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Old 08-28-2021, 10:27 PM
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I like the guys who have kit cars or glass cars and try to pass them.off as original steel
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Old 08-29-2021, 09:09 AM
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More like the kit bashing we did as kids building models. One part from one box, something else from another. I have bought some just for the wheels or engines to go in something else.

Don't care what anybody else calls it, I call it cool!
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Old 08-30-2021, 09:33 AM
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Even the Minnesota DMV wants to call any street rod with a reproduction body a kit car. Better to go along to get along than to irritate them by trying teaching them something.

My dragster is powered by a 300 cu. in. Ford 6. A truck motor. As a joke I cut the stamped "Cadillac" script out of a valve cover and welded on the modified Ford cover. Had to be modified to clear roller rockers. One time at the drag strip two older guys, men that should know better, were looking at the car. One said it had a Cadillac engine. The other said, "No dummy, can't you see it's a Chevy engine?"

So many people have thought it's an in-line Caddy 6 (never made anything like that) that it's embarrassing.
It's hilarious how many "seasoned car guys" can't identify the 455 Buick in my 46. The front distributor in the aluminum timing cover throws so many off. It's guessed as a Mopar more than a GM product.
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