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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Crusty Nut, Sep 28, 2007.
Thats cool!!! where were those taken?
bad ass car ...how much???
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.
At the place the car was being stored in Campbell....Its moved now tho.
and it's prolly gonna get moved again here in a minute... new storage until sold...
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.
I just read the car craft with it last night!!
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.
I'll go over tomorrow morning then!
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.
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:
Neat car! Cool to see that it still is around!
Rik, was the gold/green version painted by Gene W?
Photos taken by Rob Radcliffe at the Larry Watson Museum...
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.
So he painted both versions then! Thanks Rik!
Yea, PhatCaddy had to take a pit stop at Willies Place so I couldnt pass up the photo op.
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
the busonic is an amazing piece of custom history!
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!!!
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.
I don't know much about this car but I do know Larry Watson painted it acouple times.........
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
Jim "Chico Von Spoon" still owns it. Yes painted and re-painted by Watson.
No on Bill Hines but it was the second car to run hydraulics on the front.
Good info on the kustomrama site http://www.kustomrama.com/index.php?title=BuSonic
Thanks for the update Marcy. Say hi to Chico for me.
I love that car. It's so crazy it's perfect! WILD Kustom
Here's BUSONIC in the feb. 1964 Car Craft top 10 customs in the nation
Sent from Austinrod
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