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Tr3aguy
07-28-2013, 06:57 PM
So this new show Fantomworks on Velocity is taking on a 66 bug and a TR6 tonight......might be interesting because from what I have seen they are a muscle car shop!!!

Tim Tucker
07-28-2013, 07:31 PM
Thanks!

pdplot
07-28-2013, 09:32 PM
I was a bit disappointed because they didn't set forth exactly what they did to the engine or how they brought up the finish - I assume with polishing compound. That yellow paint (Primrose?) wasn't bad - it made the car look long and low. Most TR6s you see are red,green or that cocoa brown color. I'm glad they put in tan seats. Black seats are hot as blazes in the summer.They did a great job on the VW and that owner was a real jerk.

titanic
07-29-2013, 12:52 AM
It is probably just me, but I find very little substance in the current crop of TV reality shows, be they car restoration or whatever. Drama, bleeped expletives, photos shown at warp speed, and obnoxious music are used as a substitute for content. There was no mention of the typical problems peculiar to the TR6 (crankshaft thrust washers, clutch release, rear hubs, diff mounts, frame rust, etc) that would be addressed. Maybe I expect too much from that type of show. Berry

DNK
07-29-2013, 08:49 AM
I watch about 45 secs and had seen enough
The fact he hadn't seen primrose before.
You can't throw a rock at a pack of 6's w/o hitting a primrose one

smaceng
07-29-2013, 11:29 AM
The bill for all their work was about $5K, which was very reasonable considering the so called engine, transmission rebuild. A major concern for the shop was the various shades of tan on the interior. It looked like they used black door cards, I'm not sure about the rest of the car. It would have been better if they stated what they ended up doing with the "off" color interior, and if it was OK with the owners.
Scott in CA

BillyB62
07-29-2013, 12:16 PM
Did anyone notice they removed the rubber bumperettes off the finished product? I think the car came out nicely, but not sure the original was a candidate for a "frame off - every nut and bolt" restoration.

martx-5
07-29-2013, 12:19 PM
It is probably just me, but I find very little substance in the current crop of TV reality shows, be they car restoration or whatever. Drama, bleeped expletives, photos shown at warp speed, and obnoxious music are used as a substitute for content...

Yeah, there is a lot of that, but there are some good ones also. Wheeler Dealer, Pawn Stars, Rick's Restorations and American Pickers come to mind.

titanic
07-29-2013, 03:57 PM
Yeah, there is a lot of that, but there are some good ones also. Wheeler Dealer, Pawn Stars, Rick's Restorations and American Pickers come to mind.
Those were the type of shows I had in mind when I made the comment. Berry

George_H
07-30-2013, 06:49 AM
The bill wasn't 5K, The "balance due" was 5K. My guess is the guy had to put a 5K or more deposit.

Darrell_Walker
07-30-2013, 09:47 AM
Did anyone else think the "bad paint" mostly looked like someone just smeared mud/grease on it?

BillyB62
07-30-2013, 10:29 AM
I made a similar comment to my wife.

smaceng
07-30-2013, 10:52 AM
I have followed this show a bit, and it seems that many of the customers are shocked by the bill.....he may be giving an initial estimate, but it seems that he rarely updates the cost when new items are added to the bill. I could not believe the $100K cost for the 1965 Impala Conv. Hagerty listed a #1 conv. at $50K....Why spend 100K, when it would only be worth 50K when it is done?

CinneaghTR
07-30-2013, 09:52 PM
I had hopes for that episode and was disappointed, but considering I'd only watched the previous one, whatever...

Let's see, the smeared paint, unoriginal mis-matched interior and top after the sermon on originality, and the smoke blowing out of the tail pipe did it for me. I don't think the TR6 owner was a member of a club or had ever looked at a TRF catalog.

sammyb
07-31-2013, 02:05 AM
Everything on those shows is completely scripted. A local Mopar restoration expert I know will be on AmPickers and they totally fabricated a backstory after they had already bought a rare Dodge. Most of the shows rely heavily on the same formula: making a diamond out of a lump of coal under the stress of a timeline (which is fabricated), a budget (fake) and totally scripted conflict.

I watch all the shows, but I DVR them, so when they suck and don't show anything (like the TR6 episode), I can blaze through them. It's also the only way to watch Overhaulin', which actually does show much of the work on cars in between the segments about which I have zero interest.

Wheeler Dealers is still my fav, since they show the basics of the most common trouble areas of the cars. I've done so many of the same tasks on the same cars as Edd China. (Although I was able to get my rear exhaust header out of my Ferrari GT4 through the bottom, while Edd couldn't. That's my one victory!!!)