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general kaos
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Posted: Wed May 19, 2021 10:20 pm    Post subject: why drive a hotrod everyday

Why do all the rod shops that sell parts that r not A.D.R comp & ask you why you would want 2 drive your $50,000 rod everyday.Fibreglass bodiesa on repro chassis & get you on to S.R plates .simple question
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Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 1:11 am    Post subject:

Your very first post on here and it sounds like a bit of a whinge.

How about a bit of a "hello, how ya goin?" before we get stuck into everyone.

But, to sort of answer your question, I think the reality is that a lot of guys don't want to risk driving their car every day in city traffic. Might be alright where you're from, but not so much fun in Sydney.

The other thing, a lot of them are a bunch of old bastards that need all the creature comforts of power steering, air con and even seat warmers to make it through the day. (I have all of the above)

Anyway, it sounds like you've had a bit of a bad experience, how about we sit down with a nice cup of tea and talk about it.
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Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 2:30 am    Post subject:

hmm .... several issues here .. first if u wanna drive ur car in rain hail shine or shit .. thats your perogative.. me.. i try for shiny days cos i'm a lazy bugga and hate spit n polish !!
a lot of people forget if we didnt have glass this sport by today would be for the elite .. most of us wud be priced outta the market
my car is one of the one's that rust and also the bog cracks up !
both cars are on full rego but i sometimes wonder if thats really sensible but as the kids like to go to skool in em at times and if i wanna use em i just jump in and do so.. but if ur only using ur car on w/ends .. where's the sense in payin full odds

tis called 'horses for courses'

get on with enjoying ur cars not worryin bout wot others r doin
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Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 8:40 am    Post subject: Daily Drive

i am build mine as a daily drive, but only if I can secure a decent under cover car park at work (we are moving to new offices soon).

I actually planned mine to be a daily drive due to the factor I do alot highway miles and I am sick buying cars and lose there value because I do too many miles. I wanted something that if I got 200ks or more and the engine was giving me grief I could easily pull it out and replace it.
I did this with a 323 I own my mechanic is sick of seeing the car asking me to get something brand new. Yeah I dont like spending around $50k every so many years and peeing it down the road. I'd buy a $50k rod and have alot more fun with it.

welcome aboard.

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Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 8:46 am    Post subject: Re: why drive a hotrod everyday

Maybe we missed the question, "Why do rod shops sell parts that are
not ADR compliant?" Seems to be the main question here, and to me it's a good one.
Years ago when I started to manufacture axles, perch bolts etc., before I sold any, I had them certified by an automotive engineer to make sure that anybody could use them on their car and would not have to worry about complience of the parts.
The axles were sent by the engineer to RMIT at the time, where they were tested until they broke, I still have the documentation and photos of the testing. The engineer was then able to calculate the weights and stresses that my axles could hold.( If I remember about 800kg on the front end total)
I think our new friend is asking why component manufacturers are making parts that may not pass for full rego but are oked for limited.
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Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 8:52 am    Post subject:

good point old32, misread that.

We it is annoying when you see a nice shine part in the catalog you cant use it but I supose they are catering for the show cars in our sport.

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Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 10:11 am    Post subject:

The other question is ,limited or full rego, the items are still used on the road.Why should there be a difference?................Frank.
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Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 11:06 am    Post subject:

FRANK BASILE wrote:
The other question is ,limited or full rego, the items are still used on the road.Why should there be a difference?................Frank.



I guess they assume since the car won't be driven much then there's less likely of any trouble....seems lame to me but that's all I can think of.
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Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 11:12 am    Post subject:

Brootal wrote:
Your very first post on here and it sounds like a bit of a whinge.

How about a bit of a "hello, how ya goin?" before we get stuck into everyone.

But, to sort of answer your question, I think the reality is that a lot of guys don't want to risk driving their car every day in city traffic. Might be alright where you're from, but not so much fun in Sydney.

The other thing, a lot of them are a bunch of old bastards that need all the creature comforts of power steering, air con and even seat warmers to make it through the day. (I have all of the above)

Anyway, it sounds like you've had a bit of a bad experience, how about we sit down with a nice cup of tea and talk about it.




Eloquently put Boris.......and quite right about the creature comforts...also with fuel at $1 plus a litre I would have to dip into my projects savings to pay for the fuel..It would be interesting to also see me getting the 34 down the car park ramp here at work...tight turns and steep ramps are the enemy of most rods.
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Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 12:40 pm    Post subject:

This get,s back to the individuality of rodders,If you want to build a $50,000 work of art with fancy paint and detailing,then shows,sunny days,and runs would be the preference.My personal preference is to build and enjoy every day,my current ride has now almost 8 years of workday commuting and weekend driving,the last 2 years thankfully, the trip to work due to relocation is under 10 mins in local traffic,as against 35mins in heavy city traffic,yes a 46 Merc w/o power steering is a bit cumbersome,has a shocking turning circle,but I love every minute behind the wheel of an "early".My current under construction 38 Chev P/U is Jag Front and rear ends, as dragged from under the Jag ,no chrome or fancy paint finish,the 350 has it,s factory paint after a steam clean,power steering ,aircon,running on LPG only,plain basic acrylic laquer paint,may be boring ,built for under $6000,but I am going to enjoy clocking up the K,s.,rather than having a pristine showpiece sitting in the shed and getting my jollies oggling at trophies on the shelf........................Frank
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Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 4:23 pm    Post subject:

I think old32 is right, you've all miss read this guys question.
Took me a couple of goes to get it tho. I think I get it
Something about rod shops selling non adr compliant parts and saying they're ok if you don't want to drive the car everyday like SR rego.
My take is that parts should be fit for purpose whether the car travels 20ks or 20,000ks per year.

Brootals fault for going off half cocked again
May be he should think about getting job as a "security contractor" in Iraq

GK, maybe you should rephrase your question so we can more clearly understand what you're getting at.
And I agree with brootal that an intro is be a good way to start
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Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 4:58 pm    Post subject:

GK, this is not SMS, you dont need to abbreviate everything you type.

As for ADR compliance, lighting is one area where stuff is sold that doesnt comply. Things like light color, intensity and spread need to be checked for compliance and very little of it actually passes. Its either made for trailers or for restoration work which in some cases doesnt need to comply, people just use it on their vehicles regardless whether its tested or not, which is really sad, and end up coming un-stuck in some cases.

As for 'glass bodies, there are rules and regulations there too, whether its a reproduction body or original steel it dont matter, you still need to steel it out (brace it internally) before it will pass an engineers report. I know, ive just been through this recently myself.
So I guess what Im asking you is, what exactly is your gripe here?
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Posted: Fri May 21, 2021 7:43 am    Post subject:

Brett, that is why I asked the question re the difference on limited or full use,it should as agreed make no difference,Mr Cool you have raised a legit, point re the lights,when hunting for suitable lights for intended use on my project,I note that "Hella" do have ADR compliant notes on their products,that is the direction my dollar will go to............Frank.
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Posted: Fri May 21, 2021 8:58 pm    Post subject:

To answer the question why do businesses sell non compliant parts, the answer is simple. BECAUSE THEY CAN.

You can buy a heap of of shit that is legal to purchase but once you use it it is illegal.

It's time some of these politicians were more accountable, why legislate that it is illegal to use a part on your car if it doesn't comply with the ADR's but still allow some sleeze to sell a useless part to the unsuspecting dumb bastard who is eager to part with the hard earned folding stuff.

When you take it back, do they want to know you?????????
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Posted: Fri May 21, 2021 9:00 pm    Post subject:

bcal wrote:
Brootals fault for going off half cocked again
May be he should think about getting job as a "security contractor" in Iraq


No, I said it sounds like a whinge. His very first sentence on this board was...

general kaos wrote:
Why do all the rod shops that sell parts that r not A.D.R comp & ask you why you would want 2 drive your $50,000 rod everyday


...and I was hoping he would reply and clarify it.

Just a thing I have about people showing up, not saying hello and then just butting into the conversation. It's a weird Internet/IT thing. Just call me a geek.

All I'm saying is a bit of a hello and then a better explanation of the question would be nice. So how about it gk?
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