Welcome to the THE H.A.M.B. forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Go Back   THE H.A.M.B. > General Discussion > The Hokey Ass Message Board

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-29-2007, 06:22 PM   #61
Benzine440
Old School HAMBer
 
Benzine440's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 3,250
Default Re: Back Seat Betty

I does grow on you. I like the grill and I like the use of the poly 325. I'd like to know what you did to the engine. What kind of intake is that? Where did the header design come from? What is a TMC TTK 5-speed? How is it mated to the Dodge?
__________________
"Stops on a dime, gives nine cents change." Bill King
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2007, 06:38 PM   #62
Peter Pan of Chicago
Old School HAMBer
 
Peter Pan of Chicago's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Cary, Il.. Village of da Ordinary
Posts: 2,937
Thumbs up Re: Back Seat Betty




This is just a pic of Mrs. PPOC checking out Betty at "Garage Days '07" at HRC&C. She really dug it!

Ya know, I've watched this car in various stages of construction and helped push her into her spot in the HRC&C display at this years Chicago WoW. Somehow I never looked at this car as a "Theme Car". I thought it was a very well designed and constructed kool ol' hotrod. I realized that it has quite a few nods to vintage WW2 Warbirds, yet it never seemed "overpowering". Everything seems "balanced". When I first saw the rivet detail in the bodywork, I didn't think B25 inspired fuselage theme. I just thought; "What a neat idea!".

I guess I'm just too close to this build, but you all gotta admit it is quite a interesting and well done hotrod. Mucho kudos to the Hill & Tulley team for a super nice hotrod.......

Joel
__________________
"....it's half past four 'n I'm shifting gears!"

www.chicagobrushmasters.com
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2007, 07:45 PM   #63
26TCoupe
Grenade Inspector
 
26TCoupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Lake Mills, WI
Posts: 200
Default Re: Back Seat Betty

You guys did a great job on this one! I never thought of it as a theme car either, it is just a hotrod made with your style and interests in mind. I can really appreciate the aircraft style work, being a fighter jet mechanic myself. Obviously you wouldn't want to build every one of your cars in this manner, but you don't seem to have any intention of doing that. Great car! Great craftsmanship!
__________________
www.pagebuildr.com/DBell
offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 05-29-2007, 08:00 PM   #64
Aman
Old School HAMBer
 
Aman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,585
Default Re: Back Seat Betty

I kinda like it. Always did like a red head with big tits, but why the name Back Seat Betty on a coupe? Sorry if someone already asked that.
__________________
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2007, 08:34 PM   #65
mcload
Member
 
mcload's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 522
Default Re: Back Seat Betty

I admire the design, craftsmanship, and attention to detail. I understand the reason for the exhaust design, but I think it interrupts the overall flow of the body. In other words, distracts rather than compliments. But overall, it's a great study in concept and design.

Did you go with the Jet-Hot coating on headers because of patina, or, why not chrome?

Great feature Ryan.

Patrick McLoad
The Venus Project
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2007, 09:02 PM   #66
jn6047
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Alberta
Posts: 71
Default Re: Back Seat Betty

I like it.

jn6047
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2007, 10:26 PM   #67
Justin B
Alliance Member
 
Justin B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: escondido ca.
Posts: 2,444
Default Re: Back Seat Betty

i could like it but the headers just ruin it for me, never understood fenderwell headers on a car without fenders. they distract from the rest of the car when they should flow with it.
swap them out for something that flows (think lakes style or maybe moon dragster pea shooters) and i think it would change alot of peoples minds about the car.

great craftsmanship though
__________________
is there a site like the hamb but for traditional hot rods and customs?????
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2007, 10:41 PM   #68
cruisinkruty
Grenade Inspector
 
cruisinkruty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Montville, Ohio
Posts: 314
Default Re: Back Seat Betty

I love the Baloney cut exhaust turnouts,very similiar to a radial engines exhaust.WELL DONE!
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2007, 10:45 PM   #69
rjgideon
Member
 
rjgideon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 458
Default Re: Back Seat Betty

Quote:
Originally Posted by RF View Post
Betty's nibletts are a bit wall-eyed though...
I thought that I was the only one who noticed that.

However, the car as a whole is amazing. I really like it and I hope the owner has a blast in it. It definitely is a work of art, not an art car.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2007, 11:02 PM   #70
pan-dragger
Old School HAMBer
 
pan-dragger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: milE HIGH City
Posts: 3,243
Default Re: Back Seat Betty

i dig it.
__________________
r.i.p. pops
wanted- 671 blower
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2007, 12:01 AM   #71
daddy-o63
Grenade Inspector
 
daddy-o63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: abbotsford bc canada
Posts: 227
Default Re: Back Seat Betty

Quote:
Originally Posted by KIRK! View Post
I hate theme vehicles (ie OCC) but this is about as well done as one can get. Not my bag, but GREAT JOB!
what kirk said,awesome work though
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2007, 12:01 AM   #72
jn6047
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Alberta
Posts: 71
Default Re: Back Seat Betty

After thinking about it a bit more, I could really see a car of similar construction, but with a full hood like Foose's P52 and it's exhaust, and a tractor style grille like the one in this picture.

jn6047
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	30 ford2.jpg
Views:	191
Size:	53.6 KB
ID:	315628  
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2007, 12:06 AM   #73
leftcoast66
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 53
Default Re: Back Seat Betty

I really really think its awesome to see the craftsmanship that went into that car. Not something I would build, but I definitely appreciate the work that goes into a car like that.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2007, 12:13 AM   #74
northern skink
Member
 
northern skink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
Posts: 678
Default Re: Back Seat Betty

Love the instruments/gauges, the throttle/prop pitch/mixture lever cluster used as choke/ignition/start controls, and the Douglas transport control yoke for a steering wheel. The ceiling beams and rivets protruding from the ceiling would give a mindful driver or passenger pause, lest even a minor mishap gets one literally scalped.

Stunning craftsmanship throughout.

The nose art is right on. It's traditional: just salacious enough to evoke the longing, and decent enough not to piss off the colonel. Note: it's also not depicting the airplane, or the car on which it's painted, which would have been just lame.
__________________
Lift with your legs.

Last edited by northern skink; 05-30-2007 at 08:15 AM.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2007, 02:07 AM   #75
LiL' NiCk
Member
 
LiL' NiCk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Milwaukee, WI, 53235
Posts: 722
Default Re: Back Seat Betty

H@ly Sh!t...Perfection.....WoW!...I hope i am to some day see this metal art in person!
__________________
www.creativeshake.com/nick-hansen
TAKE A TOUR, Click below!
www.nick-hansen.com

Last edited by LiL' NiCk; 05-30-2007 at 01:57 PM.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2007, 03:06 AM   #76
VAPHEAD
BANNED
 
VAPHEAD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Denver 2nd floor
Posts: 3,258
Default Re: Back Seat Betty

What is the world comimg to when NADS is being PC ?

And I loved you bro like the little kitty I didn't mean to bury past its ears...

Can't it still breath with it's face full of sand?

Hey P jr. autograph?
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2007, 05:17 AM   #77
Bazooka
Member
 
Bazooka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Fresno, Ca.
Posts: 689
Default Re: Back Seat Betty

I love it. Alot of nice work put into that thing...
__________________
looking for 64 lemans or tempest pm me
online   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2007, 05:54 AM   #78
Buckle
Grenade Inspector
 
Buckle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Gingellville, Mi
Posts: 385
Default Re: Back Seat Betty

A bit over the top for me. The craftmanship is awesome and I agree with the green glow in the interior, I noticed that right away, that really creates a feeling in the interior, pretty cool.
__________________
1958 Plymouth Savoy
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2007, 07:30 AM   #79
oaktree
Alliance Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Midland, TX
Posts: 71
Default Re: Back Seat Betty

It sings! Beautiful car.....
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2007, 07:30 AM   #80
back seat betty
Alliance Member
 
back seat betty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Wood Dale, IL
Posts: 73
Default Re: Back Seat Betty

Hello Slicks,
Well I have to say Thanks to HRCC for listening and thinking this car through. Motor is a one year Dodge 325 poly..super red ram. Built by Opel Engineering in Carolstream ,IL. Heavy reenforced Henry frame. The car is not a theme but rather a tribute to those who sacrificied their lives in the pursuit of freedom and democracy. Ive seen all the other cars with a aircraft type style, its Mr.Tully that stuck it to Fuss for its the only real rivit car I have ever seen! My first road trip was this weekend and she performed magnificently. Only complaint I have is when U get into a tribute car, your in the hands of the builders and be dam sure your pockets can handle the pressure. O one other thing make sure they dont run out of locktight. BSB
offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:49 PM.