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If your car was on the cover of a VERY popular magazine, would it have an oil leak ?


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#41 FASTBACK340

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:17 PM

i haven't got hot rod in years...... what on these pages?


Leg me put it to you this way: If I saw pg. 77, 84, or 90 just before I died I'd be OK with it.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:05 PM

As a mini trucker, I have gone to many truck shows on the east coast. And, of coarse, have read Mini Truckin' Magazine for close to twenty years. Almost every single cover truck in recent years lays body or frame and looks really good on the cover. But 99% of them have scuffed and banged up rocker panels in person. Even if they don't drag them, some get damage when laid out on trailers. So, nothing really new to me to see a flaw to a cover vehicle. It's not like they are competing for the Riddler of anything so, it's all good.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:55 AM

As a mini trucker, I have gone to many truck shows on the east coast. And, of coarse, have read Mini Truckin' Magazine for close to twenty years. Almost every single cover truck in recent years lays body or frame and looks really good on the cover. But 99% of them have scuffed and banged up rocker panels in person. Even if they don't drag them, some get damage when laid out on trailers. So, nothing really new to me to see a flaw to a cover vehicle. It's not like they are competing for the Riddler of anything so, it's all good.



good point, pictures ALWAYS cover up flaws.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:34 PM

I drive a VW... if there's no oil under it there's no oil in it!

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 02:46 PM

I drive a VW... if there's no oil under it there's no oil in it!


:lol: I always say Chevys leak it and Fords drink it. But at least you can easily fix it when you know where it leaks.

Edited by Skydime, 13 September 2012 - 02:55 PM.


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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:23 PM

As a mini trucker, I have gone to many truck shows on the east coast. And, of coarse, have read Mini Truckin' Magazine for close to twenty years. Almost every single cover truck in recent years lays body or frame and looks really good on the cover. But 99% of them have scuffed and banged up rocker panels in person. Even if they don't drag them, some get damage when laid out on trailers. So, nothing really new to me to see a flaw to a cover vehicle. It's not like they are competing for the Riddler of anything so, it's all good.


Scrapped rockers are a little different then oil leaks. That's kind of badge of honer, like a quarter panel full of tire/bleach box left overs. You would expect that from those types of vehicles. As much as I tried when I was little, my mom wouldn't let me out of the house come hell or high water with out combing my hair and tucking my shirt in.
I guess I figured the cover shot ment a little more then some have expressed.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:22 PM

Well, all you no-leak-fanatics, never buy British!
My Rover doesn't leak oil, it marks its territory.


Which Rover? I was under the impression that Land and Range Rovers were very, veeerry distant relatives of the Jeep, that marking it's territory could be hereditary!

If you can show me an old Jeep that isn't leaking, I can show you a Jeep that needs it's fluid levels checked :P

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:35 AM

Can somebody scan the pic and post it here? I'm not buying Hot Rod just to see it.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:00 PM

Posted Image

Major, no
Makes it any less of an incredible car, no
REALLY hard to see, don't think so.
Just. Something I noticed and thought I would bring up, see what everyone else though, I don't think it calls for a total tear down, heck I would probly run it, and who knows, maybe it has a crankcase problem with the super charger. But a rag would have taken care of it for the shoot.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:06 PM

That's the pic that everybody is posting about? I'm EXTREMELY disappointed. I thought it was some big deal, but it's nothing.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:15 PM

That's the pic that everybody is posting about? I'm EXTREMELY disappointed. I thought it was some big deal, but it's nothing.


That's pretty good compared to my Jeep :blink:

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:19 PM

That's the pic that everybody is posting about? I'm EXTREMELY disappointed. I thought it was some big deal, but it's nothing.

I would love to know what the guy who's car didn't make the cover thinks...

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:24 PM

Seems like for a photoshoot, the owner could just take a rag to the chrome and clean it up a bit.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:12 PM

Could somebody please post page 76, 84, or 90...... :grin:

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:39 PM

Could somebody please post page 76, 84, or 90...... :grin:


finally got to see pages 76, 84 and 90. nice, but that rat-rod style chick dosn't do much for me. i found myself flipping back to the cars

as far as the oil leak, when i see this guy at the local cruize, i can say, "hey, your car was in Hot Rod abd it leaks oil" how proud will he be that i know his car by the oil leak.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:46 PM

I am to picky about my own car. if l had a muscle car it would be perfect.

I am to picky about my own car. if l had a muscle car it would be perfect.

Why, then you wouldn't want to drive it and that's NO fun!

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 04:06 AM

finally got to see pages 76, 84 and 90. nice, but that rat-rod style chick dosn't do much for me. i found myself flipping back to the cars


I agree, I'm not a fan of tatt'ed up gals. But look at her eyes....

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 03:18 AM

I agree, I'm not a fan of tatt'ed up gals. But look at her eyes....


those are not real eyes, they are photoshopped in.... probably like the oil leak.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 04:32 AM

They had eyes ???

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 07:40 AM

those are not real eyes, they are photoshopped in.... probably like the oil leak.


Now that's funny!

Everybody should take a deeeeeeep breath and pump the brakes..... Let's have fifty posts debating the validity of some of those Gals assets . At least study those pictures for faults would be enjoyable!

BTW: Whenever I have my car at a show or cruise and someone tries and pick my car apart I just ask them where their car is. The critics usually shut up and move along.....