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24 Oct

Live Chat with the BUILT from eBay Teams

eBay Motors gave our audience a garage “throwdown” with you, our viewers, helping select a winner. We challenged four of the best garages in the world, absolute masters in different classes of vehicles, to build the best vehicle from parts and accessories sourced from eBay.

Each garage represented a publication — Hot Rod, Lowrider, European Car, and Four Wheeler – and was coached by an editor from the corresponding magazine. Our 10 episode video series tracked every build, from frame to paint where we met the competitors involved with putting every part together into their envisioned masterpiece.

Today we hosted a live on-line chat session with the creative minds behind each of the four BUILT vehicles.  Many of you challenged the minds of the builders and editors with your questions around the BUILT cars. Take a look at the transcript below!

BUILT from eBay Live Chat
Wednesday October 24, 2012
11:57
eBay Motors:

Welcome everyone to the BUILT from eBay live chat with our mechanics!

11:57
Comment From Smoku

I have one question to Lowrider team. Why you dind’t put hydraulic in camino? icon smile Live Chat with the BUILT from eBay Teams

11:58
RICO:

Due to a saftey issue. Many people don’t know how to work on them and being that this car was to be auctioned off this was to our best interest.

11:59
Comment From Smoku

Ok I get it. Thank you for answer icon wink Live Chat with the BUILT from eBay Teams

11:59
RICO:

You got it.

12:00
Comment From derek@ebay.com

Who will be rolling the dice at SEMAVegas next week?

12:01
John Cappa:

I never have any luck with gambling. I’m better off spending it on busted 4×4 parts.

12:01
Comment From Jerry Pitt

I’ll be rolling hot rods, no dice.

12:02
RICO:

I will be rollin the dice and watchin the roulett wheel!

12:02
Comment From HotRodder

What inspired the BUILT from eBay video series?

12:03
BUILT Producers:

Great question! This was inspired by former builds Source Interlink has partnered on eBay with, as well as the huge selection of parts and accessories available on eBay. Seemed like too good a challenge to pass up!

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12:04
Comment From derek@ebay.com

Any nice surprises during testing after the build?

12:05
Brian Mackey:

Hell yeah, the Van wasnt as fast as we had planed!!!

12:05
Comment From PorscheGuy

Why did you install the rally lights on the Porsche?

12:06
Comment From marit

i really like the most recent video about the Mercedes-Benz SLS on the eBay blog. What’s in the works for the next videos?

12:07
Greg Emmerson:

We decided to recreate an ’80s-style Porsche rally car since the Porsche 911 has been modified in so many ways but this was different to most conversions. the rally lights were part of the rally-style makeover we carried out

12:08
Comment From LowriderLover

Is it gonna be BUILT 2?

12:09
RICO:

We had a nice surprise, as we were road testing the El Camino the film crew asked me to blow by them and when i pushed the gas pedal the passing gear wasn’t engaging, so i had to make some minor adjustments.

12:09
Team GSR:

We used he Rothman’s sponsored 1980′s Porsche rally cars as our primary inspiration.

12:09
mark dewey:

We are in discussion with eBay Motors for SEASON 2 of BUILT. What would you want to see us build next?

12:09
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12:09
eBay Motors:

Here is the Porsche that was asked about earlier.

12:09
Comment From derek@ebay.com

Not to give too much away, but a de MaCross concept car and something related to Mad Max are coming up

12:10
Comment From LowriderLover

Lowrider for sure icon biggrin Live Chat with the BUILT from eBay Teams

12:11
mark dewey:

What would you want to see us build next???

12:11
Comment From Chevy Fan

How fast did that van go?

12:11
Comment From LowriderLover

As lowrider?

12:12
Brian Mackey:

No fast enough!

12:12
Brian Mackey:

I think it was a 15.2

12:12
Brian Mackey:

without NOS

12:12
Comment From Jerry Pitt – Hot Rod

As for the speed of the van, Mackey may want to claim the 5th. I thought it was solidly in the 13s. Hoping to be in the 12s.

12:12
Comment From derek

1/4 mile time?

12:13
Brian Mackey:

I think it ran a 9.8 in the 1/4. HAHAHA

12:13
Comment From mark

What are you all most excited to see at SEMA?

12:13
Comment From Jerry Pitt – Hot Rod

Yes, that’s the 1/4-mile

12:13
Comment From Lowriderguy

What was the must fun part about building the low rider?

12:14
Brian Mackey:

The black jack tables

12:14
Brian Mackey:

And Jesse James!

12:15
Comment From eBayMotorsGal

What will the next video series look like?

12:15
John Cappa:

At SEMA? Cool new parts for trucks and 4x4s.

12:15
RICO:

Most fun the BBQ’s and the late nights! lol, I would have to say putting all the parts back on and seeing what we have accomplished!

12:16
Comment From SEMA attendee

What can we expect to see at SEMA next week? We hear you guys might be there?

12:17
Comment From LowriderLover

For me probably it will be building a lowrider icon biggrin Live Chat with the BUILT from eBay Teams

12:17
mark dewey:

the cars will be unveiled at eBay Motors Booth outside SEMA Tuesday at 3 PM!

12:17
mark dewey:

The Builders and Editors will be there!

12:18
Comment From derek

Yeah, won’t the teams be hangin’ out with the BUILT vehicles on the 30th?

12:18
Comment From SEMA Attendee

Will the public be able to see you guys?

12:18
eBay Motors:

The Builders & editors will be on site at the event outside and the public can access this.

12:18
Comment From derek

cool!

12:18
Comment From Wheeling

Builders, if you could drive home any of the vehicles which one would you want?

12:18
mark dewey:

Absolutely! Posters will be signed…

12:19
Comment From SEMA Attendee

So we can see the vehicles in person?

12:19
Brian Mackey:

The Porche, looks super fun on the street.

12:20
John Cappa:

I think I’d like to get arrested in the Porsche.

12:20
RICO:

I’ll take the desert route in the 4 Wheel drive! icon smile Live Chat with the BUILT from eBay Teams

12:20
Team GSR:

Of course the Porsche but since our shop is focused on performance the “Jeepster” was impressive… at what is was built to do.

12:20
eBay Motors:

Let’s show a photo of the Jeep Jeepster to our fans here.

12:20
Brian Mackey:

The van is only good for haulin chicks

12:21
RICO:

I guess they can roll around in the back of the van.

12:21
Comment From eBay Fan

What will happen at SEMA besides you guys being there?

12:22
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12:22
eBay Motors:

Here is the Jeep Jeepster interior.

12:22
BUILT Producers:

You’ll have to wait and see! We’ll have a rocking booth – giveaways, contests, celebrities, and best of all the BUILT cars and teams – the works!

12:23
Comment From AmericanModder

How were these vehicles chosen for BUILT?

12:23
Brian Mackey:

good question

12:23
mark dewey:

Be sure to go the the eBay Motors booth at 3 PM Tuesday for the unveiling.

12:24
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12:25
eBay Motors:

Here is the full showcase of vehicles chosen.

12:25
RICO:

I would like to thank the Venables for the BUILT book. Awesome job!

12:25
BUILT Producers:

We’re glad you liked it! You guys were great partners

12:26
Comment From Jerry Pitt

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The vehicles were chosen as a collaboration between our teams at Source Interlink with a unique twist to make the builds a challenge. We also wanted to make sure that they were each individual and reflective of a specific genre.
12:26
Comment From Damage

So these vehicles were built in a really short period of time. Would you hop in and drive them cross country as is?

12:27
Brian Mackey:

From Cali to NYC in a secound

12:27
Brian Mackey:

second*

12:27
Team GSR:

We have built complete race cars in a weeks time when a customer has crashed theirs in testing so 8 weeks seemed like a long time to us.

12:27
John Cappa:

We might have to avoid a few states in the Jeepster to be legal.

12:27
Comment From Tee Lambert

What was the reasoning behind the choice of the tires for the Jeepster?

12:28
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12:28
Comment From LowriderLover

only if you are not driving the van then it’s 2 seconds

12:29
John Cappa:

We wanted some of the most aggressive tires available that were still streetable. That’s why we went with the Nitto Mud Grapplers on the Jeepster.

12:29
Comment From Jerry Pitt

I’d ride shotgun with Brian.

12:29
Comment From Jerry Pitt

Cappa, you’d never take a paved road anyway.

12:29
Comment From LowriderLover

Maybe motorcyclef for BUILT 2? You know, Lowrider bike, custom, bobber etc. icon smile Live Chat with the BUILT from eBay Teams

12:30
Brian Mackey:

NO! Biker Build off has been done over and over and over again

12:30
John Cappa:

Maybe a 4×4 side-by-side build for Four Wheeler….

12:30
mark dewey:

We have the capability for sure…Hot Bike, super Street Bike, Motorcyclist, Dirt Rider, Baggers etc..

12:31
mark dewey:

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12:31
eBay Motors:

We’re taking in the comments from readers and viewers, thank you everyone!

12:31
Team GSR:

BMW motorcycle? We are in!

12:31
Comment From AmericanModder

Now that you guys are famous, will there be future TV series spinning off of this that we can watch?

12:32
John Cappa:

Yeah, Builder’s Cribs!!! Ha! Ha!

12:32
Brian Mackey:

My crib is the Van…or was untill they sold it on me

12:32
BUILT Producers:

stay tuned – BUILT survivor might be next!

12:32
Comment From Jeep Guy Wrangler

Why was the Jeepster chosen instead of an old Wrangler or Cherokee?

12:33
RICO:

How long will the BUILT be up on the internet?

12:33
John Cappa:

We wanted something a little more uncommon than a Wrangler or Cherokee.

12:34
eBay Motors:

The full video series and web content including this live chat transcript will be on permanently stored on our blog herehttp://www.ebaymotorsblog.com/tag/BUILTfromebay/

12:34
Comment From CAR LOVER

WILL YOU GUYS MAKE A SEASON 2 AND WILL THE PEOPLES CHOICE WINNER GO TO ROUND 2?

12:35
Brian Mackey:

Thats a good idea!

12:35
Brian Mackey:

Rico, you ready for another build?

12:35
RICO:

If so we are all in!

12:36
BUILT Producers:

We love this idea! Keep the input coming

12:36
BUILT Producers:

BUILT Throwdown?

12:36
mark dewey:

What do you want to see BUILT?

12:37
eBay Motors:

We’re taking in consideration comments and feedback from fans from this first BUILT program and will be evaluating. Thanks everyone!

12:37
RICO:

I would love to see a 57 Bel Air icon smile Live Chat with the BUILT from eBay Teams i have one sitting @ my shop for 15 yrs.

12:37
Comment From LowriderLover

Build 2 world edition would be awesome.

12:37
Comment From CAR LOVER

Did the peoples choice winner get a trophy?

12:37
BUILT Producers:

You’ll have to wait until SEMA…

12:38
eBay Motors:

Please stay tuned on the eBayMotorsBlog.com for more updates including some special live events early next week!

12:38
Comment From Guest

Did any of you use Clamp-aid hose clamp end guards or T-Bolt covers on your projects?

12:39
Brian Mackey:

Nope

12:39
Comment From CAR LOVER

Rico if they gave you a truck to build can you get it done? or a hotrod?

12:40
Team GSR:

I think Mackey used T-Bone, but he was just some dude that was selling t-shirts out of the van they bought.

12:40
Comment From Jeep Guy Wrangler

How high was the suspension on the Jeep?

12:41
Brian Mackey:

Haha

12:41
RICO:

Yes we can take pretty much anything! we have the ability to build trucks, hot rods lowrides, Harleys etc…

12:41
Comment From derek

How high was the suspension on the Porsche rallycar?

12:41
John Cappa:

It’s actually adjustable. On the 2012 Wrangler frame it’s about a 4-inch lift or so as it sits.

12:42
Brian Mackey:

I was hoping Mr. T came with the van but no one was inside

12:42
Team GSR:

Porsche was raised 1.5 inches.

12:42
eBay Motors:

Alright everyone, approximately 16 minutes left.

12:42
RICO:

We have a couple projects in the making. And a few waiting.

12:42
Comment From Clamp-aid

T-Bone hose Clamp end covers why didn’t I think of that LOL

12:42
Greg Emmerson:

But 911 was also lightened considerably, that allowed the suspension to rise a little

12:43
Comment From CustomRestorer

How was the paint job decided on for the Porsche?

12:43
Team GSR:

Suspension adjustments were the last thing we did after we saw how the car sat.

12:43
Brian Mackey:

It wasnt

12:44
Comment From VideoCarNut

What was the most exciting part about filming the series?

12:44
Team GSR:

Again we wanted some that would make reference to the 80′s Porsche rally cars…

12:44
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12:45
Team GSR:

We basically took one of the Rothman’s liveries and modernized it.

12:45
BUILT Producers:

Checking out 4 awesome shops, and the bbqs at Duran’s

12:45
John Cappa:

Most exciting? Probably actually seeing the Jeepster finished and driving in the final video..

12:45
BUILT Producers:

The road tests weren’t bad either…

12:45
Brian Mackey:

Ken Block is the man

12:45
eBay Motors:

The video being referenced here is episode 10 “Four on the Floor”http://www.ebaymotorsblog.com/built-from-ebay-ep-10-four-on-the-floor-video/

12:45
Comment From derek

Who drove the original Paris-Dakar Porsche rallycar?

12:46
Comment From SEMA Attendee

Will we be able to watch the BUILT booth activities online?

12:47
eBay Motors:

We’re planning on providing some live feeds to the BUILT display on Tuesday, stay tuned, it should be an exciting experience regardless of being able to attend in person.

12:47
eBay Motors:

The live feed will be right here on the blog next Tuesday at 3pm-4pm PST.

12:48
Team GSR:

The 959 rally car?

12:48
Comment From JeepGuy

Do we know where these vehicles will end up in the US?

12:48
RICO:

A guy from Chicago bought our Lowrider

12:49
Brian Mackey:

to bad the low low didnt stay on the West Coast

12:49
Team GSR:

Jacky Ickyx

12:49
Comment From JeepGuy

Are the shops staying in touch with the new owners for technical questions, etc?

12:49
mark dewey:

All people in the USA purchased the cars.

12:50
Comment From derek

Think Ickyx could win again in the GSR build?

12:50
Comment From derek

Was the winning Porsche a 959 or 953?

12:50
eBay Motors:

10 Minutes left of the live chat everyone! Get your questions in!

12:50
Comment From Jerry Pitt – Hot Rod

Not to question Team GSR, but The 1984 Paris-Dakar winning Porsche 953 driven by René Metge and Dominique Lemoyne.

12:50
Team GSR:

953 – you are right.

12:50
John Cappa:

Someone is quick with Google.

12:51
eBay Motors:

We should add that we’re having a great time here today and look forward to sharing more information about our BUILT from eBay mechanics next week @ SEMA!

12:51
Comment From Jerry Pitt – Hot Rod

But that’s from Wikipedia, so who knows if that’s right either.

12:51
Comment From LowRiderFan

What was kept original in the El Camino?

12:51
RICO:

The minute the Lowrider sold the guy called us so if he has any questions he has our number.

12:52
Comment From LowRiderFan

Great!

12:52
RICO:

The complete body was kept orignial except for a shaved drip rail and smoothened fire wall

12:53
Comment From LowriderLover

Engine was painted kandy too?

12:53
RICO:

And the frame

12:53
John Cappa:

The new owner of the Jeepster has been in contact with Mel at Off Road Evolution too.

12:53
eBay Motors:

Let’s get some more photos of the El Camino!

12:53
Brian Mackey:

the dude from Shy-Town better not drive the elco in the rain, it will be leaking like crazy with no drip rail

12:54
RICO:

Yes the engine was painted Kandy as well.

12:54
Comment From LowriderLover

it was KBC or UK?

12:54
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12:55
eBay Motors:

5 Minutes everyone!

12:55
RICO:

It was UK. The info was placed on the new body tag.

12:55
Comment From LowRiderFan

What was the criteria for the People’s Choice award?

12:55
Brian Mackey:

I got an up close look at the porshe, its actually cool. nice little TID welds on the cage

12:56
Brian Mackey:

TIG*

12:57
eBay Motors:

3 Minutes everyone, almost wrapped up! Get final questions in!

12:57
BUILT Producers:

People’s Choice was 100% voted by the people – the most votes won. Congrats, Rico and team!

12:57
Brian Mackey:

Congrats Rico

12:57
RICO:

Thank You! Lot of hard work!

12:57
Comment From LowRiderFan

Thanks!

12:57
Comment From ModderGuy

What vehicles would you want to do if you were to do this again?

12:57
Team GSR:

Thanks. A tiddy TIG weld. TID.

12:57
Comment From derek

Yay! for Rico and his team/family

12:58
RICO:

Brian did you ever change your shop name??

12:58
Comment From ModderGuy

Oh and how many vehicles?

12:58
mark dewey:

Congrats to all the builders! You all were winners…

12:58
RICO:

HAHA

12:58
eBay Motors:

1 Minute, time is almost up!

12:58
John Cappa:

If we do it again for Four Wheeler? A fullsize 4×4 truck with a nasty motor.

12:58
Team GSR:

I don’t think we had enough people voting that were alive in the 80′s to give the Porsche relevance.

12:58
Brian Mackey:

you should see the 37′ and 54′ low riders we are building right now!

12:59
eBay Motors:

With your contributions here and in the near future, we’ll evaluate your suggestions and we’ll use those if we are to do this again!

12:59
Comment From LowriderLover

For everyone. Lot of great work

12:59
Greg Emmerson:

How about a BMW M3 or 335i for the european car team?

12:59
Brian Mackey:

54′ five window and 37′ Bomb

1:00
eBay Motors:

So that is a wrap everyone! Thanks so much for the BUILT from eBay Team and producers for making this happen today!

1:00
eBay Motors:

We’ll see you all at SEMA next week!

1:00
Team GSR:

With 500hp at least.

1:00
John Cappa:

Thanks!

1:00
Comment From Clamp-aid

You guys all did a great job!

1:00
Comment From Joe Ray

Thank you

1:01
Team GSR:

Thanks!!!

1:01
Comment From ModderGuy

Thanks!

1:02
RICO:

Thank you!!!

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  1. dale waters says:

    I love the 68 Chevyvan..I have a 67 and a 68..so of course my vote is the ChevyVan..I am tryin to find those rocker panels you purchased from E bay motors but am getting no results ..please help..

  2. eBay Motors says:

    Thanks Dale! We’ve sent your note over to our Chevy Van team to assist.

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