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Lookie what I bought at Barrett Jackson- Monster Garage

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Section 8, Jan 16, 2008.

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  1. Section 8
    Joined: Mar 22, 2007
    Posts: 1,050

    Section 8
    from AZ

  2. damnfingers
    Joined: Sep 22, 2006
    Posts: 1,287


    Nice project....
  3. Gerg
    Joined: Feb 27, 2006
    Posts: 1,827


    I think you could have a lot more fun with the truck :)
  4. John B
    Joined: Mar 9, 2001
    Posts: 1,340

    John B

    From a Porshe to a hot rod, seems like an upgrade to me. Tell your wife to be happy that you didn't invest the money in houses and lots. ( whore houses and lots of booze )

  5. MikeRose
    Joined: Oct 7, 2004
    Posts: 1,571

    from Yuma, AZ

    I was watching that on TV last night. I heard them commenting on you selling the porsche and buying that hot rod. I didnt get a good look at the rpu though. I was waiting for them to show it. Now that I see it here I remember seeing that rpu on TV. Was the Porsche a kit car based on a VW? I like both cars.
  6. Hot Rodz R Us
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 920

    Hot Rodz R Us
    Member Emeritus

    Kind of looks like my Hot Rod
  7. I like the Porsche. Be it a kit car or the real deal.
  8. cool,i like that better than the porsche-nice buy
  9. 40StudeDude
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 9,441


    I sure liked that grin you had on your face when they gavelled it down...


  10. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 13,626


    Bit pissed?? I think I "bit piss" my wife most of the time...

    Money in the bank....Kooler project = good decesion.

    Kongrats looking forward to see what you 'll do with the truck.

    Happy Trails,

  11. BigRed390
    Joined: Mar 21, 2007
    Posts: 484


    Cool. Both were nice toys, but this will provide lots more headaches and busted knuckles, which are good things, right? :D Nice truck!
  12. You bringing it back to Austin for the Round-up?
  13. Countn'Carbs
    Joined: Nov 8, 2006
    Posts: 893

    from CO

    I saw it as well and liked the look on your face.

  14. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
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    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    I think you did good! Take your wife out someplace fun in it!
  15. did you pay a buyers and sellers fee?
  16. bigken
    Joined: Jul 7, 2005
    Posts: 2,788


    Good job, man. I saw that last night, as well. I also saw that episode of MG, pretty cool job of JJ to build it with the deaf kids. The looks on their faces was priceless.
    Well hell, drive the wheels off the thing.
  17. If you are happy, that's what is important. I question a man that provokes and ignores his wife, but time will help.
    For what it's worth I wouldn't set foot in the rpu, but I am old and set in my ways.
    I really think this falls in the category of a rat rod, and certainly isn't traditional as I remember it. But again, you have to make yourself happy.
    I vote for the Porsche.
  18. MCjim
    Joined: Jun 4, 2006
    Posts: 149

    from soCal

    You got the only thing out of all that Monster Garage junk worth buying.
  19. synthsis
    Joined: Mar 29, 2006
    Posts: 1,899


    I don't watch B-J because I think it's a rediculous auction, but what kinda scratch did the RPU get?
  20. loudpedal
    Joined: Mar 23, 2004
    Posts: 2,185

    from SLC Utah

    Don't worry Porsche lovers. I'm not going to be saying anything.
  21. Revhead
    Joined: Mar 19, 2001
    Posts: 3,027

    from Dallas, TX

    I was watching too.. didn't it sell for like 15k or so?
  22. macs55
    Joined: Oct 28, 2003
    Posts: 462


    A porsche to a rat rod......I fail to see the upgrade :confused:
  23. Bumpstick
    Joined: Sep 10, 2002
    Posts: 1,372


    Sorry but the Speedster is cooler. -stick
  24. Sparkswillfly
    Joined: Oct 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,059

    from Colorado

    15k......OUCH !!!!
    As long as your happy, that's all that counts - enjoy!
  25. Not quite sure what to say.
    Kinda leaning toward siding with your wife.

    Looking from here, the seating arrangement looks like it would be tough to spend an hour in let alone the whole day.
    As is, I'm guessing it won't get driven very much or very far.

    Aside from that, looks like the detail work is done fairly well.

    Interesting too how everything has about the same level of rust.
  26. Mike
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 3,524


    Built at the Texas School for the Deaf...looks to me more like it was the Texas School for the Blind.:confused:

    Sorry man, that machine needs a lot of tweaking in my mind, but I do see the potential for a cool machine if all the delicious, rat roddy goodness were stripped away.
  27. Chris Casny
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 4,870

    Chris Casny

    How much did each car sell for??????????????
    Regardless, I would have kept the Porsche.
  28. Section 8
    Joined: Mar 22, 2007
    Posts: 1,050

    Section 8
    from AZ

    The way I saw it was that for $15k, I doubt I could get Jesse James to build another one for me with a brand new GM crate engine, new 32 frame, Currie Rear End, new steering, brakes etc...
    Joined: Apr 17, 2001
    Posts: 6,177


    LOL !!! ................:eek::eek::eek:

    The Porsche was TIT's !! ... why did you sell did you take your meds before going !!!
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