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    • Started by bencar Jul 8, 2007 at 4:31 pm
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    1. #1 Jul 8, 2007 at 4:31 pm

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      For those who have money to burn, they'll be a hotrodding segment to the hobby, for those of us struggling to pay for the gas in our daily driver's, this is just about the end of the line frown image .
       

       

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    2. #2 Jul 8, 2007 at 6:16 pm

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      Just like the "new chopper builders" ie occ/billie lane/eddie trotter etc have totally abortionized "choppers", NHRA, Nascar, and others such as Boyd Coddington and the corporate sponsers are trying to ruin what hot-rodding has always been about. Fortunately, there's clubs out there like F.A.S.T., Classics and Rods of Southern Nevada and numerous others just like them across the country keeping the true spirit of hot rodding around. You know you don't have to spend $100,000 bucks for a hot rod, you find a starting place, and work on your dream. You make parts, steal parts.....(well sorta) fabricate parts and make do, but, it isn't done until the picture in your head is fulfilled. That's what it's about. I built my dream bike, just cuz I wanted to. It took me close to 3 years, but, I did it. Now, I'm working on my 72 Chevy wagon. I know it's a good starting platform, just haven't figured out what direction I'm going. Once I do, there will be many many many 2am mornings........my wife's gonna love it!..............AGAIN!
       

       

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    3. #3 Jul 8, 2007 at 7:03 pm

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      Hello my name is Shawn and im a Hot Rodder, as DragginWaggon said ever so nicely, I have been working on my 64 F100 hot rodded F100 for several years now and I will continue, I have done things to it that would make a purist cry lmao image as well as both my mustangs(67 and 69) ill keep going and doing what I do because I enjoy it, not because ill make a fortune after spending 100k paying someone to do all of the work, if I won the lotto id stop working so hard to make money for parts and build a shop so I could do this full time until it is done then start another project, I probably should have been born in the late 30s early 40s when you did it with whatever you had laying around the house lol
      so Hell no its not dead
       

       

      If it has a skirt or wheels you cant afford it, Chrome wont get you home, Injection is neat, nitrous is hard to beat, but when it's time to get going, I'd rather be blown, Gasoline is for washing parts, alcohol is for drinking, nitro is for racing

      Edited Jul 8, 2007 at 7:04 pm

    4. #4 Jul 8, 2007 at 8:24 pm

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      Originally posted by Dragginwagon  Just like the "new chopper builders" ie occ/billie lane/eddie trotter etc have totally abortionized "choppers", NHRA, Nascar, and others such as Boyd Coddington and the corporate sponsers are trying to ruin what hot-rodding has always been about. Fortunately, there's clubs out there like F.A.S.T., Classics and Rods of Southern Nevada and numerous others just like them across the country keeping the true spirit of hot rodding around. You know you don't have to spend $100,000 bucks for a hot rod, you find a starting place, and work on your dream. You make parts, steal parts.....(well sorta) fabricate parts and make do, but, it isn't done until the picture in your head is fulfilled. That's what it's about. I built my dream bike, just cuz I wanted to. It took me close to 3 years, but, I did it. Now, I'm working on my 72 Chevy wagon. I know it's a good starting platform, just haven't figured out what direction I'm going. Once I do, there will be many many many 2am mornings........my wife's gonna love it!..............AGAIN!


      These people you speak about care about one thing, MONEY! Most real car guys build their rides for self pride and gradification. It seems that since Speed TV started broadcasting Barret-Jackson and the like, these so called experts have come out of the woodwork to make a buck. And who once said a fool and his money are soon departed. Like you said before, be creative, make it your self or make do with what you have. As long as you did it with your own hands you will always have the hot rodding spirit!
       

       

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    5. #5 Jul 10, 2007 at 12:53 am

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      You're not a hot rodder unless you been to Pick-A-Part for your camaro or nova front clip, drive shaft, or rear end you might even find a nice mustang two front end. We do it out here in Vegas the hard way, the old school way. Hot Rodding is alive and kicking down here.
       

       

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    6. #6 Jul 11, 2007 at 11:42 pm

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      I think the basic idea of hot rodding is already alive and making a comeback. Mostly because of emissions and mpg restrictions. Anyone that is working to remove the government enforced restrictions on your car to get to it's true power are hotrodders in my eyes. And there is a small but determined following working to that end. Any recently released performance car can easily see a large gain just from taking off the forced restricions on it. I for one will be constantly increasing the performance with every vehicle I buy from now until I die whether I have the money or need to invent a new way around it.

      Hot rodders build cars for performance and looks. As long as there are cars there will be hot rodders in some form or another.
       

       

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    7. #7 Jul 13, 2007 at 11:46 pm

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      Nothing can kill hotrodding. Hot rodding is a state of mind and passion; even import tuning is a form of hotrodding (taste being another matter). Now a classic hot rod is kind of like the Mona Lisa; everyone should aspire, no modern vehicle will ever be.
       

       

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    8. #8 Jul 14, 2007 at 6:08 am

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      With the advent of "Rat Rods" hot rodding has become afordable for the average guy who can't afford the real fancy stuff. And hell, it doesn't even matter what it looks like. I love looking at these cars just to see how creative someone can be.
       

       

      Yesterday is gone and tomorrow ain't here yet!
    9. #9 Jul 14, 2007 at 6:46 am

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      scratchchin image Hot rodding has always been alive here in the mid-west.
      All of my life I have had a hot rod of some sort, and always will.
      Those big money grafters can't kill hot rodding.
      Hot rodding is a state of heart, if you got it there, then it's still alive! thumbsup image
       

       


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      Edited Jul 14, 2007 at 6:47 am

    10. #10 Jul 14, 2007 at 8:00 am

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      Originally posted by 71_Charger  scratchchin image Hot rodding has always been alive here in the mid-west.
      All of my life I have had a hot rod of some sort, and always will.
      Those big money grafters can't kill hot rodding.
      Hot rodding is a state of heart, if you got it there, then it's still alive! thumbsup image
      Well said
       

       

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