So, I finally watched the episode where Charlie quites from way back February (gotta love TiVo!). I was trying to figure out the relationship between Boyd and Charlie and Boyd and Chip. Does anyone know exactly what happened between Boyd and Chip? Does anyone know the whole story about Boyd and Charlie? Boyd aluded to having let Charlie live with him for 2 years. He has been away from his family for 5 years. What the heck is that all about? I've see Chip in one show while channel surfing. He seems like a hack. He was making a custom tube bumper for a truck and his method of bending the tube was to continually beat it on the cement. Does he build hot rods like Boyd? Is his work any good? After watching many episodes of American Hot Rod, I doubt I'd ever comission them to build me anything. Everything is a rush, you know there had got to be quite a few mistakes when they are always under the gun like they are or on their 7th day and 12th hour of work. I'd love to take a closer look at one of their cars and see what flaws I could spot. Eric M.