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Old 10-04-2012, 02:57 PM
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Its even better when its not even carbon fiber, or trick paint but a sticker that looks 'like' carbon fiber on their hood.

Big honkin Fokker tri-wing rear spoilers on someones honda are annoying too

JUNK RODS! not a barn find, not a survivor or even a rat rod...but a piece of junk with bad welds, screen door parts, and a pair of vice grips on the steering column for a "steering wheel'' "But Im poor!" and they have a thousand bucks into their tattoos, cuffed jeans and pomade...you know like its 1950.

Make your car safe; make it stop, and turn and go straight. I dont need your coupe made from a 47 pick up truck cab, various washingmachine parts and a gallon of JB Weld coming apart in front of my family at 60mph on a 2lane road
LOL. I was there in the 50's. The way they perceived it to be and how it was aren't exactly the same.

Bottom line is, Rod Runs would be just as boring as antique shows if everybody had the same taste.

If we were all the same, either every man would have wanted to marry my wife or no one would have had her.

I wonder if she knows how lucky she is.

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It was great when cartoons were limited to drawings on paper.

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Personally I'm fine with the "Rat Rods" but I hate the garbage rods. Some of them seriously look like a pile of crap welded together... Probably because they are lol.

I really like some of the Fad show cars of the 60's. Some are way over the top for my taste but I still enjoy the nostalgia of them. Actually I liked em so much I named my son Barris
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:30 PM
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Cool fads

I like seeing post-1948 cars and trucks "hot rodded". The arbitrary 1948 cutoff for "street rod" turned me off to rodding for a couple of decades. My first car was a 51 Chevy Fleetline. I thought it looked more like a late 30s/early 40s sedan than a 55-57 Chevy, yet it was past the 48 cutoff. Now, you see all kinds of 49-52 Chevys chopped and dropped like Cadzzilla.

Everybody loves their first car, but mine was great!
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I like seeing post-1948 cars and trucks "hot rodded". The arbitrary 1948 cutoff for "street rod" turned me off to rodding for a couple of decades. My first car was a 51 Chevy Fleetline. I thought it looked more like a late 30s/early 40s sedan than a 55-57 Chevy, yet it was past the 48 cutoff. Now, you see all kinds of 49-52 Chevys chopped and dropped like Cadzzilla.

Everybody loves their first car, but mine was great!
Agree 100%. Especially the last part.

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Old 10-05-2012, 09:41 PM
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I never liked them then and I don't like them now, theme " hot rods" Dragula, Boothill Express, Druid Princess and the like. We're talking 60's 70's I just never got it I guess. Foose put together a P51 themed 32' a while back and I didn't like it either! Bah Humbug!
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The one I hated the most is the "Everything one color"
I guess it's referred to as the mono color scheme. In the 90's that was going on strong and I couldn't stand it. There is nothing special or stand outish about a vehicle that's all one color. It hides the lines and overall just looks plain stupid as what's make looking at 1 color special?
I noticed here lately some are trying to get back into it. Hopefully it won't hang around. In the 90's I stopped buying magazines because every car featured was 1 color. Paint over the chrome, paint the grille, the wheels. I seen one that was so bad the only thing on the whole car a different color was the gauges. As for todays day and age I can't stand this jack the car up so high it looks like a 4x4 and install 26 inch rims on it. I've seen many that sat way higher than my pickup and my pickup is at stock height. For the sake of looking cool I don't know how they can stand it. Very little rubber under the vehicle makes it ride ROUGH. Also the super stiff suspension makes it even worse. Me, I would never give up riding comfort for style.
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The one I hated the most is the "Everything one color"
I guess it's referred to as the mono color scheme. In the 90's that was going on strong and I couldn't stand it. There is nothing special or stand outish about a vehicle that's all one color. It hides the lines and overall just looks plain stupid as what's make looking at 1 color special?
I noticed here lately some are trying to get back into it. Hopefully it won't hang around. In the 90's I stopped buying magazines because every car featured was 1 color. Paint over the chrome, paint the grille, the wheels. I seen one that was so bad the only thing on the whole car a different color was the gauges. As for todays day and age I can't stand this jack the car up so high it looks like a 4x4 and install 26 inch rims on it. I've seen many that sat way higher than my pickup and my pickup is at stock height. For the sake of looking cool I don't know how they can stand it. Very little rubber under the vehicle makes it ride ROUGH. Also the super stiff suspension makes it even worse. Me, I would never give up riding comfort for style.


Mono chrome, it is still alive and popular as ever, look at darn near any "ratrod" or many other rods with the flat black theme.
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Personally, I think this "slammed" fad is just stupid....I dont think it makes a car look good, ride good or do anything good. It is also generally unsafe....ie scrub line. Lowered a bit, fine...but sitting a 1/2" off the ground?
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Personally, I think this "slammed" fad is just stupid....I dont think it makes a car look good, ride good or do anything good. It is also generally unsafe....ie scrub line. Lowered a bit, fine...but sitting a 1/2" off the ground?
Gene Winfield disagrees with you.

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Take it over a couple of speed bumps, that might change his mind.....
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Take it over a couple of speed bumps, that might change his mind.....
lol! You undoubtedly win!



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I think 90% of the slamed cars are on air bags, so you just hit the switch and jack em up for speed bump and driveway duty

A friend of mine used to weld skid plates to his lowered trucks so they would spark on on bumps. This was in California in the late 60's.
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Am I the only one that is sick and tired of SKULLS being on everything from shifters to valve stem caps to paint jobs to mirror hangers to antenna toppers to ........???

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I saw one yesterday!

snaggletoothed lookin' Cragars. Chrome peeling, rusty filthy looking cragars on a mid 80s stepside chevy shortbox truck *gag*
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