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    Mecum Nomad Auction

    This 56 restomod sold last night for $214,500
    http://hot-cars.org/2016/09/29/custo...agon-wanderer/

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    Yep that was Jimís. He had a lot of money in the car . Very nice car .

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    This one sold at B-J a couple of years ago for $275K.

    https://azure.barrett-jackson.com/Ev...M-WAGON-178675

    Last edited by chevynut; 05-20-2018 at 06:15 PM.
    56 Nomad, Ramjet 502, Viper 6-speed T56, C4 Corvette front and rear suspension

    You can see my 56 Nomad build here http://www.picturetrail.com/chevynut

    For affordable C4 Corvette Suspension conversions for your car, visit http://www.classicedgedesigns.com

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    56 Chevy 2-door BelAir sedan
    56 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    57 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    1961 Willys CJ3B Jeep
    2001 Porsche Boxster S
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    Nice car but it's certainly not "lowered 6"". I've always wonder how you run an engine with those stacks and without an air filter on them. I guess you screen out the bugs and don't worry about the dirt.

    p.s. there's a pedal missing.
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    56 Nomad, Ramjet 502, Viper 6-speed T56, C4 Corvette front and rear suspension

    You can see my 56 Nomad build here http://www.picturetrail.com/chevynut

    For affordable C4 Corvette Suspension conversions for your car, visit http://www.classicedgedesigns.com

    Other vehicles:

    56 Chevy 2-door BelAir sedan
    56 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    57 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    1961 Willys CJ3B Jeep
    2001 Porsche Boxster S
    2003 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax

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    All that money and no tires? I just don't understand the whole "restomod" mentality. Who ever came up with the smooth firewall idea that the sheeple seem to love? The squarish straight lines don't "flow" at all with the natural curves of the car. The setback for the engine looks really stupid. Maybe since people like flat things in the engine bay, they should make the inner fenders that are big flat triangles, yep, that's a must! Get rid of those curves, they are too close to the motor. Hell, make the whole car rectangular with right angles, then you can really call it a "shoe box".
    Yes, I'm in a bad mood tonight.
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    I saw it in person at the Tri-Five Nats. I thought the interior was outstanding.
    1955 2D HT, 1957 2D Sedan, 2004 Z06 Corvette, http://s1070.photobucket.com/user/OL...?sort=3&page=0

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    Quote Originally Posted by 55 Tony View Post
    All that money and no tires? I just don't understand the whole "restomod" mentality. Who ever came up with the smooth firewall idea that the sheeple seem to love? The squarish straight lines don't "flow" at all with the natural curves of the car. The setback for the engine looks really stupid. Maybe since people like flat things in the engine bay, they should make the inner fenders that are big flat triangles, yep, that's a must! Get rid of those curves, they are too close to the motor. Hell, make the whole car rectangular with right angles, then you can really call it a "shoe box".
    Yes, I'm in a bad mood tonight.
    LOL! Like it or not, that car is worth many times what your car is worth Tony. His wheels and tires are worth almost as much as your car! You and a couple of others here are stuck back in the 60's and can't seem to pull your heads out of ... that era. Times change and tastes change. Most guys want a restomod classic, not an original car or one that's still using 60's technology. They want "updated" but "old" styling and all the comforts and power. Carbs are out as are 15" wheels.

    My car has a smooth firewall with "angles" and "flat" inner fenders under the hood. Everything is hidden. I think the stock firewall looks like crap with most engine combos because it's asymmetrical. The stock wiper motor is an eyesore and wires in the stock location look like shit. Even stock hood hinges look like crap imo. You can plate or paint them but it's like putting lipstick on a pig. Most of the stock stuff is just functional, and ugly. I'll bet my home-built custom under-hood sheetmetal and custom hood hinges attract more attention than any stock ones that all look the same. And larger wheels are where it's at today. To each his own....build yours like you want to. Nobody will care.

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    56 Nomad, Ramjet 502, Viper 6-speed T56, C4 Corvette front and rear suspension

    You can see my 56 Nomad build here http://www.picturetrail.com/chevynut

    For affordable C4 Corvette Suspension conversions for your car, visit http://www.classicedgedesigns.com

    Other vehicles:

    56 Chevy 2-door BelAir sedan
    56 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    57 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    1961 Willys CJ3B Jeep
    2001 Porsche Boxster S
    2003 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevynut View Post
    LOL! Like it or not, that car is worth many times what your car is worth Tony. His wheels and tires are worth almost as much as your car!
    It's not about worth or cost, it's about an antique car and trying to make it look like a new car. And under the hood, something from the Jetsons. I just find it odd that's all.

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    Last edited by 55 Tony; 05-21-2018 at 06:54 AM.
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    Decisions. Life is full of them; some good and some bad. Regardless of the direction of the choice, it's the personal choice of the decision maker - some choices will be debated for the life of the choice because it may not fit others and their personal likes or dislikes. Much like art, which some seem to have no use for, viewers of the completed piece will have varied opinions of the work. For me, it's a personal thing and for what it's worth, I choose to find the good in all of it. The piece may not give me pleasure but in all cases, will, give pleasure to others and that in of itself is good enough for me.

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    It is like way too many overdone show cars with way too much lipstick, that serve no function. The tires, and wheels were a total waste of money on that car, and the car is not designed to be driven hard, or even driven. Low, show, and slow.

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