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**EXOTA's** New Look - 1955 Chevy

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mrs chaotic, Oct 24, 2009.

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  1. jonnycola
    Joined: Oct 12, 2003
    Posts: 2,066


    That painted trim is the shit!
  2. Little Wing
    Joined: Nov 25, 2005
    Posts: 7,501

    Little Wing
    from Northeast

    The Original looks nice,,when did the interior go south ??

    and i don't get "updated it to newer styles" :confused:

    if you have something original,,is'nt the idea to try and keep it that way ?
  3. southpark
    Joined: Aug 2, 2007
    Posts: 712


    yea it does look like that color LOL

    but that car has so much going on with body mods that i think the different colors just dont add anything to it. even the marshmellow peanut look is better than different colors that dont match running down the sides
  4. It WAS a very cool looking custom, it looks terrible now IMO. It looks like your shop does quality work, but honestly that car and the purple Merc do not belong here in their present forms.
  5. No kidding! How could the same guy who visioned the purple version get SOOOOO lost? Can't believe he would "TRY" to improve on the purple version. So many Customs are being found and put back to their original splendor,Roth cars come to mind,today. I just don't understand it. The same thing happened to many famous show cars in the 80's and 90's,going to Billet,tweed,"Easter Egg" colors,etc. That's just sad to me...
  6. Revhead
    Joined: Mar 19, 2001
    Posts: 3,027

    from Dallas, TX

    Why didn't you get real buick side trim?
    Joined: Jul 17, 2009
    Posts: 199

    from GA.

    Holly crap are they trying to mess up the car!:eek: I agree with southpark looks like the 80's.
  8. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 21,161

    Staff Member

    that car is supposed to have 58 ford needs to be restored to original. modern customs HAVE NO BUSINESS BEING HERE. this is a traditional site!!!!!
  9. chaotic
    Joined: Jul 29, 2009
    Posts: 27


    The car is totally smooth with no seams or lines. To bolt on chrome that won't fit the curvature and lay of the car would have looked just as out of place.
  10. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,763


    You don't honest believe that do you??
    I'm beinging to think that you yourself really don't understand the HAMB.....seriously.
  11. Try to imagine if the owner would have just repainted it purple and put the WWW's and caps back on. He would have gotten lots of praise for bringing back an old style Custom...
    I think getting rid of all that pink/peach shit on everything would have been costly though. Peach carbs!......give me a break!
  12. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 5,374

    from Wa.St.

    Nice quality work for sure BUT it was ugly when Starbird built it and it's ugly now, you can't shine shit. And no I can't do that kind of work but I do know "ugly"..... JMO
  13. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 6,323


    While I'm on the negatve kick I want to point out the shot of the rear with the brake hoses under tension. The full weight of the rear axle half shafts, hub, rotor,.etc is on those hoses when the suspension is topped out or the wheels are off like in the photo. Scary. Almost as bad is the billet oil drain plug.
  14. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,060

    from California

    when the idea to paint it pink top side and bottom came up they should have just parked it in a field somewhere and let it rot.
  15. Myself would rather look at a primer job gasser 55 any day. Looks like crap.:eek: OldWolf
  16. southpark
    Joined: Aug 2, 2007
    Posts: 712


    yea deffently tradiational. ya know whats funny , i could of just read the orignal post without pictures and i knew it would be ugly.
    Joined: Jul 17, 2009
    Posts: 199

    from GA.

    You have a great car, but it could have been so much more.Not trying to be mean, but redo it again.
  18. aussiesteve
    Joined: Jan 6, 2004
    Posts: 808


    Definately not traditional.
    Looks like it hit a Baskin and Robbins truck
    You would think by now you would realise you don,t belong here!
  19. chevyshack
    Joined: Dec 28, 2008
    Posts: 950


    And your car is traditional because??? Because you left chrome reverse wheels on it and you say its traditional. To many people here trying to be a judge of whats traditional and whats not. I agree the pink sucks. But besides the color scheme the cars kinda cool.
  20. i'm usually bitchin about t-buckets, because a lot of folks make them look like cartoon cars. sorry, but this car qualifies as cartoon with those colors.
    Joined: Apr 7, 2007
    Posts: 714


    Poor car, that's PEPTO PINK and I'm going to get some right now!!!
  22. mrs chaotic
    Joined: Sep 17, 2009
    Posts: 39

    mrs chaotic
    from ----

  23. happy hoppy
    Joined: Apr 23, 2001
    Posts: 2,328

    happy hoppy

    wow, more money then taste.
  24. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
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  25. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,277


    I sort of dislike the word "traditional". I prefer "period correct".

    The car doesn't fit any period. It's a mishmash of 1960, 1975, 1982, 1992 and now. It would be pretty expensive to properly place the car into any one period. Except for maybe the 1980's. All you need is a set of saw cut wheels.

    Just to be a dick, changes are "traditional". As noted, in the early years of this car it went through a few changes. So changes are "traditional". That's in part why I dislike that word.

    The vast majority here aren't going to like what was done to cars in the 80's and 90's. i wouldn't mind the change to the Buick trim if it had been actual trim.
  26. redlinetoys
    Joined: May 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,301

    from Midwest

    THIS is a cool photo.

    Obviously the current owner can do whatever he wants. Nothing wrong with that. It is his car and very cool that he has owned it for so long.

    That being said, personally I would love to find a car like this and be in a position to return it to it's historical rendition, duplicating this photo with the original side trim and chrome bumpers, or the other photo floating around this post showing the updated front splash pans, but still sporting the cool stainless side trim and single color.

    Obviously most others are going to feel the same and have some pretty strong opinions regarding the history of this car.

    Either way, good luck with your project.
  27. John Denich
    Joined: Nov 20, 2005
    Posts: 2,718

    John Denich

    Guys this car was changed over the years to compete on the ISCA Circuit, you get points for everything, and they added or smoothed out shit to stay competitive! I dont think its right but this car is an indoor show car whore! They dont look at the overall car as a whole they score it on a sheet so many points for every modification, not the overall look of the car....remember the shit storm from the AMBR from 2008....and that gold roadster!!!!
  28. HAMB should have a point system! I'll give it a 2,LMAO!!!!
    (10 being best)
  29. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,277


    Sad fate for a car. They shoot horses when they can no longer run.
  30. Or put them out in a feild! HAHAHAHA!
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