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Old 11-17-2014, 01:34 AM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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HOA is a factor I dismissed... a friend is restoring a camaro and has gotten grief from his HOA... he can have it in the garage... just can't have the garage door up when he is working on it...

I have one HOA experience... HOA was formed in 1948 and my neighbors are cool about it... nevertheless, the CC&R's could be a problem if someone were so inclined.


Are you serious? One more reason why I will NEVER live somewhere like that.



Anyway, I think it depends on the area in which you live. Here in the Windsor/Detroit region, they are most definitely in to it.
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Old 11-17-2014, 02:08 AM
 
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California....
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Old 11-17-2014, 02:32 AM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Hmm. That's too bad. Aren't there still people making rat rods or anything out there? So much came out of California. It would be a shame if that innovative spirit when it came to anything with wheels went away.
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Old 11-17-2014, 04:02 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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HOA is a factor I dismissed... a friend is restoring a camaro and has gotten grief from his HOA... he can have it in the garage... just can't have the garage door up when he is working on it...

I have one HOA experience... HOA was formed in 1948 and my neighbors are cool about it... nevertheless, the CC&R's could be a problem if someone were so inclined.
An entire city can be like that...City of Coral Gables, Fl has similar ordinances.
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:05 AM
 
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Young people (teens and late 20's to 30's) are just into themselves !!!
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Old 11-17-2014, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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This thread provided me impetus to look at a few models I have always had interest in and found a few which required considerable work for about $5000-$8000. In particular, have always had a soft spot for the Cougar Eliminator and found a few fitted with 351W or 351C. Not bad for a vehicle that looks like a muscle car without the high price tag. All automatics unfortunately. There is also a dedicated forum and what not. Mach I Mustangs which would be comparable are double the price.

Of course they would all need beaucoup investment and one really needs to live, breath and love this project to keep at it. I just have too many interests nowadays.
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Old 11-17-2014, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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When youngsters do get classics they hose them up by lowering them and/or putting 26" rims on them. I would rather see one sitting in a barn than that.
Youngsters are into the bling factor of new cars and don't want to worry about refurbishing an older car.
I love 80s-90s Buicks and Lincolns. Caddies are OK but I don't like the body styling.
I don't know what it is but every time I see a beautiful classic car, or even a newer 4-door sedan, like a Lincoln Continental or Chevy Impala, with those ugly 26" wheels and skinny tires, I almost feel like throwing up.

There are some younger people who appreciate the classic automobiles, but most of them want cars for practicality, and those few who like cars, to most of them performance is taking a 1990s Honda Civic and doing whatever it is they do to make it sound like somebody is.. breaking wind.. (to put it politely)

I grew up in the mid 1970s and I remember performance was a 1969 muscle car with a roaring V-8, a 4-barrel carburetor doing the 1/4 mile in under 6 seconds.
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Old 11-17-2014, 12:43 PM
 
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im 35 I don't like old classic cars because they are seriously overpriced. I don't know anyone that knows how to do good car work. Most shops cant even do mechanical/electrical/body work/interior/paint without contracting it out.

Doing most car work requires more then just knowing how to take an engine apart. You need to know electrical also and most people don't have a clue how to read an electrical schematic or run a volt meter.

And I forgot those cake decorator people who just put those stupid elbows/super pokes on their car with the lowest profile tire possible.
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Old 11-17-2014, 12:58 PM
 
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Nothing turns me off faster than a otherwise nice/clean car with 22 or 24 rims...

They are very popular here and I don't get it.

A coworker had a 72 Cutlass and spent over 2 grand on these rims... she had it for a couple of weeks and said the car handles like crap... bumped a curb and ruined a rim...
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Old 11-17-2014, 03:30 PM
 
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Also the demise of Auto Shop in High School is also a factor. I took blue print reading, welding, small engine repair and advanced auto mechanics in HS. First period we learned to weld, change engines etc. By the late 80s shop classes for boys and Home Eq for girls were died out and it was all academics.

I could do body work, welding, arc welding, rivert work etc and we could actually fix 100 dollar cars at the age of 17. Todays kids lack the skills and it is expensive to hire mechanics so old cars are hard to deal with.
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