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Old 05-29-2007, 08:08 AM   #1
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Theme cars are a risky business for sure. It's easy to lose sight on just what a hot rod is in an effort to work in that last design idea or cue... and when those i...

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Old 05-29-2007, 08:26 AM   #2
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WOW! Words cannot describe that car! Stunning! Detailed but certainly not over the top. A ground bound "fighter plane". Great article Ryan, Thanks.
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:28 AM   #3
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The interior does it for me.
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:32 AM   #4
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I don't care what anyone says that car is the shit. I love the styling, the look, the feel, I can imagine just cruisin around in it or even a lengthy road trip. all the stares, and people admiring the craftmanship. It is AWESOME, no other way to describe it. The green look outs are just fantastic. But what arethe throttle levers used for? I see lines running up to the firewall butno idea what they are for. Anyhow its one badass ride...
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:38 AM   #5
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Beautiful craftsmanship and creativity = Very cool HotRod !
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:38 AM   #6
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Good eye for detail not my cup of tea. All the rivets and the windows in the top. Just put it over the top to were it stands out just to much. Not nocking it just my 2 cents!
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:45 AM   #7
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I let people talk me out of doin' this...
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:45 AM   #8
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kinda off topic, but that little coupe reminds me of one of my favorite trucks out there, the interiors simply kick ass like that in my opinion.



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Old 05-29-2007, 08:48 AM   #9
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the link is what i was trying to show... sorry!
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:48 AM   #10
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not much said about the drive train. Need more info! Yeah and what are the throttle levers hooked up to. I hope they're not just there for looks.
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:51 AM   #11
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I do like the interior, not too crazy about all the zits on the outside.
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:54 AM   #12
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Seriously amazing work! You guys really pulled that off nicely! The rivet detail is something that I had been looking to incorporate into my build since the beginning, but wasn't sure how it would look in the flesh. You guys NAILED it!!! Hats off to Hot Rod Chassis!!
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:55 AM   #13
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As good a theme car as I have ever seen, there is not one area I would critisize, simply a time warp bomber piece. Very bold build that would leave yourself open for opinions that you may not like. But I don't think they would give a rats ass, they focused on the theme and nailed it. Hats off team, love it-Sololobo
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:57 AM   #14
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Now that is trully ART!
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Old 05-29-2007, 09:23 AM   #15
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Hmmmmmm. Not sure yet. Thats alot to take in. Can't deny the craftsmanship though.
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Old 05-29-2007, 09:30 AM   #16
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Holy Smokes! I'm impressed.
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Old 05-29-2007, 09:43 AM   #17
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I'm torn.
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Old 05-29-2007, 09:45 AM   #18
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I dig it! Nice work.
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Old 05-29-2007, 09:49 AM   #19
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Amazing craftsmanship and a true eye for detail! I'm not going to get into whether it's something I would build or not, as I can not take claim for the hours that were spent building this. It represents an asset to the hot rod community if it's your style or not. Well done!
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Old 05-29-2007, 09:50 AM   #20
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I like the interior but the rest doesn't work for me, loose the oversize grille, roof windows and the rivets and it would be one SWEET car. Like Ryan said the workmanship in it is superb!
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