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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by apound, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. 65COMET
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    That 64 is a good looking SEDAN,why would you call it THE CYCLONE?64 Cyclones were ALL hardtops!!!
     
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  3. From what I've seen here it is possible to change the looks of a 64 Cyclone to a 65 by new front fenders. Rear quarter panels are different but hood and rear deck are the same? Seems like Nicholson's car did the front fender swap, how about the tail lights?
    A car club member here in town has this 64 and really wants my 65. He sold his prior 65 Cyclone and bought the 64 and now regrets the sale. Can his rear 1/4 panels be made to fit the 65 tail light shapes? His 64 is a stroked original 289 with a MustangII. Fe also wants to upgrade to a FE. (my type of guy)
     

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  5. 65COMET
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    HOODS and Trunk lids are different,64 trunk lid extends back,65 trunk is slopped forward!.
    65 Front fenders and assorted front dress will fit!Tail lights are completely different shape and design,64 is rounded between lights,65 is flat!Chrisman's 64 Comet became a 65 for the new season by changing EVERYTHING but the roof and glass!Nichlson's 64 Comets used teardrop hoods,two piece front fenders until the twin scooped hood and one piece front fenders came out,his 65 was a completely new car with a SOHC engine!! ROY.
     
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  6. loudbang
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    And the hits just keep coming

    Chrisman Super Cyclone


    Chrisman Super Cyclone.jpg
     
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  7. dscomet
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    nice pictures keep them comming
     
  8. ClearSpot
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    He has a very nice '64 Cyclone. Is he asking to trade for your '65?
     
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  11. No he wants to put a FE or maybe a 460 in it and then get a 65. He bought this one just a year ago from someone who was at the Fortuna Ca. car show.
     
  12. 65COMET
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    He would be WAY ahead by just starting with a 65! JMO , ROY.
     
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  14. ClearSpot
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    It's not a car show unless rain is in the forecast here in Michigan!
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  15. j3harleys
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    Funny how that works. Hope your car didn't shrink.
     
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  16. Where and when? Been awesome here lately
     
  17. j3harleys
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    Hope you didn't think I was taking a poke at you. I was just poking a stick at the ones
    that run at the sight of a cloud.
     
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  18. 65COMET
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    Funny what rain will do to car people!!I was at Hot August Nights a few years back,RAINED like crazy for days!!Hot Rodder guys covered there engines,Roadster guys covered the interior,the rest just weathered the storms!The party continued on and for Saturdays Parade,PERFECT weather!!PS,I found a leak in my windshield!!!! ROY.
     
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  19. tommyd
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    14142060_1235096969853897_8165108391711513381_n.jpg O.P. says that two of these were built? Canadian?
     
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  20. loudbang
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    And cars run much better at the drag strip with nice humid, cool, air being fed to them. Best times I ever ran were always just as the storm clouds rolled in.
     
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  21. loudbang
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    One more cheat of a 66

    Jack-Chrisman wheelie.jpg
     
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  24. ClearSpot
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    Yeah,been great here. That pic was from last year. Seemed like every event I planned to go to that year was a free car wash!
     
  25. Might have missed it somewhere, but what are you fellas using for fenderwell headers for the small blocks
     
  26. 65COMET
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    You have to build your own!!I do not think there are any pre-made!! ROY.
     
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  27. ClearSpot
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    Here is a pretty cool shot of Dale Snokes Rocket! Photograph taken by Stuart Mitchell. Anybody know if Dale still owns the car? He has not been on here in awhile...

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  28. Dale still has it and will be at the Hotrod reunion in bakersfield next month with it.


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  29. 65COMET
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    Mike;is Dale bringing the ROCKET or the green thing? You going? ROY.
     
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