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

  1. rgdavid
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    Thanks Dave, i will look learn and dream,
     
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  2. loudbang
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    Beatnik Bandit

    bubble1.JPG
     
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    I chatted with Big Daddy Roth at the Milwaukee World of Wheels show about six months before Ed died. He was easy to talk to, and was a true gentleman. I have a number of his signed prints, hanging in my garage. I'll never forget him.
     
  4. spiritof67
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    I'd love to know what it's like to try and drive a bubble regularly...I've seen the distortion in aircraft canopies that were designed not to have it, so it'd be interesting to see what the more home built/non-corporate one were like.
     
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    The closest I have ever got finding out was driving a AMC Pacer one time.....and that was weird...if they would of offered it with a moon roof .....oh ya...

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  6. loudbang
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    posted by swi66 in the vintage thread

    bubble 1 swi vint.jpg
     
  7. rudestude
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    I guess this would be a bubble top? Run across it in a hard cover book " Ford at Fifty " An American Story.... IMG_20181226_172214~2.jpeg

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    here is what it is like looking through my bubbletop. It is pretty darned clear
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    posted by swi66 in the vintage thread

    bubble 2 swi vint.jpg
     
  11. 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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  13. '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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  14. 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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  15. stanlow69
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    from red oak

  16. 296moon
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    Could have been, jag or very simular negitive flopped?
     
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  17. 'Mo
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    Below is an earlier post, with a link to this Historic car.

     
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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. Colin HD
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    Just remembered another one, Bill Cushenbery's Silhouette.
     
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  22. Sky Six
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    Is there any gasket material used between body and bubble?
     
  23. 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
     
  24. 296moon
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    Proberbly should have said, Almost, all ive seen..............................
     
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  25. 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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  27. 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.
     
  28. loudbang
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    And this one of his

    StarShip

    bubble StarShip darrryl starbird.jpg
     
  29. 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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