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#21 CorvairJim

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:36 PM

I really enjoyed Overhaulin'... back when we had cable. That was one of the first things we got rid of when the economy tanked. My wife and daughter had sent Chip several requests for him to do my '66 Corvair. They figured that, since they had already done an example of every other Chevy available in 1966, they had to do a Corvair to complete the set. It might as well have been mine! Due to the economy and not getting overtime at work, I had to sell the car in 2009.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:42 PM

I've seen a few episodes of this. Car building TV-programs are always enjoyable, so is this one too. Only thing I don't like in this program is that they make too modern cars for my taste. Well, overall I would be looking forward to it, but I know that new episodes will be shown maybe in 2015 here in Finland.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 01:47 AM

October? Works for me. Glad to see my no. 1 gearhead program back.
And Velocity is/was running a couple of episodes from the original run that did not air.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 02:23 AM

I found out Velocity is channel 1235 for me. Will someone send a reminder before the October 2 show?

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 03:54 AM

I'll try to remember Jim.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:56 PM

Recently watched a rerun of the new season premier and I noticed something's different. It's not the cast or the opening, which both have changed, but its the way the show feels like it is scripted, just like Chip's wd40 commercials. Being an overhaulin fan, I still remember the old shows and the new ones are way different. I like Jessie, but I miss Courtney and I don't find Chris irritating at all, though I can understand why some might. Fortunately for me, they have started airing reruns on discovery channel as well as a new episode on tonight. I don't know if they will air every Monday but I hope they will.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:16 PM

Watched the first couple episodes of the new season, and I will say they are way better than the older episodes, at least in terms of the format. I was never fond of the whole "tricking the mark" deal, since it seemed to take up way too much of the episode's time. I prefer now, where they show more of the ideas from the mark's family/friends, plus have more time to build. I also like the way that they're doing the reveals since they can see the car before finding out that they're on the show.

I also enjoyed how in the truck episode, Chip listened to the suggestions and didn't put on his usual large-diameter wheels. I think however they should have tried to retrofit the Cadillac valve covers.

Edited by Jordan White, 15 October 2012 - 04:18 PM.


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Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:35 PM

I am enjoying the new format very much as well. I also like the fact that they are less time constrained.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:53 PM

I noticed that they have stopped the 7 day builds and have concentrated on building and finishing the vehicle. The format is slightly different and I like the fact that at the end of the show, they let the mark drive the car and that annoying theme song "I am gasoline" does NOT play when they start up the vehicle!

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:07 PM

I'm an Overhaulin' fan also. Really enjoyed AJ being on the show. I can do without the welder chick regardless of how talented she is with a torch. She looks like a train wreck and definitely not a likable TV personality (it is TV yeah?). I'll tune in regardless, Chip is awesome.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:45 AM

I like the overhauled overhauling too! Courtney & AJ were annoying, just window dressing. Jessie can do, plus she's not THAT bad on screen. Besides, if I want to see girlies, I'll go elsewhere. As for the show itself, say what you want.... Chip is the real-deal. And his A team ain't too bad either.

Great show, now if the rest of the garbage on cable would get their acts together.


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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:48 AM

I haven't had a chance to see the show, but I miss Jessie from Extreme 4x4. I was never a real fan of Courtney or AJ. I always found the role they played in the show was rather a waste of time that they could have spent showing more of the building process.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:53 AM

I gave up on the car shows when they became on long continuous ad for the parts warehouses and manufacturers and little about the vehicle.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:27 AM

I gave up on the car shows when they became on long continuous ad for the parts warehouses and manufacturers and little about the vehicle.


I can understand your point however you have to realize without those companies donating parts in return for the publicity and advertisement, the show would not exist.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 12:13 PM

I can understand your point however you have to realize without those companies donating parts in return for the publicity and advertisement, the show would not exist.


But when it is one big commercial from beginning to end with little substance as to what the show "was" supposed to be about. Well, you lose interest.
If you put the clock on it there were more commercial time than show time and then the hawking of products in the show.........

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 12:55 PM

Eh, at least it's not as bad as on the Powerblock on Speed. Out of a half hour show, there's probably only 15 minutes of actual worthwhile content.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:59 PM

They have stopped the pranking which got old after a while on the original show and the show now has a lighter air to it. I noticed that Chip is now an Executive Producer and the show seems to have a different production team behind it. Many members of the original A-Team have returned and there are some new faces, too. I'm still not sure about Jessi as my favorite co-host was AJ. She didn't know much about cars, but she was eye candy that i enjoyed looking at.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:23 AM

I watch it on the Discovery Channel

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:03 PM

my favorite co-host was AJ. She didn't know much about cars


...and the reason she got the job was that she was producer 'Bud' Brutsman's girlfriend

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:46 AM

I'll watch the show if they fix a car I'm interested in. Too bad they kept Chris. That guy is annoying. I'm glad they added Jesse. She is a very talented fabricator.