Get Out N Drive Podcast

Grant Thome - Driven To Off Beat Hot Roddin'

May 24, 2022 John Meyer and Jason Carr
Get Out N Drive Podcast
Grant Thome - Driven To Off Beat Hot Roddin'
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Ride along with Jason OldeCarrGuy Carr and John CustomCarNerd Meyer in this very special cross over episode as they talk with Grant Thome AKA Str8SixFan,  the SixFan of the Carr Guy & SixFan Show. 
 
Have a soft spot in your heart for cars that aren't the most popular, a little out of the norm for what you would see at a car show? Let your nerd flag fly with this episode as three off beat hot rodders come together to commiserate in their love of the over looked, unpopular, and sometimes ugly OPEC era cars.  

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 Jason 

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 Jason 

In national get out and Drive Day 2020. 

 John 

Two, yeah, he told us he's going to get his little boy and wife piled in the F100 and just ride till they can't afford it anymore. 

 John 

How long, how far can they? 

 Jason 

Possibly go I'm thinking if they wanted to go someplace expensive, the gas station. 

 Jason 

Seems pretty good place these. 

 John 

Days, yes, the gas station. 

 Jason 

And honey, I'll leave him pump it. 

 Jason 

For you, wow. 

 Jason 

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to another great episode of the Get Out and Drive Podcast. 

 Jason 

My name is Jason. 

 Jason 

Old car guy car. 

 John 

I am John custom car nerd, Meyer. 

 Jason 

John, have you ever sat? 

 Jason 

And looked at people screen names on social media and. 

 Jason 

Thought what is the? 

 Jason 

Story behind that screen name? 

 Jason 

Who is this person? 

 John 

Yeah, I've I've done that quite a lot. 

 John 

I look and there's some crazy crazy people that I follow and I'm like, well, how did the guy get that name? 

 John 

You know Paul, that works with us, he is, he is BCUDA69. For anybody wants to follow him on Instagram and that's because he has an a body. CUDA just kind of rings together and it and it. 

 John 

Make sure that people know that. 

 John 

That's who is behind that. 

 John 

That's how they got their persona. 

 Jason 

And as we introduced ourselves, you introduced. 

 Jason 

I introduced you or you introduce yourself as John custom car nerd. 

 Jason 

So you've got that. 

 Jason 

You know you've been into custom cars. 

 Jason 

You're a nerd. 

 Jason 

I guess that's where the story comes from with that. 

 John 

That that is definitely because as much as other people can be considered a nerd from comic books and and anime and all that type of stuff I have that ridiculous retention of useless information. 

 John 

For everything with wheels, and that's where the nerd part comes in, so. 

 Jason 

Well, one of the. 

 Jason 

Things that our guests today has is a unique screen name that he uses on social media as well as on his YouTube channel. 

 Jason 

And he's also my partner in crime over on the car guy and six fans show and that is. 

 Jason 

My friend Grant Tommy, who is straight 6 Fan grant welcome to the podcast. 

 Grant 

Hey well thank you both for having me on the show today. 

 Grant 

It's a real pleasure to be here and appreciate the platform to talk about a little bit about myself in the channel. 

 John 

Well, we're glad to have you here. 

 Jason 

So seems how we are talking a little bit about you today. 

 Jason 

As I mentioned St 6 fan we want you to tell the. 

 Jason 

Story behind that name. 

 Grant 

Yeah, absolutely. So I I guess where it all starts is I think most of us when we get into this hobby of ours, the automotive stuff of any sorts. You know whether it's through YouTube, whether it's through just being on online. 

 Grant 

Forums and reading magazines and all that things. So I'm 36 so I would have been still part of that magazine era when it came time for my first vehicle. 

 Grant 

My parents decided they would buy off of my dad's construction company, a 1995 Ford F-150. As the construction company was basically saying, hey, this has too many miles on it now we need to get you a new company truck. 

 Grant 

We're going to phase this out. 

 Grant 

My dad thought, hey well, my middle son needs a needs something to drive to high school, so we'll buy that off. 

 Grant 

And so it was a 1995 Ford F-150 and is an inline 6 now. Of course I'm also I always say I'm a byproduct of the early 90s like. 

 Grant 

So home improvement, tool time and also family matters, shows the Carl Winslow Dragsholm, an old Dodge Polara police car for him and Eddie Winslow to fix up. 

 Grant 

And then Tim Allen build the 32 Ford Roadster so you know, I have these grandiose ideas of what. 

 Grant 

That's going to be for me. Well, wound up being a 1995 Ford F-150 with that 300 inline 6. 

 Grant 

And so. 

 Grant 

I had two choices. 

 Grant 

It was one just. 

 Grant 

Kind of complain about. 

 Grant 

What I got that I didn't have to spend a. 

 Grant 

Dime on. 

 Grant 

And and be a be a bad son or just kind of own it and and think along the lines of. 

 Grant 

Build what you got. 

 Grant 

And that's where straight 6. 

 Grant 

Van kind of comes from. 

 Grant 

So there's really literally the first time I used that. 

 Grant 

It was a high school. 

 Grant 

It was an email account I generated at high school. 

 John 

That's pretty cool, and I know there's several different people that I follow that that kind of have that same. 

 John 

Persona and people that you see that they're interested in C 10s and they have C10 in their name or people that are interested in novas. 

 John 

Have you know the Nova guy as their as their screen name on several different social media platforms and it's? 

 John 

It's weird how things evolve. 

 John 

That way, and you've kept that and you have a good story. 

 John 

Behind it, so that's cool. 

 Grant 

Yeah, and it really got to a point. 

 Grant 

I mean, I think we can all relate whether you're kargi or not. 

 Grant 

At some point you know every website wants you to have a screen name and at some point I just got tired of coming up with a new one. 

 Grant 

Over and over, so it's like. 

 

What's what's? 

 Grant 

So wrong with Straits. 

 Grant 

It's been, and I think when new people come to my YouTube channel, they always think so obviously he's only going to build inline. 

 Grant 

Six is, well, that's not exactly what I want it to be about. 

 Grant 

Yeah, it's it's paying homage to my my first vehicle in the story I just told me now, like build what she got kind of thing. 

 Grant 

It's meant more for what I've coined. 

 Grant 

Off the hot routing and that just means like we all don't have to wait around till the the pristine 60. 

 Grant 

9 Camaro falls in our lap at that ridiculous price point. 

 Grant 

It just means, like I think there's other opportunities to build something cool. 

 Grant 

Just get into the hobby. 

 Grant 

Find something that is accessible to you in what makes sense for you and that. 

 Grant 

That's kind of what straight. 

 Grant 

Sticks band embodies. 

 Jason 

And as we. 

 Jason 

Kind of move forward into talking about certain projects and this and that you had mentioned the odd bodies. 

 Jason 

Those who may or may not know I have a 79 Chrysler Cordoba, so it's kind of the last of the B body. 

 Jason 

Chryslers John had his share. 

 Jason 

He's had The Mavericks. 

 Jason 

He's recently bought a really cool K car, but. 

 Jason 

At the end of the day. 

 Jason 

We talk about our project, cars, and offbeat hot rodding so offbeat hot rodding and we talk about this on our show together. 

 Jason 

Grant is that. 

 Jason 

It's just the odd. 

 Jason 

Off beat weird something that you just don't see driving down the road every day your your most recent project was a Ford Fairmont. 

 Jason 

It's a fox body, but it wasn't a Mustang and you've recently made an acquire of a another great odbody I, I guess, let me just let you let you share what it is and. 

 Jason 

And and how you kind of. 

 Grant 

Come into that, yeah, so peek behind the curtains, I guess depending on when this episode goes live compared to my next YouTube upload I I'm pretty sure I'm gonna title it. 

 Grant 

Did I just buy the ugliest G body yet? 

 Grant 

Because I do believe it is the ugliest year. 

 Grant 

OK, but I like. 

 John 

I would agree. 

 Grant 

It so so 1979 Pontiac Grand Prix and Jason you and I we have these sayings kind of like it's so wrong. 

 Grant 

It's right, maybe a better name for a channel would be Detroit's derelicts you know is so I'm subscribing to car craft magazine circa 2000 2001. 

 Grant 

You know, David Freiberger's the editor back then and and I think I kind of latched onto the well. 

 Grant 

I'm not going to be able to come up with $8000 as a high school kid to find a Barracuda Mustang or whatever. 

 Grant 

At the same time I'm going to car shows all the time and at some point you get. 

 

Let's see. 

 Grant 

You get numb to seeing the same thing. 

 Grant 

The same Nova Scotia bells. 

 Grant 

Camaros Mustangs all the sorts and not to say they're bad looking cars. They're not. They absolutely aren't, but I figure if somebody can stop by a 1979 Pontiac Grand Prix, what the hell is this at a car show and be interested in it? 

 Grant 

That makes you a much more talented builder than the person who just rolled out the 69 Camaro. 

 John 

Well, I can. 

 John 

I can say that definitely is true from a person that owned a pink cow. 

 John 

Look VW bug as his first car, which is fantastic for myself. 

 John 

I was all about the nerd cars. 

 John 

I still am a lot of people hassle me because of the Mustang. 

 John 

Two, I'm just uh Mustang 2 fanatic, you know Cobra Mustang you know 70 four 7576 cobra Mustang that will be my next project. I have to have one I'm into that you know I'm the person that coined the phrase disco muscle car. Some people love it, some people hate it. It's something to tell you about. 

 John 

Smog Era Detroit just molaise anemic terrible cars from the 70s and it's a disco muscle car. It looks like a 75 GTO but why? Why does it have 112 horsepower? 

 John 

That's the kind of stuff that I like. 

 John 

That's the stuff I'm behind. 

 John 

And just like what you said, Grant that. 

 John 

It's the weird. 

 John 

It's the oddball. 

 John 

It's the Camaro, Camaro, Camaro, Chevelle, Camaro, Mustang, or what the hell is that Maverick? 

 John 

It's that kind of mentality that is has pushed my love for cars. 

 Grant 

John Biscoe muscle car. I'd be curious to get your take on this. 'cause when I say odbody I'm it's always OPEC era and and for me I feel like I set the limits at 1973 is the start. Of course. I mean, I don't think there's any debating that but. 

 Grant 

The in parts weird for me. I typically go 81 because that's the second Gen Camaro runs up to 19. 

 Grant 

81 before they restyled to the third third Gen, but the other part of me thinks, you know, really Detroit didn't start correct writing its wrongs until about like 1986 ish, when fuel injection became more mainstream. 

 Grant 

And like you know, the Grand National really was hitting its stride right about 8586. Where would for disco muscle cars for you? Or do you feel like you you cut off that that end of it? 

 John 

I would consider anything. 

 John 

Like disco muscle car from probably 1973 with Five mile an hour, bumper, cars and rubber bumper cars. 

 John 

To about maybe 80, regardless of style and body style carryovers for years until 82, you know and things like that. 

 John 

With the changeover of there's no 83 Corvette and and that type of stuff and things changed a lot. You know the end of the world in in 1988 when they had. 

 John 

A front wheel drive Grand National looking. 

 John 

Buick LeSabre I hate saying all those words together in the same sentence, but you know what I'm talking about is you look at an 87 GNX and then you look at a oh an 88 Buick LeSabre that's got Grand National emblems and things on it and it's all black and you just hear the music from. 

 John 

Boom boom boom boom where. 

 Speaker 1 

Oh oh. 

 Grant 

You prices right failed. 

 John 

Yeah yeah yeah the price is right fail Horn and you hear that and you hear somebody say. 

 John 

Well, well, I got a Grand National really you have an 88 Grand National? Did you lose a bet? What happened? 

 Grant 

Absolutely yeah no. 

 Grant 

I'm waiting right there with you. 

 Grant 

It walks whatever that phrase is. 

 John 

I remember that era. 

 John 

I remember my dad buying cars in that era. 

 John 

I get shot in the face from social media all the time. 

 John 

I'm interested in granadas. 

 John 

My dad had a cream colored green. 

 John 

Had a 2 door and he went from the Ford dealer to the Sears and put slots and white letter tires on it like 5 minutes after he bought it. 

 John 

You know I remember all that stuff from the 70s. 

 John 

I remember that terribleness. 

 Grant 

My other thing about that whole Arab part so so by trade I'm an architect so I'm insider, so I'm I'm constantly like I want things to look good and and all that as an architect there are certain things like through construction, something will end up about a building that's just goofy and funky, and for the past your body. 

 Grant 

Like why the hell is? 

 Grant 

This bulkhead here. 

 Grant 

Like this just looks out of place. 

 Grant 

And then you come to find out. 

 Grant 

It was kind of out of my control. 

 Grant 

There was something that came up construction. 

 Grant 

Like really we have to settle for this bulkhead running like. 

 Grant 

All right, fine. So I I have inside of me kind of a I don't know soft spot in my heart for these these engineers or these car designers of 1973 through 19. 

 Grant 

81 Who literally, you know you just got done with this like awesome era of automotive design work 64 to 72 and then the government. 

 Grant 

Imposing these rules. 

 Grant 

And they just don't know how to. 

 Grant 

React and so some of it. 

 Grant 

I feel like it's like OK, we strip away these rules. 

 Grant 

These sucking rules that we we've gotten further and we we figured out. 

 Grant 

Like, OK, we really didn't need just lower compression ratios. 

 Grant 

We didn't need to just put grotesque bumpers in front of these cars. 

 Grant 

Like what could these this Arab car look like? 

 Grant 

If you strip that away and I think. 

 Grant 

That's the other part of it. 

 Grant 

Why it flew over dumb reason I'm drunk. 

 Grant 

Their car I think. 

 Grant 

I think that's part of it is just me as a designer. 

 Jason 

Well and. 

 Grant 

And grant you. 

 Jason 

And I have talked on several occasions whether it be through a text or. 

 Jason 

Through a phone. 

 Jason 

Call or on our own show about how. 

 Jason 

Much you and. 

 Jason 

I think, uh, like you mentioned, you're 36. 

 Jason 

I'm 10 years older than. 

 Jason 

You are, so there's a there's. 

 Jason 

Almost a full generation there between likes and dislikes. 

 Jason 

Whether it be. 

 Jason 

Music, cars, whatever it happens to be, but yet? 

 Jason 

We're on that same wave. 

 Jason 

Length, and when John had asked me to come over and be a part of the get out and Drive podcast very quickly and learning just how much John is like minded of us and how he, you know, we just kind of fit in that same mold of guys who just we like the weird looking stuff and we absolutely. 

 Jason 

100% appreciate common Camaro Mustang chevelle's. Whatever it happens to be, we all love that stuff but we have a soft spot in our heart. 

 Jason 

For that thing, that's just not quite right. 

 Jason 

We want to break this down a little bit. 

 Jason 

Further to say, OK. 

 Jason 

You bought yourself a Grand Prix, a 79 Grand Prix. It's a G body. Well, G bodies are becoming very, very popular in 7879 into the 80s. 

 Jason 

Some of them are starting to throw some beates in there. 

 Jason 

They're getting some fine lines, but no, this Grand Prix is just. 

 Jason 

Rose, it's got hubcaps. 

 Jason 

It's got a split grill rate down to the bumper and above all else, it's bandied beige like. 

 Jason 

Come on like can you not get any? 

 Jason 

Cooler then Band-Aid beige in 79. 

 Jason 

With the wood grain. 

 Jason 

Dash and the hubcaps and the missing filler panels. 

 Jason 

And like Oh my God, that car is such a nice looking car. 

 Grant 

So our friend. 

 Grant 

Over at Pulse speech. 

 Grant 

Shop on YouTube. 

 Grant 

But cracked pizza from the table saying here on Instagram he said prosthetic limb baish was and I'm like you know what? 

 Grant 

I think that might be the name. 

 Grant 

For the project is project. 

 Grant 

Right? 

 Grant 

But then we'll see, we'll see. 

 Speaker 1 

I'm trying. 

 John 

Trying to hold my composure. 

 John 

You said prosthetic limb beige. 

 Grant 

Yeah, so I can't take credit for that one. 

 John 

Dude, that's an everlovin riot. 

 Grant 

But it is. 

 Grant 

Well hearing aid beige was the last winner over the Fairmont. 

 John 

OK. 

 Grant 

But, uh, yeah, so. 

 Grant 

**** well, excuse me where was I going with that? But uh, I I guess I guess I go back to so Jason, you and I we had been her man's of her man's designs on I think I like Season 3 maybe or something but it. 

 Jason 

Of our first guests. 

 Grant 

Yeah, if you haven't checked out, just Google been hermannsson. 

 Grant 

That's basically as it sounds HR. 

 Grant 

KNCE spirit of 76. 

 Grant 

He, I believe, is popular, hot Rodding magazine basically commissioned him to come up with just ideas for cars, and he calls them B level or sea level cars. 

 Grant 

That's that's this OPEC era. In spirit of 76 obviously just means Bicentennial year. He picked only makes and models from 1976. 

 Grant 

And he has it. 

 Grant 

I mean, if you don't mind me saying really good looking stuff. 

 Grant 

I mean from a AMC Hornet and I'm way into the pro touring. 

 Grant 

Look in everything so it's all. 

 Grant 

It's all. 

 Grant 

It's all that. 

 Grant 

So if you're into that, look it up and it just gives you a really good. 

 Grant 

Example of like what these cars could have been. 

 Grant 

Again, if you strip away all the crappy rules the government is thrown at them. 

 John 

Yeah, that's that's definitely true. And and this kind of goes out of that area the tiniest bit, but it's still a fun story. My dad traded in a 79 Mustang for an 84 mercury Topaz. 

 John 

I I know again the. 

 John 

Fail boom boom boom ah. 

 John 

And well, so we're sitting in the dealer and the car pulls up and it gets delivered and my dad takes the plates off his old car, puts him on the new car we get in and shut the door. 

 John 

And and it's a 2 door. 

 John 

And what happens? 

 John 

The seat belt scoped? 

 John 

And and it makes this rattling and shaking and banging it sound like you threw a wheelchair down the stairs and this car is a window sticker in it and 3/10 of a mile on it. And I said, Dad, is it supposed to do that? He goes. I guess it's new technology. 

 John 

And it never changed. 

 John 

It was the most terrible thing ever until he. 

 John 

Got rid of the car. 

 John 

And I remember to this day exactly exactly what that sounded like. 

 John 

It's like a fork and a blender. 

 John 

I don't know if you've experienced that sitting in a tempo or Topaz or any vehicle from that age. 

 John 

It's the worst thing ever and I'm glad that I got to witness that first hand because somebody say, Oh yeah, that's all worn out and everything. 

 John 

No dude, this was absolutely brand flipping new. 

 John 

Do and the thing sounded terrible. 

 Grant 

John, I go back to the parallel as an architect and as a designer. 

 Grant 

The funny thing, so I'm usually an interior designer picking out paint colors on the projects I'm on. 

 Grant 

But you look at something. 

 Grant 

Read some of these paint colors and I'm like yeah, what? 

 Grant 

What did you have to smoke to come up with these paint names? 

 Grant 

And I, I think when you say Topaz, it's almost like. 

 Grant 

OK, how did you think you were going to sell a bunch of cars? 

 Grant 

Name and some Topaz you know like? 

 Grant 

It's just destined for. 

 Grant 

Or death upon arrival, right? 

 Jason 

Sounds like a foot fungus. 

 John 

Yes, I'm sorry. 

 John 

Did you see him? 

 John 

He's a nice guy he had but he's got topaz. 

 John 

Jason, you like cruising around the Internet, just searching for projects that you don't need. 

 John 

You do that. 

 John 

I do. 

 Jason 

It's probably my second job. 

 John 

It is your second job. 

 John 

I know I get smacked all the time 'cause I've got. 

 John 

Plenty of projects and. 

 John 

I I secretly still look for things other than the things that are in my driveway. 

 John 

What's wrong with? 

 Jason 

Us, I don't know. It's definitely a sickness, but you know, one of my favorite places to visit is racingjunk.com. 

 John 

I go there a lot. 

 John 

I probably shouldn't, but I go there a lot. 

 John 

It's it's like a little little secret. 

 John 

Hideout I get really good deals there. 

 John 

Yeah, I'm sorry I'm saying this on the podcast. 

 John 

I'm going to let out the secret. 

 John 

But I'm I'm getting much. 

 John 

Better deals there than I am on. 

 John 

A lot of other websites. 

 Jason 

Yeah, and not only can you buy and get good deals, but you can also sell your own junk and put money right in your pocket. 

 

Yeah, that's right. 

 John 

They don't charge any transaction fees. This is 100% of what I make through my ad I keep. 

 Jason 

Absolutely. So if your wife. 

 Jason 

Is at you to clean out your garage for spring. 

 Jason 

You can post all your junk on racing junk com. 

 John 

Wow, I'm going to. 

 John 

I'm going to stop talking now. 

 John 

I'm going to head out to the garage and I would be back in a little bit. 

 John 

But I'm gonna head out and clean up some stuff. 

 John 

I know I've got a. 

 

Stuff to sell. 

 Jason 

Start making money today. 

 John 

Get out and racingjunk.com. Sell your stuff, get money, stick it in your pocket. 

 Jason 

Great, let's go back for a second and talk. 

 Jason 

A little bit about. 

 Jason 

Our past you mentioned Ben Hermance and I think it was on a post that you saw of his where you recognized a Chrysler Cordoba at so. 

 Jason 

Point and out of the blue messaged me on Instagram. 

 Jason 

Tell us that story and and how Grant and Jason kind of got to know each other. 

 Grant 

It's pretty blurry. The past right? Like how do you? I'm not sure the accounts the account is 100% accurate, but I believe so you know they it all spawned out of when You Tube made their new announcement about the threshold for monetization. At the time I was currently monetized. You know the old threshold was like have 100. 

 Grant 

Subscribers, and I think that was it really. 

 Grant 

So I was starting to see what it's like to bring in money from the YouTube site again. 

 Grant 

Not that much, but they announce you need 1000 subscribers and 4000 hours of watch time and So what happened is we all flipped out and we all like. OK, well I don't know how to solve the the watch time thing yet, but I know how I can probably pick up the subscribers so we all were in these these chat rooms trying to pick up subscribers. 

 Grant 

And and personally, I would you know you would go to most of them. 

 Grant 

Like would be like your. 

 Grant 

*** your creator fundamentals kind of your Tim Schmoyer's of the world would be where I would find myself mostly like looking for tips and tricks. 

 Grant 

But in the chat, you know I'd be looking at channel names and be checking them out, and I want to subscribe to any of them. 

 Grant 

Will say for car related, so I'm like well this person I guess described me. 

 Grant 

'cause they're not going to be interested in what I'm doing. 

 Grant 

If they're about braiding bracelets or whatever, you know that Channel might be about, so I think that's how I stumbled upon. 

 Grant 

Cold car guy. 

 Grant 

Jason was you and I were in the same chat at one point in time and. 

 Grant 

And then yeah, it was. 

 Grant 

Instagram didn't direct messages from there and it was. 

 Grant 

Yes, been it was either Ben Hur man, says Cordova. 

 Grant 

76 Cordova rendering or a cab over truck that I think kicked off. Kicked off the relationship from there. 

 Jason 

Yeah, and what basically what that did? 

 Jason 

Was that stumbled into us figuring out. 

 Jason 

Just how much? 

 Jason 

We had in common, and I think earlier on tonight. 

 Jason 

Right and we should have been recording and I wish Paul would kind of get his act in gear. 

 Jason 

With that when. 

 Jason 

When when Joanne? 

 Jason 

Our production manager talked about a dating site per say for car guys who you didn't show a picture of yourself. 

 Jason 

You showed a picture of your car and if you liked. 

 Jason 

Said person car. 

 Jason 

Well you could add that person as a friend, but you know if that person had this car and they had stick on hood louvers. 

 Jason 

On the top. 

 Tim 

Well, you could just. 

 Jason 

Swipe left and you know. 

 Jason 

And and get that guy out. 

 Jason 

Of the way real quick. 

 Jason 

And I think that it that's kind of what you know, the relationship that grant and I have developed over the last four years is just that is, it's a couple of car guys having very similar interests, who you know basically come to the point of saying, OK, you know, let's help each other grow. 

 Jason 

Not just in our friendship, but also on our YouTube journey to reach that monetization goal that You Tube had previously screwed out. 

 Jason 

A lot of people of so, Grant says you. 

 Jason 

Know I think we should do a show. 

 Jason 

A live stream of some sort. 

 Jason 

You know at the time you I think you needed 100 subscribers on YouTube to be able to go live, was it? 

 Jason 

Grant, if I do recall. 

 Grant 

Yeah, he may have been. Yeah, I think it was 1000 to go live mobile and it may have only been a under. 

 Jason 

Oh yes, yeah. 

 Jason 

So you uh hundred to go live online or whatever it was. 

 Jason 

Anyways, we decided that you know, let's put a show together a live stream where people can come join our live stream in the chat like we used to. 

 Jason 

Nobody else and try and get ourselves back to that monetization. 

 Jason 

So it basically just kind of sprawled out into what we have now. 

 Jason 

Coined the car guy and six fan show on YouTube, which takes place every Thursday evening. Most Thursday evenings. We do take breaks here and there, but for the most part every Thursday. 

 Jason 

Evening, 7:00 o'clock central time we alternate channels between old car guy which is my channel. 

 Jason 

And St 6 FAM, which is grants and we have had a ton of success doing pretty much what we're doing here, introducing guests. 

 Jason 

And we've. 

 Jason 

Had John on. 

 Jason 

As they get out and drive pod. 

 Jason 

Both on our show and now. 

 Jason 

It's kind of like the roles have somewhat been reversed because essentially we're kind of both. 

 Jason 

On another, you know, streaming situation where we're asking each other questions and talking about stuff, mostly car related. 

 Jason 

Let's talk a little bit. 

 Jason 

I want you to talk on your from your point of view of what you've experienced and. 

 Jason 

How the car guy and six fan show has kind? 

 Jason 

Of helped with what you're doing. 

 Jason 

As far as YouTube goes. 

 Grant 

Make the most rewarding thing. 

 Grant 

Looking back I mean So what? 

 Grant 

We're in season 7. 

 Grant 

So maybe eight would be the next one. 

 Grant 

I mean we only got 2 episodes left as we record this tonight is is like the regulars that are there, you know, like. 

 Grant 

King, Eric. The greatest of all as he goes by all in YouTube, he's got snarked like none other, but I've never met the guy, but I feel like. 

 Grant 

Would just probably probably pee my pants laughing if I met him in person. 

 Grant 

You know? 

 Grant 

I mean, he's just just a good and it's just like man I. 

 Grant 

I don't have that level. 

 Grant 

Weekly or something. 

 Grant 

So aside from host and Co. 

 Grant 

Host duties right for this show itself, but the other part was so I the CARR-GUY & 6fan shows born out of a little bit. 

 Grant 

Uh, the coworker of mine who got me into you. 

 Grant 

To first and foremost, he took over. 

 Grant 

He kind of like took the baton from some other channel who had started doing livestreams and started just interviewing other YouTube channels in the niche just to get exposure to other people. 

 Grant 

That's what this is all about, right? 

 Grant 

It's just networking at the end of the day, we're. 

 Grant 

All we're doing every. 

 Grant 

No matter what waffle life, here it is, it's it's network. 

 Grant 

And so he he this other mean. And I can't remember the name of that first channel. But Greg's garage, my coworker. 

 Grant 

He he did the next iteration, and then when he was kind of done with it, and I enjoyed watching those and finding in channels, I asked, hey can I can I take this over? 

 Grant 

Can I do this? 

 Grant 

Know your neighbors is what it was called. 

 Grant 

Series and so I started doing that for a while and once a month interviewing other YouTube channels and Jason you were one of my guests. 

 Grant 

And then it's funny 'cause you you message me and you're like I think you need to up the know your neighbors bit grant. 

 Grant 

And I was like, well Jason, I don't know tell you about thinking about. 

 Grant 

Actually canceling that and I said. 

 Grant 

And here's why, because I think we need to turn it into a weekly show like oh, and I was looking for a co-host that I could rely on and could depend on, I mean. 

 Grant 

There were maybe two or three other channels I had thought about, but I was like me and I just don't know about backwards and I just don't think they'd be consistent. 

 Grant 

And I I knew I could tell by our correspondence that your energy to get better at YouTube constantly. 

 Grant 

It's like, yeah, this guy is not going to missile. 

 Grant 

So that's when I reached out to you is like, what would you think? 

 Grant 

About if we did know your neighbors, but as a two man show, and that's I think where currencies being started. 

 Jason 

And just I, I've got to take this opportunity to dig a little bit to say that in the seven seasons of the car guy and six fan show this guy right here has perfect attendance and and Grant has flaked off on me. 

 Jason 

I think 5 Times Now. 

 Jason 

As the host or the Co host of that show, and I've had to. 

 Jason 

Find substitutes so. 

 Jason 

You know, John, I think that we're in. 

 Jason 

You're in good hands, good, reliable here I am. 

 Jason 

Call me up. 

 Jason 

'cause I'll be. 

 Jason 

There and we'll get this show on. 

 John 

The road wow, I didn't know you were double jointed. 

 John 

That is so easy to pat yourself on the back. 

 John 

That's amazing. 

 John 

Good job. 

 Jason 

You're not Tooting your own horn if it's true. 

 John 

That's true, you are exactly correct. 

 John 

I am the best right? 

 Grant 

I'll blame it on work. 

 Grant 

All time. 

 John 

I'm the best guy you've ever met. 

 John 

Just ask me. 

 John 

So Grant, I know we talked a little bit about. 

 John 

I guess the nerd cars, the OPEC cars, the emissions bogged down, malaise, era stuff. 

 John 

Every derogatory adjective I could possibly throw at these. 

 John 

Vehicles other than the oddity of them does. 

 John 

Is there anything that draws you to? 

 Grant 

Them, I mean the Fairmont. 

 Grant 

So it's my first project car on the channel. 

 Grant 

I kind of have this. 

 Grant 

I have this matrix when I'm looking for a project car. 

 Grant 

There's 10 questions I ask myself and I can get 8 out of 10. 

 Grant 

It's like, well, why aren't you buying this thing? 

 Grant 

You know it was a very common platform Fox body platform so. 

 Grant 

I knew I could buy. 

 Grant 

Used Mustang parts hand over fist. 

 Grant 

And so I think that's part of the appeal for that specific car, but. 

 Grant 

Then it's also. 

 Grant 

We were watching an episode engine masters and you know you see their fryberger dulcich was saying it. I think it was one of those motorhome 440 episodes where they're like just attack the things that you know are just completely just wrong about that. 

 Grant 

Motor so in that area it's either the camshaft. 

 Grant 

Well, it's usually both the camshaft and it's heads. 

 Grant 

You have low compression and you have these like just really lame camshaft grinds right? 

 Grant 

So that's what project load Fairmont was for me. 

 Grant 

It's like if I just changed one thing. What happens? And so I I kind of studied GT40P heads. 

 Grant 

Slapped a mung bean. 

 Grant 

Otherwise, low compression motor and it really will cap thing up and. 

 Grant 

And I want. 

 Grant 

For people out there who are just kind of nervous about getting into the into the hobby to see head swaps is a little beyond bolt on just a hair, I think because it still is at the end they have bolt on right? 

 Grant 

Like here unbolted something revolting. 

 Grant 

Something down but don't feel like you need the room for an engine swap. 

 Grant 

And just really be smart about it. Just go attack the one thing that makes why did a 1978 Ford Fairmont only have 140 horsepower in a 302 compared to 1969? 302, which probably had. 

 Grant 

305 horsepower is, by and large the compression ratio, so anyway, that that's, I think that's the appeal is like, look again, take the rules. 

 Grant 

Out of their their playbook and. 

 Grant 

What if what if you just had a? 

 Grant 

9 to one compression ratio. 

 Grant 

Through to the 1970 or 70. 

 John 

I only think about 70s. 

 John 

Disco ERA cars as the only way to make them comply with the US NHTSA standards. You know, it's crazy. 

 John 

Throw another vacuum hose at it, you know, throw another air compressor belt you know at it. 

 John 

You know this doesn't run right. 

 John 

We're going to make the thing. 

 John 

Run on 8 cylinders sometimes. 

 John 

Then we're going to make it run on 4 cylinders. 

 John 

Then we're going to make it run on 6 cylinders. 

 John 

And and all that type of thinking, I guess, is just throwing ideas at a wall and seeing if it sticks, because you know that in 1978 seventy 9A full size Ford with a frame you open up the hood and you can't see the engine. 

 John 

Because there's so many emissions. 

 John 

Valves and hoses and boxes and justice absolute craziness. 

 John 

And then you get into the G. 

 John 

Body feedback carburetors the almost not computer feedback carburetors that change themselves with the little screw motors. 

 John 

I I had 80s era G body cars and I remember that quite well. 

 John 

I don't know if you've gotten into that. 

 John 

The electric feedback carburetors that you adjust and then it readjusts itself to be crappy. 

 Grant 

Well, I'm looking at the the Grand Prix. 

 Grant 

There's definitely a lot of. 

 Grant 

Things to be learned. 

 Grant 

But rest assured Internet I still have a 2 barrel Kara V8 with two barrels. 

 Grant 

So you guys can, I can keep that consistent. I can still have the most hated 2 barrel V8 on the Internet, so that's good. I removed the smog pump on the Fairmont and. 

 Grant 

A number of vacuum ones I don't want to say. 

 Grant 

I probably reduced the backing ones by. 

 Grant 

50% but 

 Grant 

It's still look cluttered. 

 Grant 

When I'm stuck like it's still, it's just like, yeah, I think Uncle Tony's garage has to say like yeah just you know late 70s the the harvest is plentiful up in the vacuum hose orchard and so they just put vacuum hoses everywhere. 

 John 

And I don't understand why Jason do you. 

 John 

Do you have any as a mechanic? 

 John 

'cause I'm I'm the body man. 

 John 

Side as a mechanic, do you know why any engineer would just jam vacuum hoses all over everything? 

 Jason 

Oh, I do for sure and. 

 Jason 

I think it's just simply to mess with the mechanics. 

 Jason 

You know, in the later years. 

 Jason 

So let's make these lines out of rubber. 

 Jason 

Put them in an area where it gets hot and cold very frequently, and in five to seven years time they start cracking and and breaking, and it's. 

 Jason 

Gonna be every mechanic's worst nightmare to find out which one of the 37.35 hoses that's in there. Cracks, bakes, you know, dies, whatever it is. 

 Jason 

But for those of you who are listening to this podcast right now, and you're inclined to want to declutter underneath your hood, you know get rid of that smog pump or get rid of that lean burn system or whatever. 

 Jason 

It happens to be you could go over to racingjunk.com and place your ad to get rid of that stuff, because chances are. 

 Jason 

There's somebody out there looking for something to bring it right back to original. 

 Jason 

Or maybe you're looking to buy replacement heads, a carburetor and intake. 

 Jason 

Over to racing junk. 

 Jason 

Com and find out anything you ever want. 

 Jason 

For your project car. 

 Grant 

I failed to. 

 Grant 

I failed to mention like I think this may may have been the 1st. 

 Grant 

Time in automotive history that three guys in one virtual chatroom wanted to build a Mustang 2 at some point in their life. 

 John 

Yes, I keep. 

 Grant 

I, I mean, almost daily. 

 Grant 

I go like back and forth on. 

 Grant 

Did I just make a really crappy financial decision to me and these gene bodies are? 

 Grant 

They're hauling a lot of money in right now, and I I found a like an auction site that you know days. 

 Grant 

Auction off classics right and there is one my exact same color, same year having it. Had a 350 Chevy in it but it really wasn't that far off of what my car is and showed 18,000 and like. 

 Grant 

OK, OK. 

 Grant 

Keep at it. 

 John 

Right, the G bodies are starting to really come up in price. 

 John 

It's amazing. 

 Jason 

Well, one thing you gotta keep in mind too is the only person the only person that you've got to sell the financial decision to. 

 Jason 

Is your better half? 

 Jason 

Right like no. 

 Jason 

Nobody else matters. 

 Jason 

If you can convince her that you bought this car for X number of dollars, but look. 

 Jason 

This one just. 

 John 

Sold for 18 grand. 

 Jason 

You know it's there's only one person you got. 

 Jason 

To sell that project to. 

 Jason 

So I think at. 

 Jason 

The end of the day, I think you made a great. 

 Jason 

Financial decision besides. 

 Jason 

If if you're buying cars for the financial decisions you're in the business for the wrong reason. 

 Jason 

Man, I can tell you that right. 

 Grant 

By the time Ford was engineering, so the GT40P heads are Ford Explorer 5 liter head. So about 1998 and on a lot of people think it's forwards best cast iron head ever made, but it it scavenges exhaust so well on its own that they were able to delete the thermactor on the back. So honestly, even though I did this head swap. 

 Grant 

And I deleted emissions equipment. 

 Grant 

Like honestly, it's just. 

 Grant 

It's just the byproduct of 20 plus years of research and development that I'm not really so sure that I made this up worse for the environment car when I did that headswap. 

 John 

I went through. 

 John 

And like I say, as a body man, I did my. 

 John 

Best to go through the. 

 John 

80s and 90s and when cars had to be inspected. 

 John 

I know I'm from Missouri. 

 John 

Cars had to be inspected on a rolling dyno and they had to pass emissions. 

 John 

It was kind of crazy because you'd have these, you know, 70s and 80s cars that were supposed to be engineered much better. 

 John 

In the end. 

 John 

And they wouldn't pass the smog tests at all, and it was absolutely crazy and it was difficult to own those cars at that time. 

 Grant 

And just so you know, John, both my Fairmont and my Grand Prix, now they're littered with stickers from state of Missouri on the windshields and everything. 

 John 

That was a dark time for the state of Missouri when we had to have cars on a dyno. 

 John 

It was a it was a crazy crazy time and then they went from having things. 

 John 

Where you had to have it inspected on a dyno and then you would have cars that would pass a majority of the amount of time. 

 John 

And you would go on an on ramp and they would sniff. 

 John 

Test your car as you drove past it. 

 John 

At 50 miles an hour in an on ramp, I don't know how that's supposed to work. 

 John 

I don't know if you had that stuff in your state. 

 John 

It's absolutely crazy. 

 Grant 

No, the wind blows well enough here and keys is that we don't. 

 Grant 

We don't do. 

 Grant 

Sniff tests are usually left to the feedlots so. 

 Jason 

The cornrows got 50 miles an hour but hey. 

 Jason 

You know they're doing better. 

 Jason 

They're growing faster now. 

 John 

So Grant, I know we talk about what drives youth, what are you doing? 

 John 

Are you working towards getting the younger generation involved with cars? 

 Grant 

You know we were talking about this on the car guy, assist fish English just last week. 

 Grant 

That just demographic wise it's it's. 

 Grant 

It's funny how people plus five years minus five years my age or are drawn in my channel. 

 Grant 

Right, so I think proactively I don't know that I really am. 

 Grant 

I don't know subconsciously. 

 Grant 

I guess you might. 

 Grant 

The way that I that I am is this the cars I'm building. 

 Grant 

The way I'm building them is is meant to be. 

 Grant 

I want to help high school kids find the cars that will just take the Fairmont as example. 

 Grant 

I had many commentators say you need to throw an intake manifold and full barrel. 

 Grant 

Carl on that and I said, Nope, and do. 

 Grant 

That 'cause that's that's low. 

 Grant 

Hanging fruit for like a high school kid. 

 Grant 

It's a high school kid going to be able to throw on GT40P heads and not screw something up. 

 Grant 

I don't know that's it's going to be a learning curve. 

 Grant 

My idea is always to build kind of a. 

 Grant 

Starter kit of a car. 

 Grant 

That if a parent the parent shouldn't be afraid to let their high school kid drive that to high school like it's going to have good brakes, it's. 

 Grant 

Going to have. 

 Grant 

You know it's going to be a fun car, but it's not going. 

 Grant 

Get in too much trouble, I guess I'd say, and that's kind of always been my approach, so that while I had to just build what I got, the 1995 Ford F-150, four point, 9 liter and the Mazda transmission. OK, so So what happens if? 

 Grant 

A high school kid buys. 

 Grant 

The 1978 Ford Fairmont with track lock Rear end. 

 Grant 

4 wheel disc brakes, 17 inch wheels beefed up sway bar, GT40P heads, full exhaust. 

 Grant 

But it's still 2 barrel cart. 

 Grant 

Right, like that's that's, I think where I, you know, kind of, not not proactively. 

 Grant 

Am I doing it? But I I think in the back of my head I'm always trying to cater to 816 to 18 year old Korean. 

 Jason 

So I guess one thing that we want to talk about a little bit too is the future of what grant Tommy wants to do on YouTube, because obviously, you know, we're here to talk about your channel. 

 Jason 

We're going to talk about promote you. 

 Jason 

So what are some of? 

 Jason 

The things in the future obviously we've mentioned. 

 Jason 

The Grand Prix. 

 Jason 

What does the future life or straight 6 fan the YouTube channel? 

 Jason 

What are your aspirations? 

 Jason 

What are your goals to see that succeed to carry on the message of of what it is that you do on that Channel? 

 Grant 

I think for anybody out there starting a YouTube channel here in 2022 is not to think about could I do YouTube full time but start to think about how could You Tube ultimately be a pre marketing link for something else down the road? 

 Grant 

And so to answer your question Jason, it's kind of. 

 Grant 

There's kind of two parts to it. 

 Grant 

In the immediate future, I need to prove that off the autorouting works and yeah, I did it once for the Fairmont, but to do it a second time I think it's going to be probably just about out of. 

 Grant 

My content and. 

 Grant 

So the Grand Prix is going to take a little bit of a different. 

 Grant 

Twist than what project Lo Fairmont did. 

 Grant 

I think I'm going to lean into the whole pro touring thing a little heavier. 

 Grant 

I think I'm going to really focus on suspension work. 

 Grant 

I'd like to do brake work as well, but see what the budget has in store. 

 Grant 

It might just do suspension wheel and tire and kind of stands and look and and all that. 

 Grant 

But long term, I guess premarketing links so. 

 Grant 

I live in a 990 square foot two bedroom townhome right now and it does have two car garage so I'm limited by space by what I could do so these these projects. My Grand Prix Ford Fairmont. 

 Grant 

Kind of meant to be learning tools and flip opportunities. 

 Grant 

If I don't profit off of. 

 Grant 

I made all my money back on my fairlawn. 

 Grant 

But if I don't profit off of anything, I I just considered my tuition for learning. 

 Grant 

The premarketing wings. 

 Grant 

So I want people that you know, like my stuff. 

 Grant 

Obviously we all do fire, but but kind of get it. 

 Grant 

Get a sense for sense of style and I think but my dream I guess is to build rat rods out of old grain trucks here in the state of Kansas and and build a business out of it because you think about a grain trucks. 

 Grant 

Used twice a year and put. 

 Grant 

In the garage for the rest of the year. 

 Grant 

So you have 19 fifties 1960s era, you know, unless you accidentally ran into the green card or whatever they've got next to no body work and and no need to repaint them. 

 Grant 

Or if they have surface rusted, you've got great patina and I just feel like there's in the state of Kansas. 

 Grant 

It's market rich. 

 Grant 

For those candidates, and I think there's a I think there's some business to be made out of, uh, some of these bigger ranchers to like. 

 Grant 

They just have an old 50s wheat truck. 

 Grant 

I try buy one every day to work. 

 Grant 

Out in the pasture what're you gonna do with that and I feel like I don't know if you guys watched board of the car hoards or Arrested Development but it it their whole thing was about like cleaning up people hordes and building 1 car out of their car hoard like they would scrap or sell or do all the stuff with their giant car hoard and say you can build. 

 Grant 

One, what would it be? 

 Grant 

I feel like there's a lot of farmers in this state. 

 Grant 

A lot of big ranchers that it's like you've got old, Rusty implements out in the pasture. 

 Grant 

Let's scrap those. 

 Grant 

Let's do this. 

 Grant 

Let's pull the. 

 Grant 

Diesel motor out of the Alice Chalmers combine and let's just build your rat rod out of this great track. 

 Grant 

That's my my pie in the sky dream I guess. 

 Jason 

And if you guys like what you've heard here on this podcast, with what Grant is doing over on his channel and and the way he thinks and and and and the way he wants to. 

 Jason 

You know, kind of move forward in his projects. 

 Jason 

Make sure you're following him on all of his social media. 

 Jason 

We'll make sure we have that down in the description of this podcast so you can go check him out straight. 6 fan STR8. 

 Jason 

Kev pretty simple once you see it, make sure you're following him. 

 John 

I I know that I've I've watched your show and and every Thursday you know I'm there. 

 John 

And whether it's on straight 6 fan channel or if it's on old car guy I'm there and I'm having fun and I'm watching other people comment and and it's a great group of people that you guys have together and I'm glad that you can kind of hang out with us. 

 John 

For a little bit and promote your channel a lot more, I think that's pretty cool and also you like nerd cars and 70s cars. 

 John 

You're you're checking all the good boxes so far that's. 

 John 

Great of all the silly stories and things that you said. 

 John 

Have you had anybody that is straight up said what are you doing or making fun of you for for having off brand cars other than the guy raising his hand here, Jason? 

 Grant 

Well, you know most of the comments were hating on the two barrel. 

 Grant 

You know? 

 Grant 

I guess you you. 

 Grant 

It's easy to forget the hater comments, right? 

 Grant 

Like Jason, I am pretty good about like will screenshot each other. 

 Grant 

Like here. 

 Grant 

A lot of this guy like you know and so you try to kill him with kindness. 

 Grant 

I I I really subscribe Gary Vay ner chuk. 

 Grant 

Kind of thing is like. 

 Grant 

Dude, what is going? 

 Grant 

So wrong in your life right now. 

 Grant 

But you gotta feel like you gotta go out of your way to say something so nasty like this. 

 Grant 

And so generally speaking, that's the perch I take. 

 Grant 

Dude like you really took the time, got away to make some nasty negative talk. 

 Grant 

I'm sorry Dean, but that must suck to be you, you know. 

 John 

Have you anybody had anybody in real life in like you go to a car show and somebody there or your go to a car cruise and hang out and somebody says what the hell are you doing? 

 John 

Why are? 

 John 

You, why do you? 

 John 

Put more than a nickel into this junker that you're. 

 Grant 

No, I haven't had that, but that's probably a small sample size that took the fair amount to one. 

 Jason 

Oh yes. 

 Grant 

One car show is an old Ford car show. 

 Grant 

I want most unique on a day in which the like rain and chance of thunderstorms scared a lot of people away from Blue Springs, MO. 

 Grant 

But you know it's parked between the Ford Durangos and another Ford Fairmont. 

 Grant 

So I was in good company. 

 Grant 

No, I haven't haven't had to deal with that yet, but just wait till the Grand Prix. 

 Grant 

When the that split brick the split headlights in that front. 

 Grant 

Brick nose shows up to some car shows. 

 Grant 

Well, I'm sure I'll be fielding those questions for sure. 

 John 

Yeah, I do remember myself. A friend of ours in high school. He couldn't afford a lot of things and he had an 81 Impala was gold 4 door. 

 John 

With a tan vinyl top and tan interior, just a brick police car 4 door. 

 John 

And we sat there and stared at it because I think it was his moms car or as aunts car. 

 John 

We said what the heck are we going to do with this thing? 

 John 

Well, we went to the swap meet and we bought some 78 Camaro 5 spoke rallies. You know the the five spoke Z28 wheels with the little trim rings. 

 John 

But White letter tires on that stuck them on that car and we paint them the same colors of the car and we built a pretty hot 327 and stuck. 

 John 

That in there with a. 

 John 

And it had a chunky Cam and it had good exhaust and everything on it. 

 John 

And we drove that thing around and it was stoplight quick for the kids, you know. 

 John 

And it was fun and it would melt the. 

 John 

Tires off of it, but we drove it through the car, cruises with everybody having St rods and 30s and 40s cars and everybody got a Red 70 Chevelle. 

 John 

And everybody got a, you know, a green or a white Mustang. 67 or 9 Mustang and we got laughed out of the local burger joint because we were trying to be out of the norm. But that was in late 80s, early 90s. 

 John 

Peace, and that was when you had to have a Chevelle or a Mustang, or nobody gave a crap about you. 

 John 

And here we're trying to drive this gold Impala through the parking lot and and everybody screaming at him that it's his moms car. 

 John 

And what the hell are you doing? 

 John 

But I still have that mindset and that's what gets people attention and I've still carried that mindset. 

 John 

Onto today, and that's that's why I can't wait to drive a a wood grain K car convertible. 

 Grant 

When you talk K cars, I still think we isolate the opportunities out there to break the Internet with. 

 Grant 

A Hellcat diplomat is still one of my dreams. 

 John 

Yes, and that way you have a Hellcat diplomat that is all green and it just says Hunter on the license plate. 

 John 

It has so many meanings. 

 Jason 

I'd be glorious. 

 Well, you know one of the things that. 

 We that we take away from from this episode of the Get Out Drive. 

 One cast is learning that odd looking cars or not so popular cars can be project cars. 

 4 door cars can be project cars, doesn't matter what you're driving. 

 You can make them. 

 Cool, you can throw a set of wheels on it you. 

 Can tint the windows you. 

 Can tuck the bumpers. 

 You can do whatever you want. 

 At the end. 

 Of the day, it's your ride. 

 You're building it for. 

 You and your biggest critic. 

 Should and only should be yourself. 

 Don't worry about what the haters are going to hate on. 

 This project is something that you're doing for your liking for what you want to do, and for nobody else. 

 So if you're listening to this and there's only one thing you take away from this podcast, if you're building a car, you're building a project, do it for yourself, because you're not spending anybody elses money. 

 You're spending your own. 

 If you had somebody elses budget, you could do a lot more with a car. 

 It's easy for someone to sit back armchair quarterback a build on a car with somebody elses budget. 

 Nobody knows what that is, and one of the things about being friends with Grant for as long as I have side conversations, we have that tax the calls that whatever is that he is his biggest critic when it comes to building his car, and that is something that keeps him successful in doing what he's doing, regardless of whether a simple brake job takes him 10 episodes. 

 On his car on his YouTube channel. 

 Grant 

Hey now. 

 Jason 

No, I'm kidding. 

 I had to. 

 Bring that up either way. 

 You look at it. 

 It's about having fun. 

 It's about sharing your experience. 

 We are real world people. 

 We make mistakes. 

 We have problems. 

 And we're not afraid to share that on our videos or on our YouTube channels because, you know, not because we want to be critiqued, but because we're not trying to fake it. 

 We're not trying to be somebody else. 

 One of the things that you're going to get when you watch straight 6 fan on his YouTube channel is you're going to get Grant Tommy. 

 You're going to get everything that he knows he's going to tell you. 

 What he doesn't know. 

 He's not going to pretend and it's real world stuff. 

 So if you want to see something that I'm going to try and do. 

 This in one. 

 Take is budget minded, relatable and creative builds. 

 Then you're going to want to watch straight 6 fan because. 

 That's exactly what. 

 He's doing over there. 

 Grant thank you so much. 

 For coming on to the get out and Drive podcast. 

 I love being able to sit here candidly and be able to chat with you because when we're doing our show, it's more hands on. 

 We're trying to watch the chat or trying to keep up with comments and questions and stuff like that, and here it's just a couple of guys sitting around. 

 Talking about post cars. 

 John 

And out in bench racing that's that is the best part of the get out and Drive podcast. 

 John 

And along the lines of what Jason was saying earlier, I have two. 

 John 

Words for. 

 John 

Jason Hellcat yugo. 

 Speaker 1 

Oh yes. 

 Jason 

So again, back to what I was talking about when. 

We're spending somebody elses money. 

 John 

Yes, exactly. 

 Grant 

Well, that's a straight 6 fan. 

I feel like that needs to be. 

2JZ you go with that. 

 Jason 

Do you go yes? 

 John 

2JZ though. 

 Grant 

Yeah, it's like. 

Project XYZ or something, yeah. 

 Jason 

Anyways, Grant, thanks for hanging out with us. 

We really appreciate it if you guys don't know who he is or you want to know more, make sure you head over to his socials, which will be listed down in the description of this podcast. 

Thank you. 

 John 

Alright Grant, thanks a ton buddy. 

 Grant 

Well I appreciate you guys for extending the invite. 

It's been a real pleasure to talk to you and hopefully help with some people out there to kind of get inside my head and figure out what the heck this guy is all about, so I appreciate the opportunity guys. 

 Tim 

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