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post #31 of 52 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 18, 8:11 AM
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didn't all you old guys drive these cars in the 70's and 80's when they were cheap and worthless looking wore out and tired needing paint. so this trend is nothing new
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Me and a buddy are planning to build a 67-72 Chevy truck with nothing but leftover mismatched parts with an LS drivetrain . I think it will be fun .We have frames ,cabs ,beds ,wheels and most every body part ,just need a drivetrain .
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Me and a buddy are planning to build a 67-72 Chevy truck with nothing but leftover mismatched parts with an LS drivetrain . I think it will be fun .We have frames ,cabs ,beds ,wheels and most every body part ,just need a drivetrain .
This seems to be the trend.... I have seen a ton of cars that retain the "patina" look. No paint /bodywork, just fix the drivetrain, clear coat over the rust, drive, drive, drive....

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post #34 of 52 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 18, 5:07 PM Thread Starter
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didn't all you old guys drive these cars in the 70's and 80's when they were cheap and worthless looking wore out and tired needing paint. so this trend is nothing new
It is new in the sense that a lot of guys getting these cars back on the road weren't born when the "old guys" were driving them around in the 70s and 80s.
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I've been watching roadkill from the beginning and I think it's exactly what this hobby needed. So many old cars sitting rotting away because they need full restorations, paint, or whatever reason. Get the mechanics done on them and just drive it and enjoy it. If a car is too nice I don't think you can fully enjoy driving it.
It appears as if they may save drag racing as well. The "Zip Tie Drags" and "Roadkill Nights" are drawing tens of thousands whenever they run their junk.


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I think the only difference is these guys don't want to spend the money on a rattle can primer paint job. Even now, I think I'd prefer a primer gray Chevelle to bad/worn paint. I'm not a fan of "patina", particularly when clear coated.

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dont mind old paint or primer one bit

never got the whole "rust is cool" thing, cl is full of them and wanting $

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post #38 of 52 (permalink) Old Jan 29th, 18, 5:03 PM
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Here is one of those overpriced patina wagons, this is one is mine (LOL) 396/325 with some nice options. All original except wheels and battery, still has the gum wrappers in the ash trays from the original owners from the 80's. Was parked in 1988, came back to life 10 months ago.
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This is the theme I've gone with and mostly because the paint and body would take years and way more $ than I want to put into the car.
Nice clean engine bay, fresh motor, nice interior and I've done up the suspension along with wheels and tires. It's fun to drive, turns heads and I don't worry about parking lot dings. I even painted the roof with matching single stage and "patina'ed" it a little. The paint is way worse than it looks in the photo.
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I like the patina look myself . I recently bought a 72 Chevy longbed 4x4 from the desert of California . It has been naturally sandblasted on the hood and front fenders ,has thin paint elsewhere and dents .I have a very nice restored 72 Shortbed that I like but the 4x4 is my favorite driver .
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It is new in the sense that a lot of guys getting these cars back on the road weren't born when the "old guys" were driving them around in the 70s and 80s.
In 1967 my daily driver was a 58 TR3. Winter was just so much fun. Side curtains didn't keep much heat in!

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At car shows and roll-ins I walk right past cars that have a base coat clear coat mirror paint job, and walk right up to the dull lacquer paint...love that look! Nothing worse that looking at a paint job that looks like a colored mirror, can't even see the cars shape, all I see is myself and everyone standing behind me.
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Since I bought the '68 in my profile pic 4 years ago, I've been torn between restoring it or preservation as-is. Leaning now towards the latter. Do the upgraded safety stuff, mainly disc brakes and radial tires, and just DRIVE it! It already has 125,000 on it and still runs like new (almost). If something breaks, I'll fix it.

It still looks just the pic, but maybe give it a bath?....

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In 1967 my daily driver was a 58 TR3. Winter was just so much fun. Side curtains didn't keep much heat in!
I had a 58 MGA back in 1968, but living in the Phoenix area it wasn't too bad in the winter. Also had a 62 Impala to drive if it got real cold or I had to travel more than across town.

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Here is one of those overpriced patina wagons, this is one is mine (LOL) 396/325 with some nice options. All original except wheels and battery, still has the gum wrappers in the ash trays from the original owners from the 80's. Was parked in 1988, came back to life 10 months ago.
Ooooh, I like that.

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