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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by burt21, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Hey Ray;

    who's the guy with the long hair standing behind that truck?..TeeHee...j/k buddy.
    find my lites yet?

    Rick



     
  2. 9sectruck
    Joined: Dec 2, 2012
    Posts: 361

    9sectruck
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    Hi Rick,
    Guess you knew I'd show up here some day,good job the pic wasn't 10 years earlier, hair would've been on my shoulders then..........
    No luck yet still looking.
    Ray
     
  3. Devonrod
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
    Posts: 73

    Devonrod
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    from london uk

    Ray I have a couple on the starting line at North Weald I will have to find, this is the only other to hand- the guy in the pink cap is Ian Stewart.
    Dave.

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  4. englishhemi32
    Joined: Sep 18, 2006
    Posts: 80

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    this is ours, 6 of us own it, bein built by Zannetec, was a devon but my dad converted it to a dorset and chopped it
     

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  5. 9sectruck
    Joined: Dec 2, 2012
    Posts: 361

    9sectruck
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    That looks cool when do you think it'll be done, look forward to seeing it. Zanes building another Dorset too isn't he.
    Ray
     
  6. Ray;
    You should be here.....
    Good to hear rom ya...
    Oh,we have moved....

    Rick



     
  7. MrGasser
    Joined: Oct 24, 2001
    Posts: 1,793

    MrGasser
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    from DETROIT

    ModelAPunk & fiat gasser...we just finished a restoration & update on the "ATTACK" car here at our shop, Skinny Kid Race Cars....it's now owned by Rob Leimenstoll and his father, who are members of the Great Lakes Gassers club...

    ...we fixed the chassis, installed a new 9" Ford rear, switched the steering to a rack unit, updated the cage, installed all new aluminum interior panels, plus, it got a new blown, carburated, 540" big block Chevy...

    My buddy Charlie Vickery just finished up the new paint, it's now HOK Candy Red over an Orion Silver base, with Candy Brandywine lace panels on the sides...it is still called "ATTACK", but it now has new 12K white gold leaf lettering in a Rat Fink-style font.

    You can see pics of the restoration on our Facebook page under the ROB LEIMENSTOLL album...I'll have pics of it in the new paint as soon as Charlie finish's the final polish any day now...it still has to come back to our shop for the new zoomie's, the windows, chassis set-up, some minor details, and to fire the new motor.
     

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  8. fiat gasser
    Joined: Sep 5, 2008
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    MrGasser,
    That is awesome to see that the car has come together as nice as it is. When I seen the car the previous owner could not get the Austin to leave the line without heading for the wall. He could not figure out why. I came across pictures from then and the car was hard on the wheelie bars with one tire off the ground. I assume that is why it liked to change lanes. I noticed the article in Gasser Wars magazine the car looks to hook hard and straight without the wheelie bars. Was there any other problems found with the chassis when he first bought it? Cant wait to see the finished project. Athough, I still kinda wish it was still called "Grape Ape" Regardless it looks to be one incredible ride.
     
  9. jammersspeed
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 347

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    from herman mn.

    here is my '51 i just picked up.... plans call for a gasser style build
     

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  10. MrGasser
    Joined: Oct 24, 2001
    Posts: 1,793

    MrGasser
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    from DETROIT

    Here's the car back at our shop, out in the sun, just back from the paint shop...you really need to see it in person to appreciate it, pics don't do it justice...

    ...we still have to install the glass and the new zoomie's, do a chassis set-up, then fire the new blown gas 540" big block Chevy for the first time...

    ...we tried talking the owner into installing red glass, but he insisted on clear!
     

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  11. langy
    Joined: Apr 27, 2006
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    Looks neat, would of been awesome with Red winda's
     
  12. MrGasser
    Joined: Oct 24, 2001
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    langy, I totally agree...I tried, but alas, he wouldn't go for it!
     
  13. micky69
    Joined: Dec 24, 2010
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    from Ohio

    Red glass would be great. Nice Ride, Im sure I'll see it somewhere this year.
     
  14. Jimbo17
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
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    Very Cool thread on some sharp looking Austin gasser's

    Jimbo
     
  15. MrGasser
    Joined: Oct 24, 2001
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    MrGasser
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    from DETROIT

    ...a little artsy photo...
     

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  16. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
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    1971BB427
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    from Oregon

    Yep, great looking Austin, and I agree with the red window idea! Looks similar in color to mine. 1974 dark red metallic #74.
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  17. doozcoupe
    Joined: Mar 15, 2007
    Posts: 310

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    Randy, Killer job on that Austin. Congrats on your acquisition of Skinny Kid Race Cars. Will SKRC be an Alliance Vendor?
     
  18. 1933t
    Joined: Jul 30, 2008
    Posts: 374

    1933t
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    from Buffalo NY

    Not your Mama's Austin
     

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    II FUNNY likes this.
  19. rosco gordy
    Joined: Jun 8, 2010
    Posts: 648

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    Just got my dorset this week now have one of each the new one drives big block chev I,m pumped now finnaly needs some stuff but got finnaly got a dorset gasser when I learn how to post pics I,ll get on here she,s a 50
     
  20. 1933t
    Joined: Jul 30, 2008
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    1933t
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    from Buffalo NY

    lets see it
     
  21. II FUNNY
    Joined: Jul 31, 2010
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    II FUNNY
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    Do any of you guys know anything about this car? What year this pic is from? Is it from a magazine? If so what one?

    MELTDOWN DRAGS
    JULY 19-20 2014
     

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  22. landseaandair
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
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    from phoenix

    Some info here near bottom of page. http://www.austinworks.com/gas-west.html
     
  23. landseaandair
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
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    from phoenix

    Here's another view of what I'm pretty sure is the Meyer & Cluff pickup from posts 2 & 48, courtesy of J.R. Bloom.

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  24. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
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    1971BB427
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    from Oregon

    Can't tell in that picture, but Jim's Austin A40 was a really nice ride in a dark blue if I remember correctly. Somewhere around here I've got the old magazine article that it was in either Hot Rod or Car Craft magazine.
     
  25. BreadVan
    Joined: Apr 14, 2012
    Posts: 55

    BreadVan
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    from Bristol uk

    The car is in Car Craft October 1964, with a two page article. Also, there is an article on Jim Kaylor, who built the car in 1964, with a few pictures and a little bit of info in Gasser Wars Magazine issue 75.
    I could scan the articles for you and email them if you'd like. If you PM me your email address I can send them through tomorrow.
    Mint car, I love it.
     
  26. BreadVan
    Joined: Apr 14, 2012
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    BreadVan
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    from Bristol uk

    I have emailed the articles.

    As I thought other people might want to see the articles as well, I've uploaded them below.

    On the cover page the car looks dark blue indeed!
     

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  27. II FUNNY
    Joined: Jul 31, 2010
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    II FUNNY
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    Thanks.

    MELTDOWN DRAGS
    JULY 19-20 2014
     
  28. Delray292
    Joined: Sep 3, 2010
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    More of a gasser style street rod from the 1981 NSRA show in Yakima, WA.
     

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  29. hotrod_tommy
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
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    I had a 4-dr Austin mini-gasser for a few years in the 70s-80s. started with 231 V6 (puked it the first week!) then swapped in a Datsun 1600/4-speed. Eventually got it painted, too (was primer until the end). Note license plate.
    Lotta fun, 35 mpg (was important fact at that time) and had a look. Back tires lasted forever, of course. Had 34k miles when I had to sell it and a project twin to pay the divorce lawyer. It went to Omaha area, I never saw it again.
    Grrrrrrrrrr!
    hrt
    TCS48AustinStPaul.jpg
     
  30. II FUNNY
    Joined: Jul 31, 2010
    Posts: 1,840

    II FUNNY
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    Well this past weekend I beacame the proud owner of a small headlight Devon(no title) that seems to have been or was being built as a drag car at some point in its life.

    Meltdown Drags
    July 17,18,19 2015
     

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