C1 & C2 Corvettes General C1 Corvette & C2 Corvette Discussion, Technical Info, Performance Upgrades, Project Builds, Restorations
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Which would you pick

 
Old 02-06-2019, 09:06 AM
  #21  
CHANEY
Junior Member
 
CHANEY's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2017
Location: CORSICANA TX
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Dilly dilly
CHANEY is offline  
Old 02-06-2019, 10:11 AM
  #22  
hedgehead
CF Senior Member
 
hedgehead's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2006
Location: I'm not doing as well as I expected, but I never expected I would
Posts: 13,137
Thanked 108 Times in 95 Posts
Default

hedgehead is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to hedgehead For This Useful Post:
bigearl56 (02-08-2019), Brian VH McHale (02-09-2019)
Old 02-06-2019, 12:34 PM
  #23  
BK N 66
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Jul 2004
Location: Pleasant Hill CA
Posts: 208
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default Phantom Works

dont know why u guys re so down on Dan Short and Phantom Works?????? i thought it was one of the better car shows on tv. Dan always tried to do a job the right
way with no Joe Mcghee short cuts. He would always try and do the job the way he would want it done himself. His builds were very pricey but he put in a lot of hours
and time on his builds. i will miss the show,

again i am not a fan of Richard Rawlings or the Texas guys. i agree with most of u that the best car show on now is Iron resurrection. Joe Martin is a incredible and
amazing fabricator. can do anything with a piece of metal. and Amanda is not to hard to look at. Not much of a Kindig fan but the show is ok sometimes. Also
really enjoy Garage Squad. Not many good or great car shows on. i guess it just depends what u like??
BK N 66 is offline  
Old 02-06-2019, 01:00 PM
  #24  
Tonio
CF Senior Member
 
Tonio's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2017
Location: Bedford New York
Posts: 1,139
Thanked 203 Times in 173 Posts
Default

The OP asked a very specific question, he didn't ask which show is best.....
Tonio is offline  
Old 02-07-2019, 07:29 AM
  #25  
eric lipper
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Sep 2018
Posts: 183
Thanked 18 Times in 15 Posts
Default

My vote, if you feel compelled to choose between the two TV shows, would be "The Guild" as they sure seem to restore some high end stuff and fabricating the Bugatti demonstrated some real craftsmanship. If you want to change the channel a bit my car was done by a shop in Grand Island, NE called Sloggetts which did an exceptionally good job on the car. The car has won several first place trophies including the best paint in the entire show at the Houston Autorama. The painter on the car was a Dave Kindig trained painter so my car has that partial connection to television. It's a little off topic to your initial post but, in my opinion, if I was going to restore a car I would focus on the craftsmanship of the shop and not the entertainment value of the program.
eric lipper is offline  
Old 02-07-2019, 05:08 PM
  #26  
JohnZ
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Member Since: Oct 2000
Location: Washington Michigan
Posts: 37,941
Thanked 965 Times in 642 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by vettebuyer6369 View Post
Amanda is the reason I watch that show. That and the minimum of manufactured drama.

Heather is a close second on Garage Squad. I still don't believe her real age.
Here's another new one you might want to try - "Love, Live, Wrench" - no fat, greasy, long-haired backward baseball cap types and no manufactured drama; just a normal married couple working in their own shop. "Emily" is beautiful, well-spoken, car-smart and tool-smart.
Heather, Amanda, and Emily keep me tuning in to their shows.
JohnZ is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to JohnZ For This Useful Post:
vettebuyer6369 (02-09-2019)
Old 02-07-2019, 05:31 PM
  #27  
GCD1962
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Feb 2004
Location: CT
Posts: 13,671
Thanked 69 Times in 64 Posts
Default

The Guild hands down. Great attention to detail. Fantomworks seem to make a lot of silly mistakes that a backyard mechanic wouldn't do.
GCD1962 is offline  
Old 02-07-2019, 05:35 PM
  #28  
GCD1962
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Feb 2004
Location: CT
Posts: 13,671
Thanked 69 Times in 64 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by hedgehead View Post
Of course it was easy by then after racking in big sums of money. Wonder how much his workers got of Dan's take ? Easy to act like a hero after your bank account is stuffed with dollars
GCD1962 is offline  
Old 02-07-2019, 06:14 PM
  #29  
Captain Bud
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Jul 2014
Posts: 309
Thanked 30 Times in 10 Posts
Default Serious Eye Cabdy

On Motor Trend/Velocity, check out Live, Love, Wrench. Emily Reeves I believe is a professional model as well as a very competent mechanic.
Her husband Aaron is an aspiring airline pilot so I take special interest in their show. I offered to mentor him. I'm old enough to be Emily's grandfather but I could watch her forever.
Captain Bud is offline  
Old 02-07-2019, 06:47 PM
  #30  
Easy Rhino
CF Senior Member
 
Easy Rhino's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2008
Location: Chesapeake Virginia
Posts: 18,674
Thanked 573 Times in 476 Posts
Default

Neither.

To the OP's question.

Let advertisers pay for manufactured drama. I have enough real drama in my life, don't need any fake additives.
Easy Rhino is offline  
Old 02-07-2019, 07:44 PM
  #31  
hcallaway
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Member Since: Sep 2017
Location: Richmond Virginia
Posts: 257
Thanked 41 Times in 40 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Redbird View Post
I would choose Martin Brothers Customs from Iron Resurrection or Dave Kindig @ Kindigit Design.
I agree. These have great fabrication skills. I might be able to afford Martin Bros but Dave is way too expensive for my meager funds.
hcallaway is offline  
Old 02-07-2019, 10:58 PM
  #32  
Boyan
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Jan 2010
Location: Woodland Hills CA
Posts: 1,270
Thanked 93 Times in 85 Posts
Default Pick

I would never let Fantomjunk touch any car that I care about. The funny comment on them not cutting any corners....the C3 they did was a rusted hulk of a birdcage that should have been thrown to junk. They continued to suck money from the customer to splice new metal into rust, never getting all of it so he could keep sentimental value.

His brake check should be a example of his fine work.

I also have to agree with John Z.....
Boyan is offline  
Old 02-08-2019, 06:29 AM
  #33  
Tonio
CF Senior Member
 
Tonio's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2017
Location: Bedford New York
Posts: 1,139
Thanked 203 Times in 173 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Boyan View Post
I would never let Fantomjunk touch any car that I care about. The funny comment on them not cutting any corners....the C3 they did was a rusted hulk of a birdcage that should have been thrown to junk. They continued to suck money from the customer to splice new metal into rust, never getting all of it so he could keep sentimental value.

His brake check should be a example of his fine work.

I also have to agree with John Z.....
Watch that C3 episode again....Dan does his best to talk the owner OUT of spending stupid money on that Vette. But the owner said ďI donít care what it costs, I want my fatherís car restoredĒ. The owner was clearly advised of the massive amount of $ it was going to take, and he was advised that the car simply isnít worth it. But the owner said he ďdidnít care about the moneyĒ.

That Live Love Wrench show is painful to watch. They clearly donít know what they are doing, and the production quality is amateurish. I suspect that show is cancelled in a few weeks.

Back to the OP question: find a restoration shop that specializes in Corvettes, one that isnít on TV. There are numerous shops that do great work, and do it without fabricated drama.
Tonio is offline  
Old 02-08-2019, 09:06 AM
  #34  
MarkC
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
MarkC's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2009
Location: Virginia Beach VA
Posts: 1,763
Thanked 155 Times in 126 Posts
Default

I did a tour with some friends from NC last August of Fantom Works. The 67 big block car was sitting in the back with the top down. Several of us asked about the 67 and our tour guide said “it’s a long story” and didn’t want to talk about it. It was a nice car but had a very heavy layer of shop dust inside and out. I watched the episode about this car and now it makes more sense why it was just sitting there collecting dust. Dan is a nice guy in person. We see him at local car shows and he did a pre inspection on a friends 65. This last tour was in August and it was over 90 degrees. When we arrived Dan was in the shop which is not air conditioned. He came into their break area soaked with sweat to talk to us.
MarkC is offline  
Old 02-08-2019, 09:54 AM
  #35  
rayvaflav
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
rayvaflav's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2006
Location: Oklahoma City Oklahoma
Posts: 4,859
Thanked 149 Times in 124 Posts
Default

I may be the only one who doesn't know "the long story" about the Fantomworks '67 BB. Can you fill me in ?

Ray
rayvaflav is offline  
Old 02-08-2019, 02:40 PM
  #36  
MarkC
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
MarkC's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2009
Location: Virginia Beach VA
Posts: 1,763
Thanked 155 Times in 126 Posts
Default

Ray, if I said any more about the 67 BB I would be guessing. The car may be gone now for all I know. As we were walking through last August, the explanation didn’t make much sense. Why would you let a nice car like that sit in that shop exposed to all that shop dust. It should have had a cover.
MarkC is offline  
Old 02-08-2019, 05:39 PM
  #37  
rayvaflav
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
rayvaflav's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2006
Location: Oklahoma City Oklahoma
Posts: 4,859
Thanked 149 Times in 124 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by MarkC View Post
Ray, if I said any more about the 67 BB I would be guessing. The car may be gone now for all I know. As we were walking through last August, the explanation didnít make much sense. Why would you let a nice car like that sit in that shop exposed to all that shop dust. It should have had a cover.
Okay, I was mistaken in thinking that maybe that '67 BB that you saw was featured on one of their episodes and it had some wild "reality show" backstory to it.

Ray
rayvaflav is offline  
Old 02-08-2019, 06:08 PM
  #38  
MarkC
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
MarkC's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2009
Location: Virginia Beach VA
Posts: 1,763
Thanked 155 Times in 126 Posts
Default

Ray, after thinking about this, I am not 100% sure The car I saw last August was the same car in the episode. Same color, interior and engine but I have no way of knowing it’s the same car without confirming with Fantom Works.
MarkC is offline  
Old 02-08-2019, 07:08 PM
  #39  
sidepipe seeker
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Member Since: Feb 2013
Location: San Francisco Bay Area Ca
Posts: 516
Thanked 48 Times in 33 Posts
Default

How ap-pro-po that it is named "Phantom Works"...as the entire shop only exhibits a "shadow of talent"...

The ONLY show/person I would personally have to restore/work on any of my cars is Chip Foose.

The reason being with the other two shows...the guy with the handle less mop on his head ( Guild) has NO on-hands talent...other than writing checks...
and the guy at Phantom Works is a consummate HACK!!!..

Chip Foose is Extremely Capable in ALL aspects of Design and Fabrication...from welding...to shaping with an English Wheel...to assembly...to paint...etc..etc...
You could leave your car to be restored with Chip Foose and ONLY have Chip work on your car with NO other help nor hands touching that car...and the finished car would be a "Work of Art"....
NOT so...with the other 2 !!!!...Mark
sidepipe seeker is offline  
Old 02-08-2019, 08:30 PM
  #40  
BADBIRDCAGE
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Member Since: Feb 2004
Location: Del Boca Vista FL
Posts: 5,706
Thanked 192 Times in 155 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by sidepipe seeker View Post
How ap-pro-po that it is named "Phantom Works"...as the entire shop only exhibits a "shadow of talent"...

The ONLY show/person I would personally have to restore/work on any of my cars is Chip Foose.

The reason being with the other two shows...the guy with the handle less mop on his head ( Guild) has NO on-hands talent...other than writing checks...
and the guy at Phantom Works is a consummate HACK!!!..

Chip Foose is Extremely Capable in ALL aspects of Design and Fabrication...from welding...to shaping with an English Wheel...to assembly...to paint...etc..etc...
You could leave your car to be restored with Chip Foose and ONLY have Chip work on your car with NO other help nor hands touching that car...and the finished car would be a "Work of Art"....
NOT so...with the other 2 !!!!...Mark
The standard Foose creation would have a light color on the top area followed by a darker side color, perhaps fading into a silver bottom area paint. There could even be a stripe on it. An Edelbrock crate engine, oversized shiny wheels, a magnaflow exhaust system and a tuck & roll interior. Your bumpers would be shortened and refinished to better match the body lines. Almost forgot the huge speakers for the boom car effect.

I’m not saying you are misguided on your rating of the two shops the OP asked for response to.

Last edited by BADBIRDCAGE; 02-08-2019 at 08:33 PM.
BADBIRDCAGE is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Which would you pick


Sponsored Ads
Vendor Directory

Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: