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Old 06-21-2008, 08:21 AM   #41
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I like the front, but the rear seems like a afterthought. It's to sad to think that he had to fight it on and off the trailer to get it in the hall with the wacky steering. I'm sure as a show car it won more points that way. My feelings are after the show circuit is over, how cool it would be to cruise it.
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Old 06-21-2008, 09:16 AM   #42
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Wasn't MarkX going to make a clone????? I saw him chime in an earlier post??
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Old 06-21-2008, 03:11 PM   #43
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dont know if its been mentioned, about the un-drivability because of the bobble top... i was looking through Rik Hovings site and found pics of it when Watson painted it, what i noticed is that by then the bobble top had been modified to allow air to come in straight from the front.

http://public.fotki.com/Rikster/11_c...onic-c-03.html

sorry if someone already mentioned this, thought id share.

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Old 06-21-2008, 06:13 PM   #44
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I think the donor car (56 vette) may make a clone cost prohibitive, either that or it would cost too damned much money, It would be cool though, I wouldnt getting a shot at trying to buy the real one and restoring it though

someone could buy this vette in the classifieds and use it to make a clone


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Old 06-21-2008, 07:19 PM   #45
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Wasn't MarkX going to make a clone????? I saw him chime in an earlier post??
He was supposta be uh makin' one! Hurry Up MarkX!! The world needs another bubble!


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Old 06-22-2008, 11:19 AM   #46
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Nice Jason!

So that is what you did in Dublin.
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Old 06-23-2008, 04:13 AM   #47
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Wouldnt a good ac system be enough in the bubble? does anyone but Ed Roth know? I remember a green rod built that had a bubble top a while back and now there is that new red one with the ginormotron hemi in it I did see the green one cut the top off first like t tops and then all the way off total bummer.
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:02 AM   #48
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The x-sonic was pretty bitchin'! A clone was in the works by a HAMBer, but I think he needs to get busy on it! ha ha ha

I like the 60's era better because of the creativity involved with the cars. Well, that is until they started putting toilets and bunk beds on them. A nice 40's style rod is cool, but a lot of people who are into them are about as bad as the restorer types by pointing out that you didn't use the "correct" this or that. You put a row of nicely done trad cars together and by the time I examine the 3rd or 4th one, I am getting tired of looking at the same formula on all of them. Compared to a show rod, it doesn't take much more than money and e-bay to build a perfectly trad car with all the right parts. I can appreciate the guy who has scoured swap meets looking for this and that, but aside from how much money you have in the car the result is pretty much the same. You can get a little creative with a bracket or whatnot, but when it comes to suspension and body, the box of acceptable parameters is pretty small.

With the custom rod era the box is wide open, you can do whatever you want. That is great for those of us who like to buy cars that most would consider junk and turn them into something else. Give me a perfect body, a nice frame and all the right suspension parts and I am pretty sure I can slap together a trad rod in no time. I guess I like more of a challange than that.
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Wouldnt a good ac system be enough in the bubble? does anyone but Ed Roth know? I remember a green rod built that had a bubble top a while back and now there is that new red one with the ginormotron hemi in it I did see the green one cut the top off first like t tops and then all the way off total bummer.
That is my car, yep good a/c is enough. My car is one where I sacrificed a little function though, it is pretty tight inside, but it is very driveable, unlike most of the ones that have been built.
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:12 AM   #50
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Push button steering would take a shit load of engineering huh? Definitely creative but I am still not sure that I see evidence of form following function even on this car.
If the function was to be an over the top full custom car using every trick in the book on a CORVETTE, than the form follows the function perfectly.
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:14 AM   #51
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I think it's that drive ability factor that loses me a little on "custom rods". I've never seen a driveable bubble top... And if you can't drive them, I don't have much use for them.

To me though, they are just fun to look at and dream...
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:19 AM   #52
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I think it's that drive ability factor that loses me a little on "custom rods". I've never seen a driveable bubble top... And if you can't drive them, I don't have much use for them.

To me though, they are just fun to look at and dream...
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:22 AM   #53
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Why couldn't a video game controller be used to control the car? hydraulic rams and valves that controlled ike a Wii?
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:28 AM   #54
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Come on up, the keys are in it........
I don't think I could fit in that one man... I'm 6'3" and a portly 210lbs.
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:30 AM   #55
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You could fit, you would just have to lean a little more to the right. Just pretend you are from Detroit. ha ha ha
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:35 AM   #56
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HAHAHA... You would rule if you would drag race that thing... Now that would be FUCKING cool.
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:36 AM   #57
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I love this car. some of the mods toward the end were a bit much for my taste. But I would love to make a replica of the first edition. The black and fur interior killed the later versions for me....... Great post ryan!!!
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:45 AM   #58
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HAHAHA... You would rule if you would drag race that thing... Now that would be FUCKING cool.
I was going to take it to Salina and race the Titus brothers in their car, but I don't think I can afford it.

I will give you one thing though Ryan, the thing that really sucks about show rods is that sometimes you make them so nice that you are afraid to mess them up. The county just rocked my road last week so the bubbletop is staying in the garage. I didn't even take it to the local car show 4 miles from my house. The spacetruck made it because that thing is just a tired old road dog. I consider it a "showrod in training". ha ha ha
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:53 AM   #59
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Bring it to the HAMB Drags, make a 13 sec pass, and I'll pay for your hotel room and as much gas as I can afford.

The truck is still my favorite. I think it's because of the Robert Williams scene from last year at the drags. That so ruled...
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:22 AM   #60
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Bring it to the HAMB Drags, make a 13 sec pass, and I'll pay for your hotel room and as much gas as I can afford.

The truck is still my favorite. I think it's because of the Robert Williams scene from last year at the drags. That so ruled...
I don't think the Atomic Punk will pass tech - I don't have seatbelts and I won't fit in there with a helmet. I don't think a lexan bubble will qualify as a "Roof". ha ha ha I would run it on the Highway by my house though, I already have. I don't have the speedo really calibrated and I don't know how fast I was going. The bubble has a little lift to it when you get going down the road, I have it pinned down but I am not sure how it would do at full speed. Maybe some of us will should get it out and get a you tube of it. There is already a video in existance of the first run with it where I was trying to get stupid with it, but Gordy hasn't got it put up yet. Somebody pick a weekend and we will do it.

Does someone have a calculator that would tell what a 400 horse Hemi with a Turbo 400 and a 3.70 gear should run? I think it raps out kinda high. I have been trying to take it easy on it since the motor is still getting broken in.

I have driven the car about 80 miles or so, not earth shattering by any means, but it is 80 miles more than most of them.

I guess the cat is out of the bag about Mark X. How is that car coming along, player????
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