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Old 02-22-2011, 09:02 PM
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How do you feel about "Sentimental builds?"

For lack of a better term. What I'm talking about are builds or projects where an owner builds a vehicle based on one they previously owned or wished they owned. I've heard a lot of people talk crap when someone builds a truck or car that's "just like the one I had when I was..." I don't see why it should matter, it's not like it's their car, it belongs to the owner/builder and it's theirs to create as they see fit. Or can someone give me a decent reason why they find this objectionable?
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There's really only one thing that bothers me and that's when guys run different make engines in the Fords. I just feel that if you really love the sbc or whatever why not build a vehicle that is the same make as the engine. But with that being said if someone wants to run a sbc in their Ford I can't stop them. But I can give them crap about ( in a good natured ribbing type of way ) .


As far as someone building their project a certain way or in a certain style. I say who cares. Build it anyway that makes you happy. I mean it's the owners vehicle. If they want to build it to look like a vehicle they use to own or dreamed of, more power to them. I know with my junk pile I'm investing a lot of my time, money and blood, sweat and a few tears. So I'm building it the way I want it. At least at this minute( I reserve the right to change my mind a million times!! ) .


I know once I get my 54 finished I want to get me a muscle car to build. When I was a kid growing up( late 70's early 80's ) there was a certain style car I loved. That was the cars that had the big V8's, jacked up rears, huge wide tires in back, little skinny tires up front, side exit exhaust and either a big hood scoop or a carb scoop sticking thru the hood.. So that's what I'm going to build! I don't really care if it's the "IN" thing to build at that time or not. It's what will make me happy. If someone else doesn't like it well too bad.
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:50 AM
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Like Ted said...

I't your money, time and bloody knuckles. It's what pleases you ! Want a BBC or SBC instead of a BBF or SBF, because that's what you have or can afford or have some knowledge already? Already have that chrome Jag rearend? JUST DO IT! Somebody doesn't like it? F em.. You're "paying the freight" and the only one who has to be happy is YOU !

P.S. I would still make it safe to drive...
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EXACTLY! I never really understood that attitude. I was at a car show one time talking to a guy who built a Chevelle "just like his dad's when he was a kid," and some other dude who was right there snorted and mumbled something about not letting go of the past as we walked away. WTH? The reason I ask is I've been thinking about building the truck I always wanted my first truck to become, and it never got to be. A friend of mine and I had almost identical trucks "back when," and I have so many fond memories of those times that now that I live where there are lots of rust free cars as opposed to the Michi-can't rust belt, I figured I'd finally find that old truck (or something close to it) and make the truck I always wanted.
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Well said Ted. Nothing more to say!!!!!
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