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Postby dadhad1 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:15 pm

If any of you h-body new englanders plan to go this spring (3/28-30) swing by and say hi. Love to meet you.
I'll be there with the Vega all 3 days.
Its at the seaport trade center. Below is the website if interested.
Hope to see you there.

Mike

http://autorama.com/attend-show/mar-28-30-boston-ma/
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'What is it? A Maverick? No. A Pinto? No. Looks like a mini Camaro. A Camaro? No. A Chevette? HAHA, No. It's a Vega. Ahhhhh, cool man.'

My Vega Photo Gallery at World of Wheels in Boston 2014
https://get.google.com/albumarchive/115 ... pAWBWhqw1V
YouTube Video Playlist of My V8 Vega Resto Mod
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1EZdPJ ... ELLLJsPs6C
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Re: Boston World of Wheels

Postby dadhad1 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:02 am

Great Show. Lot of crazy sick cars there.
Had an awesome time and was quite the experience (hell of a commitment)...
First show I've put in of this caliber.
Car drew a lot of attention (as the H Bodies typically do). Almost everyone you talk to had a 'Vega Story', love hearing those.
Added the below photo album link of the car from the show. Also a quick video walk around (sorry, not HD).

Come on Summer!!!

https://picasaweb.google.com/1151167002 ... ston32830#
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'What is it? A Maverick? No. A Pinto? No. Looks like a mini Camaro. A Camaro? No. A Chevette? HAHA, No. It's a Vega. Ahhhhh, cool man.'

My Vega Photo Gallery at World of Wheels in Boston 2014
https://get.google.com/albumarchive/115 ... pAWBWhqw1V
YouTube Video Playlist of My V8 Vega Resto Mod
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1EZdPJ ... ELLLJsPs6C
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Re: Boston World of Wheels

Postby NVEGAR8D » Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:04 am

Hi,
Unfortunately the page didn't show up.
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Re: Boston World of Wheels

Postby dadhad1 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:34 am

Sorry Nick, link should work now.
(Forgot to 'make it public')

Thanks for the heads up !

Let me know if it still doesn't work.

Mike
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'What is it? A Maverick? No. A Pinto? No. Looks like a mini Camaro. A Camaro? No. A Chevette? HAHA, No. It's a Vega. Ahhhhh, cool man.'

My Vega Photo Gallery at World of Wheels in Boston 2014
https://get.google.com/albumarchive/115 ... pAWBWhqw1V
YouTube Video Playlist of My V8 Vega Resto Mod
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1EZdPJ ... ELLLJsPs6C
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Re: Boston World of Wheels

Postby cjbiagi » Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:21 pm

Nice detail work Mike, especially on the undercarriage and engine compartment. Most cars that I judge can almost always benefit from more detailing on the undercarriage and that is usually what will separtate one car from another. It's very difficult work to do and hard to maintain but it makes all the difference in a judged show.
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Re: Boston World of Wheels

Postby sgancarz » Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:15 pm

I can only wish that someday my Vega will look that good! :thumb:
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Re: Boston World of Wheels

Postby dadhad1 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:24 pm

Thanks Clyde, coming from you, that's quite a compliment! (Mr. Detail yourself) :th:
I got a chance to talk to the judge that did my car/class and he said interior was my worst attribute.
He said if that was a little better I would have won the class vs runner up.
(I personally would have guessed engine or undercarriage was my worst, but that's why he's the judge and I'm the weekend warrior car building hobbyist) :D
I really take pride in keeping the interior as original as possible, but clean.
But apparently they will ding for that, as no matter how good it is, a guy with brand new custom interior will win out.

Oh well, I have no plans to go with all new custom interior. I prefer the nostalgia of the original (even if it's not perfect).

Mike
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'What is it? A Maverick? No. A Pinto? No. Looks like a mini Camaro. A Camaro? No. A Chevette? HAHA, No. It's a Vega. Ahhhhh, cool man.'

My Vega Photo Gallery at World of Wheels in Boston 2014
https://get.google.com/albumarchive/115 ... pAWBWhqw1V
YouTube Video Playlist of My V8 Vega Resto Mod
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1EZdPJ ... ELLLJsPs6C
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Re: Boston World of Wheels

Postby cjbiagi » Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:57 pm

Your interior looks pretty nice, little things like the shoulder strap on the drivers side (has an exposed screw holding it on) will draw attention. I almost always get people with dirty rubber pedal pads and accellerator pedals and dirty air vents on the kick panels or AC outlets. Stock or custom really shouldn't matter, it's condition and cleanliness that count. However, the WORLD OF WHEELS show does lean toward modified cars much more heavily than stock so that could enter into the equation. Overall you did an outstanding job of representing the H body crowd. We need more cars of that caliber. :th:
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Re: Boston World of Wheels

Postby NVEGAR8D » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:34 pm

Hi,
I only hope mine turns out half as nice as yours. :th:
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Re: Boston World of Wheels

Postby dadhad1 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:38 pm

Hey Nick/Steve,
Thanks for the kind words. I'm sure your cars are/will turn out quite nice indeed.
I say hang in there, there's some 'headlights' at the end of the tunnel. :D
Redoing one of these cars is not easy (as all of us know) with good used parts so hard to come by, lack of new parts, not to mention the other host of challenges, but in the end it'll all pay off I'm sure.

Good luck with your projects and if there's anything I can do to help, let me know.

Mike
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My Vega Photo Gallery at World of Wheels in Boston 2014
https://get.google.com/albumarchive/115 ... pAWBWhqw1V
YouTube Video Playlist of My V8 Vega Resto Mod
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1EZdPJ ... ELLLJsPs6C
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