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Does anyone remember "The Busonic"?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Crusty Nut, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. John Denich
    Joined: Nov 20, 2005
    Posts: 2,718

    John Denich

    Thats cool!!! where were those taken?
  2. 51fleetline
    Joined: Mar 18, 2008
    Posts: 367


    bad ass car much???
  3. mikes51
    Joined: Oct 4, 2001
    Posts: 2,195


    Unknown poster. Someone posted this on the HAMB and I had saved the pic. I don't know who took the pic. It is ultra cool though.

    I believe the real wispy looking angel hair from the '60's became illegal. Must be like asbestos, that kind of thing.
  4. At the place the car was being stored in Campbell....Its moved now tho.
  5. gorilla
    Joined: Jan 21, 2007
    Posts: 168

    from Idaho

    and it's prolly gonna get moved again here in a minute... new storage until sold...
  6. Algon
    Joined: Mar 12, 2007
    Posts: 1,216


    Not every car is to everyone's taste but this is a vintage car with a large amount of talent displayed to build it... With the same car I would not likely choose then or now the exact same route though I like this car. I think all it would need is a well known and currently 2009 famous name attached to it or a thumbs up from a moderator to change the popular opinion being posted against it. Most builders can appreciate a different style for the skill displayed. Such as personally I think the 60 Caddy is absolutely ruined with the changes made to it and that goofy flame job but I respect the amount of time to lay it out, and make it his way. This car on the other hand like it or not took some more than average ability.

    I guess some guys are just jealous they are still at the unbolt the fenders and spray bomb the wheels stage.
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  7. Shaggy
    Joined: Mar 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,207

    from Sultan, WA

    I just read the car craft with it last night!!
  8. RAY With
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,132

    RAY With

    Its the sign of the times when built and I like all the body changes. The only thing I couldn't deal with would be the fur interior. I think its because I tried it one time at a great expense and didnt like it back in the 60's and had to re upholstery it again in white pearl. Over all its very well done.
  9. I'll go over tomorrow morning then!
  10. Sean
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 718


    Yes, we did :) We had bags and bags of that crap!
    I think that's why they never asked us back again, we filled up most of there trash cans with it!

    Most people didn't "get" our use of fishing, bowling, dancing, soccer, etc trophies either.... Since we never win car trophies, we just substituted.

    Yes, The Busonic is still for sale.

    Last edited: Aug 9, 2009
  11. StrangeC10
    Joined: Feb 22, 2009
    Posts: 16


  12. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,793


    The photo is from the Howard Gribble Collection.
    He has four pages of these fantastic early lowrider cars photos on his Flickr account.

    The Busonic photo is on page 3...

    Check it out here:
  13. SuperFleye
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
    Posts: 2,051

    Alliance Vendor

    Neat car! Cool to see that it still is around!
  14. SuperFleye
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
    Posts: 2,051

    Alliance Vendor

    Rik, was the gold/green version painted by Gene W?

  15. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,793


    Larry Watson...

    Photos taken by Rob Radcliffe at the Larry Watson Museum...



  16. PasoJohn
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 13,766

    from Edina,Mn.

    I FIRST SAW THIS OLD KUSTOM AT PASO(I THINK IN 99) AND then in 2003 all done and restored. I have video of both times and I Love this Car.
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  17. SuperFleye
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
    Posts: 2,051

    Alliance Vendor

    So he painted both versions then! Thanks Rik!

  18. PhatCaddy
    Joined: May 31, 2005
    Posts: 1,453


    Yea, PhatCaddy had to take a pit stop at Willies Place so I couldnt pass up the photo op.

  19. skullhat
    Joined: May 30, 2009
    Posts: 892


    tried to get this up, hope it dont go up twice, lol

    anyway, heres the busonic at the gnrs picking up the top spot in the full custom coupe/sedan class

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  20. StrangeC10
    Joined: Feb 22, 2009
    Posts: 16


    the busonic is an amazing piece of custom history!
  21. rat pink
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 271

    rat pink

    this car is amazing,but the 2nd car with lifts?
    are you sure the first set went on a car in 58 after they passed the lay low law!!so your telling me no one eles did it,im sure there were plenty of cars with them in that three years is was being buildt!sorry thats a lil far fetched! but iwasnt there so who knows!
    on the int i think thats called coffin tuck,

    i cant beleave that car was in humboldt that long and no one ever knew it was there!matt come tell me you drove it around the block at least once?

    this car is damn kool!!!
  22. bonez
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,492

    from Slow lane

    So, i know this is an old thread, but as im doin some reaserch i'd like to know a couple of things:
    1st, if the car has sold and who has it, and maybe some more pics would be GREAT.
    2nd, and most important, i seem to remember readin that Bil Hines originally did the lifts on this car. Is this info correct?
    Does anybody have detailed info on the original build?
    Thanx a bunch.
  23. I don't know much about this car but I do know Larry Watson painted it acouple times.........

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  24. Docfranknstein
    Joined: Jun 30, 2002
    Posts: 294


    When this car was taken to Winfeilds show at Flooky's hot dog stand( in like 1999) I was standing with Watson, someone said " hey Larry the Busonic's here" Larry's reply "F-You" but then someone else said " yeah the Busonic's parking in the back" Larry sez " yeah F-You" and then" lets just see" and there it was, still in the flake Larry had shot on it in 67, knowing Larry is a lacquer guy I asked " did You use nitro clear or acrylic lacquer clear to suspend the flake? He thought for 2 seconds and said " nitro", when Michael Finstein was restoring the car Larry gave them all the original paint codes, Larry was the coolest. Von Doc
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  25. Marcy
    Joined: Apr 6, 2004
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  26. bonez
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,492

    from Slow lane

    Thanx guys!
  27. Crusty Nut
    Joined: Aug 3, 2005
    Posts: 1,834

    Crusty Nut

    Thanks for the update Marcy. Say hi to Chico for me.
  28. PeteFromTexas
    Joined: Apr 4, 2007
    Posts: 3,837


    I love that car. It's so crazy it's perfect! WILD Kustom
  29. Austinrod
    Joined: Jun 14, 2012
    Posts: 2,250

    from Austin

    Here's BUSONIC in the feb. 1964 Car Craft top 10 customs in the nation

    Sent from Austinrod
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