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      11-28-2015, 11:38 AM   #1
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Who's your favorite custom car builder?

A lot of builders are getting shows now on TV. Others are famous from shows, etc. But I'm sure there's a ton of hot builders out there. Who's your favorite and why?

So far I like kindigit design. I love most of the cars they do on bitchin' rides. Especially the 60s and early 70s muscle cars. Foose is good too when he's taking his time and not rushing an overhauling build. Barris I respect as a pioneer but his cars always looked clown car to me and good only for shows, not for the road. West Coast customs never did a thing for me. Might as well rename it pimp my ride.

So who do you like?
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Singer is definitely number one for me. But when it comes to the whole restomod/muscle stuff, I'm a fan of a lot of the Ringbrother's work.








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Did you see the recent Leno Garage with the RingBros sedan? Where some Panhard or track-rod was rubbing on a coil spring? The ownership experience on customs may be very repair intensive and not sure it's worth it.
Singer is very nice but that's a price no object project, and I worry that in twenty-years Carbon-fiber body paneled custom cars aren't going to retain their value.

But depending on definition of custom car builder I'd like a total restore by Whitepost on a prewar Alfa, maybe Mercedes Benz Classic do a cabrio, or Porsche Classic do a 914-6 or one of the rare 924/944 Carrera GT's with the Perspex Windows and modded turbo engines.

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Not saying it'd be worth it. Most of these cars do nothing more than make the car show rounds. But I like their builds.
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I always loved this car, and when I watched how Strope made it I was impressed:




I like a lot of things Foose does, but dislike others.

Rad rides is another favorite of mine. Not too up to date on some of the others posted though.
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So far I like kindigit design.
I lost some respect for Kindig knowing he made this.

It cannot be unseen. Just awful.


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Ya, that's pretty bad. Like, Transformers bad.
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