I have been trying to research "Street Freaks" from the 70s. I can not find that much info, but from what I can find they look pretty cool. I was born in '75 so I really do not remember seeing cars like that on the road. Actually in my area .. northern VA I never really saw a lot of modded cars. When I was 5 or 6 I could identify any car on the road, and by the time I was old enough to buy my own Hot Rod magazines in the mid 80s it was the age of monochrome and pastel colored cars with a different look, and later on Pro-Street
My question is, does the front end have to be raised up to be considered a Street Freak?
The common denominator seems to be a 60s or 70s car with a wild forced induction system, Big rear tires, Cragars, Daisy wheels, or Centerlines, and Flames or Yellow/Orange Grpahics, or almost lowrider-esqe panel graphics.
What generally happens to a customized car once the trend is no longer fashionable? Do people generally try to turn it into something else? or are there garages full of Pro-street, pastel colored hot rods just waiting for it to be cool again? What will happen to all the pro touring cars people built? Where do all the out of style wheels end up? What happened to all those Billet wheels from the 80s and 90s ?
Would the The good old Monogram Camaro z/28 be a street freak right out of the box? (yeah I know the kit has issues but it is just plain fun to build)
I have been using an airbrush over 20 years now, and I have yet to come up with a good way to clean metal color cups. For glass bottles and plastic bottle tops, Purple Pond works great, but Purple Stuff ruins metal. I use mostly enamel, so I have resorted to putting them in a jar of lacquer thinner and using paper towels and q-tips to try and get them clean. When I use Acrylics, I can get them clean with soap and water or at worst windex.
So.. I am working on a 79ish camaro which is going to be a low buck bracket racer. The look I am going for with the front is new replacement parts in the black epoxy coat of new fenders, the hood will be a totally different color with Z-28 decals, as though it was picked from a junk yard, and the rest of the body is to depict a base model (presumably hit in the front at some point) I painted the body Burgundy, which was a factory color. The paint job came out better than expected. What is a good way to make it look faded and tired, as though this car was a 25 year old survivor? Ideas? The roof had some paint boogers so I was thinking of some gray paint to look like a primered spot Thanks