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Old 08-17-2009, 03:14 PM   #1
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Default The Kripple Kart is done, thank you time.

In 2003 I completely severed my spinal cord leaving me either wheelchair or bed bound ,unable to use my hands or drive and, as far as I knew then, all done with playing with old cars &bikes. After a year as a spectator at a lot of shows & cruises I used to participate in, I withdrew into my shell and became pretty much a recluse. Fortunately, my wife Jane and best friends Jeff and Karen at Marshalls Fins’n’Chrome convinced me it would be worth a try to adapt something kool. One ’54 Ford Panel and a hell of a lot of clever adaptations by Jeff later, I found myself in the fantastic position of, instead of finding excuses not to go out in a Mercedes van that I had grown to loathe, looking for places to go and re-joining the scene that I missed so much in my truck.
The next step was to make her “mine”, and I put her in the hands of Jim Turnbull and Julie Ware at Royal Kustoms. With my imagination, their considerable skills and some help from Gary Powell, Jeff Marshall, Joe Gaddy, ’Tootall’ Paul, Tim Harrison & my son Danny we built a Kustom, and I’m extremely proud to share the finished item with you. She’ll never be period perfect, as my disability requires too many creature comforts, but I like to think she in some way captures the spirit of late fifties/early sixties show Kustomising in a daily driver.
I don’t think the people mentioned above will ever fully understand what their efforts mean to me in terms of quality of life and giving me back an identity that I thought had been lost forever, but I thank them with all of my heart and am proud of the friendships that we have forged throughout the endeavour. If you ever want your Kemp worked on in Europe, these are the guys to see.







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Old 08-17-2009, 03:17 PM   #2
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Default Re: The Kripple Kart is done, thank you time.

The Kripple kart LOL. I love it. Kudo's to you for making the best of a bad thing.

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No, that goes beyond period perfect as in just plain ol perfect.
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:17 PM   #3
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Badass!
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:18 PM   #4
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Default Re: The Kripple Kart is done, thank you time.

That truck is absolutely beautiful, and the freedom it represents is even more beautiful.

Congratulations
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:20 PM   #5
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Best wishes .........congrats brother.
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:20 PM   #6
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Default Re: The Kripple Kart is done, thank you time.

the best post on the HAMB in a long time....that's one bitchin panel!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 08-17-2009, 03:20 PM   #7
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Can't even begin to imagine what you've been through,but that panel is the dogs bollocks!
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:26 PM   #8
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what an inspiring post, , ,i have nothing but the utmnost respect and admiration for what you have accomplished, , , i've followed the entire build, it's been a real pleasure to see this build come together, , , CONGRATULATIONS!, , , now go have some fun with that thing!!
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:40 PM   #9
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Man, that's good stuff all around.

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Old 08-17-2009, 03:41 PM   #10
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The pics don't work for me
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:42 PM   #11
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The pics don't work for me
Me neither, but i wanna see!!!!

NEVER MIND!!
It is now....
WOW what a great looking truck!!! I'm loving the color choice. Looking forward to seeing more photo's of it..
Congrats to you for having a killer truck, and those who helped make it happen..
What a great thread!
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:44 PM   #12
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I've seen it in person and the pictures are worth the wait!Paul it was GREAT to finally meet you in person.

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Old 08-17-2009, 03:47 PM   #13
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The pics don't work for me
The pics did not work for me at first either, I had to refresh... even after the thread loaded up.

Weird.


That is a gorgeous panel KripFink, you should be proud.

I hope you enjoy it.

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Old 08-17-2009, 03:48 PM   #14
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Default Re: The Kripple Kart is done, thank you time.

She came out lovely.
Meant to say hi at some point over the weekend but there was so much going on!
Next time.
Congrats again,
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:50 PM   #15
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Default Re: The Kripple Kart is done, thank you time.

Show off some of the special features, this thing is bad ass
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:50 PM   #16
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Man that thing is killer.Congrats,now enjoy the hell out of it
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:53 PM   #17
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Handsome machine!!

Kongrats' Kripfink!!!!!
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:53 PM   #18
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Default Re: The Kripple Kart is done, thank you time.

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The pics don't work for me
I couldn't either, but go to his old thread at the end and you can see some.
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...319228&page=12

WOW, Paul...that came out so cool...what an awesome job!!!

Family and frinds are all we realy have to keep us going, thank God you've got the best of both!

Now get out there and get some more miles on the thing... and don't worry, the muscles in your face wll stop hurting once they get used to that big grin I'm sure you've got going! Have fun, bud...
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:54 PM   #19
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Wow, really need to see more pictures. You,your family and friends have done a outstanding job.

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Old 08-17-2009, 03:58 PM   #20
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Fantastic! Best looking panel I've seen. Congratulations on the outcome. Joe
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