Fast n loud 72 riv sema build

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by gsgnnut, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. blyons79

    blyons79 Well-Known Member

    I did not, but that’s every episode...the dramatic build up. I’m just saying from a business aspect...it’s cheap to build a solid car than a scrapyard car.
     
  2. 1973gs

    1973gs Well-Known Member

    Here's the best show of all: Fantom Works. I just saw it today and Dan Short stated that the 302 Camaro was worn to a point that he felt it was no longer running 11:1 compression. He then did a compression test and his findings were "155 psi x 14.7 atmospheric pressure is damn near a perfect 11:1 compression"! o_O
     
  3. magic marouke

    magic marouke Well-Known Member

    watched the first few minutes of this (bloody customers keep coming in) and it looks like my kind of show
     
  4. magic marouke

    magic marouke Well-Known Member

    done and done . would love to do this and would if I didn't have a bunch of other stuff going on in life right now .
     
  5. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Exactly. But their name is on the build, not the expert's, and no serious collector is going to purchase something that was "Restored by Gas Monkey Garage". Every article you find on the two cars states that they were restored by them, and it is screwing their value over. They haven't been able to get anywhere near what the two first, completely unique sequence 001 and 002 Firebirds should bring. They only got up to $190k for the pair the last time I paid attention. Cripes, think about that: That's only $95k for the very first Firebird! And that's a crying shame. I'd be mega peeved if I was whoever owns them. If they were smart, they'd get a Pontiac resto shop involved, and redo the whole process to eliminate the stigma of "A$$ Monkey" restored.

    https://www.hagerty.com/articles-vi.../first-production-pontiac-firebirds-ebay-sale

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1967-Pontiac-Firebird-VIN-100001-amp-VIN-100002-Pontiac-Royalty-/333180722926?nma=true&si=PUs5d8TgQE%2Fypmud9NYVElTZmVk%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2019
  6. 1973gs

    1973gs Well-Known Member

    I just saw that episode. That car will never be right. First, they weld in some bracing before cutting the A pillars. Then they remove most of the floor before welding in additional bracing. That body should have been bolted to the new frame before one cut was made. How are they ever going to get correct gaps?:eek:
     
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  7. 1973gs

    1973gs Well-Known Member

    Well now you ruined it for me!o_O Then I guess the car should have been bolted to the chassis that they are going to use.
     
  8. magic marouke

    magic marouke Well-Known Member

    Erik , been watching those vise grip garage videos you put me on to the other day . really good entertainment . not sure if he really is a bit of a goof or its for the videos
     

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