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Who still makes fed aluminum bodies?????

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by spicerracing, May 9, 2012.

  1. spicerracing
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  2. ryno
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    There's a cat here In Joplin mo
    He came by my open house during the hamb drags,I do not remember his name.
    I think he had a build thread possiably.
    Car looked awesome.
    Maybe contact king chassis here,I think he built the car that the body was on.
     
  3. Irrational Metalworks
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    I can build you a nice one!
     
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  5. oldandkrusty
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    Hi Robert,

    One of the guys in our club had one built very recently by "Rooman" here on the HAMB. He is located in Indianapolis. Do a search for him. His work is beyond excellent.
     
  6. spicerracing
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    Look at the pics and pm me a quote please. 150" WB
     
  7. spicerracing
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  8. fenderless
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    You could contact Brian Fox, Kingchassis here on the HAMB!

    ...................................
    Taildragger&fenderless
     
  9. spicerracing
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    I contacted him on building a chassis.....but I didn't know he did bodies.
     
  10. cracker head
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    Tim is local to you, and is a top notch metal shaper. Check out his thread he started a few days ago for some examples of his work.
     
  11. daddy_o's_diner
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    X2 for Rooman

    I've been to Rooman's shop and that man has talent in spades!!!!

    Nice guy too...



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  12. spicerracing
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    Cool.....thanks guys!
     
  13. Xdrag48
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    Check with Horton race cars,Belton,S.C. He was doing nostalgic cars also...

    Steve
     
  14. 150J/F
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    Give Don Ross a ring. He is in Garland, TX I believe. (214)327-7312
    He did the Scorpion 1 & 5, the Rat Patrol car and others.
     
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    "IrishPol" here on the HAMB is just north of Austin. He did the body on Skotz flathead dragster, as well as the modified "El Gato Grande".

    Kingsville huh? I was born there
     
  17. Autojunkie
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    Was gonna mention Brian Fox, but never mind :D

    I should have read ALL of the comments first.
     
  18. afan
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    from michigan

    AL Bergler in Shelby twp Mi. HE will be in Boweling Green for the reunion. you can see his work.
     
  19. dwrfab
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    Like 150J?F said I am in Garland and will build an aluminum bodu for your car Call me 214-327-7312 See www.donrossfab.com for some info and map the rest of the site is to be updated next week.
    dwrfab Don Ross
     
  20. spicerracing
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  21. spicerracing
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    $10,000 is out of the question.......I beat out a peace of aluminum myself....LOL
     
  22. the metalsurgeon
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    i can help him!

    my weekly metal work blog www.themetalsurgeon.com
     
  23. the metalsurgeon
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    try Walmart.....i think they have a sale on right now....

    www.themetalsurgeon.com
     
  24. Old Tin and New Tin
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    Tom Hannah if you are looking for the best fabrication and authenticity. He started making these in the early 60's in California. Known for building Don Garlits' Wynns Charger,Creitz and Donovan, Keeling and Clayton's California Charger, considered by many to be the world's most beautiful front-engine dragster ever built and many, many others. His shop here in Wichita, KS is still turning out unbelievable new cars and does many restorations on original FEDs. Be aware, speed costs and so does top quality fabrication
     
  25. Da Tinman
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    If you had any real idea as to what it takes to make a well proportioned, good fitting dragster body you would understand the high price.

    Add in the fact that you want the most complicated style of body thats not an unreasonable price for a professionally built body.
     
  26. rooman
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    Judging by the pix on your web site you sure can--nice work

    Roo
     
  27. Irrational Metalworks
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    Thanks Roo! I was taught by one of the best in my opinion, a guy named Larry Stork at UMP years ago!
     
  28. dwrfab
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    Robert:
    The car in your fuzzy photos looks like the Bonzi II formerly owned by Eddy Bowman from Texas. Do you have that car???
    Don Ross
     
  29. spicerracing
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    Hold up.....I wasn't trying to piss on anyone's shoes by saying $10,000 is out of the
    Question. I know it takes a masters skills to build a body. I just don't have that
    Kinda money to put into a body. 2nd I don't have the car. When powers and riley
    Teamed up with noel mauer in 1965 noel got a garlits chassis and powers and riley
    Provided the power train. The car was only ran for one year. Noel told me
    In 1966 they took the chassis back to garlits and had it stretched and him and willis
    Put a hemi in it. They put a new front half body on the car and re used the back half.
    My dad has the old front half to the body.....still has original paint.
    We was looking into re creating that 65 car. First wedge powered car to
    Go over 200mph.
     
  30. spicerracing
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    Noel told me after they stretched that car in 66 it only had one shoot...
    They were making a test pass and the clutch setup was wrong....he went to stage
    And brought the rpms up and it pulled him through the lights and red lighted.
    They wanted to get one more pass in and they fixed the clutch but the track made them
    Wait till midnight....he said it was dark in the shut down area and the car started to
    Hop off the ground. He said the only thing that saved him is they built the track up
    Four feed and the end and he hit a tree. After that I guess they went with a woody gilmore
    Chassis and built a new body with two shoots.

    It was a awesome phone call. Talking to david powers and john riley and noel mauer
    was a great.....
     

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