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crazy stretched flathead crosley from hi speed

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by clean cut creations, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. 47bob
    Joined: Oct 28, 2005
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    Does somebody wanna tell him?
     
  2. Ratty
    Joined: Apr 20, 2005
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    Nah , let it roll awhile ;)
     
  3. Those later Cal Customs are different than the curved top ones.:D
     

  4. You lost me.....What happened?
     
  5. ProEnfo
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    from Motown

    'Musta fell off the tow dolly...:D

    CC
     
  6. TERPU
    Joined: Jan 2, 2004
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    OK I'll go there, but go easy on me 'cause I love all drag inspred stuff. I saw that car at Billetproof, not much draw at first I must admit. Then like a fly to a zapper I had to go and check it out, I'm a curious type. It is really bitchin' (start shooting if you like) but I totally dug this P.O.S. after I checked it out for a while. I can just imagine this at 1320 feet. But that's a Chevy not a Flatmotor for the record :) just so you guys don't think I'm totally lost.

    Tim
     
  7. Chris P
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    Its just got an overhead valve conversion. :D
     
  8. 52pickup
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    wow... now I am really happy I didn't take the job there
     
  9. Chris P
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    Yeah I dont know ive heard bad and good things about them. Mostly bad unfortunately.
     
  10. 52pickup
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    the guys that work there are all pretty cool guys.. but there is just no excuse for that car
     
  11. rodknocker
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    i think those really big exhaust opening are being mistaken as wheelwells
     
  12. Shagrat
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    I don't know,.... put the axle where it's supposed to go and it would be a cool little ride.
     
  13. Svenny
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  14. These were taken at The Asphalt Invitational last year.

    Nick (roaddevil13 on here) knows the builder/owner.

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  15. john56h
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    One question.....just.......WHY?


    Maybe somebody had abunch of nice vintage hot rod parts lying around that they couldn't find a good use for? In my opinion it is just a waste of a lot of good parts plus a decent Crosley.
     
  16. Chris P
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  17. i agree..the car does have a cool body and look,but the axle way out there is just an all around bad idea.i checked this thing out at a few of the local shows last summer and its done pretty well..just think it is a little over the top.:eek:
     
  18. Ramblux
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    Those are the guys who, from what I hear, originally built my Ranchero. I hope they weren't the ones who lowered it -- they made some interesting choices to say the least.
     
  19. Iron-Iceberg
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    One of my favorite cars of all time is this Crosley. It shows up at bakersfield every year. It is a restoration of an original drag car.
     

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  20. pasadenahotrod
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    The car wouldn't look so unfinished or say, awkward, if they had filled the front wheel arches.
     
  21. Iron-Iceberg
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    But where would you put the headers?:D
     
  22. I dig it, looks like an old drag car to me. I would drive the wheels off it.


    CBB
     
  23. Ramblux
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    I thought it might look better with the fiberglass stretched, but I'm not so sure now.

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  24. REJ
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    I'd drive it anywhere, looks like an old drag car to me. I have not seen it up close, but if the pics are any indication, I like it!
     
  25. Bigiron383
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    from Phoenix AZ

  26. Bigiron383
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    Bigiron383
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  27. Jeem
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    Exactly!


    All I can say, though, is that had BETTER BE REAL PATINA!!
    Hahahahahaa
     
  28. junk-junkie
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    Oh gawd I hate those cars. For some bizzarre reason my grandfather hoarded them, and my dad is holding them as well. They aren't even hotshots. Its like holding on to a rusted out washing machine that runs on 48vdc. What the hell can you do with one?

    Someday I'm building a tebuchet and nobody is going to stop me.
     

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