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  1. Don't give up Dave. It's people like you that keep the board interesting. I get this BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH all the time,

  2. Tired of your normal build subjects?

    Sorry if this topic offended some of you. It was meant to be a funny look at some really messed up cars, not a slam on your favorite builds. I'll go back to lurking in the background now. Heaven forbid I should ever try to brighten your day with a little humor again. DJ
  3. Tired of your normal build subjects?

    This one looks like something from a 007 film.
  4. Tired of your normal build subjects?

    https://yeahmotor.com/cars/bad-car-mods/?version=X2&utm_source=TabBTF ModsA2 DESK 1003a&utm_medium=Taboola&utm_campaign=TabBTF ModsA2 DESK 1003a Looking for something a bit out of the ordinary for your next project? Maybe you are tired of the same-old same-old hot rod/F1/NASCAR/whatever? Looking to get rid of a few pieces from the parts box that you could never figure out what to do with? Well, you just hit the mother load of inspiration!
  5. I can't believe it.

    I had a friend who worked at Hobby Lobby. He got me about a dozen kits that they were throwing out because someone had opened them. Several were complete but three low rider kits were missing the wire wheels and tiny tires.
  6. Anyone interested in this one?

    I have the pickup truck version of that I would let go for half that price if anyone is interested! ;-)
  7. What do you miss about classic cars or cars of the past?

    One of the things I miss most is Options! Most new vehicles have packages that include different stuff but you can't pick and choose. If you want navigation, you have to buy the high end package with Bose sound, heated power seats, sun roof, etc. Individual options are rare. The other thing I miss is interior colors. When I ordered a new Camaro in 1975, I had the choice of at least 6 interior colors (white, tan, black, blue, red, green) and you could actually get those with any combo exterior color. If you wanted a black car with red interior, no problem. Now your interior is tied to the exterior color and if you have any choice at all, it is beige or gray.
  8. Those old custom were changed over years as the tastes and judging rules changed. One issue was the way points were given out in the contests. Each change from stock added points to the score. The top scorer won, many times at the cost of appearance. That is how the Kookie Kar went from an awesome T bucket to a god-awful mess.
  9. The Collier Collection, lots of classic cars

    Amazing collection. Thanks for the link!
  10. Why did the paint crinkle?

    Respray was too soon. Enamels can take days to fully cure. Any top coat applied before then will cause the older coat to wrinkle. A dehydrator can help reduce the cure time.
  11. The alternator on the vast majority of cars and trucks is belt driven and is often moved to a custom location depending on the car, frame, accessories, etc. The starter on a classic small block Chevy with very few exceptions is mounted low on the passenger side. It has to engage the flywheel inside the bell housing area. A very few modern engines mount the starter under the intake manifold where it would not be seen on a model.
  12. airbrush newb questions

    One noisy compressor you may want to stay away from is the Harbor Freight pancake model that goes on sale for $39.99 every few months. I have one and it works well, driving my brad nailers with no issue, but that sucker will run you out of a small room with all the racket it makes.
  13. OH NUTS!

    Yeah, but does it have it's own song? "Oh I wish I were an Oscar Meyer Weiner..." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeFCZ8n6MVU
  14. What made the Edsel fail ?

    Imho, the styling was part of it but another part was timing. It is hard to bring out a new, more expensive model when the economy is taking a downturn. Ford just blew it all around.
  15. Car Repair Ripoffs 1: Dealerships

    I grew up in the automotive repair industry and I can tell you for a fact that it does not just happen at dealerships. I have seen it all over the years from charging for repairs not done to doing repairs not needed. Charging premium prices for substandard replacement parts was common. Most shops were honest but even the best shop foreman cannot keep track of everything going on in his bays. Playing CYA also happened many times. A tech would break something because he did not know what he was doing or he was trying to take a shortcut to beat the book and the shop would charge the car owner for their misdeed. I could write a book....