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History Driving the Kookie Kar back to 1958

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jive-Bomber, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. uncle max
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    Proud to say that Yours Truly's fingerprints are on the four 97's!
     
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  2. jakespeed55
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    The era we restored it to it had no fan I'm not sure if norm ever had a fan on it and we still used the original radiator
     
  3. jakespeed55
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    The next time it will be on display is at the Grand National Roadster Show
     
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  4. Mr. Mac
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    Thanks for the info. You guys did such a great job:)
     
  5. Hot Rod Nut
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    So kool to see the car back to the way it was, thanks to everyone involved.
     
  6. frank spittle
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    Hey Jack, first I had not heard of ETSY before your post. How in the heck did you find that item? ETSY is a big business! It took a long time for me to find it and I was looking for it! Well, according to the seller I bought the last piece of the original Woodstock Cyclone fence made into a peace symbol. Can't wait to give it to my wife as a post 50th anniversary present. Thank you soooo much.
     
  7. Where does one get RED fan belts???
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  8. jakespeed55
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    from california

     
  9. jakespeed55
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    Thats kool I was looking up woodstock items and that popped up I have bought 4 of them so far as gifts people love those things I think just knowing that it was at woodstock makes it fun Congrats on reaching 50
     
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    I always thought it looked the coolest with the top on. That clip from the movie where it's blasting down the street in the dark is the best! Any plans for a top???
     
  11. jakespeed55
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    yes it will be getting a top
     
  12. denis4x4
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  13. Here's a recap of the "Final Assembly" process at Roy Brizio Street Rods:

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  16. Mr. Mac
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  17. KoolKat-57
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    Just plain awesome to see it returned from the horrible looks it had in the care of Jim Street!
    Hats off to the restoration team for a job well done!
    KK
     
  18. frank spittle
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    Edd Byrnes may have second thoughts about passing on his opportunity to reunite with the Kookie Kar at Pebble Beach. MeTV has canceled "77 Sunset Strip" and replaced it with "Highway Patrol" starring Broderick Crawford. That's another one of my all time favorites. That's when criminals shit in their pants when they heard a siren and saw a police car behind them. Not that way anymore.
     
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  19. In preparation for the 2020 GNRS, Sid @Hotrodstitcher Chavers was tasked to recreate the Kookie Kar's top:

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    images from Sid Chavers November 19th Instagram feed
     
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  20. Stogy
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    Thanks to @HEMI32 and all the others continuing to update this incredible restoration...
     
  21. It's coming to 3 Dog Garage , that's 5 miles from my house .
     
  22. Mr. Mac
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    Yes Sir I love it. Thanks for the update.
     
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  23. frank spittle
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    That top looks perfect.
     
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  24. A November 22nd update from Roy Brizio Street Rods ...

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    images from the November 22nd roybriziostreetrods Instagram feed

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    image from the November 23rd Roy Brizio Street Rods Inc Facbook timeline
     
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  25. Torchie
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    BRAVO!!!!
    Torchie
     
  26. Speed Gems
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    @Flowmeister I've never heard that story before but that's quite possible.
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    @alchemy Wednesday Addams was the daughter on the Addams family and the car was called the Druid Princess built by Ed "Big Daddy" Roth.
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    Last edited: Jan 9, 2020
  27. My condolences to Logan Byrne. He was a good news anchor on Connecticut television a few years ago. We were sorry to see him go.
     
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    Edd "Kookie" Byrnes
    (born Edward Byrne Breitenberger)
    July 30, 1932 – January 8, 2020
     
  29. proartguy
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    Just heard Edd Byrnes died today at age 87. Too bad he did not attend the Pebble Beach event last summer. Some things are worth more than money.
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2020

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