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Old 10-01-2012, 07:48 PM   #21
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Default Re: Respectully, HAMB still needs a Customs Section

I know a fellow or two with nice customs that aren't interested in posting them on here because the custom (or kustom if you prefer) interests seem to be so narrowly focused in their opinion. There just aren't going to be that many cars perfectly built in the early 48-52 style. I tend to agree with them somewhat. Most things outside of that range aren't received all that well. I personally like all the eras as long as the cars are tasteful. I too would like to see more customs and threads related to them. I have one of each, a hotrod and a kustom.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:48 PM   #22
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I disagree .. Less customs
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:51 PM   #23
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Default Re: Respectully, HAMB still needs a Customs Section

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I disagree .. Less customs
I disagree with your disagreement....... More customs or kustoms.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:54 PM   #24
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Default Re: Respectully, HAMB still needs a Customs Section

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

-Abone.

Oh come on, surely your finger prints have grown back by now.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:14 AM   #25
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Default Re: Respectully, HAMB still needs a Customs Section

What I liked about the HAMB is that it was a shared forum. Hot Rods, Drag Cars and Custom Cars had their place on here.
For a long time it was a really great place for Custom Cars, and when you checked out the threads there where some posts done by Hot Rodder's who remembered Custom Car stuff from way back when. Or guys who did not care about Customs but had some old photos that might be interested. This was what made the combination really interesting. If you have a Customs Only board things like this will be missed. Or simply the old photos that are posted on some of the Hot Rod threads that show really great cars in the back ground etc.

But over the last years or so (perhaps even longer) things have changed when it comes to customs on the hamb. I cannot really put my finger on what happened. But it seams to me that there is no support among the custom car viewers anymore. If you want a Custom Car thread to be on the first couple of pages then you need to support the thread. And a BUMP does not do the trick.

Personally I like everything Custom Car. I sure have a prefer style and or period. But when a car is tastefully done or built by a well know or not so well know customizer I like to take a closer look and discuss the subject. No matter in which style or which techniques are being used to create it.
I know that this board is about tradition... but what is that! And how important is that.

Right now there is a group of people that like to use bags to lower the cars. We have the laying frame movement which is both liked and disliked on here.
But I have the feeling that what most people forget is that all these styles and movements have the same back ground, the same history. And some of the newer people might know about the history and know why they are doing stuff. Others might not.

If a laying frame stocker is a Custom or not is worth a discussion, I know how I feel about it, and I know how some other people feel about it. But if the posting about this stuff is not being supported on here the Custom section on the Hamb will die!
Things like this need to be discussed and Custom car threads need to be supported, if you like the subject or not. If you do not comment threads will disappear before you can count to ten.

I have seen really great Custom Car threads with amazing information die within the day, not because nobody watched the. But simply because nobody cared to add a word or two.
Thats why I like Facebook. A simple Like brings you a long way.

But nothing can beat a good mixed message board like the HAMB. But if you like to have Custom Cars to be part of it. You need to step up and support - positive or negative - each and every Custom Car related post!

My two cents.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:57 AM   #26
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Default Re: Respectully, HAMB still needs a Customs Section

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What I liked about the HAMB is that it was a shared forum. Hot Rods, Drag Cars and Custom Cars had their place on here.


But nothing can beat a good mixed message board like the HAMB. But if you like to have Custom Cars to be part of it. You need to step up and support - positive or negative - each and every Custom Car related post!

My two cents.
.......Well said, Rik. I don't see how anyone could complain about any lack of custom content on here if they don't get involved and support the threads that do get started.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:50 AM   #27
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Just wait until the man posts his newest acquisition Riviera and some of his plans and see how many of you guys don't post about it.

Hot Rods or Customs - all good to me.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:47 AM   #28
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Default Re: Respectully, HAMB still needs a Customs Section

I have been a hot rod guy all my life and I attempted to build my first custom a few years ago, only due to the fact, that I knew so many custom guys on this board. I have a new found respect for a good custom.

It was way harder than I thought. I would love to build another one, but I will have to do some apprentice time before I attempt it again.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:52 AM   #29
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Hot Rods or Customs - all good to me.
Me too, Cob. I grew up in Southern Cal in the 50s and early 60s and there were plenty of both.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:06 AM   #30
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Default Re: Respectully, HAMB still needs a Customs Section

It's more about bandwidth.

I've owned my own forums and I would have split hot rods and customs last year. I think traffic has really increased in the few years I've been here.

I am less likely to pop open a thread about something a little outside of my interests (like spotlights) simply because those threads are fewer.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:05 AM   #31
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Default Re: Respectully, HAMB still needs a Customs Section

I'm a custom guy,but will read all the interesting hot rod posts,too.I've never seen a need to mess with Ryan's methods here,but can understand what you're saying. I appreciate the discussion,but it's an age old argument,now set in the HAMB era.
Maybe custom guys just need to represent a little more,huh.

You hot rod guys have it easy. Seems like everydamnthing I do to my Merc requires compound curves,a good eye,a math degree,and a ridiculous number of hours just making shit fit. I'd kill for straight edges,and 90 degree angles,but I'm the only guy I know who can turn a 3 hour job into 2 months,so maybe that's just me.
Appreciate Rik's comments,too.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:15 AM   #32
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Default Re: Respectully, HAMB still needs a Customs Section

I read hot rod stuff but the custom stuff is buried and getting more buried.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:16 AM   #33
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Default Re: Respectully, HAMB still needs a Customs Section

I think Custom guys need to create content... That's the bottom line... We don't have a lot of custom content creators.

Rikster, time for you to get a car and build it! How's about that?
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:22 AM   #34
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He's too busy being our historian!
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:37 AM   #35
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Default Re: Respectully, HAMB still needs a Customs Section

I think to do is start a poll on the main forum and see what everyone thinks... I'll work on a feature post about the idea and get it posted with a poll next week. How's that?
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:38 AM   #36
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I think if you post the poll it has eleventy-billion percent cred.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:09 AM   #37
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I agree with the original post. Custom talk on here is croaking out.

Then again I am building a custom and havent posted about it so I guess I am part to blame.

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Old 10-05-2012, 08:32 AM   #38
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Default Re: Respectully, HAMB still needs a Customs Section

I'm fortunate this forum exists but I own cars both HAMB friendly and not HAMB friendly. How I wish there were comparable forums for the non HAMB friendly stuff I work on but I've never found a forum near as good.

I guess what I'm saying is that you could split off customs.. but would it be anywhere near as good?

There is so much overlap between the two styles that I think it's beneficial to have it all in one forum. I'd like to see the HAMB limit increased by about 8 years myself.

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Old 10-05-2012, 08:42 AM   #39
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There isnt really a need to split off customs, as in a totally different site. The HAMB has always been a Traditional Hot Rod and Custom forum. There just arent that many custom guys anymore and the custom posts get lost amongst the rest.

The Social Group thing hasnt really taken off either.

I would like to see a HAMB sponsored custom event, like the HAMB drags, obviously without the drag racing.


What would it consist of? I dont know. The real trick would be defining Traditional Custom, nearly as hard as defining Traditional Hot Rod, maybe even harder.

I can already see the painted chrome and bondo'd in neon haedlights....

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Old 10-05-2012, 10:08 AM   #40
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I think that the problem here is that we are talking about a continuum here where we might only agree on the definition of what the far ends are. One step toward the center, from either side, and the disagreement would begin.
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