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Old 05-30-2007, 07:44 AM   #81
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I think it is very cool, tremendous workmanship. Hate the roof.
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Old 05-30-2007, 08:07 AM   #82
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Let'see:

Loose the grille, paint it flat black, hang lakes, loose the rivets, remove the roof treatment, change the headers. etc.....

Then it will be a perfect everybody else has it rod. The car is an incredible piece plain and simple. You got to love that a lot of guys want every single car to look exactly the same or it is wrong. It is a cool looking car with an incredible eye for detail. Do not change a thing!! It is easy to do the same thing over and over but it takes craftsmanship and talent to pull something like that off.
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Old 05-30-2007, 01:30 PM   #83
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This car will inspire alot of builder's.
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Old 05-30-2007, 02:00 PM   #84
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not so sure I like the grill shell but the rest of it is awsome
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Old 05-30-2007, 02:17 PM   #85
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I knew this car would put people on two sides of a line, but I also knew there was one aspect that couldn't be argued - the work. I mean, this car has some amazing craftsmanship behind it. The beamed top, the garnish mouldings, the door panels, etc... They straight up amaze me...

On the roof inserts... At first I thought they were taking the idea a little too far... a little too literal... and then I saw the green glow they cast on the interior. I love old air planes... and I love the feeling they have... and that glow just does it...

Also try to look for the "little" accomplishments the builder made... Whoever mated those headlights to the grill shell has to be proud of his work... very gracefull...
There is more work and thought and originalty put into this car than most you will see at car shows. It's not a cookie cutter car and its got a lot more into it than a rat rod. I love it for the way it is different and for how it not only functions (everything works) but it has a style all to its own that shows a level of craftsmanship and engineering that is seldom seen on today home built hot rods.
When you are just bolting on chrome parts from a catalogue on your car ....you can't trash on this one!!!
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Old 05-30-2007, 03:00 PM   #86
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I like the roof windows. Not sure about the color though. Like the dash and interior. Don't like the rivits look or the grill.

All things aside I can't help but admire the workmanship.
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:19 PM   #87
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She's drilling in the wrong place........

Did you drill each hole in 'steps'? And then debur 'em??? Like Boeing???

BTW......I really dig it man....that's COMMITMENT right there......
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:31 PM   #88
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How about a rivet TECH piece? I have been wanting to do some on my modified but am a little nervous.
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:42 PM   #89
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Shit... That looks like an insane amount of work.
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Old 05-30-2007, 04:47 PM   #90
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Awesome craftsmanship. I love the grill (but I'm kind of biased, I like it on my jalopy too). I am so impressed with the rivet work, and the commitment it took to do that. I was going to be so irritated if the rivets were "airbrushed" (ala OCC). Everytime i go back and look at the pictures, I see something else cool. In the end, that's what matters. Does the car make you want to stop and stare for hours, before you go look at the rows of red belly-button 350/350 roadsters? HELL YEAH! Well done!
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:17 PM   #91
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I'm speechless. Superb!
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:25 PM   #92
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A vary nice car.. Luv it
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:34 PM   #93
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I could do a rivet tech piece if you guys want. I'll build something and have somebody take photographs as I go.
Yes, please.....
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Old 05-30-2007, 06:38 PM   #94
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That is an insanely tight car, and far beyond anything that I could build, kudos to you guys.

But one thing leaves me a little cold. It's got everything going that a vintage bird would, except for the heart of any warplane..... big, stupid power

I'm sure it's fast with that poly, but the rest of the car sets the bar so high, it begs for an engine that evokes aircraft. Maybe extra cylinders, maybe forced induction, maybe just the sound that comes with aircraft level compression. Not sure what, just know that poly looks & sounds distinctly earth-bound compared to the rest. Sweet car though.
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:30 PM   #95
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Where are the wings, and POW camp?
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:41 PM   #96
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Well planned, well executed, not a bellybutton in sight. Everyone involved done good.

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Old 05-30-2007, 10:35 PM   #97
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I don't know shifty... when was the last time you saw a Poly in ANYTHING that it didn't come in originally?

Did anyone watch the video.
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Old 05-31-2007, 12:01 AM   #98
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Django...great of you to keep up with the thread and answer questions! Yes, I watched all the videos...awesome sounding pipes.
Though saw no smoke from the tires! Holding back a bit?!
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Old 05-31-2007, 01:22 AM   #99
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From one fabricator to another, I am very impressed! I don't see a single detail or item that I don't like about that car. A job VERY well done, sir. And I'd love to see it in person some day.
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Old 05-31-2007, 07:39 AM   #100
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Maybe you can do a tech on "asphalt death grip" set up. I'd be interested. Tire smoke is cool but hooking up and shutting some Porsche down is cooler.
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