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Old 07-20-2009, 08:18 PM
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I'm still collecting parts and doing a little here and there on this. I wish I had more time to commit but it's crazy right now. Anyway, I started cutting the bottom 8 inches off of the body. I've got one side done, the cowl looks better than the picture of it shows. You'll be able to tell more what I'm thinking when I get the other side cut and do a trial piece-together. We're painting my son's Firebird so when that gets out of the way I'll have some more space to work with. Here's some pieces I've collected for it. The rear end is 96 Firebird, there's a Chevy inline six with a early model 3 speed trans and an old Hurst shifter, a 48 Dodge steering wheel and I've got a column/steering box around here somewhere for it. I guess I'm into it for about $300 so far.
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:19 PM
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:59 PM
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I was thinking about you project recently. Glad to see you are back on it.
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:24 AM
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Thanks, Bob. Hopefully I can turn this into something. I'll have more time in the fall so we'll see how it comes together.
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Old 07-22-2009, 05:30 PM
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Now that's pretty slick! I saw a bubbletop called "Atomic Punk" in Rod and Custom a few months ago that was built from the back end of a 59 Plymouth Savoy; that's kind of what gave me the idea. Great stuff, thanks!
If you want to research that car more. it was built by plowboy over on the HAMB. There is a complete build thread in the archives there.
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:17 PM
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What about something along the lines of this, except open wheeled on the front?

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Old 07-22-2009, 09:05 PM
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I'll check that out, 35. That car blew my mind. I dont think I'd want to mess with a bubbletop but the rest of the car was killer.
Flipper, that car is great looking! I love the lines in the rear; I hadn't thought of using rear fenders until you said something. That's the fun of trying something like this. You never know what direction it'll take along the way.
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:34 AM
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I'll check that out, 35. That car blew my mind. I dont think I'd want to mess with a bubbletop but the rest of the car was killer.
Flipper, that car is great looking! I love the lines in the rear; I hadn't thought of using rear fenders until you said something. That's the fun of trying something like this. You never know what direction it'll take along the way.
Since you aren't trying to "restore" something you get to be creative. It might be easier to find that rear fender shape in a front fender off of something.
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:42 PM
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Sounds like a mighty fine suggestion. I'm anxious to get my sons car done so I can put a little more time into it and see what I can do with it. What's next on the Roofus?
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:35 PM
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Sounds like a mighty fine suggestion. I'm anxious to get my sons car done so I can put a little more time into it and see what I can do with it. What's next on the Roofus?
To heck with the son's car! The time to play is NOW!!!!

Do you have an extra hood to stick in front of the cowl? ...to check lines and get a sense of the overall proportions? I'm thinking the doors will need to be stretched or the cowl stretched to give you enough leg room to be a real car.

Roofus is on hold until after the street rod nationals/bonneville.
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