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Snotty

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« on: October 26, 2010, 08:45:17 AM »

I didn't shoot very many pictures this time, but here are a few Mopars I saw, plus a few others....  Enjoy!
 

This '55 was nicely customized.  He had a new Hemi under the hood.  The interior was trick too.
 

Aren't those vents from a Magnum?  They look so familier to me.
 

Yes, there was an A-100, unfortunately some Dude put a BB Chevy in it.  Boo!
 

I caught Jerry in mid-sentence.
 

I likey!!  I likey lots!!!
 

Ugly, but unique.  Still had the /6.
 

Brain Frick had his car there - it drew attention as it always does!
 

When was the last time you saw a poly motor in a rod?
 

OK, question time.  In what car did I find this GM product?
 

Could it be Mike Webber's '62 Savoy!!!
 

Yes, this car!!!  I told Mike I'm blowing that one up and showing the Club Members at our next meeting!!!!  :-)  (He said the stuff works well.  Right!)
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2010, 09:54:06 AM »


Reminds me of how kids dress when you ask them to look like hippies.  Got it totally wrong.


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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2010, 10:07:02 AM »

Although it's a matter of taste, I disagree Stan.  My Son loves the look, and obviously, so do others.
 
It's not for me, but that has nothing to do with the "way it was done back then."  Back then they also rode on bias-ply tires - no thanks!  Give me radials any day.  I really dislike the "rat look, " but if it's what someone wants to do it's their car.
 
Customizing was never about what was, but what the owner wants to do.
 
As I said, I don't like the flat black either but I do respect the work has been done.
 
I'm the same with low-riders.  I can't stand what gets doen to otherwise fine cars, but I really respect the paint and interior work that is often done on them.  I'd like them to paint my car - just leave my suspension alone! 
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2010, 11:00:02 AM »


What's really kinda different is the new trend to what my son calls "
'hood rides",  where the look is to spray flat clear poly over the
rusted surface, keeping all the original paint and surface rust, but
preserving it with the clear.  Kinda intriguing. At least they
keep them original in appearance.



IMO low riders, slamming, 22" rims...all that is just plain dumb. Flat
black, flames, candy colors... cliche, totally unimaginative and
downright boring. Resto rods and the legacy look: cool.


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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2010, 11:25:41 AM »

Lovin that 55 wagon!!  And the cross rams on and open engine rod...I sooooo wanted to do that!!  And then what kind of manifolds are those on the poly motor...I've never seen the likes??

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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2010, 12:40:38 PM »


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Although it's a matter of taste, I disagree Stan. 



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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2010, 12:43:18 PM »

And another thing.....

So there! 

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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2010, 12:44:55 PM »

And lastly, I still want it!



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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2010, 08:52:05 PM »

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I'm complaining about everybody rat rodding their cars THINKING they're duplicating cars of back in the day.  
 
Here's where we disagree Stan; who is saying this?  I go to a lot of Custom Shows and I've not heard one person tell me they've done their car like "back in the day."  And, whether they were done a certain way "back then" or not is irrelevant to me - I like customized cars.  The word is "custom" not "cloned."
 
If you have had people actually tell you they did it a certain way to copy an old style, fine, but I'm not hearing people say that on the West Coast.
 
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2010, 08:53:17 PM »

Quote from: Commando1
And lastly, I still want it!



Ah, for the right price Mike can build you one!  He does great work!
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« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2010, 08:58:28 PM »

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I agree there.  I've never much liked shows that "glorify" a past era - American Grafitti exempted.  Henry Winkler never much cared for the popularity of Fonzie.  By his own admission "Fonzies" were "punks in leather jackets."
 
For this same reason I've never watched a minute of "That '70s Show."  I do not want to see how my apethetic era would be glorfied by Hollywood.
 
They probably got the clothes wrong too....
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« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2010, 04:20:21 AM »



I'm too much an anal 'form follows function' guy.  If it's not essential, dump it.  That's why at the top of my most desirable vehicles is the old Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser.  

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« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2010, 08:40:38 AM »

Oooo, with a small block in it?  Hate to say it, but those beg for a Chevy 350!
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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2010, 04:37:10 AM »

FJ40 Land Cruiser - now there is a cool vehicle but a notorious rust
bucket, a friend had one and finally had to give up and scrap it -
better get one from AZ... Chris is good at findin'.

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« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2010, 06:49:43 AM »

Those are the best looking ram horn exhaust manifolds I have ever seen, too, and the cross ram intake really looks sweet. Clearcoating the old paint job is referred to as maintaining the patina look. I hate the 22inch wheels, gotta have 15inch wheels in 60 series for me, get below 50 series and the ride just doesn't work for me, although I will say they are better quality durability than they were when they first came out (low profile tires that is). The flat black stuff, I always preferred the grey or red primer if that was the idea, which is more realistic that flat black primer. Have to have some chrome or stainless trim. I think the first picture of the '55 wagon really needs some/part of the chrome grille to clean up the front, but she is nice, always love 2door wagons (and A100s).
 
Thanks for the pictures.
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