Boyd Coddington

Old 02-05-2009, 06:11 PM
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I had no idea he died. I was watching WC Customs and they said he died. I thought I was hearing things. I guess I was in Iraq and did not hear. Man that sucks. I really liked him.
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:35 PM
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Yea, several months ago. At least his legacy, great street rods, will live on.
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:08 PM
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Seems like it was back in the fall and he had some type of illness.

Sure did love his cars and I am not even much of a car guy
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Coddington died on February 27, 2008. His publicist stated that Coddington was a long-time diabetic who died from complications that were brought on from a recent surgery along with liver and kidney complications.
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Old 02-06-2009, 09:23 AM
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What was the deal between him and Chip Foose? From watching the show him seemed to push his guys just a little too far. It seemed like each season he would have a few of them bail and go work for Foose.
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Old 02-06-2009, 09:44 AM
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That was why Chip left. Too many hours. In one of the Overhaulin shows Chip was in tears because it was the first time he was able to take his 4 or 5 year old daughter trick or treating.

I personally think all the rushing and deadlines are to make the TV show interesting. Same with American Chopper. If you want a Boyd, Foose or Toutle? creation why would you want it ASAP? It's a work of art. Those guys will tell YOU when your car or bike is ready.
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Old 02-07-2009, 02:37 AM
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His cars sure were cool but the constant being behind schedule got old quick. I know it's made for TV drama but is that the best way to entertain viewers? Let me see, if I was Boyd and have been building cars for 30 years, and I was cronically late on completion, I would think to myself, time to quit promising 4 days for a 4 week project. Nah, that would be too easy. SWEET CARS THOUGH
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