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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by memaerobilia, Mar 26, 2004.

  1. memaerobilia
    Joined: Mar 24, 2004
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    There were lots of show winners.some beauties and then there wwas THIS one. Almost everybody's first reactions is "What the Hell was he thinking?" But if it doesn't make you smile ear-to-ear, you need a humor transplant..
    This was a Brand New Jag, picked up at the docks and Full (OVER!!!) customized for a wealthy New York beer baron. Dad always had a thing for those "egg crate" grilles. Wouldn't you love to take it to Goodwood and dodge the gunfire from the "purists?" [​IMG]
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  2. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
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    They have really strict gun laws over there.
    I think you'd be safe... probably. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. tinyelvis
    Joined: Jun 11, 2001
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    That thing is truely hideous.. but I am impressed you know about Goodwood..

     
  4. Mojo
    Joined: Jul 23, 2002
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    Did he make his eggcrates, or were they modified from another car? If they were made, how?

    BTW, I really dig the metalwork on your site. Amazing stuff. I've always had a desire to be a metalsmith, but just not the ambition to pursue it. Cars in bare metal, and no visible seams... incredible workmanship... Pure artwork.
     

  5. Jeff Norwell
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    ..a good reason for some folks to recieve frontal lobotomys..
     
  6. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    did I miss an intro?

    who are you?

    what's with the name, into old airplane paraphernalia?

    Paul
     
  7. Jeff Norwell
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    [​IMG]...HELL YA..Did I miss the newbie shit-kick'in party..or did ya git one already?..... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. DrJ
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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  9. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
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    from Zoar, Ohio

    [ QUOTE ]
    did I miss an intro? who are you?


    [/ QUOTE ]
    This guy only needed this IMO
    more than an intro
     
  10. memaerobilia
    Joined: Mar 24, 2004
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    "Did he make his eggcrates, or were they modified from another car? If they were made, how?"
    Made his own. Did you notice the ones at the bottom, too?They were flat strips of steel sheet. (I'm assuming 1/16"..)notches cut halfway with a bandsaw and width was perfect to insert/interlock the strips..then brazed,while spacers held strips in place. then chromed.

    "It looks like a really insane photoshop to me, the hood scoop is only on one pic."
    No, I guarantee, all are original, completely unretouched photos. These photos are original-notice those curvy photo edges that they had in the fifties- and I still have almost all original negatives. too. You'll notice a bunch of variations in photos of the Ford Spl on my other post. (before & after fron bumpers were added & other stuff)Just different stages of additions. Cars were always being updated or new ideas added..Most of the paint-re-paint was done right on the street in those days..or in the shop on the RARE occassions when you coould get anything more to fit in. Shop held room for upper workshop and machines & office. garage door on right side led to long paved ramp down to a lower level. So it held about 7-8 cars (in progress) at a time. Others were left on street. Times have changed! He told me of time all the neighborhood kids were playing in the Deusenberg touring car outside the shop. He had bought it to take the big Deusie straight 8 out of and put into an Auburn Speedster-which the chassis had to be stretched a foot (and hoods) to accomodate. Driver was a little guy who could hardly see over the hood! There should be a photo or two of it on the website..
     
  11. Isn't that the prototype for the Speed Racer Mach 5?
     
  12. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    thanks DrJ and Petejoe,

    I guess I forgot to say welcome in your earlier post,

    Welcome, and pleased to meet you.

    Paul
     
  13. DrJ
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    I usta have an MGA that I contemplated putting '59 Caddy fins on.
    Even measured them up to see if they would fit gegraphically(?)
    That was back in the 60's when Sandoz, Purple Haze, and Owsley were cmmon names. [​IMG]
    No I never did it to it, I wasn't THAT crazed! [​IMG]
     
  14. Petejoe
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    DrJ... did you o key stop working on your keyboard ????? [​IMG] Or is you right hand missing the ring finger...[ QUOTE ]
    I usta have an MGA that I contemplated putting '59 Caddy fins on.
    Even measured them up to see if they would fit gegraphically(?)
    That was back in the 60's when Sandoz, Purple Haze, and Owsley were cmmon names.
    No I never did it to it, I wasn't THAT crazed!


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  15. DrJ
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    The top row of letters don't "take" sometimes if I don't hit them hard enugh [​IMG]
     
  16. 36couper
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    from ontario

    Are you guys asleep? He gave a terrific intro!
     
  17. Jeff Norwell
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    Yes,...I sleep as much as possible/////Welcome dude! [​IMG]
     
  18. Molloy
    Joined: Mar 11, 2002
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    from Asotin,WA

    Jag ,its hidden pretty well.Slightly on/off topic.
    Back in 1971 I was living in Lewiston,Idaho renting a
    house.

    The former renter had left a car there. Its was a Jag XK140.
    Now the weird part. It had a Nailhead Buick V-8 engine sitting in it ,no tranny but Jag rearend.

    No rust ,body and interior dirty .

    He finally came and got it after about 2 months. I could
    of bought it for $500.
    Had no idea at the time who I was ,let alone what it was.
    Another odd one got away.
     
  19. CadillacKid
    Joined: Oct 15, 2002
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    That grille's kinda neat....coulda did without the fins (this coming from a guy that owns a '59 Cadillac), but the grille is pretty cool....guy musta drank too much of his own beer before shelling out the dough to pay for that job.... [​IMG]....Welcome to the board!
     

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