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#1 grnspot110 ONLINE  

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 10:10 PM

Anyone see it tonight? They charged a guy $2800 to restore an IH pedal tractor & cart. Then painted it "fire engine red"! :wallbanging: I didn't get too close of a look, but I think the rear tires were on backwards too! ~~ Lowell

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 10:15 PM

Yeah I saw that , Rick charges way too much for some of that stuff. I figured when the guy brought it in he would charge around $900 to do it buy I was way off LOL.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 10:16 PM

And then they put the picture of "grandpa" on the SEAT! What a way to remember someone! And the guy was ecstatic about the job to boot!

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 10:19 PM

YeahIDid, got myself a free show! Yes the tires were on backwards! UNREAL!

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 10:20 PM

I saw that! My jaw dropped when he gave that number! His prices are pretty high for some of the stuff he does. I didn't think the paint was very good either. I know the tires were backwards when he brought it in, I catch what way they were when it was done.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 10:44 PM

I caught that episode last week. He made the decals up for it too and they werent the proper font. Everything that was needed to do that job right could have been purchased for less than $300 bucks. Good thing it's a piece of family history to them cause that Ertl pedal ain't no where close to that in value.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 10:47 PM

They rattlecan a lot of the "restorations" on that show.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 10:52 PM

It's just as bad as the $6,500. resto on the Bantam a few shows ago. I feel out of my recliner on that one.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 10:55 PM

I used to think his work was pretty good, but the wood they used on that cannon tonite looked like it was nothing more than 2x material that they laminated together and cut to size. They could have at least used rough cut material on something of that vintage to give it an aged look.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 10:56 PM

Seen that one and was just disappointed in the hole thing color was wrong decals wrong and a few other things. One of the reasons i don't watch them or the pickers show.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 11:32 PM

I am with you.....thought the paint color and decals were off.... .....I love watching all this stuff until they show something stupid......I am new to GT but I hunted for and collected 70's childrens dirt bikes for 20 years.......The Pawn store in vegas had a bike just like on I had owned brought in ...they paid some ridicously price for one that needed major repair.....I had one I had just sold on ebay to a judge who drove 400 miles one way to pick up and paid the same as these guys for their worn out one........it was at that point I realized they did not know as much as I thought they did. The bike was not worth was they paid or expected to sell it for. It took a little of the "awe factor" out of it.

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Posted February 12, 2012 - 03:43 PM

Maybe they need chumly from pawn stars?

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Posted February 12, 2012 - 04:13 PM

Maybe they need chumly from pawn stars?


Chumly!! :bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl: Now that's a funny dude.




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