Since I have DSL with good upload speed and thousands of photos of custom cars from various car shows I attend I thought I would try my hand at making some videos out of them..so here is a different kind of Saturday night video feature....did notice that when I created them the time was longer than what they ended up being on line..compressed I guess....I made 5 videos but only uploaded 2 due to time constraints
Ah... Fender skirts, Baby Moons, chromed headers, nosed & decked. The stuff of my youth.
I'm guessing you're a fan of Counting Cars and Fast & Loud. I love those shows.
I watch Counting Cars, Fast & Loud, Pimp my Ride too, and marvel at how fast they work....I hang at a custom body shop here in town and every week some one comes in wanting their car customized...nosed, decked , shaved, lowered, install '59 Caddy tail lights, 54 Chevy grill, 54 Buick side trim, painted a special blend metal flake with pearl scallops...and want it all done by Friday...ain't happening...and when you tell'em they always say...well those guys on tv build customs in just several hours ..yeah right
yes, it's a common misconception by people who watch THOSE "REALITY" SHOWS that the bikes (and cars) are entirely created "In House"
'cause the details kinda' gets lost in the sauce that most of what is done in the shop was actually outsourced piece by piece from various specialty shops often scattered through out the state (or country) then assembled and possibly painted (sometimes only the final Clear-Coat) on the spot.
The Shop that commissions the work gets the CREDIT, while the various shops get paid by the part, and possible mention in the case of Tooled Leather and Specialty ART("TRICK")Painting or Fine "Pin-Striping".
What people aren't privy to (even the car owner, who isn't a welcome presence due to the pressure they TRY to exert since they generally DO NOT Understand that once the vehicle is parted-out, it's a waiting game to get the parts back for approval & final assembly.)
So shops USUALLY adhere to a "Don't-Call-Us, We'll-Call-You!" policy rather than have people milling around "under-foot".
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