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New fav petrolhead TV show: CUBA CHROME

Postby Caprimaniac » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:57 am

Just watched 5 mins of this Discovery TV- show today. Fabulous! Engine work, body and chassis work.... all done hillbilly/ backyard manner- not using this as a negative phrase- giving good results. Really woth watching IMHO.

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Postby crazyman » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:19 am

I watched all of the episodes when they aired. Good show.
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Postby Nefario » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:18 am

First - I have not seen the show.

I used to get Autoweek magazine when it was truly a weekly. They did an issue on Cuban cars and it was pretty depressing. My take was that there are a few relatively wealthy car guys that can afford to maintain fairly nice old cars but many had massive Bondo, wildly mismatched engines, brushed paint, and were sustained mostly for nostalgia tourist rides. This was at least 5 years ago and even the car guys said they could use ANY car part they could get. I wonder what's on TV.....maybe it's better now.
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Postby GLHS60 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:39 am

I watched the whole series as well, very interesting fabrication!!

Seems sad, all the junk in my shop would probably be valuable to them.

My Mother and sisters went to Cuba yearly, until recently, and always took an extra suitcase each full of goodies for the folks they had dealings with.

Waiters, kitchen staff, gardeners, all the unnoticed workers and their family's were so grateful to receive many basics we have at our disposal.

Things like, pens, socks, tooth brushes, candy etc. were all highly appreciated.

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Postby Jozer » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:28 pm

Cool show. Really makes you appreciate how easy we got it here in the states as far as finding parts and supplies. In one of the episodes the guy needed a common sae bolt but could only find/had a metric size. So he went to a machine shop with his metric bolt had them cut it and put metric threads on it. I would never even ponder having to do something like that! There are literally 6 places within a 5 minute drive from me that I can think of just off the top of my head that would of had that bolt. Those poor bastards! You gotta respect their ingenuity and craftiness tho for being able to get it done in those circumstances. Yes sir, praise be to Jegs or Summit, only a phone call and overnight shipping away for all your performance parts needs.
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Postby exhaustgases » Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:23 am

Yeah and they most likely have leaded paint too. I have been amazed how much free'er they are there than we are here, that is for car guys anyway. They just don't have a good parts supply.
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