From: Peter Hill on 10 Feb 2010 14:07
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From: Miike G on 11 Feb 2010 13:24
"Peter Hill" <peter.usenet1(a)nospam.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
I've been watching 'American Hotrod' on Quest TV recently where they get up
to similar antics. A few times taking relatively good examples of cars from
the 40's 50's and 60's and turning them into hotrods. Fair enough if the car
is a complete basket case, but not when the donor car is in fairly good
From: Douglas Payne on 12 Feb 2010 06:32
Peter Hill wrote:
It would be quite fun to do I am sure, if one had the skills and
I'm not convinced it would make a machine that was good to drive though.
Don't think I'd pay for the finished product, even if I had the money,
but there is no accounting for taste.
From: Miike G on 12 Feb 2010 12:22
"Pete M" <pete.murray(a)SPAMFREEblueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
> Miike G wrote:
>> "Peter Hill" <peter.usenet1(a)nospam.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
>> I've been watching 'American Hotrod' on Quest TV recently where they get
>> up to similar antics. A few times taking relatively good examples of cars
>> from the 40's 50's and 60's and turning them into hotrods. Fair enough if
>> the car is a complete basket case, but not when the donor car is in
>> fairly good original condition.
> That's a waste of a Lambo.
If it was a good car to start with, I'd agree with you, but if it had a lot
of panel damage. maybe it was cheaper to fit a Mustang body than repair the
original one. Just a thought. OE panels probably cost a fortune.
That paint job though is awful. Makes it look worse than it probably is.
> I enjoy American Hotrods, and there have been a few that I've thought
> "Yeah, that was worth doing". The 61 bubbletop was lovely.
I haven't liked any of the finished cars, but as an engineer I still
appreciate the skill required to create them. The machinery they use is also
impressive, especially the CNC waterjet cutter and milling machine. I would
like to have had both of those in my workshop.
> I'd have no interest whatsoever in owning a standard one.
I dunno. Their latest '44 convertible completely restored could tempt me. It
was quite a pretty car before they got hold of it. I doubt it will look any
better when it's finished. But that's just me. I simply don't understand why
anyone would spend, AFAIK, up to $250,000 for, in most cases, such an