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IIGood
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posted 03-29-2005 10:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Watching "Rides" right now, and they're showing a Chip Foose adding his touches to a Cadillac XLR and the SRX (I think?). Making an appearance is Charley Hutton, formerly of Boyd Coddington fame.

I think the funniest part of that was when Charley was introducing himself. He said something about only being with Chip for 3 weeks, and that he'd been in the street rod scene for a long time...and had been working at "another shop locally in SoCal" for a while before that.

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posted 03-30-2005 07:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did he mentioned he appreciated having more than 15 minutes to get the car finished?

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posted 03-30-2005 11:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for pmhvps   Click Here to Email pmhvps     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
Did he mentioned he appreciated having more than 15 minutes to get the car finished?



Ya really...eh Steve? His former Boss is a piece of work, of which has been talked about here before. And I quote " This will be the first time in my 25 years in business that I will miss a deadline". Well Boyd, you horses A$$! If you didn't commit to impossible time frames your reputation would not have been compromised. Looks good on him. And the sign now reads " Welcome to Boyd's Hot Rod Shop" Our motto "Go Fast, Half A$$ed, On Time".
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-30-2005 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've said this before, but I bet if we saw one of Boyd's or Overhaulin' cars up close and really looked them over, we'd declare them 20 footers.

I remember when I was in Dearborn for the Ford 100th at the airport right next to a Ford gift shop there was a GM gift shop and sitting in it was one of the GTO convertibles from the Vin Diesel XXX movie and up close that thing had some of the crappiest body work I've even seen. That car was a rush job, and there's no way you can have a rush job and quality, IMHO.

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posted 03-30-2005 12:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe. The one of the many Charlie's Angels Challengers that I saw was REALLY bad! The Boyd black Deuce roadster with the new steel body was a work of art....thanks to Charlie. He even leaded area on 1/4's to keep the sides straight at door opening. The buyer, Kirk White of Fl. wouldn't have bought it if it was a 20 footer. He is into high end Deuces. The formica sides 42 faux station wagon .........probably! That was a terrible job. The Crazy Horse fastback was no doubt straight. POS's don't go through Barrett auctions, usually. Even though I thought the removable core support was uncool, and the color combo a mild puke, it looked good. Watched part of the 66 Chevelle repeat the other nite and didn't see the rusty area under window part. That car did get some nifty things done to it. But I wonder how long those cars will last. They had the Cutlass fiasco on again last nite. Horrible. Still can't grasp the idea of that 65 fastback being done in a week! The one with the replacement front end. Am getting tired of some his creativeness. He's a real talent but the show theme dictates that stuff, I guess. They DO talk with families to get owners tastes, etc. Probably the slickest one so far, was the silver 70 Camaro. That car was nice!

Also wonder how long the paint jobs on the Biker Build Off "Beauties" last. Considering that they smooth welded seams with filler and Rage the whole tanks, mega mega coats of color, would like to see one that was done two years ago and a few thousand miles. Watched the Biker show last night. He may be the living legend, but the yellow bike that Arlen Ness built was........well........UUGLEEEEEE! LOL!

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posted 03-30-2005 02:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw that "orange" Chevelle from Overhaulin' at the Hot Rod Power Tour. The body work looked very good quality wise. Didn't like the all one color thing though. No trim, no handles=no character.

Under hood could have been nicer(cleaner). And the wheels on it sucked. 22" rims belong on Semis, not muscle cars.

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posted 03-30-2005 04:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by 68F100:
I saw that "orange" Chevelle from Overhaulin' at the Hot Rod Power Tour. The body work looked very good quality wise. Didn't like the all one color thing though. No trim, no handles=no character.

Under hood could have been nicer(cleaner). And the wheels on it sucked. 22" rims belong on Semis, not muscle cars.


The smooth lines (shaved handles, minimal trim, etc) seem to be Chip's "signature" in his works. I can see where you're coming from, and I can see his side of it...does give 'em a cleaner look. One thing I'm never big on with Overhaulin' is the over-the-top stereo systems they put in there.

I agree with the oversized wheels though. That '70 Mustang they did (The Gambler) looked good, except for those oversized wheels. "Dubs" are not for muscle cars.

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68F100
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posted 03-30-2005 06:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know that's just his "style", I just don't prefer it.

I think the car would have looked 100% better with some reasonable wheels/tires though.

The body work was good though. No ripples, runs or misalignment. I actually took pics of it, but it was the roll that Wallyworld messed up

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