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Offline Gunner

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Re: 72 GTO - Ruined?
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2010, 07:38:10 PM »
A) Girl is HOT
B) Interior SUCKS
C) That green looks like something I threw up on a Sunday morning after a hard Saturday night. The wheels are WORSE.

Is the car RUINED. Not even CLOSE. But it's gonna take a LOT of dollars to paint that thing a color that wouldn't offend a graduate of the St. Louis Home For The Terminally Colorblind, and lets not even BEGIN to start counting the zeros it would take to fix the interior.

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Re: 72 GTO - Ruined?
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2010, 06:33:48 AM »
right but 90% of custom shops do it for cheap or even free to "get their name out" in hopes that one day they will get the "big job" and then it never happens so they fold. i have watched that happen to any and all custom shops in my area over and over again.
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Re: 72 GTO - Ruined?
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2010, 06:34:37 AM »
take buelies in indiana for example when he finally found one or two big jobs he took the money and ran.
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Re: 72 GTO - Ruined?
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2010, 08:14:19 AM »
Im going to buck the "general" trend here by saying

I LIKE IT

Watch as the knves fly.......... sorry guys but im a Hot Rodder at heart and i can appreciate the work thats gone into it.
I totally understand that its not everyones taste, but you only need to look at what ive done to my car to see.
Then again i started with a wreck anyhow, reminds me of my latest car..........
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Re: 72 GTO - Ruined?
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2010, 12:48:20 PM »
The car is trashed but it was trashed well, you can tell they worked hard on it and did it right, but it's still ugly, so is the girl..
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Re: 72 GTO - Ruined?
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2010, 03:52:59 PM »
Im going to buck the "general" trend here by saying

I LIKE IT

Watch as the knves fly.......... sorry guys but im a Hot Rodder at heart and i can appreciate the work thats gone into it.
I totally understand that its not everyones taste, but you only need to look at what ive done to my car to see.
Then again i started with a wreck anyhow, reminds me of my latest car..........

Sir, a part of me agrees with you, apreciation and respect for the work wins me over a lot of times when I see customs like this.

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Re: 72 GTO - Ruined?
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2010, 03:53:34 PM »
Id drive them both! ;D
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Re: 72 GTO - Ruined?
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2010, 03:55:16 PM »
Bob, which one would you drive first? How long do you think it would take you to break them? LOL.
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Re: 72 GTO - Ruined?
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2010, 04:04:00 PM »
Same time, see which one breaks first then keep the one that didnt. lol
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Re: 72 GTO - Ruined?
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2010, 05:17:00 PM »
Mate i hope you can afford the petrol then !! LOL
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Re: 72 GTO - Ruined?
« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2010, 07:22:42 PM »
LMAO
I used to be a customizer so i too can appreciate the work done too it.
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Re: 72 GTO - Ruined?
« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2010, 07:35:13 PM »
if my 77 were in a high end shop right now with the work I did to it so far I would be half way there, easy.
That's why if you can find a frame off restoration done right, it's a good buy.  You'd probably pay way less than what it took for restoration.  Unless you can do the work yourself.

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Re: 72 GTO - Ruined?
« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2010, 07:37:39 PM »
one of the most "labor intense" parts is patching.. anything that is patched and done correct will take a whole lot of time for a much over looked fix.
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Re: 72 GTO - Ruined?
« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2010, 11:47:10 PM »
one of the most "labor intense" parts is patching.. anything that is patched and done correct will take a whole lot of time for a much over looked fix.
Shhhh dont tell Jeff that he will charge me more.Thats one thing I couldnt do is the patching so Jeff got that job.When I saw some of his work I threw some other things on to. I dont mind paying for good work when I cant do it.
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Re: 72 GTO - Ruined?
« Reply #29 on: May 22, 2010, 12:52:14 AM »
Your bill just went up ;)  :D
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