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  1. tooslow

    tooslow Well-Known Member

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    I just watched that show for the first time and OMG, now I know were all of the old MOPARS in need of restoration are going. He does an incredible meticulous job of restoring the cars. They could devote a whole show just going around with the camera and showing the cars in his yard. He has millions of dollars worth.
    It is nice to see a guy that actually turns a wrench and not my stomach like Richard Rawlings from Gas Monkey and all the other guys with the 5 lbs of costume jewelry manicures and Dolly Parton hair doos
    My thoughts and I am sticking to em
     
  2. ScampMike

    ScampMike Despicable Damn Yankee

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    yea, diggin' the cars big time, but like all these shows, the "dribble" drives me crazy - too much drama, not enough car stuff..
     
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    Still HATE Mark. Guy literally says he is a prophet and the all knowing Mopar guy. Give me a break. The funnest thing I'lve ever saw on the show was when "Mr. Prophet" couldn't figure out that when the car runs when the key is in the start position but dies when in the run position its the ballast resistor. Really??? Thats the first page of Mopar 101...there is a reason you always keep one in the glove box.
     
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    • 66fyssh

      66fyssh Don't Stop Believin' FABO Gold Member

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      Out of all the car "reality" shows, I like Graveyard Cars the best. First and foremost, It's all Mopar! And there's drama but, in my opinion, not as much as all the others.

      I watch it just for the Mopar porn!
       
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      As a Mopar lover, I really enjoy Graveyard cars, however, the best, no bullshit, non reality car show is Wheeler Dealers. No fake drama whatsoever. Just car restoration.
       
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        True to an extent. They have gotten better about it in recent years but watch some of the early shows. They bash on the US...A LOT. Funny how as soon as they can make money doing a show for the US they shut about how they feel about the US. The all British shows though. Top Gear did the same thing.
         
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        66fyssh Don't Stop Believin' FABO Gold Member

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        I enjoy watching Wheeler Dealers. I was fortunate enough to spend 3 years stationed in England with the Air Force. Those Brits always make me laugh!!!
         
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        Love the show, would like to see them restore an A body
         
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        j par Well-hung Member

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        Give them 200k and 2 1/2 years and they'll probably do yours :D
         
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        I watch it from time to time but take everything with a grain of salt. There is a reason he has a new set of employees and it's mostly his fault. Just saying. My favorite is chasing classic cars, and bitchin rides seems like they have some very talented fab guys.
         
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        mopar56 Well-Known Member

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        another good one, ( here in Canada on History Channel I think ) is "Restoration Garage", it is online to I believe, it's a world class restorer in Ontario that dose some awesome work and without all the Drama, they do some unique builds to both import and domestic and usually focus on two or three cars per episode which often carry over to the next, my sons girlfriend went for a tour of the place last year and said the owner and other cast were there and real down to earth approachable people, cant wait for the new season to start, yes they do Mopar's to!
         
      • hemitheus

        hemitheus 19? Plymouth Scampenstein

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        exactly
         
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        tooslow Well-Known Member

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        I originally learned how to do all my own work because I love MOPARS but could not afford a finished one. I like to work on them , polish them , put them to bed at night but the future of the Hobby looks bleak a bit. I own a few
        The prices for Mopars that need work are outrages!!! Greedy pukes know they can make tons of money restoring them. They snap them up , restore or Pro street them , then charge 150,000 , then get paid
        Maybe its just me whining again and I did see a roached 73 Charger on Ebay for $500
        I am going to try
        American way. I need to either up my income bracket which is pretty decent or go Chevy
         
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        I hear ya, you guys always say go chevy. Have you priced a 67-69 Camaro? or a Chevy II or Chevelle ? They want 5 to 10K for junk , so it not Just Mopars it just that era cars bring big$$ and don't even think of trying to get an old truck , they are bring stupid money.
         
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        Thanks Dwire67 and you are right!!
        I was hoping that someone will tell me I smoking Dope and Mopars that are affordable for hobbyist are not drying up. Ex: did you see the 70 Cuda that sold for 3000 that needs some work--cool
         
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        Anybody like Phantomworks....
         
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        Those guys do some stuff ok, but if you watch closely, they are still hacks. I would never let them touch my cars. The real Mopar restoration gurus would never let that level of restoration leave their shops.
         
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        66fyssh Don't Stop Believin' FABO Gold Member

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        I relocated to the Norfolk area for a job in 2011 and stopped by Famtonworks to see if they knew where I could find a 66 Barracuda. I spoke with Dan and he made a couple phone calls for me. Then he took me on a tour of his shop. This was before the show got started.

        I could tell Dan was very proud of his place but he was very helpful to me. I didn't feel or notice any arrogance at all.

        I like to watch the show, but they seem to have him try to come off as a tough guy. More unnecessary drama IMO.
         
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        I like Jay Leno's garage
         
      • stroked340

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        Yes,they can do a car for me anytime...also Dave Kindit does excellent work..you can keep the rest wouldn't let them anywhere near my car..
         
      • Oldschoolcuda

        Oldschoolcuda Early-A Body Nerd FABO Gold Member

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        They built a 66 cuda for another Suffolk early-a lover. Finally saw his car in person a few weeks ago & it is super nice. Are only 20 miles from me but have never seen show. They offer a facility tour every Friday at 4pm. I Need to get off my butt and check that out.

        Oldschoolcuda
         
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        Yeah, I like that they emphasize safety & reliability first, and at the end of each project they tell you how much time & money went into it.
         
      • Pentastarnut

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        it's amazing that when he sits down to settle up the paperwork and he tells the customer they have x amount of hours in labor, one i saw was a 67' Chevelle with 880 hours, in the build on top of the parts list. i think they charge $85 per hour...
         
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        I was impressed with the boat they built.......
         
      • BIG-B-Barracuda

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        phantom works - is a joke.

        something about that show rubs me the wrong way.
         
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