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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Ryan, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 7,508


    "de gustibus aut bene, aut nihil

    You either have taste-or you don't
  2. May I add. Non carborundum illegitimi. One of my old co workers favorite phrases.. Worked in a plant with 60 other dudes...all with opinions that were “shared” freely. Sometimes the drama was overwhelming!
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  3. Nostrebor
    Joined: Jun 25, 2014
    Posts: 1,053


    It's a very well written piece Ryan and I fully agree. The cars are both an expression of their creator and the timeframe they were created.

    "America was stuffing itself with everything grandiose it could get its hands on and guys like Barris and Roth was intravenously feeding the masses their representation of this grand vision."

    This quote from you explains the Aztek in my opinion... in a time where the cars off the assembly line were approaching one-year-only and extravagant as they were, the customs had to be more. More grandiose than GM or Ford, or why even get the tools out. I assume they also were commissioned in some cases and influenced by the owners, and we all know the show scene had an influence.

    I also agree that arguing about vintage customs is ridiculous, and I'm glad I missed it. They're old cars... lighten up Francis!:D
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  4. Seems like this thread has also gone off the rails.

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  5. 34Larry
    Joined: Apr 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,289


    Contrary to what has been written about me on HAMB, I do get into Customs, appreciating them as much as any Hot Rod/Streetrod ,reviewing the Costom pages as much as anything else here. There are hundreds I'd like to own. Are there Customs that I'm not a fan of, of course there is, just as there is in anything dealt with in life. My likes, dislikes are "felt" with in my being, not initially "thought about or of, generating within me a deep appreciation and want to have. Its kind of like what was said about porno, I don't know what pornography is, but I know it when I see it.
    Let the berating stop. :rolleyes:
  6. 34Larry
    Joined: Apr 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,289


    I designate this the #1 BEST post on the subject. I stand ashamed feeling small enough to walk under a closed door and will never again utter a negative comment concerning any thing here. :D
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  7. hotrod1948
    Joined: Jan 17, 2011
    Posts: 454

    from Milton, WI

    Enough already. Ryan this thread should be closed. The debate has been held, positions taken, and everybody has had the chance to respond. It is over!
  8. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 5,994

    anthony myrick

    Wait just a dog gone minute.
    People actually get upset here and post stuff about it elsewhere?

    I’m not sitting by them meanies at lunch tomorrow
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2020
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  9. J'st Wandering
    Joined: Jan 28, 2004
    Posts: 1,674

    J'st Wandering

    Then why are you reading it and posting on it? Time to move on? When the thread is no longer posted on, it will move down the list with the other inactive threads.
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  10. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
    Posts: 2,372


    I’m a pretty good thread killer, let’s see if I can end this one. I’ve met plenty of guys who exhibit the “I know everything, you don’t know sh!t” attitude and we have our fair share on here. But it would be a mighty dull website if everyone just gushed praises and patted each other on the back just for buying an old car. I say let’s put away the knives and guns and keep it down to a traditional rumble, you know, chains, tire irons and brass knuckles.

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  11. and I understood there would be no algerbra's on this site..........
  12. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,480


    Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si marmota monax materiam possit materiari?
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  13. Bdamfino
    Joined: Jan 27, 2006
    Posts: 337

    from Hamlet, NC

    I skipped most of the threads, but are WE still arguing Rods vs Customs?! How about East vs West?! Print media dropping like flies and this still happening? I think Roth said, Hot Rods to scare the girl, Customs to win her!
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  14. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 7,508


    Well, if the woodchuck had any common sense, he'd replace that 90 year old wood with a quality system of square steel tubing.
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  16. pitman
    Joined: May 14, 2006
    Posts: 4,952


    Assuming he could-chuck-wood! :p
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  17. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,460


    Damn I need a stiff beverage!
    Sure do appreciate that we have such a level headed grownup at the helm.
  18. 1hazbin
    Joined: Dec 25, 2019
    Posts: 5


    I am a member of the fast disappearing generation. I like anything with wheels. (well almost anything) but my niche is traditional rods and customs. Mostly customs. Neither new rods, or new customs with flush fitting glass, power everything, belly button motors, (cheap easy and quick to do) just don't turn me on, but that's my opinion, and you know what they say about opinions. It's been said way too many times "there's room in this hobby for all of us" still holds true. If you have to stop to criticize someones efforts, you are at the wrong show, or place, or maybe you picked the wrong hobby.
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  19. Spooky
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 1,756


    Barris did create some cars were really beyond the realm of baroque, like the Grecian for example, but the Aztec was/is a really well done car.
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  20. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,322

    from Berry, AL

    To each his own. You like it, fine. You don't, fine. I don't give a damn either way. But please keep these furrin' language shit to yourselves, OK? I have a hard enough time trying to decipher some of the supposed English posts what with the run on sentences, no punctuation whatsoever, improper spelling and other goofs to try and decipher some other language!
  21. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 1,180

    41 GMC K-18

    I had to go back to read the original post, that possibly started all of the controversy about the AZTEC. If you look at the original post, it was just announcing that the AZTEC was going to be sold at a MECUM auction.

    That's it, plain and simple, the original post did not invite any opinions of, if the car was ugly or beautiful.

    I just wanted to point that out since this element, while a small one, is an important one !

    I also thought it was interesting that the person that posted the information about the MECUM auction, didn't give any opinions about the car either. I doubt the original post was designed to start a firestorm of opinions, but it quickly flared up into a conflagration of emotion's, that have prompted the use of an ancient language.
    I would assume that this will increase the sales of Theasaurus's !

    The picture below is a perfect example, do you see a boat that is upside down ? Or do you see a CUSTOM made light fixture ?

    Love it or hate it, you have to respect and appreciate the effort it required to be artistically different!

    IMG_0381 (3).JPG
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  22. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 7,508


    You are never too old to learn something new.. Unless you are unwilling to try.
  23. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 7,508


    English at the time of Shakespeare: Thou art nev'r too fusty to learneth something new. Thee distemperate blinking idiot. There's also this thing called Google Translate??? :)
  24. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 1,180

    41 GMC K-18

    teddy says (2).JPG
  25. Lloyd's paint & glass
    Joined: Nov 16, 2019
    Posts: 2,474

    Lloyd's paint & glass

    I do my killing with kindness Bob :D
  26. TerrytheK
    Joined: Sep 12, 2004
    Posts: 818


    Meeus onus biggus doofus. Needus Latinius dictionarius. :confused:
  27. A lot of this reminds me of the old cartoons with the Road Runner and Wile E Coyote.
    The little sub titles they used to use to explain how fast he was !,,,,,,LoL.

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  28. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 7,508


  29. When I was in my teens living in California, I got to see many Barris creations. I said then and I say now, You don't have to like the finished product, but you should appreciate the time, effort, and quality workmanship that went into the finished product.
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