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Old 02-25-2003, 07:16 AM
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What do you all think about Hot Rod TV??? I like the show but man do those guy have some deep pockets. I think these guys lost the whole concept of hotrodding quite a while ago. These guys are too good to use anything used, it just seems like to me they buy all the new flashy high dollar stuff. The should call the show Deep Pockets Hot Rod TV.

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Old 02-25-2003, 08:22 AM
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Or how about "Empty nest TV", about as realistic as an infomercial on late at night. Maybe they should call it "Product showcase TV", I certainly am tired of hearing about anything out of a box called billet [product name here].

Does anyone ever get their hands dirty on the show? The idea of "HotRod" as fashion statement for the rich kinda sickens me, look at what they have done to Harley Davidson!
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Old 02-25-2003, 08:36 AM
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I wonder if they get all of that go fast stuff for free, like free advertising for the products they use. Have you ever noticed that 9 out of the 10 cars they do all this work to is there own personal vehicles. These guys think everything has to be new and pretty to make a hotrod, has anybody else who ever watched this program see them use anything that was used. I saw them once do a build up on a 350 Chevy they bought from a boneyard and the only thing they used on it was the block and they contemplated about buying a new one. These guys think everybody who hotrods has deep pockets and that you can only go fast with new and flashy products. They need to get in touch with the real world, not everybody has bottomless pockets like these two do. I would like to put them to work on my car and see how squeeky clean they stay.
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Amen, I am even getting that way with all the hot rod magazines. They say they have budget buildup for your motor that costs three times what i payed for my car.
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Maybe we should come up with a special name for these High Dollar rides compared the the true home built, used parts, you did the work rods! I don't think of these show cars as rods, they belong the a certain kind of collector who buys his prize and shows off somebody elses work. You buy it, you build it, you drive it!


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Old 02-25-2003, 10:05 AM
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I really don't like HRTV. they realy never take the time to show you anything. It's one thing then they go to the next thing. I havn't watched it for about 2 months now.
The should have a show on how to's. might even give you numbers on parts that are interchangeable. and the list can go on.

As for building hot rods. It's a great feeling. BUT: some guys can't do some of the things on the rides, or don't have the time. Sure build them, drive them, and enjoy them.

But you also have to look at the other end of rodding. If it wasn't for the guys that buy the rods that are built. The guy that sold the rod wouldn't have the money for his next project.
So there is pro and cons about build or buy.
You can build a rod for over 100K or you can buy one for that. Or you can build one for 15K or buy one for that.

To me it dosn't matter if you build or buy. Just don't have your nose up in the air. and be honest, yes i built it or yes i bought it. Just enjoy the hobby.

You can always tell a ture rodder: If you see a rodder broke down on the highway. How many other rodders do you see stop and try to help. Or how many do you see keep driving.

just my 2 cents
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[quote]Originally posted by bigheadedforddriver:
<strong>Amen, I am even getting that way with all the hot rod magazines. They say they have budget buildup for your motor that costs three times what i payed for my car.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Car Craft is pretty good with the stuff that they do, but I do have to say that some of their "budget" motors are pretty pricey.
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454, they do have names for those cars:

Hot Rod: owner built, drivable car

Show Car: over glorified, billet clad, 1:1 Revel bodied usesless money pit.
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Don't get me wrong I love car craft but this is an expensive hobby and if you cant do most of the work you have to pay someone else and thats where you alomost have to be rich. I am a middle income guy with a family so if i cant do it my self i just wont do it. What gets me goin is guys driving around in there hot rods that have no knowledge what so ever about what they are driving. Hell if I had the money id probably pay someone else to do it also.
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People these days have forgotten how to do certain things. Why do we always feel the need to pay full price for things? I got a kid at Circuit City to drop the price of a PDA by $20. Not a huge savings, but hey it's something. Also, we've forgotten how to barter for things. Say you can't paint a car by yourself. Talk to the local paint guys and see if there is something that you can do for them. If you're an accountant, do his taxes. If you're an electrician, see if he needs new lights wired in his shop. What's the worst that people can say? No? You never know until you ask.
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....I'm off my soap box now....
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OK how about this lets start a new magazine and call it Grass Rootes HotRoding and sale it for $2.50 with a lot of how twos,and make shore that the photos show who is doing the work has dirty hands like mine most of the time.and the photos of cars are dayly drivers,typ Hot Rods. <img src="graemlins/mwink.gif" border="0" alt="[mwink]" />
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personally I think dean skuza couldn't do caca on his own. If I had a sponser, I would run tf/fc, have my own show and use only new stuff. now Trucks, and Horsepower tv do show more hands on....
1meancuda, I *****ed so much, that my local oreillys gives me an employee discount to keep me quiet.

please Ohioans, DO NOT be offended. its just that dean is a weenie, and don't get me started on 'cam'... but he's not from ohio so I guess i could......

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Ok guys and gals. Here's the perfect name for those type cars. Let's call 'em what they are...Retail Rods. Built on Retailevision.
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Old 02-25-2003, 11:48 AM
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Remember 'Shadetree Machanic'- I used to watch as they built a 'T' bucket, but then somebody said Total Performance donated all the parts--- (don't know if it's true)- but now I was scootin' around the TV and they got a different show (w/only one of the original guys) called 'Two Guys Garage'... the pocketbooks get bigger and the talent gets smaller. I go to shows and guys look at my build books w/ME in every picture DOING the work and they still say BS.... they don't believe you can build a driver, show it, drive it home and STILL save some dollars. 1meancuda you said it- argue for the discount 'cuz most of today's prices are so inflated they CAN give it to you cheaper...
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