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Bill Thomas CKC/Nova A/FX

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Wisenheimer, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. frankenstein1948
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    I've always wondered if any of these survived. Good to hear that two of them did.
    Thanks for posting!
     
  2. Deuces
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    I have some Marlin pics I took a couple of weeks ago... I'll post those later on today.........
     
  3. 1badnov
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    An the REAL answer is, if you click on my signature & go to the Fastback pics you will see one titled Scott's. How many pics are there? & yes I know its locked. Cause the car is being restored & he doesn't want all the pics out yet.

    There are 3 fastbacks currently being restored. And yes there were more then 3 built.
     
  4. treeserv
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    I saw photos along time ago of 1 fastback with no roof. It came off going through the light at over 125 mph and chashed down hard.That was when i found out they had fiberglass roofs.
     
  5. 1badnov
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    That was before they put in a rear window. An thats why the rear window had a pressure relief like the GT350R.
     
  6. biscaynes
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    found on another forum, can't recall which.
    they all started out to be road race cars i believe.
     
  7. teddisnoke
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    Dave- great hanging out with you this past weekend. Your pictures of the fastbacks are very helpful.
    Dale
     
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  9. 1badnov
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    Heres 1 more for ya.

    [​IMG]

    R.I.P Scott
     
  10. treeserv
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    I picked up a clean 64 4 dood chevy II for my son to make a fastback out of. I may go to gettysburg pa. To see one up close and get some pics.
     
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  11. brandon
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    i thought there were 5 total......
     
  12. 1badnov
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    :confused::confused:

    :confused::confused:
     
  13. treeserv
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    why post it if you lock it 1 badnov how can I see
     

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  14. propwash
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    Here's another alliance between Allan Green and Bill Thomas
     

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  15. TomP64
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    I'm a Ford guy so my interest in Chevy II's is pretty casual but my curiosity is piqued here. On BadNov's picture site there is a white (or light) fastback for sale in WA.
    http://public.fotki.com/1badnov/bill-thomas-awb-fas/nova-fastback/alan-green-chevy-ii-2.html

    Now being that Alan Green was a connected Chevy dealer he would have got that fastback straight from GM and raced it right away, no? It was later altered with the rear wheels moved forward and was still like that when the subsequent owner raced it and modified it further.

    So... if this is that car how or why did it get put back to "stock" to sell?
     
  16. biscaynes
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    they were never 'stock'
    built to be road racers initially
     
  17. 1badnov
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    This is not true, I have pics that shows 1 street version was built.


    Here is just 1 of many.

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. 1badnov
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    Okay...... If you look at all the pics on my fastback page you will notice that they are all in order & it shows each stage as they were modified. The A.G car was put back to stock (from Bill Thomas) with I believe a doner vert shell.
     
  19. 1badnov
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    It is locked because my friend Scott (the owner) requested it be so.
     
  20. 3Kidsnotime
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    In the original Magazine article when these cars were first made the first one was for road racing, but marketed for all forms of racing. Im not sure on actual Hard numbers who really knows. Bill Thomas Race Cars was just that they did some dealer work but just a shop they would build anything for anyone with money. Here is a link on the original article you be the judge. http://public.fotki.com/VincePutt/drag_racing/altered-wheelbase-/chevy-awb/bill-thomas-fastbac/


    After starting the build on my Camaro I have been doing alot of research on him, his shop and projects a very interesting man with a great history.

    [​IMG]
     
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  21. teddisnoke
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    Dave-
    I still say we go find a Marlin, do a "cut-n-slash". and marry it to my '63. With my popcorn welding, and your stellar paint skills, we ought to have a one-of-a-kind all steel fastback. Waddya say. No-Cal, SoCal group effort..:D

    Dale
     
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  22. 1badnov
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    Why would we use a Marlin Dale? When we could have the guy that built the original roofs for Bill Thomas. He already said he would:D
     
  23. teddisnoke
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  24. treeserv
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    Starting my sons fastback clone can someone tell me the size of the back window
     

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  25. 1badnov
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    Originally not all the cars came with a rear window. That was added later. So I would say that you will need to try to scale it of a pic.
     
  26. treeserv
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    Updated photos
     

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  27. FunnyCar65
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    Does he still have the molds?My brother would love to make his 63 a fastback!
     
  28. 1badnov
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    No. The molds got tossed back in 69, but this guy is a master glass guy. He does have some BT molds from back in the day.
     
  29. teddisnoke
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    You know me, Dave. It has to be one-of-a-kind. :)
     
  30. 1badnov
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    We need to talk................ soon.
     

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