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DARKSIDER In the world of automotive hobbyists a Darksider is one who modifies and or customizes any and all sorts of vehicles. The Darksiders are in a class of their own simply because they endeavor to be different and do things that others would not attempt for a number of reasons mostly being related to a lack of ability and fear of non conformity.

This is a forum for people who think outside the box in everything they do. It doesn’t matter if you are modifying or building from scratch. It doesn’t matter what brand or brands of vehicles or components you are using. It doesn’t matter if you are working on a mini car or a bus.

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Darksider's Realm

A message board & forum for automotive builders, fabricators and customizers who think outside the box.


    Darksider from Middle Tennessee

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    Lowlid

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    Darksider from Middle Tennessee

    Post  Lowlid on Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:40 pm

    I'm a retired auto worker, living in a small town just south of Nashville, Tn. I really enjoy fabrication work and custom touches from mild to wild. I spent a lot of my younger years playing with muscle cars, but I always wanted to do something to them that the factory didn't. Lots of purist would cringe if they could see what I have done to some very collectible cars over the last 40 years. I guess its been in my blood to customize whatever I'm playing with, whether it was a motorcycle, truck, or car.

    I started doing custom paint work in the late 60's and I've been involved in painting for most of my career. As an auto worker I spent most of my time working in paint repair. New cars do have some paint problems occur, contrary to what a lot of people think.

    I'm currently working on a project that I actually started close to 23 years ago. It got put on the back burner for other projects over the years. Since I retired 2 years ago, I plan to try and get it to the streets this year. Unfortunately I didn't document some of the major things that I've done to it, such as chopping the top, (didn't have digital camera in 86!!!)but I do have lots of pictures that I will post.

    I'm not a high buck builder. If I can fabricate it in my shop or make something work off another vehicle, then that will be the route I prefer to take. Hopefully this forum will be based off of this kind of builder. I get really hacked off at the magazines of today, because any tech articles will almost always be using some high dollar kit that you have to buy at "XYZ" speed shop. You really just buying a how-to catalog.

    Thanks for the new forum Dave.

    Andrew
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    Darkside Dave
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    Re: Darksider from Middle Tennessee

    Post  Darkside Dave on Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:23 pm

    Lowlid wrote:I'm not a high buck builder. If I can fabricate it in my shop or make something work off another vehicle, then that will be the route I prefer to take. Hopefully this forum will be based off of this kind of builder. I get really hacked off at the magazines of today, because any tech articles will almost always be using some high dollar kit that you have to buy at "XYZ" speed shop. You really just buying a how-to catalog.

    Thanks for the new forum Dave.

    Andrew

    You are quite welcome Andrew,
    You have hit the nail on the head with exactly what the intent and purpose of this Forum is. I litterally hate catalog engineering. Kind of like, "So easy a caveman could do it", if you get my meaning. When I go to car shows I really look for stuff guys did on the chesp and were innovative enough to make it look good.

    Later Man...

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