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Old 04-30-2019, 05:22 PM   #41
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If you're going to spend $100-200k on a restomod, wouldn't you want things done right?

There are plenty of comments of how nice the car is; but why not point out things that have suspect decisions made?
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Old 04-30-2019, 07:11 PM   #42
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I could understand a little if the owner came on here himself touting his 57 to be better than any other car on the forum
Well to me it came across that way in the posted links, so that's what brought those comments out. Pretty simple.
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Old 05-01-2019, 01:15 AM   #43
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If this thread has shown me anything, it is that I will NEVER post up pictures of my car on this forum. You guys would all rip it to shreds!! I could understand a little if the owner came on here himself touting his 57 to be better than any other car on the forum and you wanted to bring him down a peg or two. But instead someone else posted a link to it and a bunch of wolves attacked. Wow, not the forum I thought this to be.
Glenn, I am the owner of this now infamous ’57 and I want to thank you for your post. I was made aware of all of these posts a couple of days ago and thus far have resisted any attempt to respond. I thought you might like to hear the story behind the RideTech article as you are absolutely correct I was not touting my car. I originally emailed the marketing guy at RideTech, along with 24 other potential sponsors to request donations for my car clubs’ annual car show which we do every year and which is done 100% for charity. At the end of my email I added a PS and said I was big fan and customer of RideTech. I mentioned the suspension package I had purchased and included a couple of pictures of my car and undercarriage. I know these marketing guys get bombarded with requests for car show donations from all over the country so I added the PS just to get him to actually read the email and hopefully consider a donation because I was a fan and a customer. I was pleasantly surprised when he replied and said he was thinking about doing an article on it and requested more photos and information about the build. He asked me a bunch of questions and then HE wrote the article to promote RideTech which is his job. He was also VERY generous with his donation and sent a huge 40 pound box of stuff for our goody bags. In addition he was nice enough to add links at the end of the article to direct traffic to our car show and to the charity we sponsor. So it was never about publicity for my car and I never thought they would actually do a feature on it. It was always about obtaining a donation. I guess the whole thing reminds me of the old adage “No good deed goes unpunished”! Anyway thank you again for your post Glenn it was a breath of fresh air and it was much appreciated. Would love to hear the story sometime about how you got your car back after 30 years. Sounds like a great story with an even better ending.
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Well to me it came across that way in the posted links, so that's what brought those comments out. Pretty simple.
You do realize HE did not write the article right? Those were not his words, but in fact that of a marketing person from Ridetech whose job it is to fluff up the car as all magazines do. Those people take liberties, that shouldn't make it open season on the car owner as was done here.
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Glenn, I am the owner of this now infamous ’57 and I want to thank you for your post. I was made aware of all of these posts a couple of days ago and thus far have resisted any attempt to respond. I thought you might like to hear the story behind the RideTech article as you are absolutely correct I was not touting my car. I originally emailed the marketing guy at RideTech, along with 24 other potential sponsors to request donations for my car clubs’ annual car show which we do every year and which is done 100% for charity. At the end of my email I added a PS and said I was big fan and customer of RideTech. I mentioned the suspension package I had purchased and included a couple of pictures of my car and undercarriage. I know these marketing guys get bombarded with requests for car show donations from all over the country so I added the PS just to get him to actually read the email and hopefully consider a donation because I was a fan and a customer. I was pleasantly surprised when he replied and said he was thinking about doing an article on it and requested more photos and information about the build. He asked me a bunch of questions and then HE wrote the article to promote RideTech which is his job. He was also VERY generous with his donation and sent a huge 40 pound box of stuff for our goody bags. In addition he was nice enough to add links at the end of the article to direct traffic to our car show and to the charity we sponsor. So it was never about publicity for my car and I never thought they would actually do a feature on it. It was always about obtaining a donation. I guess the whole thing reminds me of the old adage “No good deed goes unpunished”! Anyway thank you again for your post Glenn it was a breath of fresh air and it was much appreciated. Would love to hear the story sometime about how you got your car back after 30 years. Sounds like a great story with an even better ending.

Charle's I am thrilled that you came on here to set the record straight. While there were a lot of positive comments made, there was just as many if not more negativity. I have had a few cars featured in national magazine's and know first hand how a writer can fluff up a story. They did my last feature so much it sounded as if my car should compete for the Great 8 and Ridler, meanwhile it's just a street car.

In the end right is right and wrong is wrong. If people on here have a problem with me for calling them out on it then so be it. Life is not a popularity contest anyway. BTW, I clicked the link to your Instagram and followed you. I look forward to seeing you post more of this car and that gorgeous Chevelle.
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Great looking car! I really like the interior, very custom, not over the top and done well. I'm not an engine cover guy, but I like the way you pulled in the '57 trim in to it.

I'm glad someone found your Instagram pics, I was trying to figure out where you're exhaust went. I was thinking it was outside the frame somehow. I have the Ridetech Airbar setup on mine as well and ended up having to cut the rear corners off my fuel tank for the exhaust to come over and go back. I don't think it's done as I still foresee having to put a shield of some kind in between the exhaust and the Shockwaves. It's not real close, but on a 100' day in Texas, idling on a hot street, it's going to get hot under there by the Shockwave.

Which inflation system of theirs are you using? The e3 or their new RidePro X?

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You do realize HE did not write the article right? Those were not his words, but in fact that of a marketing person from Ridetech whose job it is to fluff up the car as all magazines do. Those people take liberties, that shouldn't make it open season on the car owner as was done here.
You make a bit of a point, it was Ridetech and not the owner. Criticism goes to Ridetech.

Lots of reasons cars end up as they do. Mine will have warts, I doubt if I'll supply photos of them for any magazine articles or advertisements though.
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Some more comments.

First it's a beautiful car overall.

To me the exhaust situation is on Ridetech because they're touting their stuff and don't really have a good solution.

The engine cover is well done but the style is controversial as we've already seen. No one is saying that it's not executed well. I think a discussion about the cover is warranted, the owner should not feel bad about that, he must have wanted it and the workmanship and execution is great.

Last thing, there was enough on this car to bring out comments. As opposed to a truly humdrum car that only the post count greeters comment on.
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