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GNRS Ala Kart Done

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hollenbeck32, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. hollenbeck32
    Joined: Feb 28, 2004
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    We took about 400 photos at the show here is a few highlights of set up at cleaning the Ala Kart, also Richard Peters & George Barris. (Richard Peters was the original owner of the car)

    Also I got to show Junior Conway the car and got his approval on my paint job (Junior Conway was the original painter)

    It was a honor to be part of such a great project, Hope those of you who went to the show enjoyed it.

    Later Darryl
     

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  2. Hey Darryl great job!!! congrats on the best paint award you really did a great job!

    John
     
  3. Sweet. Damn that looks awesome.
     
  4. I think you and you're crew did an excellent job, and should be very proud!!!-MIKE:cool:
     

  5. mazdaslam
    Joined: Sep 9, 2004
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    Kick ass job!!! Thank you to all involved for bringing this piece of Hot Rod/Kustom history back to life.
     
  6. rodbuilder
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    That was one of my highlights and the Merc also...even though when I was talking to you with Zane, you thought I was someone else...LOL!
     
  7. olskool34
    Joined: Jun 28, 2006
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    I was just looking at the Rodder's Journal, can't remember what issue, but this was unrestored sitting next to the original barris merc. Nice to see it finished. It looks Great!
     
  8. Rusty
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    Very nice!!!
     
  9. hotrodladycrusr
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    It was an honor to have the opportunity to view it's debut. The build team did an outstanding job! You all should be very proud. I had fun hanging with you guys as well.....never a dull moment.;):D

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  10. You bringing that to Detroit?
     
  11. touchdowntodd
    Joined: Jan 15, 2005
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    we wish they were
     
  12. 49ratfink
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    from California

    going to Sacramento??? wish it was at the S.F.R.C. show... would have taken some of the sting out out the $28.00 it cost to get in the door.
     
  13. ChevyGirlRox
    Joined: May 13, 2005
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    from Ohio

    I think the re-debut of the Ala Kart is pretty much what sealed the deal in my decision to attend the GNRS. Everyone involved should be extremely proud of the results.
    It was nice seeing all of you again too. I look forward to the next time!
     
  14. Von Franco
    Joined: Nov 26, 2001
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    Darryl your dad would be proud man.As a lot of us are the job went to the right team.

    Endsville Franco.....................
     
  15. Nads
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    from Hypocrisy

    It's alive!
     
  16. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
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    Is the Ala-Kart going to be shown at other shows???? Seattle Roadster Show perhaps....
    I'd love to see it in person.....
     
  17. bigken
    Joined: Jul 7, 2005
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    I really love it when you guys do the restores/clones of the timeless treasures of the past. I built that model and a kid, and purchased another model of it, about 5 years ago. It is flawless. Thanks for stirrin' the memories.
    Gorgeous job, and I thank you.
    BigKen
     
  18. strike a poser
    Joined: May 23, 2007
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    strike a poser
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    from Salinas,CA

    It looks like you guys found a source for the siding on the bed. What did you guys finally use?
     
  19. MIGHTY
    Joined: Sep 18, 2006
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    Nice touch with the tin-foil jack stands..WTF?
     
  20. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
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    What happened to your giant roulette wheel? Those jackstands are perfect-they are almost invisible. Thank you for helping keep our history more than just pictures in old magazines.
     
  21. Born a HotRodGal
    Joined: Jun 6, 2007
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    The car was displayed as it was done in 1958, that is the reason for the "retro" Jack stands.

    Terri
    "a proud wife & sister"
     
  22. man thats awsome!!
     
  23. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    Well done on one of the icons of rodding history.
    When I saw the photos of it after the fire I didn't think anyone would be able to bring it back, I think it looks better than before if that is possible.
     
  24. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
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    1950ChevySuburban
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    from Tucson AZ

    Beautiful job! That things kick-ass!
     
  25. TomH
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    I talked to Billy Ganhal, he said they had it milled.
     
  26. hotrodladycrusr
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    I kept meaning to ask you all weekend what the deal was with them.....thanks for clearing that up.
     
  27. MotorCityThreads.com
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    from DeSoto,IA

    Well Done, Nice to see it will be around for years to come.
     
  28. Tinman
    Joined: Mar 6, 2001
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    from Orange, CA

    Yeah... kinda like the outside of the the Eagle lunar-lander was covered in foil too, huh?

    Some people's kids... sheesh.


    Beautiful work Darryl... that paint is extraordinary. I found it hard to imagine how mind-bending that must have been in '58!
     
  29. Von Franco
    Joined: Nov 26, 2001
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    Welcom aboard Terry show some of these youngens a thing or two lol...........
     
  30. SlowandLow63
    Joined: Sep 18, 2004
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    SlowandLow63
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    from Central NJ

    Thats awesome another one brought back to life.
     

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