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hannmakavelli
10-28-2004, 04:22 PM
Hey Everyone,
I have a friend who is currently employed by UMVD and she told me about universalmusicstore.com on ebay where u can Bid on this fantastic opportunity to visit the set of "Pimp My Ride." You and a guest will get to visit the West Coast Customs garage and see how it all happens from behind the scenes. TheWinning bidder will be given a choice of 4 dates in the next three months to choose from.
So check it out!!!!!!!!!!!

statick
10-28-2004, 04:23 PM
not the best thing to win, but i guess to each his own.

Seanith
10-28-2004, 10:49 PM
I think it would be sweet. Xzibit is so hilarious on that show. I think some of the stuff they do looks ghey, it would be sweet to hang out with them and see the work first hand.

civicrider
10-28-2004, 10:53 PM
agreed the cars always look gay on that show, its still fun to watch, the only things i like are the tv's ans shit they put into them, like that couch in the back of the pickup that was cool. i bet so many of those cars get jacked or smashed up, almost everyone on that show loves in the ghetto, one night parked on the curb it'll be on blocks in the moring

Seanith
10-28-2004, 11:00 PM
yeah totally, they put their "giovanna" wheels on yet i don't see wheel locks. Ever. Some of these people are straight outta compton.. And they rarely put in alarm systems either.

Stratus_Power
10-28-2004, 11:05 PM
yeh i think that show is pretty gay. it seems cool for the 30 min but Im sure in the long run its pretty useless and stupid.. like having an espresso machine in the arm rest?? a camera/printer in the vanity mirror, a ping pong table... etc

finboy
10-28-2004, 11:06 PM
HACK JOB, ever see the "body work" they do to cars like the civic? bondo everywhere, and even though the car's run like pos', do you ever see them fix the mechanical issues?

civicrider
10-28-2004, 11:18 PM
well sometimes they rebuild engines and stuff, they probably do a hack job because its being rushed and why bother doing a good job the cars will be trashed in a week.

cman
10-28-2004, 11:22 PM
Originally posted by finboy
HACK JOB, ever see the "body work" they do to cars like the civic? bondo everywhere, and even though the car's run like pos', do you ever see them fix the mechanical issues?

:werd: , i thought it was pretty weak how they never ever do any performance modifications other than tires and exhaust.

blinkme_210
10-28-2004, 11:38 PM
I don't think they actually install a new exhaust. They probably just weld on a new chrome tip to complete the "bling". Cause you know with them, it ain't a good looking car unless it's "bling", and got stupid ass flames or racing stripes on the car. The worst bodywork guy by far is that stupid idiot looking guy with the frizzy hair who looks like he crawled out of his cardboard box. Almost every car he's painted has flames or something retarded.

cman
10-28-2004, 11:48 PM
true true, i meant to say exhaust tip.
i have to admit, some of the electronics they do are fucking nice. props to that guy.

saiyajin
10-28-2004, 11:51 PM
ya they rarely do engine work...rides and overhaulin are the good shows

but on overhaulin i havnt seen one where they do an import its usually a hotrod or some SUV or truck...it would be so sweet to see what they could do with an import

blinkme_210
10-29-2004, 12:00 AM
Originally posted by cman
true true, i meant to say exhaust tip.
i have to admit, some of the electronics they do are fucking nice. props to that guy.

Mad Mike is his name. Rofl, I have to stop watching this show so much. But yeh, the interior work by the Mexican guy is awesome as well. That one time where they molded that huge plasma screen into the suede interior wall of the Daihatsu van, pretty sick stuff. But then they had to go and fuck it up by adding on a "terminator" wing, it's a box!! It ain't going to be going anywhere fast, the owner said that it could only do something like 70MPH for top speed. Just enough to keep up on the highways.

Skyline_Addict
10-29-2004, 12:41 AM
ya, i always wondered if the fixed it up mechanically...guess not.

dj_rice
10-29-2004, 10:30 PM
LOL the lil mexican interior guy Ish is so damn funni lol

Tha VZA
10-29-2004, 10:38 PM
Originally posted by saiyajin
ya they rarely do engine work...rides and overhaulin are the good shows

but on overhaulin i havnt seen one where they do an import its usually a hotrod or some SUV or truck...it would be so sweet to see what they could do with an import

do u think FOOSE would want to do an import though? judging by all of his work its old school metal cars that are just massive powerful cars......or trucks.....i dont know if seeing foose work on a 1.8 litre honda or whatever would be as cool, becasue the cultures are different....not many muscle cars have dvd's and tv's and stuff right....and not many rice rockets have chrome bumpers and trim.........

but it was cool to see the hotwheels car he did........man is a genius

ciao

Si_FlyGuy
10-29-2004, 10:41 PM
Mad Mike's the best - " now you can watch your DVDs play..while you watch your DVDs play" haha

turbotrip
10-29-2004, 11:15 PM
Originally posted by dj_rice
LOL the lil mexican interior guy Ish is so damn funni lol

:rofl: :werd: Ish is hillarious

SpeedyZ
10-29-2004, 11:35 PM
West Coast Choppers does do performance mods, havent any of you guys seen the Cribs special on them?

They just dont bother unless its a peice that wont run anyway

statick
10-29-2004, 11:45 PM
we're talking bout pimp my ride, they do their sht at west coast customs.

7thgenvic
10-29-2004, 11:56 PM
wouldn't they have to do some engine work, some of those ol civics and trucks have their engines pretty much falling out the bottom of the car! and they hardly run, i guess they just do enough work to get the thing running,

the paint jobs are nice colors but rushed again, i remember the one truck that they repainted orange was a hack job around the wheel wells where you could still see the original paint, around the bottom of the fender!

one thing is right, the electronics on those things are PIMP

SpeedyZ
10-30-2004, 12:54 AM
hahaha man I said West Coast Choppers but I meant West Coast Customs :banghead:

hyperwhite
10-30-2004, 01:27 AM
hahaha i fuckin hate "rice my shitbox"! i would never take a car to that shop, they have no taste at all. tuner transformation is way better

saiyajin
10-30-2004, 02:49 AM
^ ummm no...they have to work around a budget it was cool that they made that Paseo into a rearwheel drive car but did you see the paint scheme on that piece?? ya i dont want a frikin giant "tuner transformation" on my hood and i think it was on the side too? not sure:thumbsdow

statick
10-30-2004, 08:30 AM
^i think tuner transofrmaiton is still better than pimp my ride , in many ways.

SkylineAdmirer
10-30-2004, 10:43 AM
Originally posted by Stratus_Power
yeh i think that show is pretty gay. it seems cool for the 30 min but Im sure in the long run its pretty useless and stupid.. like having an espresso machine in the arm rest?? a camera/printer in the vanity mirror, a ping pong table... etc

:werd: fucking useless


Originally posted by finboy
HACK JOB, ever see the "body work" they do to cars like the civic? bondo everywhere, and even though the car's run like pos', do you ever see them fix the mechanical issues?

They almost never do, me n my frends had a tlak bout that and laughed about how the dumb ppl didnt think to ask if the thing wud even run outa the garage, i think the engine stalled wen they did the "thank mtv for pimping my ride" they threw it on bloopers, think it was on the crx, cant remember tho.


Originally posted by hyperwhite
hahaha i fuckin hate "rice my shitbox"! i would never take a car to that shop, they have no taste at all. tuner transformation is way better

:werd: if mine was ever going there, id have a list for them...
number one: dont but useless shit in my car that takes up extra power, tuner transformation is better, except for all the vinyl on that paseo, i bet they guy took it off as soon as he got home.

BUT, because pimp my ride is on MTV and MUCH theyre will forever be so many ricers in training outnumbering people with common sense to laugh and cry at some of the stuff they do on that show, and the little kids will never find overhaulin or tuner transformation

the trans am was nice though, with the exception of the chandalier and the expresso machine, i think they put those both in there.

AcuraTl
11-01-2004, 07:18 PM
isnt if fckin hilarious when they say "well we put 20K into a 20 dollar car, we have officially pimped his ride!!!", yet most the ppl they pimp live in the ghetto, i wouldnt be suprised if they got jacked str8 up the next day!!! lol

SkylineAdmirer
11-02-2004, 05:24 PM
:werd: ^^ or the shitbox engine blew the next day

Jassie
11-04-2004, 05:56 PM
Originally posted by AcuraTl
isnt if fckin hilarious when they say "well we put 20K into a 20 dollar car, we have officially pimped his ride!!!", yet most the ppl they pimp live in the ghetto, i wouldnt be suprised if they got jacked str8 up the next day!!! lol

They don't all live in the ghetto, That's what L.A. Looks like.

Anyways, I liked the car they did the other day, The Escort that they put the M3 Grill/hood/ and bumper on.

BerserkerCatSplat
11-10-2004, 02:50 PM
I saw the CRX one last night... they looked at the engine, and said, "OK, we're going to have to rebuild it, it's leaking oil!" I thought, "Wow! They're actually going to fix the POS engine!"

Then you see them put the engine back in... and it looks quite a bit the same. But I thought, hey, maybe they replaced the internals or something. So the guy says "Well, we've rebuilt his motor! It should run like a brand new car, and be really fast!"

What exactly did they do to the engine?

"Well, we replaced the clutch, changed the oil, changed the spark plug wires, and replaced the air filter. ...And painted the intake and stuff."

Yes, of course! I must've have been mistaken when I thought a rebuild actually involved tearing down the engine!! Man, I bet that CRX runs like a mad monkey with those shiny, new aftermarket spark plug wires!!

:thumbsdow :thumbsdow :thumbsdow :thumbsdow :thumbsdow :thumbsdow :thumbsdow :thumbsdow :thumbsdow

"Rice my Shitbox", indeed!!

11-13-2004, 01:03 AM
Hello,

I actually work at West Coast Customs. I'm the guy that did the M3 stuff on the Escort.

The main thing you guys need to understand is that MTV picks the cars and also tells us what they want to see us do to the cars. Some times they have a hard time understanding that if the cars look like shit on the outside, they most likley are shit under the hood. We do NOT do any engine rebuilding or tune up stuff at our shop. If we touch the motor on the PMR cars we are then responsible for how well the cars run, and we are not in the buisness of making piece of shit cars run better. After we are done with the PMR cars alot of the owners think we need to be responsible for evey thing on the car, even the stuff we didn't touch with that in mind, we try to stay away from do engine work. We did actually have a motor put in the red Escort after it blew a head gasket while the MTV guys were driving it. Even in that case we sent it to another shop to get the motor put in. The motor blowing up had nothing to do with us but we still paid to have the work done. There is alot of things that happen to these cars that never makes it to air on the show.

You will see over the next few months afew high-profile cars that will get alot of press. Check out the 300 C Convertible we built for SEMA. We will make it very clear what our shop is capible of building. Check out our web site, we are adding new pics eveyday, and you can see whay kind of cars we are building for customers.


Sean Mahaney

Seanith
11-13-2004, 01:07 AM
How come the episode (that i just saw tonight heh) with Brian's CRX, the engine is so bad that you guys said "we need to rebuild the engine". All the rebuild consisted of was cleaning the block of all the gunk, replacing the air filter, new spark plug wires, and painting the carberator red? Serious question..

shakalaka
11-13-2004, 01:13 AM
Hey Sean, welcome to beyond. Well I agree with you on most instances. Like that show made you guys famous, but at the same time they kinda gave you a reputation of "rice". Cauz its really upto MTV, what they want, how much they want to spend and everything. I agree with you there. I am sure you guys can do a way better job than on the show. Its because of "pimp my ride", everyone thinks that you do rice stuff, which is pretty much MTV is paying you guys for i guess.

11-13-2004, 01:16 AM
Well I didn't work there when that was shot, but I think they put a used Japan motor in it. Alot of the time the MTV staff will make us say stuff that doesn't make much sense. I don't think they made it very clear what exactly Alex did to the motor. You also have to under stand that we have roughly 14 days to do eveything to the car, and in those 14 days we are actually working on 2 or moe for the PMR cars at the same time. It may have been easier to pull the motor and do the minor work to it while the car was being prep'ed for paint. Some times its easier to pull the motor than to have to deal with 4 guys sanding a car down while you try to fix oil leaks and stuff.


Sean

Seanith
11-13-2004, 01:20 AM
yeah understood.. i guess with what you said about saying stuff that doesn't make sense, does mtv make you guys say "dumb stuff" just so its a little more understandable to the general public?

I love the show though :D

11-13-2004, 01:21 AM
Originally posted by shakalaka
Hey Sean, welcome to beyond. Well I agree with you on most instances. Like that show made you guys famous, but at the same time they kinda gave you a reputation of "rice". Cauz its really upto MTV, what they want, how much they want to spend and everything. I agree with you there. I am sure you guys can do a way better job than on the show. Its because of "pimp my ride", everyone thinks that you do rice stuff, which is pretty much MTV is paying you guys for i guess.


Most of the MTV people are not real car guys. They will make us do stuff that they think is cool but we all know looks like shit. They pay us to build the cars, so we do what they want even if it sucks. For the most part the MTV people are cool people but they aren't in touch with the custom car community. They are getting better, this season is going much better than last.


Sean

11-13-2004, 01:26 AM
Originally posted by Seanith
yeah understood.. i guess with what you said about saying stuff that doesn't make sense, does mtv make you guys say "dumb stuff" just so its a little more understandable to the general public?

I love the show though :D

Yes, some times it is easier to say what they ask us to say, even if we think its stupid. If we sit and try to fix what they have us say, it just takes us away from working on the car that much more. As it is we have 14 days to build the car and they shut us down 2 of the 14 day just so they can film the beginning and ending segments.

Sean

finboy
11-13-2004, 06:45 PM
what did the guy with the ranger do? he had a job delivering parts in his truck, you guys put an impressive audio/video set up in the bed, but did he complain that he couldn't use the bed anymore to move parts?

not trying to be a dick, just wondering what he said :dunno:

11-13-2004, 07:25 PM
I don't know much about that truck. That one makes as much sense as putting Lambo doors on the civic that drives grandma to the doctor. There will be even more stuff this season like that.

Its very true that most of the people can't drive the cars around and park them on the street. The DJ guy had all of the DJ equipment stolen from the car. I know there are more stories like that.



Sean

finboy
11-13-2004, 09:02 PM
Originally posted by [email protected]
Its very true that most of the people can't drive the cars around and park them on the street. The DJ guy had all of the DJ equipment stolen from the car. I know there are more stories like that.



Sean

ouch :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Redlyne_mr2
11-13-2004, 09:07 PM
Do you find that Pimp my ride has worsened or improved the reputation of WCC. My gf watched PMR for the first time and she was under the impression that WCC was some hole in the wall garage that did up beater cars, when in fact WCC is one of the best custom shops in NA.

11-13-2004, 09:51 PM
I feel that the show helped get our name out to the public which will help sell clothes, toys, etc, but it has not really helped get us new customers. Most people that really know about cars can tell that what is done on the show is not always quality work or even in good taste. If any thing it has driven away customers. We are doing a few projects for NON-car people that know the show don't understand the difference between the show stuff and quality work. They see we're on TV and thats good enough for them.

The show has opened alot of doors for us, now we just need to show everone what type of stuff we really do. Don't take me wrong, even our customers ask for weird stuff. I'm putting a fish tank in the floor of one of Baby's (from Cash Money) trucks, and doing a 30 inch flip down in the roof.



Sean

finboy
11-13-2004, 09:55 PM
Originally posted by [email protected]
Most people that really know about cars can tell that what is done on the show is not always quality work or even in good taste.


Sean

oh SNAP :rofl:

rage2
11-14-2004, 10:04 AM
If you guys want to appreciate West Coast Custom's work, instead of watching Pimp my Ride, check out Rides on TLC. There's 2 episodes that feature their work on real cars, episode "Westside" which shows them working on an Enzo, and the Hot Wheels Escalade in episode "Big Minatures".

xrayvsn
11-14-2004, 10:40 AM
All I can say about the show is that my wife will actually watch it with me, and she knows the name WCC. You have to understand that she is not in the least a car person, and getting her to even watch a 30sec car commercial with me is an accomplishment. She actually admits to liking the show, just because it is so outrageous what they do to these beat down POS's.

Sean, now I can finally give my wife a good explanantion as to why you guys never repair the major components. That was something both of us wondered about, especially since you are putting so much money into the rest of the car (whether some of it is in good taste, or not is another topic). I suppose those people have more incentive to maybe keep the maintenance up on those cars.

The show is a huge advertisement for the shop. Even non-auto enthusiasts know WCC. Pretty much the same as what Monster Garage, and Orange County Choppers did for their respective shops in terms of advertising.

finboy
11-14-2004, 01:09 PM
Originally posted by rage2
If you guys want to appreciate West Coast Custom's work, instead of watching Pimp my Ride, check out Rides on TLC. There's 2 episodes that feature their work on real cars, episode "Westside" which shows them working on an Enzo, and the Hot Wheels Escalade in episode "Big Minatures".

:werd:

there are some HOT cars on their site

11-15-2004, 10:22 PM
Originally posted by xrayvsn
All I can say about the show is that my wife will actually watch it with me, and she knows the name WCC. You have to understand that she is not in the least a car person, and getting her to even watch a 30sec car commercial with me is an accomplishment. She actually admits to liking the show, just because it is so outrageous what they do to these beat down POS's.



I was very amazed at what kind of people come to the shop to check things out. Everyone from Red-neck truckers to rich business men come to look around. I would have never thought that a show like this could appeal to all sorts of people. The craziest part is that our show is the only show of its kind that is seen world wide. Most of the tourists are not from the US.

I actually worked on a motor in one of the cars the other day. Too bad the MTV definition of dressing up the engine on a import car is putting colored wire loom over eveything.


Sean

finboy
11-15-2004, 10:28 PM
Originally posted by [email protected]


I Too bad the MTV definition of dressing up the engine on a import car is putting colored wire loom over eveything.




*shudder*

Si_FlyGuy
11-15-2004, 10:50 PM
Rides....you guys did Lawyer Malloy's SUV and Anson Carter's "LV500"? Very nice job if that was WCC work...


btw we need an Ish and Mad Mike fan club haha.

wildrice
11-15-2004, 11:01 PM
Originally posted by finboy


oh SNAP :rofl:


LOL
yea, that was funny

ooooo-weeeee

DEATH2000
12-16-2004, 07:22 PM
That would suck to have that stuff stolen. Theres probably no way he can afford to replace it.But its your choice if your gonna park it on the street or not, cause if over say 50,000 (no idea how many watch it) people in L.A saw my car get pimped out i would park it in a garage for a few weeks at least.
I have a question for you Sean, a friend of mine was wondering if you have to live in Cali to be selected for PMR?

12-19-2004, 02:26 PM
Yes you have to be in the LA or OC area of Cali. the MTV people are lazy:rolleyes: . They only select people that can be driven to from our area.



Sean

finboy
12-19-2004, 10:25 PM
too bad, or i would have entered my jetta, it would have gotten on for SURE :rofl:

orangecounty58
03-12-2005, 03:07 PM
found this post by chance. i know sean's work personally. he lifted my brothers oldsmobile back in about 96'. way back in his days working in Santa Ana. Also bagged my Brown Dually, after someone did a hack job on it. The show is geared towards those who are "gear head" challenged. I can tell you this much, if sean is working on your ride, you wont have any problems with it in the long run. i wouldnt base the work the shop does with what is seen on MTV. guess as a buisness owner have to take the good and the bad. would enjoy seeing what the guys could do on a more serious show and channel, such as Cut, Chop, Build on Speed. cause i seen what another shop on Speed is doing, and wow, im appauled at the lack of quality in some things they do.

03-13-2005, 07:23 PM
I'm starting to feel old. next thing I know I'll hear from people from the Trendsetter days, 1988

So far the cars that we have done this season have been turning out pretty good. The first 3 cars you see will be cars we did at the end of last season that didn't air. We filmed 11 and they showed 8. By this wensday we will have finished 3 new cars with my current crew.



Sean

orangecounty58
03-13-2005, 09:32 PM
haha, we all get older, i feel real old coming off shoulder surgery. most of us gear heads love our cars, so people, shop names tend to bring out memories. things only get better in age, namely our minds and how we build things (hopefully) :thumbsup:

240droptop
03-13-2005, 11:22 PM
Originally posted by [email protected]
I'm starting to feel old. next thing I know I'll hear from people from the Trendsetter days, 1988

So far the cars that we have done this season have been turning out pretty good. The first 3 cars you see will be cars we did at the end of last season that didn't air. We filmed 11 and they showed 8. By this wensday we will have finished 3 new cars with my current crew.



Sean


what cars are featured on these 3 so we can keep an Eye out for them on tv

rage2
03-14-2005, 09:34 AM
Originally posted by 240droptop
what cars are featured on these 3 so we can keep an Eye out for them on tv
Last week's premier was a Ford Econoline van done with a hot tub in the back, really cool floor with records embedded in them, and your usual assortment of TV's.

Last night's episode was a Chevy S-10, with a pool table in the back, limo style powered rear window, and again, TV's everywhere.

I really liked the look of the S-10 after it was done. Great choice in color, wheels, and airbrushing. Oh, the owner (nice rack) was jumping up and down when she saw the car. Nice! lol

EK 2.0
03-14-2005, 10:13 AM
Originally posted by rage2
I really liked the look of the S-10 after it was done. Great choice in color, wheels, and airbrushing. Oh, the owner (nice rack) was jumping up and down when she saw the car. Nice! lol


that's what I waitied the entire 26 mins for...haha

240droptop
03-16-2005, 11:19 AM
well looks like I'll be watching it as soon as I see it lol

240droptop
03-16-2005, 11:21 AM
Originally posted by rage2
[B]


Last night's episode was a Chevy S-10, with a pool table in the back, limo style powered rear window, and again, TV's everywhere.



pool table in the back ??? how would that work good did it slid out a bit how would you get around the one side of the table guess I'll have to wait and see

BerserkerCatSplat
03-17-2005, 12:56 PM
The pool table's a cool idea, but how would it keep level? I missed the ep, so I didn't see if it had some funky auto-leveling system for when the truck wasn't exactly level. (Which would be 90% of the time, anyway)

Jochus
12-11-2005, 04:50 PM
Sorry I'm getting this old thread back :P

In Europe, Pimp My Ride also gets very popular!

But my question is: how does MTV pays all those cars? The things WCC does must be extremely expensive?

sexualbanana
12-11-2005, 07:20 PM
Originally posted by Jochus
Sorry I'm getting this old thread back :P

In Europe, Pimp My Ride also gets very popular!

But my question is: how does MTV pays all those cars? The things WCC does must be extremely expensive?

Sponsorship and product placements. Notice the gigantic banners in the background of every scene. And they don't choose some of the parts just because they look cool. They also get paid to do it.

12-11-2005, 09:53 PM
They pay use to do each car. Its the same amount no matter what we do to the car. Yes some of the parts are sponsored, but if you pay attention to the show you will see that there is not that many banners up and there is almost no mention of company names. You also don't see stickers all over the cars. MTV wouldn't let us do much about getting sponsors, they liked seeing us spend all the money they gave us on part rather than paying the bills for shop and the employees pay checks:banghead:



sean

mr.loco
12-12-2005, 01:22 AM
Hey Sean, do me a big favor. Send a shout-out to Alex, A.J. and Ryan. Tell those vatos locos to do a '64 Impala with hydraulics and shit. I loved you guys work before the show came out. Keep up the good hard work!

12-12-2005, 10:16 PM
Sure, but who are you??? If you loved the work before the show, you should look at what we've been doing after the show.




Sean

sexualbanana
12-12-2005, 10:58 PM
I think it'd be funny to give a shout out to Beyond. That would just be entertaining.

Canadaslowest
12-12-2005, 11:45 PM
Wow I would have almost called BS on you Sean if you didn't mention trendsetter. I remember Mini truckin' tech articles from way back in 95' that you did with them, and It's cool to see you working with Ryan. I allways was amazed with your fabrication skills, like the rear clip on mike selfs truck and your ability to think outside the box when everyone else was just doing the same thing over and over. Whatever happen to your yota with the rambler roof?

Zephyr
12-13-2005, 04:17 AM
the two tone volkswagen euro bus they did was actually very clean...very creative stuff too

A|pine
12-13-2005, 05:17 AM
Propz, I'll have to be honest after watching the mt-v stuff at my relatives in San Fransisco I was skeptical.


After looking at your website I have to applaud your work. The 300C is looking really nice.

Do you know why the cop pulled you over tho? :burnout:

\JCAR/
12-13-2005, 09:50 AM
that cavalier convertable was sure interesting the way it turned out...and rember even xzibit said there pretty quick hmmm....maybe a indorsment is in action lol:rofl:

Zephyr
12-13-2005, 02:39 PM
I'm probably the only one here close to WCC lol. I felt bad for Viet, the guy with the Nissan 240sx. I actually met him in person because he was trying to buy my sparco seat. He was banned from everyone 240sx forum in cali, shunned from car meets in the local area. Man that car is seriously out of hand when I saw it in person, but regardless it was a very nice job of imitation the game model.

WCC should roll down to a Los Angeles meet we have in City of Industry 626 area and show everyone your real work. Meet is so big that we had Carboy Magazine (Huge Japanese Tuning Magazine, similar to Option) do a photoshoot, a few formula D drifters come, and a few dvd coverages so far. TAB tuesdays, it's getting popular in the area now.

12-13-2005, 11:00 PM
Originally posted by Canadaslowest
Wow I would have almost called BS on you Sean if you didn't mention trendsetter. I remember Mini truckin' tech articles from way back in 95' that you did with them, and It's cool to see you working with Ryan. I allways was amazed with your fabrication skills, like the rear clip on mike selfs truck and your ability to think outside the box when everyone else was just doing the same thing over and over. Whatever happen to your yota with the rambler roof?

I actually sold that truck to Mike Self. He then traded it for a CRX. Its owned by a local guy, but hasn't been seen on the streets for a long time. I just got done building a '73 Hilux for my self. I Chopped the top about 6 inches. Only thing is, I only lowered it about 8 inches. Its my toy hauler.

Zephyr, email me at [email protected] with the info on your events and I'll try to get the guys out. I'll come out for sure. My current import projects include a '93 Subaru impreza with a 22b wide body kit and a '06 Suabru B9.

sean

Toms-SC
12-14-2005, 11:21 AM
http://www.hoppinjohns.com/cgi-bin/..%5Cimages%5CRiceInBowl.jpg

Zephyr
12-14-2005, 06:42 PM
Sean, I sent you an email about the event!

Jekara
09-16-2006, 03:19 AM
I had my car Pimped by WCC and I am very happy with it. I don't intend to sell it, and MTV did a good job making sure it had the appropriate security devices on it. I added more, sure, but hey, what's a little healthy paranoia?

For the guy who said he would bring a 'list', it's not done like that. They surprise you with a customization matched to your personality. In my case, Big Bertha is a perfect fit!

Don't knock the show unless you really know what goes on. It was really awesome to get my car Pimped, and she is still a daily driver.

dj_rice
09-16-2006, 01:18 PM
Wow....

Way to bump a old thread newbie :thumbsup:

JordanEG6
09-16-2006, 01:27 PM
omg, 9 months later :eek:

doublepostwhore
09-17-2006, 10:27 PM
Originally posted by Jekara
I had my car Pimped by WCC and I am very happy with it. I don't intend to sell it, and MTV did a good job making sure it had the appropriate security devices on it. I added more, sure, but hey, what's a little healthy paranoia?

For the guy who said he would bring a 'list', it's not done like that. They surprise you with a customization matched to your personality. In my case, Big Bertha is a perfect fit!

Don't knock the show unless you really know what goes on. It was really awesome to get my car Pimped, and she is still a daily driver.


be that as it may, we are car enthusiasts, not ricers, alot of the shit done to PMR cars is gaudy and fucking an eyesore.

I would rather have a fast reliable car, then a flashy piece that might start, or might not.

I do not like to play russian roulette with my engine.

stevieo
09-17-2006, 11:56 PM
Originally posted by doublepostwhore



be that as it may, we are car enthusiasts, not ricers, alot of the shit done to PMR cars is gaudy and fucking an eyesore.

I would rather have a fast reliable car, then a flashy piece that might start, or might not.

I do not like to play russian roulette with my engine.

Whos to say just cause you don't like engine mods, means you aint a car enthusiast?

some people like exterior, some people like stereos, some like performance and some like it all.

so what makes you better than that guy?