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Old 05-09-2012, 10:51 PM   #21
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$10,000 is out of the question.......I beat out a peace of aluminum myself....LOL
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:41 PM   #22
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I can build you a nice one!
i can help him!

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Old 05-09-2012, 11:45 PM   #23
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$10,000 is out of the question.......I beat out a peace of aluminum myself....LOL
try Walmart.....i think they have a sale on right now....

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Old 05-10-2012, 12:33 AM   #24
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Tom Hannah if you are looking for the best fabrication and authenticity. He started making these in the early 60's in California. Known for building Don Garlits' Wynns Charger,Creitz and Donovan, Keeling and Clayton's California Charger, considered by many to be the world's most beautiful front-engine dragster ever built and many, many others. His shop here in Wichita, KS is still turning out unbelievable new cars and does many restorations on original FEDs. Be aware, speed costs and so does top quality fabrication
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Old 05-10-2012, 02:56 AM   #25
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$10,000 is out of the question.......I beat out a peace of aluminum myself....LOL
If you had any real idea as to what it takes to make a well proportioned, good fitting dragster body you would understand the high price.

Add in the fact that you want the most complicated style of body thats not an unreasonable price for a professionally built body.
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:36 AM   #26
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Judging by the pix on your web site you sure can--nice work

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Old 05-10-2012, 06:29 AM   #27
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Judging by the pix on your web site you sure can--nice work

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Thanks Roo! I was taught by one of the best in my opinion, a guy named Larry Stork at UMP years ago!
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:45 AM   #28
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I am looking for someone to build a full aluminum body. Me and my dad are looking
Into re creating a FED from 1965.......I will post pics...

Robert spicer

The body covers the whole roll cage....here's the car.

http://m.flickr.com/photo.gne?id=7164278596&
http://m.flickr.com/photo.gne?id=7164300262&

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The car in your fuzzy photos looks like the Bonzi II formerly owned by Eddy Bowman from Texas. Do you have that car???
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:07 AM   #29
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Hold up.....I wasn't trying to piss on anyone's shoes by saying $10,000 is out of the
Question. I know it takes a masters skills to build a body. I just don't have that
Kinda money to put into a body. 2nd I don't have the car. When powers and riley
Teamed up with noel mauer in 1965 noel got a garlits chassis and powers and riley
Provided the power train. The car was only ran for one year. Noel told me
In 1966 they took the chassis back to garlits and had it stretched and him and willis
Put a hemi in it. They put a new front half body on the car and re used the back half.
My dad has the old front half to the body.....still has original paint.
We was looking into re creating that 65 car. First wedge powered car to
Go over 200mph.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:15 AM   #30
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Noel told me after they stretched that car in 66 it only had one shoot...
They were making a test pass and the clutch setup was wrong....he went to stage
And brought the rpms up and it pulled him through the lights and red lighted.
They wanted to get one more pass in and they fixed the clutch but the track made them
Wait till midnight....he said it was dark in the shut down area and the car started to
Hop off the ground. He said the only thing that saved him is they built the track up
Four feed and the end and he hit a tree. After that I guess they went with a woody gilmore
Chassis and built a new body with two shoots.

It was a awesome phone call. Talking to david powers and john riley and noel mauer
was a great.....
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:18 AM   #31
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Robert:
The car in your fuzzy photos looks like the Bonzi II formerly owned by Eddy Bowman from Texas. Do you have that car???
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If that car in the fuzzy photos are actually Eddie Baumans old digger,there is a thread here on the HAMB featuring him,Eddie is fron SanAntonio..family business is Baumans Auto Electric
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:13 AM   #32
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The car in the pictures is POWERS, RILEY & MAUER 1965 top fuel car.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:38 AM   #33
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LOOK top right side of this picture on the wall.....its a better look
At the rear tail section. Its square and not as much shape as the other
Cars you see. From the motor forward is the peace my dad has.
This car was only run in 1965 with this noise peace and wedge engine.

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Old 07-02-2012, 08:19 PM   #34
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Todd Cassler at Flames Unlimited in Reading Pa just made this body and did the paint.He started from scratch.He goes by the violator on here.He is the best fabricator/painter that I know.
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