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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. Icon? :dunno:
    I can't see clones of the 1st gen on "Rodders Journal" in 20 years.
    Only time will tell, I guess.

    I'd paint it, but loose the cheeseball Iron Crosses. Like sculls there so Rat Rod. IMHO
  2. 63necker
    Joined: Nov 1, 2006
    Posts: 105


    Yep. And if any of you were paying attention to the posts and pics from the Salt it was there UNPAINTED!. LAST WEEK!
  3. jimbos52
    Joined: Apr 17, 2005
    Posts: 49

    from boonies

    It's his truck i think whatever he does with it will blow us away however on the other hand I fell in love with that truck when I first seen it its a sahme that all that will be left for us to remember it is pictures ... im torn
  4. 6t5frlane
    Joined: Dec 8, 2004
    Posts: 2,380

    from New York

    He is Powder Coating and painting like many of " Todays " street rodders. How Traditional is that ? I only ask what HAMBERS opinion is about this since many here feel firm on there " has to be Traditional all the time " outlook
  5. 40 & 61 Fords
    Joined: May 17, 2006
    Posts: 2,000

    40 & 61 Fords

    What will all the "Bare Metal Sheep" followers do if he paints it?
    Paint theirs whatever color he does of course!
  6. pan-dragger
    Joined: Sep 13, 2006
    Posts: 3,187


    i agree with Jimmy. Way to many people worry about what other people think. I say paint it, who gives a shit what others say..
  7. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,664


    "He can do anything he want with it, it's his" - Gee, I didn't know that :)

    "Whatever he chooses, it's done by now" - And I thought that was LIVE televsion, who knew :)

  8. I personally like the hell out of powder coat. I can't wait to see the end result. Just don't let that chick work on it any more. I think it would be cool if he were to turn Dave loose on it.
  9. Wow, that was a waste of time.
  10. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,024

    1. 60s Show Rods

    What would Boyd do?
  11. tinmann
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 1,589


    I agree.

    I really can't stand the wheels currently on the truck. Anything else (besides billet) would look better.
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 983

    from Not Listed

    Face it. He's selling out.

    Just like Jessie James and just like Body. He's older than he was when he originally built the car and his priorities have changed. And rightly so. Now he wants to be successful on television and if that means painting his car for ratings..he's going to do it. I'm not judging him at all. He seems like a really nice guy and a very talented builder. However, the reason he's insisting on painting the truck, not building a new one is for show ratings. I give him credit for sacrificing whatever it takes to be successful. That's determination.

    It's the same reason that chick is on there instead of the probably thousands of better quailfied females they could have chosen. That's what's been most disappointing for me. They had auditions and took the bottom two girs and top 3 guys.
  13. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,548


    YES! Black or dark blue. Remember the ARDUN powered '32 Jimmy built for Kirk White on an earlier show? Jimmy is a good detail guy and that truck will really pop when it is in paint. Observation: If So-Cal is building chassis shouldn't that truck chassis have been on a table with an ongowing check to show the viewer it's square? :rolleyes:
  14. converseandbowlingshirts
    Joined: Nov 10, 2006
    Posts: 556

    from Eugene, OR

    How about crazed black laquer? It would be great if it could get those weird shinny mirror like spots on the top edges of stuff too.
  15. ha,ha then this thread should be dead now. But i will add one thing i sure hope that chick gets kicked the fuck out to the curb. No matter where you work you dont act like that. No work ethic at all just like most of her generation.
  16. Django
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
    Posts: 10,197

    from Chicago


    Think it would be easy to find talented people to "work" in what should be a dream job for any gearhead, a hot rod shop? Wrong. These kids today baffle me. Sure there some that shine... but on the whole... worthless. I'd love for some 22 year old to come into the shop and prove me wrong...
  17. 8flat
    Joined: Apr 2, 2006
    Posts: 1,376



    At first I didn't like the idea of paint, until I heard his reason. I would get pretty sick of the ratrod description too.

    You can't blame the guy for wanting to put some separation between his sweet ride and all the cobbled-together ratrods these ass-pilots are building nowadays....
  18. Paint it. Hot rodding's about evolution. Better power, better style, etc. If the people before us just left the cars alone, there wouldn't be Hot Rods. They changed the stock cars and made Hot Rods, Customs, Race Cars, etc. If you're wanting more speed, you build a bigger motor. If you want a new look..........
    It's time to step it up to another level. My 2 cents.
  19. 66gmc
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
    Posts: 578


    Im pretty sure he was cutting the cowl vent out.

    As far as painting the truck black I think it will look way better then it was in bare metal.
  20. Paint... paint is so... last week. Here's the spyshot I was able to find using the "i-n-t-e-r-n-e-t" of his finished product. Cool 'eh?:D
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  21. I don't care if he paints it titty pink, fills it with explosives, and blows up the last surviving Bob's Big Boy.
  22. 8flat
    Joined: Apr 2, 2006
    Posts: 1,376


    All true. Here's a tip: look for farm or ranch kids that have moved to the city. They still have great work ethics. All the rural Montana kids my age I know that have moved to Cali or Las Vegas really stand out down there, because they work their asses off, that's how they're raised on the ranch. Employers love them.
  23. 40 & 61 Fords
    Joined: May 17, 2006
    Posts: 2,000

    40 & 61 Fords

    Well put Groucho!
    That's one of the reasons I don't care for today's "Rat Rod" movement. Flame me for using the term, but there is a huge difference between a ratrod and a traditional rod. I like Groucho's theory about Hot rods evolving. Ratrods have evolved into who can build the lowest, most unfinished piece of driveable shit.
    Traditional rods keep evolving into nicer more finished pieces. Look at the car from Hollywood Hot Rods in this months R&C...Traditional rodding at its peak!
    I have liked Jimmy's truck from the beginning, and it will be all the nicer finish painted if thats the route he chooses. It's the EVOLUTION of a traditional car to be finished. If his dream is to see it finished, I hope he does. No matter how much of an "Icon" it has become in bare metal.
  24. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 25,485

    Jalopy Joker

    Yep, he did his truck his way. But, it is a little interesting how he kept saying Sarah (Sassy) does not hear everything he says to her. Then he sits in a meeting with Pete about changing the truck and he does the same thing to Pete. Pete had a very valid point about not changing certain cars/trucks looks. Sassy still has a lot of learning to do in that she will have to get along with others ("I don't care about people") on some level. Best to all of them, and you.
  25. Section 8
    Joined: Mar 22, 2007
    Posts: 1,050

    Section 8
    from AZ

    While we're at it;
    That '55 in two lane blacktop should be painted, primer is passe'
    The Cal Kid's flames are pretty dated looking- They whould be Tribal flames.
    THX1138 is Yellow. That's come and gone a few times. Maybe Teal and Salmon would be ahead of the curve.

    Listen to Pete: Leave it alone.
  26. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    If he wants to paint it, then he should. It's none of our business and a waste of space here.

  27. Django
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
    Posts: 10,197

    from Chicago

    While my car means nothing in the grand scheme of hot rods, I get the same thing about painting. Dad always wanted it painted and nice. So that was my intent someday. Yet I hear all the time, "then it's just another '36 Ford" and "never ever paint this car".

    I haven't seen the show yet (have it on TIVO), so I am super interested to hear Jimmy's thoughts...
  28. Lil' Billy
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 1,089

    Lil' Billy
    from Georgia

    Paint it if you want. It doesn't matter to me. I don't know if I heard him right last night though. I thought he said he was only getting 250 hp from that new motor. I think I'm mistaken.
  29. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,664


    You heard right.

    I believe that is about par for a stroked and blown flathead.

  30. S.F.
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,894


    He should paint it, Its jimmy shine we are talking about. He wont screw it up, it will only be even more badass than before, look at it this way. Even the kookie car was re done. Plus did you see that flathead it was bitchin
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