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In Topic: what kind of Pontiac?

17 March 2015 - 01:52 PM

Buick has used Chevy's inline six in their cars before the energy crisis. A Special and the Skylark could be had with one in 1969.


In Topic: What did you see on the road today?

17 March 2015 - 01:33 PM

Around here I see a lot of cars with matt rubber paint on them. They are painted but it is more like the wrapping in that it is not permanent and one does not flat the existing paint to put it on. Not sure how they put it on but you can take it of just like it was wrappingfoil. A guy I worked with had a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo XCIIIVIMCX (or whatever...) with matt black rubberpaint on top on the orginial silver paint. When I was going to sell it, he just removed the paint.

That would be something called Plasti-dip.

In Topic: Suppose there's an IRS under there?

17 March 2015 - 01:19 PM

Kudos to you, Atmobil. You know how the world works. Myself, I don't get into the stance scene but I don't hate it. I admire the work and thinking that goes into the design. One of my friends has a old school Beetle with stanced wheels...kinda looks cool. As with anything, there is a right way and a wrong way to design the parts. Since Lownslow is a machinist and a designer, I'm sure he knows what he's doing under his car. I've seen some crazy unsafe stuff out there regardless of the type of car scene they were in. In my age area, we know the likes of Buterra and Winfield and the Alexander Bros do/did some great and awesome things properly, but if I myself tried to replicate those builds, I'd seriously screw them up. But I can build wiring harnesses like a Boss.

In Topic: What did you see on the road today?

17 March 2015 - 12:58 PM

Saw a really nice 69 Nova covered in dust. Musta just been pulled outa winter storage.

In Topic: What did you see on the road today?

17 March 2015 - 12:57 PM



What are 'wraps'?



Same stuff they use to decorate NASCAR racers. They are not painted anymore except for the base color. If you see a Eddie's Window Treatments van, that graphic is a wrap. When it's life as a work van is through, they remove the wrap leaving a plain white (usually) paint job which is better for resale.