barncobob posted:

what channel is Nascar on

That's the laugh of the day!  I'm glad I didn't have any food or oj in my mouth or I'd be cleaning up the keyboard...

I like this car a lot. The color scheme, the way the various elements work together, and the fact that it's being done on a reasonable budget. 

You look at, like, the Foose masterpiece featured in another thread here, and it really shows what the application of otherworldly skills and cubic megabux can do, in particular when tastefully constrained. And taste is really the controlling element. We've also all noted and commented upon an example, diamond-stitched to the nth degree, in which admirable skills and substantial sums were expended to a less-acclaimed end. 

To take a more "ordinary" example of the marque and make it stand out this way—to make it uniquely interesting—without spending really maximal funds or applying the skills of gods is, to me, the sweet spot. 

Kudos.

edsnova posted:

I like this car a lot. The color scheme, the way the various elements work together, and the fact that it's being done on a reasonable budget. 

You look at, like, the Foose masterpiece featured in another thread here, and it really shows what the application of otherworldly skills and cubic megabux can do, in particular when tastefully constrained. And taste is really the controlling element. We've also all noted and commented upon an example, diamond-stitched to the nth degree, in which admirable skills and substantial sums were expended to a less-acclaimed end. 

To take a more "ordinary" example of the marque and make it stand out this way—to make it uniquely interesting—without spending really maximal funds or applying the skills of gods is, to me, the sweet spot. 

Kudos.

I appreciate your comment.  I grew up in the late 70's early 80's when cars were dog slow and raised letter tires were the big fad.  My car IS gaudy, but if I had a beautiful, period-correct, classy, well-outfitted speedster replica like most of yours... I would still want a 2nd one that looks just like mine.  I still have the original 1600cc beetle motor in it and drum brakes...  so this is just a "look", not a declaration of speed.  Also as a side note, I don't know squat about NASCAR 

356GS posted:

It's not really my thing either, but still looks cool.  Is it painted on?  More power to doing your own thing OKB.

No, it is not paint, they're rubber-like material adhered to the tire's sidewall.  

I was 10 - 15 years ahead of you, OKB, but I remember taking Brillo pads to raised white or red letters on sidewalls back then, too.  There were also big tire crayons in several different colors (white, red, gold silver, etc) to highlight raised letters or just letter outlines.  You had to touch them up weekly or just before a show or cruise.  IIRC, Firestone “Wide Ovals” had raised letter outlines that we colored.  It was interesting to see whether the letter color would wear off before the tire tread did - if Wide Ovals lasted more than 7,000 miles it was a miracle.

OverKILLLL Bob posted:
356GS posted:

It's not really my thing either, but still looks cool.  Is it painted on?  More power to doing your own thing OKB.

No, it is not paint, they're rubber-like material adhered to the tire's sidewall.  

And I thought they were photoshopped- the numbers don't look like they follow the curvature of the sidewalls...

It's not quite overkill.  For full on overkill you need to align the tip of the shield on the Porsche center caps with the valve stem, then align the center of the 356 either right on the valve stem or directly opposite from the valve stem*.  THEN you'd have overkill...and also a diagnosis, probably...

 

*whether you choose to locate the tire logo at the valve stem or opposite it will determine whether or not you've ever worked at a bike shop. Am I right @Carlos G?

JMM (Michael) posted:

It's not quite overkill.  For full on overkill you need to align the tip of the shield on the Porsche center caps with the valve stem, then align the center of the 356 either right on the valve stem or directly opposite from the valve stem*.  THEN you'd have overkill...and also a diagnosis, probably...

 

*whether you choose to locate the tire logo at the valve stem or opposite it will determine whether or not you've ever worked at a bike shop. Am I right @Carlos G?

This type of OCD... I understand it, but I never even considered aligning any of those things.  I could have, but just never thought of it.  Lol!  

Uh, oh, Bob. Now you're gonna be thinking about how off that is without them all lined up LOL!

And I do totally get the bike shop comment above. I'm guilty of the same on bikes.

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Overkill Bob, your speedster is a prime example of what is so cool about this hobby. You get to do your car, your way. You make yourself happy first and chances are some others will like it because it's different! I'm one of those guys! 

jesse postill posted:

Overkill Bob, your speedster is a prime example of what is so cool about this hobby. You get to do your car, your way. You make yourself happy first and chances are some others will like it because it's different! I'm one of those guys! 

Oh hey guys!  I forgot to tell you... I am making a few mods to my beetle too!!!  Madness indeed!   

 

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Gordon Nichols posted:

I mis-align my center caps just to piss off the Porsche Purists.   

Not being P owners we aren't constrained by such drivel...

Ok, Bob, now you're taking it to the point Michael warned you about. 

Don't get all caught up in all that silly P analness. Once it has a firm hold you'll be afraid to drive the damn thing 'cause the underside will get dirty...

Wait just a darn minute there, Bob.......

That's a photo of MY car!!!

Oh, wait.........    That was Carlisle in 2009.   During our South Carolina gig and before my current set of tires.   And when I was more sensitive to the feelings of the Purists.

Now, I don't give a rat's pitutie and slap those caps on any which way.....  Mostly because my son lines up his caps and air stem on his 996 and he's more OCD than me so this freaks him out.   

This is the same wheel, today - The rest of them are just as screwed up.   Believe me, this is a very hard thing for an OCD guy to do.......

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Gordon wrote: Mostly because my son lines up his caps and air stem on his 996

So do the rear wheels valve stems remain aligned should the driver happen to partake in a burn out ?...…. Federal Grants are probably available to research this  :~)

Jethro posted:
ALB posted:

^^^What Jesse said!^^^ For a fat chick in a thong your car looks amazing!

Fat chicks are like mopeds...  Fun to ride until your friends see you on one.

That's good! 

Visited my son yesterday for a "Drive By" celebration for Tate, the little boy up the street who is turning six and couldn't have a party.   We all lined up our 30+ cars and drove by, horns blaring, people waving and even had a town police cruiser as an escort, not to mention aerial footage from Chris' little drone.  It was a lot of fun and little man Tate was over the moon, especially with the police cruiser with flashing lights and siren blaring.

After the hullabaloo, we stopped by Chris' to visit out in the street (the boys were off riding scooters with the neighbor kids) and I took a close look at Chris' 996.  Three of the wheels have center caps lined up with the valve stem.  The fourth has the center cap pointed off at a totally obtuse angle away from the valve stem.  When I asked Whassup up wit Dat? , he said, "I did it for YOU!" and gave me a wink.

He's a good kid.....

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