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    1. 10-07-2007 04:24 PM #1







      RUST:
      It's ugly, but also oddly beautiful.The patina of surface rust on
      a survivor car is somehow a badge of defiance against the ages.
      I'm glad to see "rusty dubs" and other cars taking a cue from
      the hotrod community,flying in the face of high-shine cars by
      keeping their age apparent & proudly wearing their oxidation.
      Can rusty cars be hot? Yes!
      Show me some beautiful rust!


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      10-07-2007 04:28 PM #2

      I must have hundreds of pics of rusty cars but don't feel like uploading them to photofuket.

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    3. 10-07-2007 04:31 PM #3
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      10-07-2007 04:35 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by oppositlok »
      RUST:
      It's ugly, but also oddly beautiful.The patina of surface rust on
      a survivor car is somehow a badge of defiance against the ages.

      I can sort of see where you're coming from here...

      But to people that rust parts of their cars on purpose.

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      10-07-2007 04:59 PM #5
      i wonder how road worthy some of these cars are.. but cool none the leese
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    6. 10-07-2007 07:21 PM #6
      Hunnert car pile up is next saturday! i cant wait to see what'll be out there. hunnertcarpileup.com



      Modified by Yojimbo206 at 6:24 PM 10-7-2007

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      10-07-2007 07:30 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by Yojimbo206 »
      Hunnert car pile up is next saturday! i cant wait to see what'll be out there. hunnertcarpileup.com


      Modified by Yojimbo206 at 6:24 PM 10-7-2007

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      10-07-2007 07:31 PM #8
      oil cooler.

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      10-08-2007 03:49 AM #9
      Quote, originally posted by Yojimbo206 »
      Hunnert car pile up is next saturday! i cant wait to see what'll be out there. hunnertcarpileup.com


      Modified by Yojimbo206 at 6:24 PM 10-7-2007

      Wow... Wow... A Mark II wagon with a 1JZ swap? MORE PICTURES! THIS CAR NEEDS ITS OWN POST! NOW!

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      10-08-2007 09:03 AM #10
      Quote, originally posted by oppositlok »

      RUST:
      It's ugly, but also oddly beautiful.The patina of surface rust on
      a survivor car is somehow a badge of defiance against the ages.....

      Um, no. Rust is the vehicles' submission to the 'ages'.

      I understand the attraction to rat rods. They represent the dawn of the hotrodding era when people of very limited means cobbled together whatever they could with whatever they could scrounge. But, IMO, to intentionally neglect the vehicles (or in more extreme cases, intentionally inflict oxidation) completely misses the point. These are the types that buy new furniture with the 'distressed look'. Its a desperate attempt at legitimacy.

      That said, I think the resurgence in this style is due to many be fed up with today's shiny plastic performance appliances that look like every other one out there and have owners that may or may not have any 'credibility of ownership'. It stems from the desire to get back to simplicity of the machinery and ; back to a time when you had to know your machine and be able to fix anything on it with minimal tools/parts ...'credibility of ownership'. This simply isn't possible with modern cars.


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      10-08-2007 09:09 AM #11
      Quote, originally posted by VadGTI »
      Wow... Wow... A Mark II wagon with a 1JZ swap? MORE PICTURES! THIS CAR NEEDS ITS OWN POST! NOW!

      It actually does have its own post... about a month ago.. lemme find it.

      It'd look so much better with paint... seeing old Japanese cars rust makes me cry. That car is one foot in the grave unless they paint those surfaces.

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    12. 10-08-2007 09:20 AM #12
      Quote, originally posted by VadGTI »

      Wow... Wow... A Mark II wagon with a 1JZ swap? MORE PICTURES! THIS CAR NEEDS ITS OWN POST! NOW!



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      10-08-2007 09:37 AM #13

      Hmm...

      lowered too low for normal roads... check

      exposed oil cooler plumbing that can get caught on road debris... check

      horrible negative camber alignment... check

      Body panels purposefully rusted... check

      Congratulations wankers... way to ruin a good car.

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      10-08-2007 09:53 AM #14
      Quote, originally posted by Yojimbo206 »
      Hunnert car pile up is next saturday! i cant wait to see what'll be out there. hunnertcarpileup.com


      Modified by Yojimbo206 at 6:24 PM 10-7-2007


      Where is this car located, because I swear I saw it or one that looked like it (exposed oil cooler and all) at the UW here in Seattle either last week or the week before that.
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      10-08-2007 10:01 AM #15
      Quote, originally posted by Neon Washer Nozzle »
      lowered too low for normal roads... check

      exposed oil cooler plumbing that can get caught on road debris... check

      horrible negative camber alignment... check

      To be fair, the alignment and stance are due to an airbag suspension; with the bags inflated, it'll sit properly and the alignment will sort itself out.

      I doubt the oil cooler is connected... I can't see how the 1JZ-GTE wouldn't fry its turbos immediately with the kind of oil pressure drop it must have.

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      10-08-2007 10:17 AM #17
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      10-08-2007 10:45 AM #18
      Who would ever do that to a Porsche?
      To rust .

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      10-08-2007 10:52 AM #19
      Quote, originally posted by 71DubBugBug »
      Who would ever do that to a Porsche?
      To rust .
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      10-08-2007 11:06 AM #20
      Quote, originally posted by 71DubBugBug »
      Who would ever do that to a Porsche?
      To rust .
      I don't think that car was intentionally made to rust. Look at the nose, it looks like it has been repaired a bazillion times, it's not like they took a nice 356 and wire brushed it.

    21. 10-08-2007 11:53 AM #21
      I'm gonna come up with the next fad: bird-pooped-on cars. Watch how many suckers think it's great and rationalize smearing fake bird poop on their cars as wanting to fit in.


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      10-08-2007 12:31 PM #22
      Quote, originally posted by 8inches_o_rubber »
      I'm gonna come up with the next fad: bird-pooped-on cars. Watch how many suckers think it's great and rationalize smearing fake bird poop on their cars as wanting to fit in.

      fake bird poop? are you kidding me? the "me too" crowd would be trapping birds and squeezing the **** right out of them all over their cars
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      10-08-2007 12:36 PM #23
      A thread about rusted car ?
      So every Honda from the 90's qualifies.

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    25. 10-08-2007 12:50 PM #25
      Quote, originally posted by Spindle »

      Um, no. Rust is the vehicles' submission to the 'ages'.

      I understand the attraction to rat rods. They represent the dawn of the hotrodding era when people of very limited means cobbled together whatever they could with whatever they could scrounge. But, IMO, to intentionally neglect the vehicles (or in more extreme cases, intentionally inflict oxidation) completely misses the point. These are the types that buy new furniture with the 'distressed look'. Its a desperate attempt at legitimacy.

      That said, I think the resurgence in this style is due to many be fed up with today's shiny plastic performance appliances that look like every other one out there and have owners that may or may not have any 'credibility of ownership'. It stems from the desire to get back to simplicity of the machinery and ; back to a time when you had to know your machine and be able to fix anything on it with minimal tools/parts ...'credibility of ownership'. This simply isn't possible with modern cars.


      Good point & well taken...the analogy of 'distressed look' furniture
      is spot on.I also agree completely it's a reactionary style in direct
      opposition to the 'shiny plastic performance appliances'...it's like
      during the classic car boom how so many cars were totally over-
      restored,then came the backlash to a preference of complete
      originality of the car,especially if it's a racecar.

      I just think it's a pretty neat phenomena & I think the well done
      rusty cars are cool...the small niche of folks within the 'rust cult'
      are ragged on too often,I give 'em props for keeping everything
      interesting!





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      10-08-2007 12:56 PM #26
      Quote, originally posted by oppositlok »

      Good point & well taken...the analogy of 'distressed look' furniture
      is spot on.I also agree completely it's a reactionary style in direct
      opposition to the 'shiny plastic performance appliances'...it's like
      during the classic car boom how so many cars were totally over-
      restored,then came the backlash to a preference of complete
      originality of the car,especially if it's a racecar.

      I just think it's a pretty neat phenomena & I think the well done
      rusty cars are cool...the small niche of folks within the 'rust cult'
      are ragged on too often,I give 'em props for keeping everything
      interesting!

      None of those cars are interesting to me, they scream, "I HAVE NO CREATIVITY SO I WILL JUMP ON THE RUST BANDWAGON!!!1!"

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      10-08-2007 01:02 PM #27
      Quote, originally posted by Neon Washer Nozzle »

      dammit Eric...your car doesn't count

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      10-08-2007 01:37 PM #28
      My 83 Nissan has long since succumed to Dr. Rust...thus no current pic is available!
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    30. 10-08-2007 03:00 PM #30
      Quote, originally posted by El Jarretto »
      img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/crawlin8/races_008.jpg[/img]

      [imghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/crawlin8/races_011.jpg[/img]

      I must have hundreds of pics of rusty cars but don't feel like uploading them to photofuket.


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    31. 10-08-2007 03:36 PM #31
      Quote, originally posted by oppositlok »


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      10-08-2007 03:43 PM #32

      The difference between the Falcon I posted earlier and the other rusty cars is that I don't want my Falcon to be rusty. Once all of the mechanicals are solid I'm gonna start attacking the rust, not sanding the paint off and covering it in salt water like some of these guys are doing.

      And aren't the Trabis made out of recycled cardboard and toxic waste? It looks like these cars have more of a mold (or is it yeast infection?) problem than rust

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      10-08-2007 03:50 PM #33
      I can kind of understand the rust fad, but what is with strapping random **** to the roofs of these rusted cars? Oil drums?! Picnic baskets?!? rusted wheels (that don't match)!?!?!?!

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      10-08-2007 03:58 PM #35
      for whatever reason I really like the 356. However im not a fan of anything else from across the pond that has been posted in this thread.

      Rat rods are one thing (that I like) but to intentionally rust your car is CRAZY !

      while rust makes me money I still hate it !


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