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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by showrod, May 3, 2008.

  1. showrod
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    I found the remains of an old fiberglass bodied car . it looks like someone cut the roof off it. maybe it was heading toward getting a bubble top :D anyone recognize it?:confused:[​IMG]
     
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  3. WQ59B
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    That's unquestionably at least pulled off the '68 Dodge Charger III showcar- same rear 'louvers' and lower scoop... hunting pic...
     
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  5. notebooms
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    and bam-- there it is. let's hear about it-- year, builder, etc. thanks.

    -scott noteboom
     
  6. metalshapes
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    More pics...
     

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  7. WQ59B
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    [​IMG]

    Note the 'de-acceleration flaps' that open out of the rear clip.
     
  8. slim53
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    Seriously? 4 minutes is all it took?:eek: This place is unreal.....
     
  9. unclescooby
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    Oh please tell me it's yours!?!?! I think that would cool as hell put back together. I'm also guessing it would be worth some large coin if it has that history.
     
  10. Thumper
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    Shit man...........Im tellin ya.........these guys are a bunch of fuckin "Know-it-alls". :D They make Sherlock Holmes look like a dumbass when it comes to mysteries. !!
     
  11. stude_trucks
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    Man, that concept car is beautiful and the funny car is totally badass! The one you found looks like it has definitely seen better days for sure. Maybe it is one of the funny car bodies that never got finished? Seems like it was never painted. Very cool find regardless.
     
  12. showrod
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    here is another picture I laid the roof back in place [​IMG]
     
  13. Dat Dirty Rat
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    Thats too kool that somebody hit it that quick--Whats the story on it??
     
  14. speedtool
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    Keep us informed!!!!!
     
  15. Pir8Darryl
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    Paint the wheels red... :D

    Not exactly HAMB material, but megga-cool anyway.
     
  16. newstranger
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    I hate to sound like an echo, but this board is unbelievable... I'm blown away by how quickly this case was cracked! Now get that fugly-ass car back to it's former glory and make a ka-zillion $$$! Congrats!

    -ns
     
  17. panhead_pete
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    Yep it looks like a floppy not the original car. Still a cool find.
     
  18. Rick Sis
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    At first I thought it was a funny car body, but after looking closer I'm thinking some kind of kit car replica thing.
     
  19. jonzcustomshop
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    I had a matchbox car of that.
     
  20. wvenfield
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    I think that unless the owner wants stupid money I'd still try and snatch it up.
     
  21. turboroadster
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    very cool car and
    Viva la HAMB!
     
  22. publicenemy1925
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    Now that is amazing! 4 minutes! I was sure this was a stumper.
     
  23. FASI
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    I don't know if what you found is from the original car. my brother worked with Vince Gardner in Michigan to build the original car. it was a "non-functional" car built for show only. A model car kit was produced of it back when. Since the rear louvers are not open I would agree with the idea it is a splash off the original for what purpose, who knows. I will see if my brother can shed any light on this copy.
     
  24. showrod
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    Hey Fasi, you are right a web search last night resulted in this...:):D [​IMG]
     
  25. dragsterboy
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    Found one in my collection.Matchbox series no52 Dodge Charger mkIII 1970.
     

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  26. Chaz
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    See, Ya just dont find this shit in magazines. The hamb is like instant gratification.
    Cool pics, cool car, cool story!
     
  27. No air brakes and no hinges for the roof.
    Looks like Funny Car body on a street car frame.
     
  28. arca39
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    well guys after looking at some mopar books, mr.norms got the mold from dodge and he said that he made 3 or 4 bodyies off of it and that one turned into the flying dutchman and one a way out there guy put it on the streets.
     
  29. decker
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    ahhhhhhhhhmazing... i was guessing Bricklin except for the taillights until I scrolled down just a few posts. the HAMB detectives never cease to amaze. I kinda dig the wheels... on the "Chahgha" that is.
    [​IMG]

    >GOLF CLAP<
     
  30. Zig Zag Wanderer
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    LOVED the Charger III as a kid. MPC made a model kit of it too. that car really captured my imagination as a 7 or 8 year-old in the early '70's. maybe someone has a picture of the "swing away" dashboard pod that NHTSA might have a few issues with today!
     

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