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Old 10-01-2012, 09:33 AM   #1
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Default Respectully, HAMB still needs a Customs Section

Hot Rod vs. Custom threads are like 4 : 1.

Not to be nerdy, but I'm really losing interest and I'm seeing a big drop in customs threads on here, I don't think I'm the only one.

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Old 10-01-2012, 09:37 AM   #2
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Default Re: Respectully, HAMB still needs a Customs Section

I really don't think much has changed over 50 or 60 years. Rods always out numbered customs.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:42 AM   #3
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Default Re: Respectully, HAMB still needs a Customs Section

rods are easy.... customs are too hard for most
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:44 AM   #4
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rods are easy.... customs are too hard for most
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:49 AM   #5
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Default Re: Respectully, HAMB still needs a Customs Section

I think you see less customs because in all reallity it takes 4 times the work to build a custom than it does a hot rod. Don't get me wrong I love hot rods but customs are a ton of work. I think us custom car guys are just a little different we are a gluttin for punishment and dont like seeing the light of day.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:52 AM   #6
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Default Re: Respectully, HAMB still needs a Customs Section

Respectfully agreed.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:53 AM   #7
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:58 AM   #8
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Default Re: Respectully, HAMB still needs a Customs Section

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I really don't think much has changed over 50 or 60 years. Rods always out numbered customs.

Really? It wasn't that way in my neighborhood, during the fifties and sixties. I suppose it might have something to do with your location, or something ...
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:58 AM   #9
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Default Re: Respectully, HAMB still needs a Customs Section

I don't get why you'd want the forums split. Why not just add content to the main forum? It's content (i.e., something new to look at/read) you're looking for, right?
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:07 AM   #10
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Really? It wasn't that way in my neighborhood, during the fifties and sixties. I suppose it might have something to do with your location, or something ...
I suppose you could be right.

California, as far as I know, always had way more customizers than anywhere else.

But then, what you're saying is that customs out numbered rods???
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:13 AM   #11
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Default Re: Respectully, HAMB still needs a Customs Section

A kustom car forum is supposed to be launched this fall, the traditionalist kustom car forum.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:25 AM   #12
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Sounds good to me.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:34 AM   #13
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Default Re: Respectully, HAMB still needs a Customs Section

If they weren't mixed in how many new hot rodders would even know about the world of customs and vise versa ? I'm an old custom guy and have learned much about the early hot rods with the sites current structure . The real hard core guys on either side of the coin still appreciated the work that goes into any of these cars. There are several custom car social groups here on the HAMB but they have an almost nonexistant participation. What are you hoping to see accomplished by having a custom only section ?
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:42 AM   #14
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Default Re: Respectully, HAMB still needs a Customs Section

I wasn't really sure what the opening post meant.A custom only section ? I thought you meant just more customs in general. I think even a custom only section would still be very split because of all the guys that like period style and guys that like modern customs.

I personally think customs are just shrinking in general .
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:13 AM   #15
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Default Re: Respectully, HAMB still needs a Customs Section

I would split out customs on here, I do key word searches like "Merc" and "Mercury" and I do subscribe to threads, but it's threads like about other aspects to these cars and other makes and models that get buried so fast.

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Old 10-01-2012, 11:33 AM   #16
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Default Re: Respectully, HAMB still needs a Customs Section

No matter if your interests are hot rods or customs, only a small percentage of threads are pertinent. There's an awful lot of other BS here. I suggest keeping the customs in with everything else, it makes the place interesting, like palosvc3 says. I like looking at some of the custom stuff.

They let both hot rods and customs into the same shows in the old days too, eh?
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:41 AM   #17
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Isn't that what the thread prefix is for??
Go under the advanced search and do a prefix search. Problem solved
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:25 PM   #18
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Default Re: Respectully, HAMB still needs a Customs Section

You don't see as many customs because they are so gawddamn hard to block sand....

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Old 10-01-2012, 04:32 PM   #19
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Default Re: Respectully, HAMB still needs a Customs Section

I'm old, I've messed with cars all of my life and still don't know where the line is between rods and customs. The stuff I drive and work on is far from hot rods. To me I've always been into restoring and customizing cars. Yet people often call my junk hotrods. So far none have called them R*& rods !
I like this fourm just the way it is. We learn from both groups.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:47 PM   #20
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Default Re: Respectully, HAMB still needs a Customs Section

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A kustom car forum is supposed to be launched this fall, the traditionalist kustom car forum.
what exactly does this mean? by ryan? elsewhere? any info?
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