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post #46 of 52 (permalink) Old Jan 30th, 18, 9:51 AM
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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.
I like that even more.

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I have mixed feelings on this trend. I hate the fake patina hipster cars, but really like a well done hotrod with naturally weathered paint.

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My '65 Nova is very solid, but has a lot of wavy panels from when 16-yr old me tried to do body work in 1988. It is covered with a cheap Ermine White Acrylic Enamel paint job, done at home in a single car garage back in '88. It has some rust bubbles popping through here and there. The interior is nice, and the engine compartment is detailed.

For years I really wanted to re-do the car and make it "nice". I've changed my mind recently. It's fine as-is.

It won't win any car shows, but I have fun with it, and it still turns heads. There is no reason to sink a ton of cash into paint and body work, and have it stranded in "paint jail" when I can be driving it!
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I just started watching it when Velocity started running the older Roadkill shows. I'd heard of it but never watched. Now I'm hooked. I absolutely love it. Motor Trend on demand has a ton of shows so I'm not missing Velocity much since I dropped cable. And now I understand MT is going to start carrying the Velocity stuff anyway.
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Sort of did the same thing with my truck, but with a modern twist. It's turned into quite the trend especially after the Hot Rod Crown Hick cam out. But lots of folks have done the frame swaps for years now.
Bought the truck cheap. Got a 2010 Vic interceptor from a local auction for a great price. Basically re-bodied the truck onto the Vic chassis and drivetrain. Sold off all of the left over parts to re-coop some$$. And now I have a vehicle that I can get parts anywhere. Has all the creature comforts of a modern vehicle. She has plenty of dings, scratches and rust here and there. But I'd drive it anywhere


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I like that even more.
Thanks. Figures a Pittsburgh guy would like it. I grew up in Penn Hills
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Sort of did the same thing with my truck, but with a modern twist. It's turned into quite the trend especially after the Hot Rod Crown Hick cam out. But lots of folks have done the frame swaps for years now.
Bought the truck cheap. Got a 2010 Vic interceptor from a local auction for a great price. Basically re-bodied the truck onto the Vic chassis and drivetrain. Sold off all of the left over parts to re-coop some$$. And now I have a vehicle that I can get parts anywhere. Has all the creature comforts of a modern vehicle. She has plenty of dings, scratches and rust here and there. But I'd drive it anywhere


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