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Classic Cars, Coupe, Convertible, Truck, Sedan, Wagon
Sep 18, 2006 (7:51 am)
I always wonder if these cars just fall apart after being assembled by maniacs popping leapers all night.
#11 of 18 Re: . [lemmer]
Feb 02, 2007 (11:44 pm)
I was in Scottsdale-Phoenix for auction week and saw quite a few resto-mods that were spoiled by oversized, over-chromed wheels.
I hate chrome wheels, always have, always will.
Feb 05, 2007 (10:17 am)
I totally agree.Taking a car & rodding it or resto-modding it is fine.Sticking huge ,ugly wheels because HE thinks it 's a great look,is just wrong.the Huge wheel thing needs to die off already.To put all that time& money into a car,then putting it on 2os,makes it look cheesy&plain dumb
#13 of 18 Re: . [andys120]
Apr 02, 2007 (4:02 pm)
I hate chrome wheels, always have, always will
In general, I agree with you. I don't like the look of chromed aluminum wheels. However, sometimes I like chromed steel wheels (what a concept, STEEL wheels).
The good thing about the current giant-wheel phase is that it is easily reversible.
#14 of 18 Re: . [oregonboy]
Apr 02, 2007 (6:15 pm)
It doesn't make any difference to me if chromed wheels are alloy or steel, I don't even particularly like the optional chromed wires on classic sports cars.
Apr 03, 2007 (7:54 am)
I *particularly* don't like chromed wire wheels on classic sports cars...makes the car look totally cheesy...it's the "oversized rhinestone on the finger" syndrome.
#16 of 18 What if you had enough money not to be a wise grasshopper
Mar 16, 2008 (6:26 pm)
What if you wanted to choose on a whim? I mean, I have always thought that, for instance, the mid-'60s Buick Skylarks were pretty cars; not classic or even wonderful cars, but pretty. Even weirder, I kind of like the styling of the 4-door hardtops. If I had money to burn I might like to put a modern drivetrain, modern suspension, modern brakes, etc. into one and drive it around. Going further back, I might even do something like that to a '55 or '56 Ford Fairlane. Any other nut cases out there who have some off-beat car they would like to resto-mod?
#17 of 18 Re: What if you had enough money not to be a wise grasshopper [bhill2]
Mar 16, 2008 (10:57 pm)
If I could afford someone to drive me around, I'd put a Northstar drivetrain into a 1946-
49 Cadillac Series 75.
Nobody makes Limos with this kind of class (or headroom) anymore>
#18 of 18 Re: What if you had enough money not to be a wise grasshopper [bhill2]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Mar 17, 2008 (7:00 am)
Jay Leno does that all the time.
Resto-mods are fun, and I've driven quite a few of them. They can drive and handle really well if you know what you are doing. The only problem is that you'd better hold onto it forever because it's going to cost a lot to do right, and you'll never, ever see your money out of one again. You'll only get back .25 cents on your dollar, if you're lucky.