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#4504 of 4850 Re: OK, this is good Saturn 2003 SL300 [qbrozen]
Sep 26, 2013 (9:20 am)
I can't remember the name of the show (Renovation Raiders, possibly), but it's headed up by a lady carpenter, and the premise is that her "crew" totally redoes someone's den, kitchen, etc. top to bottom while the owners are out for dinner. One of the family members is "in" on the deal, but its a total surprise to the rest of the family.
I'm not sure I would want my kitchen totally redone in 3-4 hours, especially if gas and electric re-routing was involved.
#4505 of 4850 Re: OK, this is good Saturn 2003 SL300 [qbrozen]
Sep 26, 2013 (10:13 am)
The "surprise" ones annoy me too, usually because the work tends to be of questionable taste.
A friend of mine has threatened to have my fintail on an "Overhaulin" type show, where it will be returned to me with a crate 350, 90s Corvette metallic yellow paint with grey leather interior out of a Suburban, and a billet steering wheel.
#4506 of 4850 Re: OK, this is good Saturn 2003 SL300 [fintail]
Sep 26, 2013 (12:52 pm)
Have those caps installed that keep spinning after the car has stopped.
Hydraulics too. Make it a "hopper"!
#4507 of 4850 Re: OK, this is good Saturn 2003 SL300 [qbrozen]
Sep 26, 2013 (1:15 pm)
I will watch damn near any of these shows. But one that just started is hideous ("armerican car prospector"). So obviously faked, even by the standards of this type of show, and horribly "acted".
Overhaulin is good. Foose is for real, and I don't understand how they can possibly do it so quick.
Wheeler dealers is great. Love those guys.
#4508 of 4850 Re: OK, this is good Saturn 2003 SL300 [stickguy]
Sep 26, 2013 (2:01 pm)
American Prospector is so obviously scripted, I only watched 15 minutes.
#4509 of 4850 Re: OK, this is good Saturn 2003 SL300 [qbrozen]
Sep 26, 2013 (1:31 pm)
Most of the techs I know don't watch any of those shows. None of them represent what we really deal with day in and day out. We wouldn't be able to put up with most of the antics they portrait. In the end they only manage to put out yet more false perceptions that we have to overcome.
#4511 of 4850 Re: Want to travel? Be an Audi tech? [thecardoc3]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 26, 2013 (2:27 pm)
In that part of the world, you'd probably have to know how to maintain the body armor and anti-carjacking flame throwers along the running boards.
#4512 of 4850 Re: OK, this is good Saturn 2003 SL300 [stickguy]
Sep 26, 2013 (4:57 pm)
Oh, I meant to include prospector. Definitely in the hate column. How the hell did that guy make a career out of buying and selling junk. Oh, hey, they did that show already. It was Sanford and Son! Only now it lacks the intentional comedy.
#4513 of 4850 Re: OK, this is good Saturn 2003 SL300 [isellhondas]
Sep 26, 2013 (5:53 pm)
I guess then it will be cheaper to work on, anyway. Tiny wire wheels with a million spokes sound better, especially if they are gold.
I am kind of surprised an old MB hasn't been messed up on one of those shows yet.