After watching Overhaulin' on TV, what do you think the longterm hold up
for those cars are?
I wonder if alot of those cars don't have problems down the road a month
or two seeing most of the work done to the cars is rushed to be
completed in only 7 days.
My car could use some overhaulin' LOL.
1991 Pontiac Bonneville LE
3800 V6 ( C ), Black/Slate Grey
~~~The Former Fleet ~~~
89 Cavalier Z 24 convertible
78 Holiday 88 coupe
68 LeSabre convertible
73 Impala sedan
won't be a problem. If they ever did to my car what they did to that
Challenger though someone would be in for an ass-kicking. At the least I'd
want all my parts back. It really cheesed me off how they were calling it a
"rust bucket" or "junk". Looked like a pretty damn nice straight car before
Shaved doorhandles, stupid idea.
Those rims might look good on some weird-ass lowrider. NOT on that MOPAR.
Paint can be redone.
Spoilers gone, WTF?
Original flip top gas cap gone. Again, WTF?
I did like the interior.
Oh and Foose? Don't ever tell me not to get upset.
My buddy wants to be on Overhaulin. I'd be pissed if they did my car.
I'm not the biggest fan of Chip's style.
I do wonder about some of the stuff they do - it's impressive, but you
rush - you make mistakes and stuff...
Although, it'd me nice if my 80 TA actually had front end sheetmetal
Yeah, I think they're a little rushed. However, it's pretty obvious that
Chip doesn't have a lot of idiots running around his shop damaging things.
They are at least competent. All the other "shop reality" shows, as far as I
know, have a lot of disfunctional losers on them that have no skills. These
guys are the ones shooting paint ball guns, having food fights, and building
things in three or four tries without measuring. I wouldn't want them in the
same room with an expensive car, let alone building one. For what the famous
guys charge, I'd expect a lot more brains among the staff. These guys are
all in the process of having their reputations ruined aren't they?
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Whenever there's a problem the first thing to consider is the previous
repair. So with all those changes I would expect things to go wrong
from the parts or the work. That's just a fact. If I owned one I'd be
checking everything very closely at first and somewhat closely after a
Good point -- but the first thing *I* would do would be to drive it
for a few months - then sell it. You might as well have some fun
with it. So long as you unload it *before* things start falling off.
I'm guessing there's more to the show then what you see on TV. There has
to be tons of paperwork that
you won't sue if you don't like it, etc. Alot of the scenarios involve the
car being 'stolen' or Who in their
right mind wouldn't contact their own insurance agent or the police
department? Who waits for the police to
Don't get me wrong Chip Foose is great designer and I'm sure they have top
notch team working on the vehicle.
The results look 100 times better then the 'pimp my ride' show.
These cars for the most part were everyday drivers. I think what most
people have to worry about is when they have to pay $200+ for A new tire,
replacement pads for those hi-performance brakes. or an irreplaceable "one
of a kind" Foose rim after they hit a curb. I sure would not be able to
afford that kind of cheddar to get those parts. Or repairing that ding
after the first shopping cart hits it. Who is going to read Chips mind and
mix that paint 100% again? Or countles other one of a kind mods that will
kill the owner down the road.
It is fascinating what they do to the cars, and I have even picked up a few
"tips" that I would not mind trying on my 1979 Cutlass that is collecting
dust and trash in my garage.
nice gesture to the deserving...BUT I'll take Extreme Home Makeover ANYDAY
I actually saw a set of the old school Cragars on a 90 something Dodge
RAM...it actually looked pretty damn good (for a Dodge) Blue regular cab
with silver racing stripes. The truck has a very nostalgic look to it as if
it was born in the 70's
There will be an episode in Jan05 about the 1970 GTO that Lance
Armstrong's gf Sheryl Crow gave to him. The local tv news briefly
showed parts of it - stripped of GTO badges for "LiveStrong" badges
and valve covers, kinda cheesy ... It was claimed that it was in very
bad shape and bought for about 15K, and then the mods boosted the
value to over 100K
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