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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. Ryan
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    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    Bass Finds A Way

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    Continue reading the Original Blog Post
     
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  2. khead47
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    Now that's a Hot Rod !
     
  3. Wow! That thing is nuts!!! I'd love to see it with the body off, to check out all the details.
     
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  4. CBoyd
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    Job well done. Wouldn't change a thing. Great skills
     
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  5. That's called PERFECTION!!
    That full length side view says it all.
    Well done, Mr. Bass!
     
  6. bchctybob
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    Just goes to show that Brian’s eye and talent spans the whole of the hot rod genre. Bitchin car, bitchin work.


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  7. Intersting,,, vintage trailer side markers used as tail lights,,,
     
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  8. Mr48chev
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    That is incredible. It rather looks as if it was built by a guy who did the fabricating in a top Indy car shop just before or after WWII.
    Now that it has done it's Trog thing what is next for it?
     
  9. a boner
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    Wow, simply amazing!
     
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  10. Ryan
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    You caught it... I believe they are early airstream marker lights.
     
  11. choptop40
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    Watched Brian on youtube....hes a talented guy for sure....
     
  12. They ran those lights on a lot of trailers. I have them on my 1962 Terry camper trailer.
     
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  13. sololobo
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    BASS=CLASS, nuff said
     
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  14. Jim Hassad
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    I am very biased in my affection for roadster based race cars and this one pushes all the right buttons for me. I really like how he formed "power bulges" around the engine to keep the nose as small as possible, very aircraft like. There must be a spiritual connection with Brian, me and my dad, Ira. Attached are pics of our cars design and mechanical similarities, separated by 70 years. Bonneville54_1a.jpg

    hassad_photos_009.jpg rdstr 1.JPG P1000644.JPG 1999 Laguna Seca HMSA races.jpg

    I hope you have as much fun with your special car as we have had with ours. Sadly, I have no one to pass it on to, so it is up for sale to a new "caretaker".
     
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  15. krylon32
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    What a hot rod. It's got it all.
     
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  16. belair
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    For me, it's the way the lower body bulge(?) is carried on into the cowl and finished off. Perfect. The exhaust is pretty nifty too. As Robert Earl sang, "It's the little things."
     
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  17. Yes Airstrem and most trailer/campers from the 50's. I am replacing the broken ones on my Alaskan Camper and they are getting hard to find.
     
  18. Jim Hassad
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    BTW, 151 mph at El Mirage in 1958, on gas, no blower, 241" Dodge hemi.
     
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  19. Bass
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    Thanks guys! And especially Ryan C. and John Helmuth.

    The taillights are actually NOS WWII-era (or immediate post war) aircraft Grimes wingtip position lights, used on everything from P-51 Mustangs (I think) to more modern planes. They had 24V bulbs and I had to modify them for 1157s. (I have a pair of those airstream trailer lights too, and they are similar but different.)

    If I get a chance I’ll upload some build pics later.
     

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  20. Ryan
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    Awe... Grimes was a Curtis Wright company. I actually have some Grimes made lights on my Curtis Wright Clipper.
     
  21. Can we even just talk about clocked fasteners on stuff like hood latches and the cover for the steering arm? Come on.....that's waaaaaay more effort than "He did it all in a few short weeks of 'here and there' work." ;) The level of detail he can squeeze on boggles the imagination. Beyond crazy impressive
     
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  22. Sculptive Design Co.
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    Absolutely one of the best cars built within the last 10 years. Like Ryan said, not over done. All in the details, proportions, stance, wheel and tire treatment. Mix between form and function. And on, and on.
     
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  23. Brian @Bass Rules!

    ... and so does his Track T:

     
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  24. Rickybop
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    Neat roadster.
    ... my extremely understated complement for a perfectly understated hot rod.

    I've seen some of Brian's other creations here and listened to you guys speak of his work. This thread prompted me to look for a video. I watched "Vital Signs"... Brian speaking about his passion and philosophy of hot rods.

    I enjoyed it very much LOL.
    It was like listening to the Einstein/Billy Graham of hot rodding. Every single word... absolute truth.

    I think we like Brian Bass.
    Another understatement.


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  25. Rickybop
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    LOTS of cool details.
    Nothing like a little cantilever suspension.
    And unless I had seen or read it, I wouldn't have guessed that it has a supercharger under the hood!

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  26. Gotgas
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    I asked if he would take the hood off it last weekend at PnP. He did - and then he started it up. That little bastard sounds as good as it looks! :D
     
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  27. Stogy
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    Thanks for showcasing this Artpiece...:confused:...that goes...;)

    What can you say about @Bass other than he has mastered the Art of Hotrod and totally gets it with Krafty Precision...

    Wonderfully written tribute and Captured in an equally Artful Way...Baremetal is often debated but I fully understand why one would present a vehicle in such a fashion...It's a form of sculpture...

    Thanks @Ryan and @HelmuthBrothers
     
  28. corncobcoupe
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  29. I honestly believe Bass outdid himself on this one, the man's talent seems endless.

    BTW, the Veda hub caps are the cats arse. HRP
     
  30. GordonC
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    Awesome looking little car!
     

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