Originally Posted by Hutnicks
I was betting there was a bat in the mix somewhere.
WRT the Singer Magick, do you have any plans on getting it onto the track?
For some informal stuff, probably, but it's not a track car; no harness points, no roll cage. It was designed as a classic GT/canyon-cutter. Though I'm sure it would do well as a race car, I'm going to use my `74 for that, since it's already proven it can put up with taking a beating (and I'd hate to damage the Singer like that).
Originally Posted by billybob_jcv
OK - then Yorkie-Chihuahua-Chipmunk. But I'm still thinking 60% Chipmunk...
It's like a micro-sized wookie, but I agree with there being some rodent in there somewhere. It doesn't poop like a dog, it leaves these hard pellet-like things everywhere.
Originally Posted by ssrock64
If you had described that blue interior to me I probably would've doubted you about Singer's ability to pull it off, but I actually like it seeing it in photos.
I didn't have any say in that at all, someone else had placed the order then abandoned the project, so they'd already bought the materials. I made some changes in technical areas, according to taste and preference, but the colors were already set, unless I wanted to pay (a lot) to scrap them and start over... essentially it would have been like paying for the interior twice, and that would have been nucking futs.
I think it's great, it has a strong 70s vibe to it, which fits the shape, without looking too cheesy. And the paint... my paint guy, who's won national and regional awards, says it's the best he's ever seen on a "production" car. It's a platinum pearl and it simply glows (5 hand-applied, wet-sanded paint coats and 3 Durabond clear), few people will confuse it for a generic silver, especially in daylight. Then all the non painted metal is triple nickel-plated, instead of chrome, and the gold hardware is a 1/40 18k gold fill (~50k times thicker than heavy gold electroplating).
They won't say, but I got the vibe it had been ordered by a hip hop performer, because the stereo is serious business, but I chose to not have the subs installed... those and their amps would have added >100lbs of weight and screwed with the weight distribution. If that's the case, then I'm proud that I saved it from a life of neglect and abuse at the hands of a moron who would only look at it as "bling".