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Old 09-12-2010, 03:37 PM
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Default what do you guys call a "project" or "custom"

too many people today seem to just be buying bolt on cosmetics and air filters and stuff and then call it custom. what do you guys think?
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Old 09-12-2010, 04:10 PM
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this is ,imo, custom


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That is crazy. Crazy fun.
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:38 PM
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for me custom involves extended CUSTOM fab work... parts being produced/adapted/engineered/tested by yourself!
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is that a freakin blow off valve???? okay **** yeah u made something custom. and sick!
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i guess it depends on skill
for a begginer custom would be anything that was not on the kart when they got it
(like an air filter or a body panel)
but for lemagacool custom is turbo chargeing lawnmower engines
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i guess it depends on skill
for a begginer custom would be anything that was not on the kart when they got it
(like an air filter or a body panel)
but for lemagacool custom is turbo chargeing lawnmower engines
And then slapping them onto chopped and modded shopping Carts. Making it a turbo powered shopping Kart
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Custom is where you make somehting the way YOU want it and follow no trends in your modifications. For example, there is nothing custom about a 32 ford coupe with a SBC, everybody does it. A FR SBC bug is custom.
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ha yeah making it practically useless but technologicaly incredable and it looks alot of fun
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To me, ...

Custom is anything that was not originally there / or just out of the norm / or very detailed.

But, it's shouldn't be mixed up with "Custom Fabrication". The shopping cart was custom fabricated without the turbo. The turbo just puts it over the top.

Speaking of turbo, ... I have some serious reservations on it's performance. The plumbing was sooooooo obstructive and I really don't see the turbo benefiting it at all.

I could be wrong, ... I often am.
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And dont forget its a **** of a lot of fun!
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Im with Bill. 'Custom' & 'custom fabrication' are two totally different things. I suppose a $1000 honda civic with $500 wheels and a $50 cherry bomb would be custom. Not very original, but custom. Of course the stuff we build would be custom fabricated. Made from scratch, [mostly] how we want it. If you buy a factory modded clone, its not custom. If you buy a stock clone and choose your parts and put them on, then its custom.
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yeah basically. and a project isnt installing those tires either.
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I started out building choppers back in the 70's when custom meant just that.
You couldn't order "the right part" from a book or run down the street to a local "custom shop". You bought the part and made it fit. You fabricated, wrenched, molded, painted....you pretty much did it all. Nowadays a lot of times "Custom chopper" mean you wrote a big check for somebody else to build you a bike...that looks a lot like eveyone else's "Custom" bike.

To me, "custom" means different.
You buy something, you make stuff for it, you adapt things to fit.
Nothing wrong with buying bolt-on stuff, it is a **** of a lot easier but to this crochety old fart, that's not "custom".
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yep thats pretty much it.
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