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  1. Jive-Bomber
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  2. Joe Blow
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    Well, they had the old "using what you've got" of hot rodding down.....that's for sure.
     
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  3. That's cool. It seems like drop tanks could make some nice fenders. I'm thinking kustom (with a 'k') isn't apropos.
     
  4. oldiron 440
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    I wonder if it still exists?
     
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  5. Tman
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    Pretty common around GI's. My boss was stationed in Guam during Viet Nam, the had a cut down "buggy" and even a couple community motorcycles that they shared to get around the Island when not on duty.
     
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  6. hansboomer
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    His first mistake was that he didn't put the motor and the driver's seat INSIDE the drop tank. That would have been awesome.
     
  7. davidvillajr
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    Nice! It's got a Harry Westergard meets Tex Avery kind of feel to it.
     
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  8. Jack Rice
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    The good old "use what you have" mentality at work here. Pretty neat. My Dad didn't talk about his WWII exploits much if ever. I once asked him about an old weathered leather mail pouch he had with a swastika branded on it. He casually said he captured a German courier in N Africa and recovered the pouch. But the real reason he did it at all was to get his hands on the motorcycle the courier was riding! Entertainment was wherever you could find it.
     
  9. stuart in mn
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    It would be interesting to know who the GI's were who built that car, and if they built anything else once they got back home - I have to assume they had some custom cars once they got out of the service.
     
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  10. hansboomer
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    FIFY
    Never forget what they did.
     
  11. stuart in mn
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    According to the title of the film, it was made post war - it appeared they were working on cleanups afterwards, scrapping out vehicles. Hopefully that means they were out of danger and made it home safely.
     
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  12. longhorizon
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    He casually said he captured a German courier in N Africa and recovered the pouch. But the real reason he did it at all was to get his hands on the motorcycle the courier was riding! Entertainment was wherever you could find it.[/QUOTE]
    My father was one of those couriers (though he was no friend of the regime). Zundapp K800.
    Wish I could get my hands on that now...
     
  13. sodbuster
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    That Jeep/Willy's is pretty nifty.

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