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Old 01-02-2019, 09:21 PM
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And they do have a sense of humor; I got a kick out of this (from their website):

Please note: We have a large Alpha female German Shepard, Heidi, that guards the grounds here at FantomWorks. She is great at her job and a third of the time she gets along with other dogs, a third of the time there are fights and occasionally visiting pets disappear. So, we love pets but please do not bring your pet to the tour as we cannot guarantee that Heidi will get along with them.
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Old 01-04-2019, 11:02 PM
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Love graveyard cars ,hate the host.thinks much of himself,but then again its a show
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Love graveyard cars ,hate the host.thinks much of himself,but then again its a show
That's not hard but Mark Worman owns his own show. He is also the CEO of the production company.
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Old 01-04-2019, 11:47 PM
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I do watch Fantomworks and generally think they do good honest work. They did a 76 I believe it was, in an older episode and the first thing the owner was told was that the car was not worth the money to restore it. So, that was the honest part, basically telling the owner he was crazy. They did a full restoration on the car, and what caught my attention when it was done was the bumperettes were not painted black, but left the same color red that the car was painted. To me, that leads to other questions as to what else wasn't done.
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Old 01-05-2019, 08:35 AM
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I think it is a good show and always watch it. But some times it gets a little dramatic. Like they were putting a 427 into a chevelle and they said they didn't know if it would fit. Little things like that. Otherwise a good show and Dan seems to be an honest man. If I had to have work done I think I would check them out.
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I really like both shows because they get into a lot more description than some other shows my issue with graveyard cars is in my opinion he wastes at least half of the show with his goofy antics. But as already mentioned it's his show Phil
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That 76 Vette that Fantomworks restored was a mess. Rotted frame, birdcage was probably a mess too. But they brought it back to life. Maybe the owner wanted the bumperettes in red. Either way, bumperette color? Seriously?!

Anyway, after 24 years served in the Army Special Forces, Dan can wear whatever damn color tee shirt that he damn well pleases. :-)
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Watched a current episode last night where a (strange) guy came in with a junky ****-smelly donor Ď67 and basically asked for a full blown, race level, bucks up restomod. Was warned the price would blow by ď6 figures in Parts aloneĒ and never blinked.

By the end of the show, the shop had fabricated the body extensively to make it work, added chassis and engine and painted it a god-awful purple. But then the customer bailed and wanted the car back unfinished so he and his buddies could finish it.

Dan was unhappy but did what the customer wanted. Iím impressed he didnít throw a fit, what a nauseating development.

I cannot imagine dealing with some of these people.
Saw that one - the customer seemed a little "off" right from the start..
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Old 01-05-2019, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by C3 4ME View Post
I do watch Fantomworks and generally think they do good honest work. They did a 76 I believe it was, in an older episode and the first thing the owner was told was that the car was not worth the money to restore it. So, that was the honest part, basically telling the owner he was crazy. They did a full restoration on the car, and what caught my attention when it was done was the bumperettes were not painted black, but left the same color red that the car was painted. To me, that leads to other questions as to what else wasn't done.
IMO that detail isnít an indicator of work ďnot done.Ē They went to crazy lengths to repair parts that never should have been salvaged on that car, but the owner insisted because it was his Dadís car. I think if details like the bumperettes were remotely important to the buyer, it would have been done. Fantomworks doesnít really get too caught up in Top Flight type details unless the owner asks for them, which is fine. The customer has to get on the same page as his restorer.
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Old 01-05-2019, 03:07 PM
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I've done a little television myself and my daughter was on one of the modeling shows. The production people want the stuff we see as goofy as well as the drama, actually, especially the drama. They think it makes the show interesting. As a viewer, that stuff makes it irritating to me.

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Old 01-05-2019, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by zigvs View Post
Love graveyard cars ,hate the host.thinks much of himself,but then again its a show
Love the craftsmanship of the workers. Impressive what they can bring back. I sometimes turn off the sound or fast forward when the host goes into one of this routines. Not remotely funny, just annoying.
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This is just reality-ish TV and I don't take it particularly seriously. BUT ....

Just watched the most recent episode where they do a Bricklin. My neighbor had one - at the time it was less than ten years old. Always thought it was kind of cool looking despite being lime green. Like the designer wanted a C3 'vette and a DeLorean and this is what he came up with.

Problem here isn't with FW it's with the owner of the car. A big goddamned wing with missiles on it ?!!?!!? Ooooooh .... it hurts .... it hurts ......
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I saw the episode where they were developing the 63 style split window convertible hardtop. And on a later episode Dan had one being fitted for his vette. By then there was a rack with a half dozen of those tops hanging in the shop. I bet those are a tempting mod!

I love how just about every shot in a FW episode has at least one vette in the background.
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:02 PM
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That 76 Vette that Fantomworks restored was a mess. Rotted frame, birdcage was probably a mess too. But they brought it back to life. Maybe the owner wanted the bumperettes in red. Either way, bumperette color? Seriously?!

Anyway, after 24 years served in the Army Special Forces, Dan can wear whatever damn color tee shirt that he damn well pleases. :-)
100% agree!!!
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Originally Posted by pigfarmer View Post
This is just reality-ish TV and I don't take it particularly seriously. BUT ....

Just watched the most recent episode where they do a Bricklin. My neighbor had one - at the time it was less than ten years old. Always thought it was kind of cool looking despite being lime green. Like the designer wanted a C3 'vette and a DeLorean and this is what he came up with.

Problem here isn't with FW it's with the owner of the car. A big goddamned wing with missiles on it ?!!?!!? Ooooooh .... it hurts .... it hurts ......
Remember the old episode with... what was it... a kit car Cobra? That he wanted fake machine guns on it?

The owners are often the problem.

PS, DeLorean borrowed the whole gull wing idea from Bricklin, not vice-versa.
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by v2racing View Post
I've done a little television myself and my daughter was on one of the modeling shows. The production people want the stuff we see as goofy as well as the drama, actually, especially the drama. They think it makes the show interesting. As a viewer, that stuff makes it irritating to me.

Mike
Agreed. The fabricated drama irritates me in particular. I remember one episode he was working on an early LeMans Blue C3 Corvette; two moments of what seemed like fabricated drama annoyed me. One of his crew had disassembled the gauge console and the boss threw a fit saying that this was not a full blown restoration. Looking at the final product, this clearly was a full blown restoration and removing the gauges was a necessary step to refurbishing the interior.

Same with what seemed like a staged fit during the initial shake down drive with the thumping in the drivetrain.

Iíd prefer less drama and more car tech
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Sad but Dan has stopped filming any more shows this is the last series now so no more fantom works. Will miss a good realistic car show. I rather liked his show so thank you Dan for sharing your business.
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Sad but Dan has stopped filming any more shows this is the last series now so no more fantom works. Will miss a good realistic car show. I rather liked his show so thank you Dan for sharing your business.
If this is the case, it is a sad day for me. I really liked the show. I enjoyed seeing how they overcame issues they ran across. I liked how Dan had a priority on safety and quality. I could never afford to have him restore a car for me, but I loved the show! RIP Fantomworks!!!
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Anyone see the 73 Corvette being worked on at Fantom Works, show aired last night?
Bending the hood to fit the contour of the fender?
Creative solution. Wondering if the front clip was off...

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Anyone see the 73 Corvette being worked on at Fantom Works, show aired last night?
Bending the hood to fit the contour of the fender?
Creative solution. Wondering if the front clip was off...
I thought they did a nice job.

I noticed they said they have 12 Corvettes in there at any one time.

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