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60s show rods and bubble tops (post pics here)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mule Farmer, Sep 4, 2006.

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  3. Part 1: Here's a few Roth Rods from the 2006 Autorama. Enjoy !
     

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  4. Part 2: Here's a few more Roth Rods from the 2006 Autorama. Enjoy !
     

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  5. Here's an interesting show rod, or truck in this case, from the 1960's built by Boots Frithiof of Austin, Texas. Boot's truck-rod named 'My First Love' was first shown in 1960 and over the eight years it was shown on the curcuit, it had more than 200 modifications. During the 1966-67 season, 'My First Love' won the ICAS's International Champion Award with the grand prize being a new Plymouth Barracuda modified by George Barris.
    These pix are from the 2007 Autorama...I'm sorry I don't know who the owner is, perhaps it belongs to a HAMB member as it was in the basement with so many other great home-built rods.
    Enjoy !
     

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    60's chev truck
     

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    this thread ROCK's
     
  9. Slowlow
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    Are those bubble-tops really made from Blown Glass?! They are pretty killer, but I just wonder how you would go about making one today...
     
  10. I found this sitting behind my friends body shop....

    Joystick steering and an Olds "ROCKET" Drivetrain!

    X-15 named after the X-15 Rocket plane!
     

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    Wingnutz, do you know anything else about it? I noticed it there about a month ago. I drive past it almost every monday morning. Think he will mind if I stopped some monday just to walk around it up close?
     
  12. One of the few Ray Besasie cars built in the early '60's ...Milwaukee area...One of three I believe....The web is full of very cool information, including cars built by Ray and his son (Ray) who was the shop boss for Excalibur Motorcars during "the day"....I worked for him there....When I was a kid, Ray Sr. used to spend a great deal of time cruising Milwaukees Lakefront in that car...it's the "X-Something"...Nice find....C9
     
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    thanks Mark I will do that. I see it was moved to the back yard and I know I don't like people just walking in without permission either. Thanks for the extra info Centurian. I used to know a guy that worked at Excalibur also. I believe his name was also Steve lived in Dousman and his wife worked at the local bank. That was in my hard core drinking days so things in the mind that old are a little fuzzy, Steve
     
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    These pictures were taken in my driveway two weeks ago. This is my version of Roth's Druid Princess only mine is driven from the seat up in the rear of the coach body and the doorman rides on the platform on the rearend, just like a real coach. I've done many wedding rentals and the car is featured in a Canadian film called "The Acadian Connection". My car is called the Island Princess. I built this car in the 80's from a 56 Desoto when I was working with Roth at car shows. I never worked for him, in fact, I paid him to appear at one of my shows here on Staten Island in November of 82 when he was still working at Knotts, so he worked for me. The car is for sale by the way. Some of you may have seen it at the Wheels of Time show 5 years ago. I even had it on the Teter-Totter.
     

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    Not a great photo, but...John Baehr's '63 Stingray gullwing built by Doug Thompson in Kansas City, mid-60's.

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    Here it is as shown by next owner Tom Webb. I painted the panel scallops and it toured most of the Larivee circuit '70-71 season. Does anyone have photos with this paint job?

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    Awesome thread. Too bad so many photos are not available. I only blew an hour or so when I could have spent 2!
     
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    Bob Reisner's Invader in the spring of '68. My lowered '66 Riv in the background.

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    Saw the white and purple X Altered 34 Ford from the first page here last night in Planfield, IL. Still looks great and has hasd oval headlights added in the grill to make it more driveable.
     
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    Does anyone have any more pics of this one??

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    That coupe above RULES!!!!!!
     
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    this was at Paso 2006, YES, some nut was driving it.

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    Daryl Starbird's 3-wheeler (can't remember the name).

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    It wouldnt be right not to include some pictures of my buddy Dick Patterson's Model A Coupe. It does have a bubble top and a rather unique interior. The interior was done by upholester Tom Sterkle, who was one of the founding fathers of the Over the Hill Gang Berdoo. Club is celebrating its 35th Anniversary this July.
     

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    that is the futurista
     
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    Here is the futurian, I built it in 2001

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    How about a 50's Detroit concept car (Cadillac Cyclone) with 60's treatment...slammed and longer custom bubble top. Before and after. I assume this is the car that inspired Daryl Starbird's Predicta because it came out a year or two before.

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    anyone else???? this thread died prematuraly
     

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