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Old 09-15-2012, 07:55 PM
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Texas Car Wars

Texas car wars.
Looks like Bastrop Texas is on the map.
Seems some have no talent and some have no luck. Anyone else watch this show? Any comments? LOL.

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Not sure, but maybe this was discussed here a few weeks ago.
I live so far from civilization that even the re runs are late.
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Texas car wars

I saw the show tonight. People taking scrap out of a junk yard and putting a drivable car on the road. I don't see anything wrong with it. They're making a living and the buyers are getting a car they want. No one's holding a gun on the buyers and the folks doing the work aren't on the government dole. What's wrong with it?
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I watched the show

All these TV shows are interesting but some of them get a little crazy.

Every project seems to have a time dead line for completion and any time you have a drop dead line I find that some times you don't get a very good job and things get done kind of sloppy.

This is true even for the biker shows where someone is paying $100,000 dollars for a custom bike and when they were drilling the rear fender for a mount they drilled right through the brand new rear wheel and then joked about putting a plug in it!!!

Who wants to spend that kind of money and have a plug in a rear tire?

Just my opinion. Jimbo
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Yeah, they plugged the tire to make the dead line but fixed it right after the dead line....
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I saw the show tonight. People taking scrap out of a junk yard and putting a drivable car on the road. I don't see anything wrong with it. They're making a living and the buyers are getting a car they want. No one's holding a gun on the buyers and the folks doing the work aren't on the government dole. What's wrong with it?
Nothing wrong with it at all. It sets a good example for anyone in the business.
1 allways know what you are buying- check to see if it is stolen check the VIN for tampering, look for hidden VIN.
2 Dont buy a car That you know nothing about, Mercedes arent chevrolets.
3 Stay within your means financially,assume the worst when buying, bad trans, locked up motor, etc. If the bidding goes too high, let someone else deal with the potential for loss.DONT RISK WHAT YOU ARENT WILLING TO LOSE.
4 If you need to make money, buy what will sell. Dont buy what YOU want, buy what is a Good seller, unless you plan on keeping it.


5 A good poker face helps. Succesful Bidding/ winning in a live auction requires a lot. Money to back it up,show disinterest,curb your enthusiasm. Keep the oponent guessing, lots of pshyc involved in bidding.Keep emotion/enthusiasm in check

Lots of good lessons in the show for the average guy to use, if he picks up on it. Learn from others mistakes.Even the "pros" make mistakes.
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Vin.......

On E-bay a while ago,there was a guy selling a title,and a VIN tag for a 1967 Corvette,NO OTHER PARTS,,those went for OVER $29,000,,,guess someone had a stolen 67 he wanted to make legal...
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What channel does it come on?
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Monster Garage, that was interesting, my son and I watched every episode. These, oh my God it is all made up stupid drama and so little of building a car. It is so blatantly scripted I can't watch it.

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Pointless to sit there and watch those shows in my opinion. I think half of the stuff is staged with all the drama. For an example Gas Monkey Garage etc.
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Here's a thought, how about a car show that is about the cars?

No matter how interesting the characters are, or how well devised the drama might be, the show fails when the cars are secondary to the plot.

Overhaulin was good, although the psuedo drama overtakes the build, at least they showed us some pretty cool cars.

Hey, Barrett-Jackson tomorrow. Sure it's mostly about high dollar cars, and having been to one in person (OC last June) I can say that the car quality in reality is much lower than presented on TV, still the cars are the stars (mostly). Wish I had deep pockets.
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I enjoy watching scripted TV once in a while. Next you will tell me Call of the Wildman and Pro Wrestling are fake, scripted, & not real! LOL I know for a fact turles bite hard & Hulk Hogan does take his vitamins. more LOL
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I enjoy watching scripted TV once in a while. Next you will tell me Call of the Wildman and Pro Wrestling are fake, scripted, & not real! LOL I know for a fact turles bite hard & Hulk Hogan does take his vitamins. more LOL
And, Survivor is real too......I just wonder if all the cameramen and support staff sleep in the mud hut too?......LOL
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I think cage fighting is about the only thing that isnt scripted these days.
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Nothing wrong with it at all. It sets a good example for anyone in the business.
1 allways know what you are buying- check to see if it is stolen check the VIN for tampering, look for hidden VIN.
2 Dont buy a car That you know nothing about, Mercedes arent chevrolets.
3 Stay within your means financially,assume the worst when buying, bad trans, locked up motor, etc. If the bidding goes too high, let someone else deal with the potential for loss.DONT RISK WHAT YOU ARENT WILLING TO LOSE.
4 If you need to make money, buy what will sell. Dont buy what YOU want, buy what is a Good seller, unless you plan on keeping it.


5 A good poker face helps. Succesful Bidding/ winning in a live auction requires a lot. Money to back it up,show disinterest,curb your enthusiasm. Keep the oponent guessing, lots of pshyc involved in bidding.Keep emotion/enthusiasm in check

Lots of good lessons in the show for the average guy to use, if he picks up on it. Learn from others mistakes.Even the "pros" make mistakes.
I saw that show and they had a hot mustang with a VIN job done to it. The cops towed it
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