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Old 11-18-2012, 01:18 PM
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Don't think we will ever see real hands on custom built cars.. Let people see how things are really done... All the little hands on secret's to a true custom build..NO DRAMA !!!!!

But we know they can't (or won't) do it...
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:22 PM
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I think some of them custom Interior shop's would do some good show's.. I like watching Gabe when he does some of his work.. Just slow it down a little and show people how they do thing's..I don't think they would do a show on gabe because he's a family man with no DRAMA..
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Thing is, a good quality car show that deals with the tech side of things would not get watched....OK, maybe by the real gearheads.....But those numbers wont pay the bills......So, what you get instead are drama shows or ones that are just pushing a product......
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:27 PM
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I understand the show's need their sponsor's But they over do it sometimes with there product's..
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You have to remember the average joe wont know why or care about why it takes x hours to properly fit Fiberglass bodies on after market frames or why block sanding is still so important or why adv or retard cam timing changes where and how the car makes power. if every knew how to weld id have another job, we are the minority as far as television viewers that's why we have this junk to watch but for some one who has never turned a wrench they feel like a bike builder in a novels for 30 mins
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A whole lot of why less knowledgeable people don't know stuff is they watch this crap and think they're learning how to do it right. Much of it doesn't get shown, and some of it is just bolting on parts, or doing it the wrong way.
If the producers are not car saavy, then they also wont care about learning, they care about numbers. They want to film as much as possible in as little time as they can, and good work takes too long for a film crew to stick around. A few good arguments, a fire, and some botched mess takes way less time and gets more viewers.
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Yeah....but Survivor, the Bachelor and Big Brother are real........
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:49 PM
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Trust me... I truely understand why they do what they do.. And it will never change..Sad but true..
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I was into COUNTING CARS for awhile.
It's funny how Danny runs-down people in the street and asks them if they would consider selling their ride. Some people are kinda nervous about that, which is understandable. Maybe they think he wants to rob them.
Danny sure does have a huge car collection.
I heard his full name is Danny Coker. Is he related to those Coker Tire clowns? ( That would explain where he gets the money to buy all his cars and bikes he has )
WRONG Coker,,, Dannys last name is Koker, ( No relation to The Cokers of Corky fame) who owns several sucessful business's in Vegas
A resturant /bar, the custom car place which was his first venture into business,,also a tatoo parlor,

Las Vegas' entrepreneurial Danny Koker still going strong - View - ReviewJournal.com
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WRONG Coker,,, Dannys last name is Koker, ( No relation to The Cokers of Corky fame) who owns several sucessful business's in Vegas
A resturant /bar, the custom car place which was his first venture into business,,also a tatoo parlor
Ah, very good. Thanks for clearing that up for me.
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I agree with everyone who said these shows don't really illustrate what it takes to build stuff.
The people who build stuff know how much time it takes to measure, weld, grind, check, recheck, regrind, something. This takes hours. For ONE piece. These TV shows are an hour long, with commercials thrown in every 10 minutes. No way they could ever show the actual build process of anything in that length of time. And who would sit there and watch a show about some guy grinding on a bracket for an hour? Or someone welding for hours on a roll-cage at 3am with bloodshot eyes and a shaky hand? We've been there. I don't want to watch a show about it!
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I'm not to sure people wouldn't watch it..Check out the views on some of the build threads posted HERE and other sites.. People want to see what someone creates from nothing.. You won't see the whole thing in 1 hour,, But if it get's your attention,, You will be back next week to see the rest.. I'm not saying for them to film someone welding.. But if someone is building a set of custom one off fenders out of glass.. From nothing.. I'm sure they would be watching.. Not everyone can pull it off..
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Just a quick note here,,No hijak intended,,,,,,,, since you mentioned the time involved to build a car, make numberous parts, and then have the owner (Customer) question you when you present him a bill at the end of the month for just a portion of the time it actually took to do what ever you are charging him for, then have him question you on why is it taking so long and costing so much to build this thing,,
I actually had this happen, and finally told him that , (after hearing his whinning month after month) I'll go hook up my trailer and we will load it up and take this thing where ever you want to take it, find someone else to finish it for half of what I charge, theres the phone,,
he didn't know what to say, except,, " I don't know anywhere else to take it,"
So I ended up finishing the car, and didn't get anymore gripes out of him,,,, The guy owns a BEAUTY SHOP,, and they charge upwards of 100+ $ for a womans hairdo for christs sake,,,
Randy and any body else here that does work for customers ( Know nothings) what its like to try and satisfy anyone that knows nothing about building a car,, Thats why I don't build cars for other people anymore,,,
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Just a quick note here,,No hijak intended,,,,,,,, since you mentioned the time involved to build a car, make numberous parts, and then have the owner (Customer) question you when you present him a bill at the end of the month for just a portion of the time it actually took to do what ever you are charging him for, then have him question you on why is it taking so long and costing so much to build this thing,,
I actually had this happen, and finally told him that , (after hearing his whinning month after month) I'll go hook up my trailer and we will load it up and take this thing where ever you want to take it, find someone else to finish it for half of what I charge, theres the phone,,
he didn't know what to say, except,, " I don't know anywhere else to take it,"
So I ended up finishing the car, and didn't get anymore gripes out of him,,,, The guy owns a BEAUTY SHOP,, and they charge upwards of 100+ $ for a womans hairdo for christs sake,,,
Randy and any body else here that does work for customers ( Know nothings) what its like to try and satisfy anyone that knows nothing about building a car,, Thats why I don't build cars for other people anymore,,,
Now back to the TV
Rat.. I know what you mean.. I'm helping a friend finish up a build I helped out with.. At his house (doing some finishing touch's) He told me the other day.. MAN !!! Now I see first hand what you go through.. I just looked at him in Smiled...
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indian Larry

The best of all of these builder shows covered Indian Larry. No drama. No freaking out about money or time. Just manual effort to force metal to your will (did you ever see him make his twisted forks?)

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