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Back Seat Betty

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, May 29, 2007.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 16,197

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

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  2. WOW! Words cannot describe that car! Stunning! Detailed but certainly not over the top. A ground bound "fighter plane". Great article Ryan, Thanks.
  3. gahi
    Joined: Jun 29, 2005
    Posts: 734

    from Moab, UT

    The interior does it for me.
  4. 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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  5. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 8,836


    Beautiful craftsmanship and creativity = Very cool HotRod !
  6. AA/Fuel34fordpu
    Joined: Mar 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,263


    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!
  7. jmn444
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 411


    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.


  8. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,421

    from Owasso, Ok

    I let people talk me out of doin' this...
  9. jmn444
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 411


    the link is what i was trying to show... sorry!
  10. Lobucrod
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 4,066


    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.
  11. 2manybillz
    Joined: May 30, 2005
    Posts: 827


    I do like the interior, not too crazy about all the zits on the outside.
  12. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
    Posts: 13,038


    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!! :)
  13. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 6,897


    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
  14. Little Wing
    Joined: Nov 25, 2005
    Posts: 7,432

    Little Wing
    from Northeast

    Now that is trully ART!
  15. Degreaser
    Joined: Nov 9, 2006
    Posts: 936


    Hmmmmmm. Not sure yet. Thats alot to take in. Can't deny the craftsmanship though.
  16. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,735


    Holy Smokes! I'm impressed.
  17. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,497

    from Hypocrisy

  18. Stromberg97
    Joined: Apr 6, 2005
    Posts: 278


    I dig it! Nice work.
  19. Gas Huffer
    Joined: Feb 26, 2007
    Posts: 272

    Gas Huffer
    from Reno, NV

    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!
  20. 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!
    Another aircraft inspired car and Aussie built, Rod Hadfields 55 Chevy with a V12 Merlin in it (as used in the Spitfire and Mustang)
  21. Django
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
    Posts: 10,188


    Hey thanks Ryan for the kind words!

    Here are some specs from our site.

    You can see some VIDEO HERE

    Regarding the P-47 throttle quadrant... one is choke, one is main power and the other is the start button.

    The "gun barrels" aren't gun barrels at all. They are marker lights off a Buick and house the turn signals. They are set up like aircraft regonition lights with one side green, the other side red.

    Still have some odds and ends to address as we haven't finished the shakedown runs.
  22. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,213

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    Since I've always been a WWII aircraft enthusiast, I'd have to give it two thumbs way up!

    The only part about that car I don't like is the title.... my name's not on it!
  23. hatch
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
    Posts: 3,669

    from house

    Returning WWII flight engineer builds a hotrod.......unlike OCC building theme "Viagra" bikes. I DIG IT!!!!
  24. BigRed390
    Joined: Mar 21, 2007
    Posts: 484


    Very nice! I want one now, but lack the talent.:( Congrats on a great build!
  25. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 16,197

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    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...
  26. chrisman
    Joined: Jun 13, 2002
    Posts: 712


    Have you thanked them properly? :D
  27. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 17,502


    Very cool...............I cant wait to see what comes out of your shop next. :cool: :cool:
  28. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 12,034


    I hate theme vehicles (ie OCC) but this is about as well done as one can get. Not my bag, but GREAT JOB!
  29. Oh my god!!!! That thing's rad!
  30. Plowboy
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
    Posts: 4,221


    Cool! It takes a lot of attention to detail to RIVET a car together. You know, panel fit and whatnot. Any fool can WELD something together.

    Good Job fellers!

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