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Nice Camaro, Lousy Rims by SwiftysGarage Nice Camaro, Lousy Rims by SwiftysGarage
1968 Chevrolet Camaro
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eyecrunchyfraug Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If you don't like the modern rims then WHAT EVER YOU DO, don't look in the "Street Muscle" folder of ECFs-Custom-Cars...
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SwiftysGarage Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
A full quarter of the pics currently in that gallery are mine...  So I've lived through seeing them in person, blah.
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eyecrunchyfraug Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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SwiftysGarage Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
I'd rather start a 12-step program for people who ponder customizing their cars. ;)
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eyecrunchyfraug Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay...I am leaving...#GenericCustomCarHashtags
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thedirestraits Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Your right but pay attention to the car.:)
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SwiftysGarage Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
I would, but I see so many first generation Camaros at car shows my eyes gloss over every time I see another one.
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thedirestraits Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I heard ya on that!!
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Camarokid82 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
whats wrong with the rims? they look pretty fitting for that style of car.
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SwiftysGarage Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Modern rims look as out of place on vintage muscle cars as vintage whitewalls would look on a Prius.
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Camarokid82 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
they aren't modern. that style has been around longer then the camaro they're on.
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SwiftysGarage Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Forgive me, I was unaware that the first generation Camaro came from the factory with 18-20" rims.
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Camarokid82 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
the size doesn't make it modern. its the style of the rim.
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SwiftysGarage Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
The size of the rim is precisely what I'm complaining about.  Modern cars have larger rims and lower profile tires...vintage cars don't.  I don't care if a rim is retro styled to look like a '60s rim, if a rim is this big on a car of this vintage, it's a modern rim.  A 2014 Challenger is retro styled to look like a 1970 Challenger, yet it's still a modern car, not a vintage one.
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HearseGurl Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
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SwiftysGarage Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
I figured you might like this one. ;)
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HearseGurl Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
:D
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LouisEugenioJR Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My father doesn't like those kinds of rims on old cars.  He prefers either the stock rims or chrome rims.
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SwiftysGarage Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Me too.  I don't grasp why so many people feel the need to "improve" cars from their factory specifications.  *Roll eyes*
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LouisEugenioJR Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think the only necessary improvements to a car are to its engine, transmission, suspension and induction system.
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SwiftysGarage Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Agreed.  Improving performance or functionality makes sense.  The problem with modifying exteriors is that there's a very fine line between tasteful and tasteless, and because taste is subjective, everyone draws that line in a different place.  Vintage Cragars, for example, I absolutely don't have a problem with on a car like this.
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Abramsgavin Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a firm believer in the RestoMod, after gunning a 5.0 Mustang with 412HP it's hard to go back to driving cars that have V8s yet only 200HP like the ones from the 60's. I would rather swap the motors, trannies, wheels, suspension, and add frame connections and members to reinforce the car for all the added power. That way you can get modern POWER with old school LOOK. I would even like to install air bags for safety reasons, God forbid you crash, but if you do crash it's better to live to fight another day.
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SwiftysGarage Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
While I still prefer stock, restomods are something I usually support (it depends on the condition/age/rarity of the car being customized, and what exactly is being done).  Old cars tend to have a lot of issues, mainly because technology marches on and most cars are designed to only last long enough to make it past the warranty period.  I have a 1982 Mustang with the 200 cubic inch inline six.  It packs an amazing 85 horsepower... that is when it starts.  I love it, but I'd love it more if it had some semblance of power and reliability.  If a Coyote 5.0 were to find its way under the hood of this car, with all the necessary upgrades to the suspension, transmission, etc. I wouldn't complain in the least.

Where I draw the line is appearance, and wheels tend to play a large part in that.  They're among the easiest things to change, and many owners do that and stop there.  But the low-profile "bling" wheels currently in style just kill the look of the car.
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Abramsgavin Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah definitely keep say a Mach 1 428CJ or a Boss 429/Boss 302 in original condition with it's engine and all, but if it's just a regular Mustang Grande or a Mustang GT then go ahead and swap the motors and power those things up. Likewise, if it's a Foxbody I-6, or 5.0 go ahead and swap the motors but if it's a Cobra keep it original. I would just say anything below the 45 thousand dollar (in mint condition/fully restored) mark should have it's engine swapped and be turned into a beast. If it's worth more than 45 or 50 thousand dollars when in mint condition just restore it and leave it original.
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SwiftysGarage Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
This is where we'll have to agree to disagree a bit.  I still think cars worth less money, if in excellent, low-mileage condition, deserve to be preserved too.  My '82 is far from pristine, and would be the perfect restomod candidate - minimal rust, pathetic engine, almost every body panel is dented in some way (first owner was a little old lady... who by the looks of the car should've lost her license several years earlier) but there's nothing wrong with it that a complete engine/transmission swap wouldn't fix.  Getting the bodywork perfect would be the icing on the cake.

Can you imagine a Coyote 5.0 '82 Mustang riding on wire spoke wheels and sporting a red vinyl roof?  Heh, if only I had the budget for it.  Sigh.
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