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

  1. Hey Curt... this was Oldsmobile powered and my friend Paul didn't give it a good appraisal because he didn't know about the history.

    I shared the significance about that car and hopefully it helped its value.
     
  2. Fedcospeed
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    Decktop version
     

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  3. xpletiv
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    Any more of ^this^?
    Would like to see all sides because it looks :cool:.
     
  4. Assuming that you're in miniature version... How do you get into this car?
     
  5. Fedcospeed
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    Hope Iam not straying from the thread point here! Heres more pics.Fenders are made from u-bends.I have 9 more in the works and a couple vacumm cleaner ones floating around in my brain.
    How do you get in??First you have to "get small"....Thats probably why I think like this now.
     

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  6. Sting Ray
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    BB 63 1.jpg BB 63 2.jpg BB 63 4.jpg BB 63 5.jpg Here's my friend Bob's '63 Corvette he bought new in '62 and owns to this day. He customized it the first month he owned it and went on the show circuit for years and then drag raced it for years. A fe He owned a plastic manufacturing company and made the top, one of one. The car had a few versions.
     
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  7. Ummmmmm? Wassup with this......? Someone digs the Punk.
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  8. 51 Leadsled
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    Wow, I had no clue how many bubble top customs were out there!! Thanks!
     
  9. Moriarity
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    Here are some build photos of mine, the Futurian ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1417106892.235259.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1417106909.701565.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1417106929.451472.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1417106951.752732.jpg


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  10. THE KUSTOMIZER
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    from south nj
    1. 60s Show Rods

  11. BesasieCars
    Joined: Aug 22, 2015
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    To Curt R, beebing, wingnutz
    The Besasie X-1 is owned by a gentleman in Michigan. He plans to restore it.
    I have been looking for the X-2 for 15 years with no luck at all.
    The X-3 is in my shop west of Waukesha undergoing restoration. All assistance offered in doing this restoration will be happily accepted and might just get you an ice cold beer or 2.
    Last I heard of the X-4, it was in a shed/barn/garage in Jefferson County.
    The X-3 currently needs to be rewired correctly, the electric top doesn't work, and it needs a radio from the 1957-61 era--or 1 that looks like a late 50's/early 60's radio. It also needs new brakes, a new radiator, fresh paint, etc. Oh yeah, I almost forgot--the rust needs to be scraped off the '57 Chevy frame.
     
  12. Moriarity
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1440257102.980203.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1440257115.840542.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1440257130.641057.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1440257147.689201.jpg
    Here's a few more pics of mine, it is currently on loan to the Gilmore museum
     
  13. Gamlebilrokker
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    Hello,

    since I originally made this list some five more cars showed up, and Eric Goodrich's "Iron Lung" and the "Baja Bandeeto" by Schenck got finished. I updated the first posts and fixed some links as pics vanished.
    Also, I kept on adding pics to my flickr album, including a whole bunch of fantastic high resolution images of the Beatnik Banidt.

    Please enjoy!
     
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  14. I guess I never posted pics of my Mysterion clone on this thread.
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    Here are my bubble top Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild entries I submitted to the contest from '62 through '66 (ages 12 thru 16).

    My 1962.jpg
    My 1963.jpg

    My 1964.jpg
    My 1965.jpg
    My 1966 .jpg
     
  15. Gamlebilrokker
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    You ever get it to run?
     
  16. Moriarity
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  17. THE KUSTOMIZER
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    1. 60s Show Rods

    Mine is not a bubble top but it is a show rod WP_000677.jpg
     
  18. chevy57dude
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    Kustomizer - Each time I see your car, I picture it doing a huge wheelie. Does it pick 'em up?
     
  19. THE KUSTOMIZER
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    1. 60s Show Rods

    You know I was talking with my buddies one day about how light it is in the front end.... well one thing lead to another and I did a little rev and clutch dump and it lifted off the ground a little bit ..I am too scared to try any more than that...LOL!!!
     
  20. Actually I did! Got it to start and ran it for about a minute. Shut it down to do some adjustments and the tranny puked out about a quart of fluid. Found out Curise-Os are very touchy and you MUST fill the torque converter with fluid before bolting it u or it will pressurize the air and puke. Should be OK now, just haven't gone back and started it again. I hate starting new engines!!

    Incidentally, I am going to have the car on display at a book store in Burbank December 10th, weather willing. Will be doing a book signing there too.
     
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  21. Spex84
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    Willys36, thanks for those shots of your Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild competition entries. This thread has always been cool, but those models need a thread of their own! I wonder if there are any other surviving examples out there.
     
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  22. Yes, there are many FBCG cars out there, many top prize winners. Mine never won anything.
    The youngest Guildsman is in his late 60s so we are very concerned abut the memory of the marvelous institution disappearing forever. We have held half a dozen 'reunions' around the country over the past decade with 50 to 100 cars on display telling the story. That isn't enough. We are now contacting museums around the country asking them to host permanent exhibits. See link,

    https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/...=dbbb3ac90b35ceca63160da6f624307b&action=view

    http://www.deansgarage.com/2016/fisher-body-craftsmans-guild-reunion-october-2016/

    http://www.deansgarage.com/2015/fisher-body-craftsmans-guild-reunion-2015/
     
  23. Those are great links! I remember seeing several guild examples years ago - perhaps in an issue of Car Model(?) and had no idea many of them had interiors! The ones I recall had painted greenhouses..
    Hope to see your Mysterion clone one day. Congrats on an enormous job well done!

    Dave
     
  24. loudbang
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    This won an award at Amelia Island show.

    Barry Weiss Beatnik

    1955 Ford BubbleTop-Barry Weiss Beatnik.JPG
     
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  25. bobbytnm
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    Great stuff
     
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  26. Shelby12
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    Here are some recent photos of mine I call "The Spaceliner". IMG_20171214_152251_194.jpg IMG_20171214_152251_194.jpg IMG_20171229_100501_143.jpg IMG_20180102_172635_628.jpg IMG_20171229_101438_596.jpg IMG_20171223_113833_810.jpg
     
  27. Shelby12
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    from Indiana

  28. KustomLincolnLady
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    That's the Roach, by Don Boeke , the Egeyption

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  29. loudbang
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