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Old 02-10-2011, 07:33 AM
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anybody watch this show, i think it stinks!!! the Tbird build/restoration was bad enough, but only topped by the 63 G500 build last night. who would ever stick a 75 351M (they say bored out to 400, no way, but there is a 400M) with a rusty trans into that galaxy and call it restored.. that car needed an FE engine-352, 360, 390, 406 or 427 engine to be anything like origonal. no wonder their "restored" cars only bring about $6000, $6500 they have into them. the final cut of the car driving away tells all, the cobbed exhust under the car was the final touch to that POS...

PS:fire the painter, forget that, fire the dad. he has no clue of what a restored car is. i will watch this show only to see how they top this rediculous restoration.

PS2:with all those "classic muscle cars" in their vast yard, they had to go outside to buy a smog-motored 75 ranchero for the build.

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desert car kings galaxie

I do agree,one huge train wreck.On the Galaxie episode, can anyone please explain the exhaust pipes? They show the car having low slung pipes comining out in front of the rear tire,then shows it having chrome pipes coming out the rear under the back bumper,looks like no pipes at all,then the pipes coming out the side again.
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I do agree,one huge train wreck.On the Galaxie episode, can anyone please explain the exhaust pipes? They show the car having low slung pipes comining out in front of the rear tire,then shows it having chrome pipes coming out the rear under the back bumper,looks like no pipes at all,then the pipes coming out the side again.
the exhauts pipes coming out in front of the rear tires was a NASCAR thing in the 60s. also us high school kids in the 60s thought KOOL. so we ran pipes out the side. now as a vette owner i just run with hooker side pipes.
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galaxie pipes

They showed 2 differnt exhaust set ups, one was the side exit exhaust,the other exhaust ran out the back,under the rear bumper.If you recored it or see it again,when they show the completed car,it switches between to two systems.
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They are not very knowledgeble

The show with the 64 barracuda, they couldnt figure out the push button shifter, so they spent 6 hours messin with it instead of calling someone, then they keep lifting the park lever up then back down into park. Finaly they lift it up and say they adjusted the buttons instead of saying we just wasted 6 hours trying to fix something that wasnt broke. Its hard to believe what they will put on tv. They also kept calling it a "cuda' when the 'cuda' name wasnt until 70. Also said back window is worth $2000, I have two I would have sold them for $200. rivv
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:49 AM
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The show with the 64 barracuda, they couldnt figure out the push button shifter, so they spent 6 hours messin with it instead of calling someone, then they keep lifting the park lever up then back down into park. Finaly they lift it up and say they adjusted the buttons instead of saying we just wasted 6 hours trying to fix something that wasnt broke. Its hard to believe what they will put on tv. They also kept calling it a "cuda' when the 'cuda' name wasnt until 70. Also said back window is worth $2000, I have two I would have sold them for $200. rivv
This is the first episode I've seen (Last night); didn't know there were more. I love EVERY show I can find that involves building cars and trucks (Sunday morning in my home is dedicated to The Church of Powerblock), but I gotta admit, I was scratching my head on this one myself. As stated above, you'll spend hours on the phone looking for overpriced rear glass but you can't spend five minutes doing a Google search and finding someone who knows what's going on with that particular trans?

Second of all: You're going to pull out some allegedly expensive rear glass and leave it sitting on that craptacularly undersized stand? Within feet of your workspace? And hope that no one bumps into it or knocks it over? Come on! Can't help thinking that was added for dramatic effect.

The other thing that bothers me is that on "Overhaulin'," when they would disassemble a car, they'd COMPLETELY disassemble it AND media blast it. And they would do it in seven days (I'm sure there was probably some television magic we don't know about, but still...). These guys had THREE WEEKS. Whether the surfaces were good or not, that doesn't justify to me why, AFTER paint and body, the interior headliner needed to be torn out and that mess had to be made. I'm glad they didn't get much more than $7k for it, because in a few years, I could see the new owner having to correct some mistakes.
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the cuda build

i cought a glimps of the hood partly open and had been painted.. the fender wells under the hood were still rusty..
but it was a solid car and the buyer got a good price too...
but foose works 24/day for 7 day.. = 3 wks of normal time.
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desert car kings barracuda

I admit,I wath this show mostly for the *** factor.I can say the barracuda looked better than the others,no stupid motor swaps or stand out flaws such as bad body gaps and bad finish.What I also don't under stand is why on any of these shows,when you try to buy a car from a yard that is going to crush it,they want mint price,saying that they can't take less than $2000 dollars ,or they would be losing money.Scrap price could'nt be more than $400.On one of Barry White's show,he bought a Chevelle that was going to be crushed for something like $3500.I'm like everyone else,I'd rather watch real problems in restoring a car,finding unique solutions,not made up nonsence drama
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DVAP is nothing more than a huge junk yard in the desert and they're over priced on almost every thing. It does make a nice afternoon walking through their yard (as long as you don't do it in the middle of the summer) but who would want to buy a "restored" car from a bunch of hacks at a junk yard. Sorry but the show is not just bad its much worse than that. If I worked there I'd be embarrassed to admit it. The GTO they did was a joke and the only real part of the whole show was the four rattle snakes they found in the Chevelle.

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These guys are going to be HUGE. The big money and sponsorship is going to start pouring in. Before long they'll be buying a building four times bigger than they really need due to the overwhelming demand of their classic car restorations. Mix a little reality with a bunch of gear heads and it's a recipe for success. It's going to be BIG. Those rattle snakes were really highly trained animal actors like Rin-tin-tin and Big Bird. They had me fooled too but I figured it out.
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I agree the show is bad! The editing shows all the bad shots of the resto if you can call it that! Reminds me of a used car dealer!

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I think this show is a farce! Obviously they don't know diddly about the so called "restorations". I just watched the 2/23/11 show and laughed the whole time. Fords are not their specialty for sure and I don't think they know much more about anything else either. The 55 F-100 resto. was a joke. The emblems on the side of the hood are 56 only and the engine wasn't original either. (or at least the valve covers weren't) Their slap happy-ness is bound to catch the eyes of other restorers also. What a way to make money!
One thing about these guys . . . they are consistent . . . about being wrong!

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all in all.... for $6100 bucks i think he got a good deal... for me i take it down to the frame and clean it up for sure. but the body was worth the money he spent...
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DVAP is nothing more than a huge junk yard in the desert and they're over priced on almost every thing. It does make a nice afternoon walking through their yard (as long as you don't do it in the middle of the summer) but who would want to buy a "restored" car from a bunch of hacks at a junk yard. Sorry but the show is not just bad its much worse than that. If I worked there I'd be embarrassed to admit it. The GTO they did was a joke and the only real part of the whole show was the four rattle snakes they found in the Chevelle.

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This is the truth. I've walked this yard a few times because it's right between my work and home. Lots of stuff that has the potential to be really cool, but the prices they want are quite ridiculous. It's sad that those cars just sit in the sun day in and day out.
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DVAP bought a bunch of these cars today. They bought the unfinished Cadilac convertable for 17.5K
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