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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Gamlebilrokker, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. rudestude
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    If I hadn't already started building my 50 Studebaker Champion Starlight Coupe the way I am..after seeing this I just might of been giving this some thought.... 1546344565788608449065.jpeg

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  2. loudbang
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  3. 'Mo
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    In case anyone missed it, that's an early rendition of Dave Stuckey's Deuce in the background.
    (Later to become "Lil Coffin.")

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  4. VonWegener
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    Back when the Petersen Museum opened some 20 years ago there was a little side room with a TV playing an endless tape of TV show openers, car commercials etc. Amongst all the clips was a '63-'65 Buick Riviera Bubbletop driven down a road. I was intrigued and called Barris, Winfield and Starbird and none of them claimed it or knew of the car.
    After 14 pages in this thread it isn't listed here either.
    The Lost Bubble Riviera?
     
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  5. stanlow69
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    Has this one been posted. Scan0816.jpg
     
  6. 296moon
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    Could have been, jag or very simular negitive flopped?
     
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  7. 'Mo
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    Below is an earlier post, with a link to this Historic car.

     
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  8. loudbang
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  9. 296moon
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    Ive always wondered why every Bubble top creation Ive seen so far has the Bubble hinged at the rear?
     
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  10. Colin HD
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    Good question MQQN, not sure why!
    Beatnik Bandit, one of the first, was front hinged.
     
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  11. Colin HD
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    Just remembered another one, Bill Cushenbery's Silhouette.
     
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  12. Sky Six
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    Is there any gasket material used between body and bubble?
     
  13. Moriarity
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    no there isn't. the cylinders hold the sides up off the body, and it just touches a little bit in the front. mostly there is an air gap all around
     
  14. 296moon
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    Proberbly should have said, Almost, all ive seen..............................
     
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  15. Colin HD
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    Just messin you.
    Would say its to do with limited space around the leg area.
     
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  16. loudbang
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    Predicta Darrryl Starbird

    bubble predicta darrryl starbird.jpg
     
  17. Tom davison
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    Pebble 2010-1.jpg I believe that the Cadillac Cyclone inspired Starbird. The one in the corner is the "stock" Cyclone; I lowered it and lengthened the bubble on the larger image.
     
  18. loudbang
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    And this one of his

    StarShip

    bubble StarShip darrryl starbird.jpg
     
  19. Bandit Billy
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    ^^^this one looks familiar. 3rd gen Corvette quarters, 2nd gen F body doors, T/A shaker scoop in a 75 corvette hood, F body seats.
     
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  22. stanlow69
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    Please tell me this has already been posted. If Scan0829.jpg it has, it needs a repost.
     
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  23. Roth's creations were NOT cars, they were art. Here is a picture of the Bandit with Ed obviously not even close to being able to close the top or fit his legs. Even a couple small chicks couldn't sit in it with the top down. Mysterion was equally as comfortable!!
    067-sro-160500-big-daddy-roth-beatnik-bandit.jpg 12495032_1679243908998152_3217232736648423556_n.jpg securedownload5.jpg
     
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  24. showrod
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    ^^^is Ed storing his gum under the flat bowl of that carb.!!
     
  25. rudestude
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    Just had to do it ....what's the chance 's these have been posted already.....sorry if they where..... 15484676558881297620761.jpeg 1548467346619371034970.jpeg

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  26. 'Mo
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    Barris Hover Car.

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    Beatnik Bandit

    75 beatnik bandit xxx bubble.jpg

    With Mysterion

    76 bandit mysterion bubble.jpg
     
  29. A Boner
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    image.jpeg
    Make sure to check the seating positions, before you get too far into the build!
     
  30. blowby
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    Looks like she may be snagged on the roof latch.
     
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