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Should Jimmy paint his truck?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by the-rodster, Aug 24, 2007.

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  1. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,664


    I kinda agree with Pete.

    It's like painting the California Kid - red.

    It will lose it's identity.

    What do you guys think?

  2. draggin ass
    Joined: Jun 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,920

    draggin ass
    from hell

    id be really sick of hearing "ratrod" all the time too. i dont think it woulda been bare metal back in the day..... i say paint it.
  3. '51Plymouth
    Joined: Jun 8, 2005
    Posts: 231

    from York, PA

    He can do whatever he wants to's his damn truck. If he wants to paint it lavender with a yellow splash graphic and 20" billet wheels, who are we to stop him?
  4. Flatman
    Joined: Dec 20, 2005
    Posts: 1,975


    I'd paint it. It may never rain in California, but that thing would never last up here:D
    Of course, I'd also bring the body back up a few inches do something better with the grill, but that's just me.
    He's definitely going in the right direction with the engine.


  5. RockyMtnPits
    Joined: Nov 6, 2002
    Posts: 118


    Who cares?

    His truck=his choice.
  6. draggin ass
    Joined: Jun 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,920

    draggin ass
    from hell

    i still cant believe he let that girl weld the frame! if you look at her welds she was going way to fast and didnt have enough filler rod in it.

    anyway, sorry to get off topic....
  7. that truck went to the head of the class in style and trend setting. it has the potential to go all the way to way to a classic hot rod.
    I wouldn't paint it red, I think it could continue being built and refined and up graded. as long as Jimmy owns it. kind of a modern Doane Spencer. if it was sold it would have to remain as is. or go down the tube like a Rudy truck.
  8. PeteFromTexas
    Joined: Apr 4, 2007
    Posts: 3,837


    I could see both sides of the argument. The truck is an icon of sorts but I love what he said about "rat rods" uuugggggg I can't believe I caid the "r" word. I would hate people saying that about my car.

    Paint it if he wants. Its his truck. I'm sure it will be amazing in the end no matter what.
  9. dragrcr50
    Joined: Jul 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,865


    Cars were meant to be painted, after all it is his car .Its like telling some of these guys you cant flake the roof, he he, its there car....
  10. GreggAz
    Joined: Apr 3, 2001
    Posts: 931


    I dont know why I am getting in on this, But from the day he got it on the road he has had plans to paint it. I dont know about now, but at first he was leaning towards black
  11. SHRUM
    Joined: Feb 25, 2005
    Posts: 616


    MMMMMMM Blown Flathead. MMMMMMM Sounded Great.
  12. Flipper
    Joined: May 10, 2003
    Posts: 3,320

    from Kentucky

    Hell, he said he drove it 7 years with just tack welds ........????? WTF!!!!!
  13. swingcatt
    Joined: Jul 3, 2007
    Posts: 49


    Trendsetters, by definition, don't just sit back on what they've built and let it be the trend, because eventually they'll be at the bottom of the pile. That rod has been photographed so much, that it'll live forever no matter what he does to it.

    That being said, I was involved a few years ago with some consulting for the Extreme Home Makeover show and have a real bad view of reality shows in general now. Trust me, there is SO much more going on behind the scenes...I wouldn't be surprised if thats just a well done replica that they are working on and the real rod is stored away somewhere safe and sound. Don't know fer sure...just saying it could be, knowing how much BS that's involved with reality tv.

    Anyway, that dude on the show saying its a big mistake needs to STFU, it's his show, his rod, his career, to make OR break.
  14. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,868

    Harms Way

    First thing that came to mind, Was He should sell it to one of those guys that can afford a 30 grand paint job,... with all of it's publicity he could get a small fortune (a.k.a. "stupid money") for it,...... buy another truck and build his vision from scratch,...... But that's just me.
  15. draggin ass
    Joined: Jun 17, 2005
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    draggin ass
    from hell

    YEAH! i heard that too! WTF! sure makes me feel better about my shit...
  16. Wowcars
    Joined: May 10, 2001
    Posts: 1,023


    Thats what I've always heard. As long as this is true and it becomes black, then YES. By all means Jimmy, paint it black.
  17. 41woodie
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 1,077


    Of course it's drama for tv, but the attitude of the girl is surprisingly common these days. "We should all be equal" "Just because you own the business why should your opinion be more important than mine". That combined with her work ethic of "well it looks good enough to me, who cares if the welds run different direction". I'm not singling her out because she's a girl, just the attitude will keep her going from job to job her entire life unless she grows up and figures out what's going on.
  18. chrisman
    Joined: Jun 13, 2002
    Posts: 717


    Most historic hot rods and customs have evolved over time, change is simply a part of their nature.
  19. Firecracker
    Joined: Aug 6, 2007
    Posts: 239


    I would like to see it painted black. I missed the episode last night which sucks because that about the only reality tv show that I try to watch. Does anyone know when there will be a re-run?
  20. The dude on the show saying don't paint it is a hot rodding legend and is speaking from experience. he is Pete Chapouris and his car is the California Kid. I probably woudn't have put the truck on the road without paint, but it is a trendsetter in bare metal. I get the impression he put it on the road as it was because he was anxious to drive the blamed thing and ended up starting the "rat rod" trend. I hate the term but it is the one that set the standard without any intention by the builder of doing such.
    On the subject of Pete Chapouris, I think he still signs Jimmy's paycheck. Isn't Jimmy still an employee of SoCal?
  21. KooDaddy
    Joined: Oct 16, 2006
    Posts: 753

    from Wis.

    I think he should re-do his grill to look like that chicks grill that should start a new trend:D
  22. Kevin Lee
    Joined: Nov 12, 2001
    Posts: 7,419

    Kevin Lee
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    1) Haven't seen the show.

    2) It's a really smart hot rod that happens to be bare metal right now. Paint won't change it's identity.
  23. superjunkman
    Joined: Jul 21, 2006
    Posts: 965

    from Austin, TX

    I say paint it. I think bare metal has about run it's course. He needs to beat every body to the next big thing. A paint job.
  24. Preacher
    Joined: Dec 23, 2002
    Posts: 1,956

    Member Emeritus

    i hope your right and it is a replica... with all the resources they have, i wonder why they don't just get another one and make it the way jimmy wants it?

    obviously it is his truck... but i was really hearing pete
  25. DE SOTO
    Joined: Jan 20, 2006
    Posts: 3,857


    I didnt see the show, Fell Asleep to early...........

    But it really dont matter what he does to that truck, And it really isnt the truck at all .... ITS JIMMY SHINE !!!

    No matter what he builds, paints, or otherwise... There will be a million people at his feet telling him How Cool he is & How Bitchen his Car is.

    So many people out there stroke JIMMY SHINE that he could paint that truck Pepto Bismol Pink and every one would want to shake his hand & tell him what a trend setter he is for that.

    Just like when ROBERT WILLAMS painted his bitchen '32 purple & green...WTF ?
  26. draggin ass
    Joined: Jun 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,920

    draggin ass
    from hell

    but a blown and bored flathead willl.......
  27. Big Tony
    Joined: Mar 29, 2006
    Posts: 3,590

    Big Tony

    Well it is his truck and after so long some people just have to change things a bit. If the rest of the truck goes the way he changed the flatty then whoa nelly look out cause its gonna make history again
  28. Kevin Lee
    Joined: Nov 12, 2001
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    Kevin Lee
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    No... it won't.
  29. garysgun
    Joined: Dec 8, 2005
    Posts: 268


    Paint it black with red wheels and some pin striping it will look great. I am glad I got to see the frame and his under the seat frame work he has. I need to do that on my future project. I think the blower is neat but it looks too modern to me. The truck rewelded and painted and put back together would of been my choice. Gary M.
    PS: I think I heard who was the person that will be hired there is. Could it be the tatoos???
  30. SUHRsc
    Joined: Sep 27, 2005
    Posts: 5,078


    its funny, the conversation between Pete and Jimmy sounded alot like ones between my dad and I about my roadster....
    i got the thing done enough to drive it at the jalopyshowdown 2 years ago and i never really finished it how i wanted...
    now its a pull back and forth between redoing it how i wanted or leaving it be.....
    tough call!
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