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    Where do you get your ideas / influence?

    Lots of creative people on here and we all have ideas.
    I get my crazy ideas in lots of places. Most productive (mostly for work related issues) is when i wake up in the morning and have a nice long shower (not sure why but it seems a good thinking place)
    Sat at the dinner table is where i come up with some really goofy ideas (mostly beer influenced)
    As with most people (i suspect) it starts with a base idea and then just grows legs (well thats how it goes in my workshop.

    So, where do you get your ideas and where is your best thinking place/time??

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    I see influences from a lot of things.
    I was in a charity shop and picked up a stainless-steel wine cooler that gave me the idea for the panels around my tail-pipes.
    I read Hot Rod magazine, and watch programmes like Kindig and Overhaulin' where the builders are highly skilled and professional.
    (I avoid Gas Monkey and it's various spin-offs as, by comparison to Kindig and Foose, they frequently demonstrate that they are amateurs.)
    Art is an influence as well and I try to ensure the things I make are aesthetically pleasing.
    The garage section on here also gives many ideas. Parts or processes that can be used or manipulated to suit my build.

    Having said all of that, I don't like 'catalogue' builds - we've all seen them: 32's that could have come off a production line with the amount of aftermarket parts (and engines) they share,
    Gassers that 'have to have the correct engine / running gear', and people that proliferate the myth that a hot rod/custom has to be built to set rules.

    This is hot rodding guys. Build what you want because it's your car. Use whatever influences or parts you see fit because at the end of the day your car only has to please one person!

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    I think Dave Kindig's a lucky guy, his "renderings" are great right up 'til the point you need to make something look like that! his workforce are pretty skilled, and are used to doing that for him.

    A designer will draw the structure and dimensions, stress calculations and specify the materials ; noticed the other day his "patented" door handles are identical to those on a Boing 747 (and the like)

    Most car builders like smooth lines, and set about changing a vehicle to that end; I suspect that all we are really doing is returning to the original concept for the vehicle, before the practicalities started to kick in; where's the spare wheel going to go, you need wing mirrors on that, fuel filler must be easily accessible, doors must open wide enough for fat people, one piece glass is too expensive etc etc
    Just a passer by as you might say.

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    I look at what everyone else is building to be different and then copy that . When it's almost ready I put up a poll to decide what colour mine will be.

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    just randomly looking at whats been done before in all styles (car shows, whats on the road, magazines, the interwebs in all sorts of styles like rat JDM restomod lowrider and that sort of thing), what I like, what I don't like, taking things I like and think and will blend together.
    I don't try to build to a "style" or to be different I just build what I want

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    I was right! We ALL steal them.
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    i think you can build lots without having to copy anyone
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