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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Primer Gray, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. Primer Gray
    Joined: May 19, 2006
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    Cardboard and glue. Somehow makes me think of a friend of my Dad's somewhere around Cranfills Gap that has sheetmetal cutouts of cars painted to look like pasture rods, rusting away on his land...and goes out on the road with rollers and paints tire marks on the pavement...


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  2. Nothing out of Florida surprises me.

    JH
     
  3. Primer Gray
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    Florida? I'm not from here, I just live here...cardboard guy is Italian, I think...and Cranfills Gap...that's not TOO far from Temple, TX.
     

  4. NJVadala
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    That's actually kind of cool
     
  5. Bumpstick
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    With all that effort you might as well spend the time and build the real thing. Folk art I guess. -stick
     
  6. Gigantor
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    Too much time and wasted talent ... and your Dad's friend sounds like a sadistic fuck.
     
  7. 2002p51
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    Hey, at least it ain't fiberglass! ;)
     
  8. HA HA HA HA!!!!!
     
  9. UnIOnViLLEHauNT
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    Cardboard bias plys would really make it.
     
  10. jcruz
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    from Austin, Tx

    i think thats Stinky the bum's car.
     
  11. KIRK!
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    That cardboard car is fucking cool!
     
  12. Primer Gray
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    Guess I should have waited until model car/art day...
     
  13. Frank
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    I think it looks great. Ought to be on display somewhere. Looks like a lot of detail went into it. I know if I was a kid, I'd LOVE to have that to play in.

    Do you have a link on who built it? I wonder what the rest of the story is?
     
  14. How big is that thing?
     
  15. WelderSeries
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    hmmm... Welder Series cardboard brackets...
     
  16. GizmoJoe
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    LOTS of talent there.
    Wasted talent? Well, you could spray 'glass on the cardboard to make it useable for a body. No?
    Or better yet use the pieces for templates for metal-forming!
    Still... impressive.
    I hope he's got fire and water insurance!
     
  17. Primer Gray
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    http://www.chrisgilmour.com/en.opere.html
     
  18. Lil' Billy
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    from Georgia

    That's pretty neat.
     
  19. shitbox2
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    thats some martha stewart shit
     
  20. zombiemandan
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    from Wyoming

    That's something else there.
     
  21. HAAAAAYYYY HAMMMBBBSSSS!!!!

    ME LIKEY!!!!

    bro thas the coollest thing ol' stinky has ever saw

    you puttin that sweetass roabster up on that ebay???

    also does ebauy take alumnun cans???

    I loves you bro!!!!

    laters HAMBBs,,

    stinky ouT!!!
     
  22. stude_trucks
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    Pretty darn impressive cardboard work, but not sure I would do somethnig like that myself, even if I could. I have a hard time cutting up boxes for the recycling. I tend to really not like the wooden and popsickle stick versions of real stuff, but have to admit though on this one, whoever did it has taken cardboard to a whole nother level. The detail and accuracy is pretty tight for cardboard. Best part for me is I like the sticker on the tire. I wonder how much hp that things kicks out. It is better than a lot of rat rods I have seen and probably more powerful too - definitely safer.
     
  23. Ed Kimball
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  24. KIRK!
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    The rest of the guys stuff is even better. Those bicycles and scooters are incredible!
     
  25. Rolo
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    I like it! Pushing the limits of corrugated technology :D
     
  26. Lil' Billy
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    from Georgia

    It definitely beats the pizza box furniture the guys from my college dorm days had. :D
     
  27. buckeye_01
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    Holy shit. That's some incredible stuff!
     
  28. David Chandler
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    Paint it flat black, and put it on ebay.
     
  29. crisallt
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    I guess if you can't run a welder - a glue gun has to do. That's my wife's story at least...
     

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