those guys are incredible- they'll have a frame out/powdercoated/rebuilt/back in like 2 days and that Chip Foose sure has an eye for paint ideas...everytime I see that show just cannot believe they can go from rustbucket to top notch show car in only a week. very talented dudes.
pimp my ride guys i think leave a few rough edges- often notice wrinkles in the dashes, etc...still neat stuff, but too unrealistic for me.
Monster Garage started all this car rebuild stuff(I think) but that show has pi$$ed me off- they hacked up a nice BB Elcamino into a circletracker- heck my 8 yr old could have made a piece of junk out of something rare- nothing to be proud of there. I actually wrote the network and bitched about that episode- told them to impress us- let them 'topnotch' put the trashed Elcamino back together- that might impress me, even though I'm not a huge GM fan.
Boyd Coddington chopped up a cherry 29 i think model A- car was mint, trashed everything except the body shell, then cut it all to pcs to make a primered ratrod...another sad episode. why the hell they didnt just pick up a body somewhere I'll never know...so sad to see pcs of history chopped up for no reason. if the car was rusty/already hacked on, no big deal, but trashing a rare car or even just a nice old plain jane car that someone spent years taking care of is just disrespectful to the entire hobby/business in my opinion.
Overhaulin has a lot to be proud of, as they usually start with a car that NEEDS immediate attention, or has languished away for years...the corvette they dug out of that lady's garage where it had been almost abandoned for many years was a great example of showcasing talent- they made one absolutely perfect car out of it, and in doing so, probably insured that at least that car will never see a junkyard- it will be passedthru the family or wind up in a museum somewhere- thats cool.
I agree if its your car, do what you want to it- but if you only want a piece of junk, dont start off with something thats irreplaceable.