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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.

  1. mikes51
    Joined: Oct 4, 2001
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    Wow, that is a hell of a display (backdrop). I wonder who the display/graphic designer is.

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  2. ilikeflatblack
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    has anyone used this kind of bubble?[​IMG]
     
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  3. Moriarity
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    What are those from? they look big
     
  4. ynottayblock
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    i love this car......my ultimate motor right there!
     
  5. wsdad
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    I searched for but couldn't find a bike forum I happened upon about a year ago. They were making Plexiglas bubbles to streamline their bicycles. They said that the way that the '60s car guys did it was as follows:

    Build a big oven.
    Go buy a sheet of Plexiglas and 2 sheets of plywood.
    Cut a hole in 1 sheet of plywood that looks like the shape of the base of your bubble.
    Drill a small inflation hole in the middle of the 2nd sheet of plywood. You're going to attach an air compressor hose to it later.
    Sandwich the Plexiglas between the two sheets of plywood and hold them together with screws.
    Turn it up-side-down and cook it in the oven until the Plexiglas starts to get soft.
    Inflate the bubble.
    Let is cool and harden.

    They had successfully built several for themselves and their friends in various shapes and sizes.
     
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  6. str8Pipe65's
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    Damn rikster you sure do have the coolest archived pics- keep em coming
     
  7. Tuck
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    That Red 32 is the "Jersey Gem"-1963
    I've never seen it in color- looks untouched-
     
  8. ilikeflatblack
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    bell helicopter 47 2 man and 3 man bubbles
     
  9. GulfCoastGasser
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    Man I really dig 60's style Kustoms, especially Bubble Tops.
    I stumbled across this today from 1946.. it may be the first bubble top kustom ever.

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  10. kscuda
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    Sorry for the crappy pic but it is an old post card I have had for some time.
    This is the DIDIA 150 created by Andy Didia from Detroit Michigan with a
    hand formed aluminum body and what is called a skyview top
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  11. Absolutely have loved Dick's car since first seeing it in Hot Rod!
    Dig the dual McC'd Y-block the most!! Tell him he's been an inspiration to many.:)
     
  12. Uhh, after scrolling through this thread, I realized I'm not a big fan of this style... to each his own I guess. I DO like the ATOMIC PUNK, however.
     
  13. GulfCoastGasser
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    Sure, let's see this:

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    Compared to this...

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    Oh yea I see your point... NOT!:rolleyes:

    I understand that imagination, innovation and individuality are not everyone's thing.
    Some need to follow the pack. And that is exactly why they market "kit cars".;)
     
  14. GulfCoastGasser
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    Fritz....
    Fantastic work man, you are an artist.
    Thanks for the pics.:D

    I wish we had some talent like you in Texas... cuz I would be a customer and student!
     
  15. Tom davison
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    Don't forget the martian Spider

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  16. FRITZ
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    Gulfcoast;
    I hope to live in KC. MO. soon enough. as far west as Im willing to go ;)
    but closer then NYC
    FRITZ
     
  17. GulfCoastGasser
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    Great....Only 820 miles away!:eek:

    Maybe a little too far for the student thing.!:rolleyes:
     
  18. a couple more..........
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  19. D.SCOTT
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    Here's miy bubble top!
     

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  20. Rikster
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    Paul Kelly send me a link to a post on the coffincorner website

    showing this photos....

    Anybody recognize the silver blue speeder in the front???

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    And here is the link to the original post

    CoffinCorner
     
  21. Tom davison
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    Fritz, what is bringing you to KC? You'll love it. It's my hometown and just the best small city in the Midwest. Great car town. Be sure to look up Jim Greene.
     
  22. Well if your hangin in KC....most the people there come to Arizona for the winter :rolleyes:........hope to see ya around some.FYI...yeah I decided on a flatty for the Pie Wagon,workin on that now.....60'S SHOW ROD'S RULE!
     
  23. eye bone
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    This was one of my favorite cars when I was a kid… I remember I was always gonna build a model of it but for some reason never did. Thanks for posting these pic's!
     
  24. GulfCoastGasser
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    THANKS - YOU MADE MY DAY!:D
    IMHO LIFE AFTER 1968 SUCKS!:rolleyes:
    LOVE THE WILD RIDES AND I WISH THEY WOULD COME BACK IN STYLE!:cool:
     
  25. Tom davison
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  26. unkamort
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    I have '0' info on this car... found on the net 2/3 years ago.
     

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  27. 32ford5
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    This thread just jumped back in time to help me. Two thumbs up!!
     

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