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      Hi Guys , this is going to cause a fuss I'm sure, you guys decide. I feel you can get anything if you have the money. I like the flowing lines, its a custom hot Love it or Hate it, Don You better not look at this one for your own health. rod to me.


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    I'm mixed on the ol' Delehaye, Doc. I do think they are attractive automobiles, but they are soured by the lofty status. I'm hard pressed to buy into the idea that there are more than a handfull of cars on this earth that are truly worth the money they fetch. Most of these beasts are hyped up to the point that they become almost mythical, and I just don't see the justification for it. Rare? Yes. Stunning? Sometimes. Priceless? I think not.

    Of course, get a bunch of high rollers together and let 'em fight it out for who's got the biggest wank, and god only knows what can happen.

    But I will confess, the followers of classics are not as bad as the muscle car crowd. Now those guys are truly out of touch.

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    Once around the Sun, cruising, climbing. Jupiter cyclops winks at me, yeah, he knows who's driving. Hit neutral in the tail of a comet. Let the vortex pull my weight. Push the seat back a little lower. Watch light bend in the blower. Planets align. A king is born. Dodge Swinger. Jesus on the dashboard.
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  2. That first coupe is just another Zipper-bodied fiberglass rod. No soul, but might be fun to see how it holds up in a 20mph collision.

    The Delahayes? Neat lines, but a little overdone for my tastes. I've been considering using one of the Heller Delahaye kits to make my own luxorod model... I think I saw somebody building a pickup version.
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    Luxorod. That's a great way to describe it, Dave. I've been looking for a word to describe that concept for months.
    Now for my opinions. Yes, I love traditional rods. Yes, I love the classics. Yes, I love rods inspired by the classics. No, I really don't like fiberglass replicas with swoopy ocean waves of paneling, goofy looking graphics, and 20+ inch wheels. Muscle cars aren't bad but they don't have the style and grace of the classics and they don't have that special feeling you get behind the wheel of a traditional deuce or a fat fender. Don't forget this is only one guy's opinions. As far as what I love to build, that includes classics, traditional rods and leadsleds.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    I wanted to make sure my brain was engaged before I put my mouth in gear responding to this thread.........

    To clear up whatever confusion there might be about my personal likes and dislikes here goes.

    I love the old classics...even the butt ugly ones.

    Giving credit where it's due Boyds cars are usually well thought out and designed even though I don't much care for his style of building.

    As far as the (as Dave mentioned) glass bodied, mail order, cookie cutter look alike knock off copies of Boysters with a few hundred pounds of billet thrown in for good measure go, they are right up there with "tuners" on my snot slinging, toilet hugging, dry heaving, promising the Lord "I'll never do it again" **** list. Ya gotta remember though that I'm older than dirt.....when I was a kid we used to sit around and watch the radio. Vintage Hot Love it or Hate it, Don You better not look at this one for your own health. Rods were "new cars" back then.:eek:
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    Don you know I respect yer opinion on stuff, so hopefully ya won't mind a couterpoint on Boyd. I really have to disagree about his stuff bein' well thought out. He really pulls some heavy duty boners. Just lookin' back at his last couple builds, the '59 Impala that he butchered for one...what the hell is up with the engine setback on that one? His crew even said "what the hell, Boyd?" and he still insisted that they carry on with the damn thing half buried under the cowl and two feet of space between the front of the motor and the core support. Then, on the Biscayne they just did...total frame swap...just for the sake of doin' it. Any moron knows that the frame under that car is perfectly suited to nearly any kind of build with only slight modifications. Again, his crew were like "Boyd, WTF!!!" but he insisted that they forge ahead anyway. That one was supposed to be a drop in at first, then it's a prototype, then it's just "well just make it fit!".

    There are other examples but I don't wanna make this any more of a soap box than I already have.

    No, he's long ago lost sight of what he's doin', and does some really retarded things in the name of "buildin' hot Love it or Hate it, Don You better not look at this one for your own health. rods". He's the butt of a million jokes among hot Love it or Hate it, Don You better not look at this one for your own health. rodders for a reason.

    And since I'm bein' especially honest this mornin'...

    The first ride in this post is a joke. Everything about that car makes me wanna take a time machine back to the days before there were fiberglass bodies and modern interior in hot Love it or Hate it, Don You better not look at this one for your own health. rods. Some upgrades make sense because of obvious performance gains...but most of the crap like this is just that...crap.

    Guess I already said my piece about the classics. I respect them, like a lot of them, but they are highly overrated as far as the money in concerned.

    Steppin' off the soapbox...(gawd how'd I get *way up here*)

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    Once around the Sun, cruising, climbing. Jupiter cyclops winks at me, yeah, he knows who's driving. Hit neutral in the tail of a comet. Let the vortex pull my weight. Push the seat back a little lower. Watch light bend in the blower. Planets align. A king is born. Dodge Swinger. Jesus on the dashboard.
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    I was trying to be somewhat "polite" about Boyd. As far as I'm concerned all the TV series....SUCK! If it wasn't for the drama "soap opera style" they would not have a program. Theme bikes are a good example...Sr. & Jr. I respect Jesse but c'mon...convert vintage iron into a rocket launcher or a party barge...maybe a garbage truck? I'm not sure who those programs are directed at. I don't watch 'em......so I'll take your word for it as far as Boyd losing it......you know Chip used to work for him also...he quit! Boyd whined and [color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color]ed about that too, he refused to even talk about it.
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    This will answer somr questions and will explain the two front noses. It will not however change your likes or dislike for this kind of ride.

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    You are bidding on this beautiful, (one of a kind) creation from Spitzer Coach Works built for Top Fuel Racer, Paul Romine. The Coupe is titled as a 1933 Ford Coupe. Carbon fiber has been used throughout the car. It is powered by a new (from the factory) massive V10 Viper engine (488 CID), with individually tuned port injectors, with a MoTec M800 ECU, and stainless exhaust system, with Airborne coating.This engine made 481 HP on Sean Hyland's engine dyno in Canada, and it made 440 HP at the rear wheels on the chassis dyno at 140 MPH, at SVS (Viper specialists) in Chicago. The transmission is a new (from the factory) Tremec T-56 six speed. The rear end is independent suspension with inboard disk brakes with four QA1 coil overs, and a 3:73 gear ratio. The front suspension is inboard rocker-push rod type. Wilwood 4 puck brakes all around with stainless brake and fuel lines. The interior is done with the finest leather by Jimmy Sneed in Louisville, over a carbon fiber constructed interior, with Auto Sound AM/FM CD. The Coupe has Vintage Air Condition and heet and defrost, and electric windows and doors. Classic Instruments. It comes with the track roadster nose and 1933 "lay back style" nose. These noses are interchangable. This Coupe not only looks good, but is a true high performance handeling dream to drive. Runs cool, bump steers great, very well ballanced, and is REAL FAST.! Not a trailer queen, we drive it! E mail for more pictures and info. The Coupe is availible for a test ride.... PAUL ROMINE’S 1933 FORD COUPE... 1.) POWERED BY 488 CU.IN. VIPER V10... 2.) TREMAC 6 SPEED TRANSMISSION... 3.) TUNED PORT INJECTORS... 4.) STAINLESS STEEL CUSTOM EXHAUST SYSTEM... 5.) STAINLESS STEEL BRAKE LINES... 6.) STAINLESS STEEL FUEL LINES... 7.) VINTAGE AIR HEAT & AIR CONDITIONING... 8.) HEIDT INDEPENDENT REAR SUSPENSION... 9.) INDEPENDENT FRONT SUSPENSION WITH ROCKER ARMS AND PUSHRODS... 10.) QA1 ALUMINUM COILOVER SHOCKS ON REAR (QTY.4) AND FRONT (QTY.2)... 11.) RACK & PINION STEERING BOX... 12.) INTERIOR DONE IN LEATHER BY LARRY SNEAD OVER CARBON FIBER PANELS... 13.) AUTO SOUND STEREO SYSTEM WITH CD PLAYER... 14.) MOTEC COMPUTER... 15.) FRONT WHEELS - 17”X 8” AMERICAN 5 SPOKE... 16.) REAR WHEELS - 20”X10.5” AMERICAN 5 SPOKE... 17.) FRONT TIRES - BF GOODRICH 225/ 45/ 17... 18.) REAR TIRES - BF GOODRICH 295/ 40/ 20... 19.) TWO FRONT NOSE PIECES - 33 FORD STYLE WITH GRILLE & TRACK "T" TYPE NOSE WITH GRILLE…….., BOTH INTERCHANGE WITH NO MODIFICATIONS... 20.) CAR BUILT BY SPITZER COACHWORKS USING ALL THE LATEST TECHNOLOGIES INCLUDING CARBON FIBER, ROCKER ARM SUSPENSION / AND THE LATEST COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES.

    On Jun-28-06 at 06:50:47 PDT, seller added the following information:
    The engine dyno performance info should read, 481 lbs of tourque @ 4800 RPM, and 469 hp @ 6000 RPM.


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    Well, I guess we know how we feel about Boyd and his "creations". No shortage of opinions here. :D I really never saw anything come off those shows on TV that I liked. All I see coming out of those garages are rich boy toys, notheing uder 60,000 to 100,000 clams. If I remember correctly, most rods that I saw as a kid were owned by guys who were usually broke. Show sleds and trailer queens are a different story.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Yeah they're rich boy toys but mostly because he does crap that isn't needed. If there's anyone in the custom auto world that needs to go back to the basics it's Boyd. A buddy of mine put it perfectly..."He's forgotten more than most of us know, and it really shows."

    But lest I come across as an all-negative blowhard...

    Like ma mamma always used to say..."If you don't want opinions, don't ask for them."

    Glu
    Once around the Sun, cruising, climbing. Jupiter cyclops winks at me, yeah, he knows who's driving. Hit neutral in the tail of a comet. Let the vortex pull my weight. Push the seat back a little lower. Watch light bend in the blower. Planets align. A king is born. Dodge Swinger. Jesus on the dashboard.
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