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Old 08-19-2009, 07:36 AM   #1
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what do i need to make a show car

what do i need to make a show car

i am working on one right now

give you have any good idias to give and links
post them plz


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Old 08-19-2009, 08:27 AM   #2
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Big answer - good presentation, tasteful mods, and a lot of elbow grease.
Short answer - soap. Lots and lots of soap.

Seriously. Anyone can bolt on a million mods, fins, and bling, but a tastefully done car that is clean and well presented trumps. At the last FocusFest, there were guys that had mods out the ying-yang but didn't win since the mods and presentation were filthy or didn't flow well. Car show judges like clean cars. Don't be surprised if they "white glove" your car.
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:35 AM   #3
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Body work, soap, rims, tires, engine and interior mods, and lots more soap.
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:07 AM   #4
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Go to a car show and take note of what others big winners have done and out do them.
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:23 AM   #5
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5x more money than you got ur car for!!! to start, you need an excellent custom paint job!
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Dont forget about a decent sound system.
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I agree to keep it cleen. Sound system and paint job are big as well. Rims and tires of course. Make sure any exterior mods (like body kits, wings, hoods, etc.) are tastefully done and flow with the lines of the car. A clean engine bay also helps. Some engine dress up. Maybe a wire tuck. Interior trim will help as well.
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5x more money than you got ur car for!!! to start, you need an excellent custom paint job!

I agree..you need a nice fat bank account with some expendable money.
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My how quickly people jump on a bandwagon.

What kind of shows are we talking here?
If it's something big like a HIN deal then lots of "bling" (*shudders). But for local smaller scale shows a simple clean and tasteful car will suffice.

I have been to shows where they break cars down to stock and modified. You'd be amazed how much better some guys can make a completely stock car look just by shining a few things up and hiding a few things.

So more information would help here.



BTW, I hate show cars. Cars are made to be driven not nit picked over by a few uptight "gurus".
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Oh yeah also forgot to mention, if its peer judged then the line "Vote for me I vote for you" works a long way lol.
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