


Edited by LA360 (11/28/17 08:40 PM)
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#2410551 - 11/29/17 01:48 AM Re: Coolest build I have seen in a while... [Re: Dragula]
Dave Hall Offline
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I like it. Thanks for sharing. Pretty sure it's built to be street driven. Docile cam and small turbos. It'll pull like a freight train. Probably weighs close to a new Challenger or Camaro.

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#2411042 - 11/29/17 08:58 PM Re: Coolest build I have seen in a while... [Re: Centerline]
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Loc: Utah, USA
Originally Posted By Centerline
I'd be way more impressed if he had done the work himself. Anyone with more money than sense can afford to have professionals do mind blowing work, but I have much more respect for the guy who does the best he can with a limited budget and basic tools in his own garage. Cash can buy talent, but it can't make you talented.


Yes Sir, I agree with you 100 percent.

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#2411215 - 11/30/17 09:32 AM Re: Coolest build I have seen in a while... [Re: 1964superstock]
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Originally Posted By 1964superstock
Originally Posted By Centerline
I'd be way more impressed if he had done the work himself. Anyone with more money than sense can afford to have professionals do mind blowing work, but I have much more respect for the guy who does the best he can with a limited budget and basic tools in his own garage. Cash can buy talent, but it can't make you talented.


Yes Sir, I agree with you 100 percent.

richard rawling comment perhaps ? biggrin
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#2411222 - 11/30/17 09:37 AM Re: Coolest build I have seen in a while... [Re: moparx]
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Originally Posted By moparx
Originally Posted By 1964superstock
Originally Posted By Centerline
I'd be way more impressed if he had done the work himself. Anyone with more money than sense can afford to have professionals do mind blowing work, but I have much more respect for the guy who does the best he can with a limited budget and basic tools in his own garage. Cash can buy talent, but it can't make you talented.


Yes Sir, I agree with you 100 percent.

richard rawling comment perhaps ? biggrin
beer


That was my comment. Richard Rawling is an A$$hole! Photo was part of an underhanded internet marketing scheme that flooded forums with similar pics promoting Gas Monkey Garage the first time it was proposed. Didn't work then and the network put it on hold for 2 years before its first airing.



Edited by Centerline (11/30/17 09:43 AM)
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#2411246 - 11/30/17 10:16 AM Re: Coolest build I have seen in a while... [Re: Centerline]
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he,he,he. i meant your comment could apply to richard rawlings as well. "money can't make you talented". laugh2
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#2411332 - 11/30/17 01:04 PM Re: Coolest build I have seen in a while... [Re: moparx]
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I don't like the idea of forming, making and welding the frame up with flat stock work
What say you guys more knowing about doing this?
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#2411376 - 11/30/17 02:18 PM Re: Coolest build I have seen in a while... [Re: Cab_Burge]
cudatom Offline
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Registered: 02/24/03
Posts: 677
Loc: Massillon, Ohio
Originally Posted By Cab_Burge
I wonder if he still has a hot rod fab shop opened for business?
If so why farm it out work
It needs painting twocents


Cab I agree w/the paint part. Looks half done. Never got into the patina crap or rat rod fad. All the engineering and fab work in the world wont overcome the ugly exterior.

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#2411418 - 11/30/17 04:14 PM Re: Coolest build I have seen in a while... [Re: Dragula]
dthemi Offline
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With complete respect for all of the talent, skill, and money necessary to complete that build, for me it's hideous. I don't like turbos I don't like the interior styling, and I like paint.

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#2411432 - 11/30/17 04:45 PM Re: Coolest build I have seen in a while... [Re: Dragula]
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To say he isn’t tallented or capable of doing this is making a false statement.
He is in the position to pay for a build like this precisely because of his skills. Unless you are a true “do it yourselfer” with actual experience in metal fab, maybe you just can’t recognize it. He is a rare breed of modern metal fabricator. He would be just as comfortable being a blacksmith as building a billet wheel.
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#2411491 - 11/30/17 07:39 PM Re: Coolest build I have seen in a while... [Re: moparx]
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Originally Posted By moparx
he,he,he. i meant your comment could apply to richard rawlings as well. "money can't make you talented". laugh2
beer


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#2411546 - 11/30/17 08:40 PM Re: Coolest build I have seen in a while... [Re: TRENDZ]
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Originally Posted By TRENDZ
To say he isn’t tallented or capable of doing this is making a false statement.
He is in the position to pay for a build like this precisely because of his skills. Unless you are a true “do it yourselfer” with actual experience in metal fab, maybe you just can’t recognize it. He is a rare breed of modern metal fabricator. He would be just as comfortable being a blacksmith as building a billet wheel.


Nice to see a positive post or two about this. I have been in the metal fabrication game for 35 years but I have never put out a job of this high standard. If I wanted a car at this level I would need to get help and pay for the work to be done, this should not be frowned on.

Yeah there is a few things I would have done different but would I knock it ? No way.
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#2411725 - 12/01/17 08:58 AM Re: Coolest build I have seen in a while... [Re: Cab_Burge]
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Originally Posted By Cab_Burge
I don't like the idea of forming, making and welding the frame up with flat stock work
What say you guys more knowing about doing this?

biggest concern doing it this way is to NOT grind the weld away radiusing the corners to make it appear super smooth. if the weld bead is not compromised by grinding it away, it will be as strong as if it was a one piece chunk. takes some practice to get right, however. hope this makes some sense.
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