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Hot Rods Belly Tanker & Bonneville 2012

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Candy-Man, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. Candy-Man
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    What does a Canuck and a Texan have in common?

    Candy-Man (Neil Candy) and Flat-Top Bob (Bob Owens) will be piloting "Mothers Worry" red belly tanker motivated by a GMC, Jimmy 302, in Bonneville this August.

    Jimmy says: " EIGHT for show and SIX to go ".....

    Final touches for the belly tanker on this 4 day week end:
    • - Rad fittings to be welded onto the rad
    • - Front suspension void/hole covers
    • - Moon disc's on the four rims
    • - Raise the front end by 1"
    • - Week end following next, will be the striping & lettering
    Hopefully we will some music by Jimmy this Friday afternoon !

    Anyways stop by while you are on the salt in Bonneville and say hello to myself, Bob Owens, Crew Chief: Keith Floyd (long time friend of Bob's), Crew: Keith Gauthier and Brad Oates both from the Toronto, Ontario area....

    Yes, none of us have a clue what we are doing, but it will be a shit load of fun !

    If it looks as if the top tank is just sitting on the flanges and not bolted together with the lower tank, you would be correct !
     

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  2. Jeff Norwell
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    You have a bad ailment....... ha ha ha
     
  3. Candy-Man
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    My wife says, there is no 12 step program for this illness...

    And if there were, I would say, " Oh Well " lets build something else then....
     
  4. Jeff Norwell
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    No one likes a Quitter!
     
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  5. ynottayblock
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    Best of luck on the salt Neil
     
  6. Acme Speed Shop
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    Rehab is for quitters anyway Neil, so don't go. The B-Tank looks really good.
     
  7. Good luck guys! That should be a blast. I hope to make it to B-Ville one of these days.
     
  8. Flatman
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    Take lots of pics!!! Video if possible, we'll need something to watch to get us all through the next winter!:D

    Best of luck on the salt,
    Flatman
     
  9. Candy-Man
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    Thanks guys.... Yes, I already have the Go-Pro Video Camera for B-Ville footage....
     
  10. seatex
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    DAYUM! And a 302 Jimmy to boot? FKN AWESOME! Go get 'em, boys!
     
  11. jstadrvr
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    Hey Neil, can't wait to go and "step on the salt" for the first time!!!
    Keith
     
  12. mrdodge
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    There's a few Kiwi's coming over this year. We will definitely stop by & say "Gidday". Love the approach...."none of us have a clue what we are doing, but it will be a shit load of fun...."
     
  13. Bob is an unfair advantage! He is 2/3rd of teh rest of us!!!!!!!!!! Sorry Bob, you are a GREAT man!
     
  14. Did you start with one of my Rod 'n Race Fibarglass shells? Can't tell from the photos.
     
  15. Candy-Man
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    jstadrvr : Yes Keith, I can't wait either....

    mrdodge : Come on by mate, I think everyone will notice where we are parked in the pits, what Bob Owens and Keith Floyd have planned !!!!

    Tman : Bob once told me he was the worlds tallest midget.... Sorry Bob ! Hell I am not much taller....

    Rich Venza : Hello Rich, yes it was one of your tanks. However; I purchased it from the A-----E who initally purchased your company ! As your are aware a great guy has bought your old company since then (2nd owner), Scott, is a great guy to deal with !
     
  16. mdcolby
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    very cool! how about a picture of that jimmy
     
  17. See you guys there, we'll be hanging with the 723 team.
     
  18. Candy, I am not much taller that Bob anyway!
     
  19. Jeff Norwell
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    Here is a few shots of the Jimm-roid....

    This was last year... not sure if any visual changes have been made.....

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  20. Will you have the maple leaf up, so we know where all the Canucks are?
     
  21. Ole don
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    Oh, MAN! Thats a nice lookin ride. If Bonneville is a month long this year I MIGHT get to see all the cool cars I have seen on the HAMB. I'll be lookin for the Maple Leaf in the sky.
     
  22. HrdNox
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    from utah

    Very cool bud.
     
  23. So spill it Jeff N, Will you be there Also?


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  24. Jeff Norwell
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    Unfortunately..no..... Familia vacation time.
     
  25. Candy-Man
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    The Maple Leaf and the Lone Star Flag will be flying side by side.....
     
  26. I am Sad.:(
     
  27. Dammit Jeff...... Oh wait! I see a family vacation on the salt in your near future! :) well buddy you'll be missed!


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  28. Nik
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    I might have to take a day and drive over to Bob's and get a closer look at this. I'll have to buy a part as a cover story for my wife. :)
     
  29. Candy-Man
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    If you drive 1,700 miles north of Bob's, you can see the Belly Tanker....
     
  30. Candy-Man
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    Pin Striper threw a little paint at the tanker today....

    Once the 'one shot' is dry, I'll push the tanker outside with the Moon disc's on the rims....

    Ole' tyme' feel with brush strokes in the paint... With a little rubbing, it will remove the shine !

    HAMB'er : "rollie" is to thank for the lettering and striping.
     

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