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what's the biggest turnoff for you when looking at a car or project?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by shooter54, Jan 3, 2010.

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  1. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755


    body in the trunk
  2. Rowdy_one
    Joined: Jun 14, 2008
    Posts: 82

    from Oh

    Lots of things, mostly any sign of poor workmanship.
    Big wheels and rubberbands for tires. ( what dumbass decided these look good)
    Engines that come in a box all ready to go. (Crate motors)
    Auto Trans in a "Traditional" hot rod? WTF is with that? We took autos out and put standards in fer corn sakes LOL
  3. NOTCH
    Joined: Apr 19, 2006
    Posts: 663


    Ah shit i have a long list but what kills me the most is frickin sunroofs!
    Joined: Dec 26, 2005
    Posts: 1,021


  5. Joe King
    Joined: Oct 8, 2004
    Posts: 993

    Joe King

    Oh Crap
  6. oh shit , make that 4 turn offs i have
  7. Captain Chaos
    Joined: Oct 16, 2009
    Posts: 596

    Captain Chaos
    from Missery

    seeing a SB chity under the hood. looked at 63 super 88 , not bad till he starts to brag about SBC , I turhned and saw the gawd awful interior then with all the speakers, I almost offered half and told him to keep the crap so I could save that poor Olds .

    Seriously , bad welds kills me every time and soon as a catch a lie from seller I start to drift .
    sometimes I stay and screw with them to hang them up on the lies , depends on my mood that day .
  8. havi
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,875


    First and foremost, any car I look at is a bucket of rust or undone project, never more than $500. That said one thing is always a major bummer.... that is no title. Everything else can be repaired, but you can't make a title. It's something that always has to be put in someone else's hands. And usually in the hands of someone who hates you, lol.
  9. Big Block Bill
    Joined: May 14, 2009
    Posts: 300

    Big Block Bill

    I hate the ask specific questions and you get interested, then you invest time, sometimes money to go see what you discussed, only to find out the car was misrepresented, especially the specific questions. It's like they figured they lied so you will not see what you asked about.
  10. Undercover Customs
    Joined: Mar 24, 2009
    Posts: 362

    Undercover Customs

    AMEN to that!
  11. ironandsteele
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 5,315


    i agree completely!! you can literally take almost any car in the world and make it look right with the right stance and the right wheel and tire combo.
    most people don't subscribe to that idea, and try to compensate by doing every unnecessary thing in the world to the car. or others try to achieve this, but have no idea what the "right" wheels/tires/ and suspension might be for that particular car..
    sad really.
  12. redsteely
    Joined: Nov 4, 2008
    Posts: 183

    from Phoenix az

  13. whew...still only 4 , there may be hope for me yet

    you guys are WAY to serious
  14. BCR
    Joined: Dec 11, 2005
    Posts: 1,262


    Rust pushing up bondo under fresh paint and a 29.95 chrome engine dress up kit under the hood.
  15. NOTCH
    Joined: Apr 19, 2006
    Posts: 663


    and don't forget ugly ass pastel paint!
  16. Rusted Drip Rails. i get called to look at cars for people every now & then, & if its rusted in this area i always pass, unless i can get a huge discount for it. had to repair this area on my ex's 58 olds & its scarred me for life hahaha
  17. tooslow54
    Joined: May 6, 2005
    Posts: 929


    Late model seats, digital dashes, sbc's...hell, you could turn around and sell those things on ebay and get back some $$$. To me it's just plain and simple: Rust. I can't sell that shit.
  18. von Dyck
    Joined: Apr 12, 2007
    Posts: 678

    von Dyck

    Go to a car show or a show-n-shine, cars have hoods up to show off their blinged up engines with colored wire looms running everywhere, braided hose everywhere (poorly fitted ends too), gaudy colored plug wires, orange Accel ignition coils, cheap chrome dressup stuff that rusts in the first summer of humidity. To top it all, some guys do a really nice job in the engine bay and then use a $2.59 battery cable repair clamp on one or both battery posts, ya know, the one with the two small bolts with a flat strap pinching the cable to the clamp! Also crimped-on wire connectors with colored plastic sleeves.
  19. It depends on if it's a car I'm interested in or not. Most anything can be changed or fixed. But I hate aftermarket gauges, big rims with rubber-band tires, in fact most billet aluminum stuff is a turn off.
  20. knumb knuts
    Joined: Nov 10, 2009
    Posts: 83

    knumb knuts
    from tempe az

    IFS on an early ford, especially a mustang II slopped in. Whether pirated from the scrap yard or from the after market. Might not be a big issue to builders more talented than myself (which most probably are), but always looks like a mess of work to "correct" the problem
  21. shoveled71
    Joined: Jun 3, 2007
    Posts: 159


    To me the worst is when some fool puts a new dash in an old car or truck, seen a early 50s Chevy truck a while back, looked great on the outside, look in and hes got a mid 80s Monte Carlo dash in it, looked like hammered shit with the big steering column and wheel, if you wanna newer car buy one. Spike
  22. 5wcoupehunter
    Joined: Oct 20, 2007
    Posts: 905

    from FLORIDA

    turn offs,rust ,tweed,ifs, filled body lines,shaved door handles,and sbc.
  23. SaltCityCustoms
    Joined: Jun 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,210


    Price, everything after that can be fixed/changed as long as I can get a good enough deal on it.
  24. heatmiser
    Joined: May 6, 2009
    Posts: 253

    from mia

    i agree that most things can be fixed especially if the price is right...but i usually won't look very hard at a car that's been dechromed!! or painted chrome and bumpers... and hot rods w/ odd wheelbases, no matter how good the fab work may be...
  25. socalkenny
    Joined: Oct 10, 2009
    Posts: 25


    Some ass who've never done anything on a car telling me how he'd do it better!
  26. Hot Turkey
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 1,237

    Hot Turkey

    My kinda crowd
  27. 296 V8
    Joined: Sep 17, 2003
    Posts: 4,666

    296 V8
    from Nor~Cal

    It's always a downer when it's not a 33 three window or roadster.
  28. jamesgr81
    Joined: Feb 3, 2008
    Posts: 265


    Somebody said it - Bad workmanship! Hacks, hatchet jobs, butchered wiring, amateur welding - especially the so called Rat rods with beer can overflow and rust. I've seen some real junk at the Hot Rod Reunion. Where is the craftmanship in that?

    I also detest those ugly consoles that seem to the rage. Making a rods interior look like a jap cars interior sux driving in a platic bathtub.

    Bored with Maltese crosses and the ubiquitous skulls but I guess they are part of the counterculture look...
  29. Biggest turnoff:

    Massive cakes of shattered bondo over severe rust damage.
  30. ironandsteele
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 5,315


    no! don't buy into that theory!!

    those people do not represent the us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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