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Hot Rods I want a California Kid driver

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bobwop, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. bobwop
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    I posted this in the Wanted section of the Classifieds, but hope that it may also get some comments on the main forum. If this is inappropriate, I understand the need to delete.

    I am in love with the California Kid. It would be wonderful to find a nice driver quality replica of the 34 3 window coupe from the movie.

    I am not all that concerned about the accuracy, but hope that it would look reasonably close in exterior and interior appearance. The body may be fiberglass if the quality is good.

    I would prefer a small block Chevy or Ford. I doubt the hood would get opened at shows.

    Most importantly is the chop, the stance, the flame job, the louvers, the wheels/tires, etc. I also require an interior that makes me feel like it is "back in the day". I am 6'4", so there needs to be provision to fit myself into the car and drive it in reasonable comfort and safety.

    If you have something or can create something like this, please contact me via PM.

    thanks,

    Bob
     
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  2. Jalopy Joker
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  3. 4wd1936
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    Buy a nice 3W to your liking and make your own.
     
  4. A Boner
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    image.png Bob, I can help you with a nice picture. Sure is a slick Hot Rod!
     

  5. bobwop
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    Thanks Dennis
     
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  6. belair
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    Martin Sheen's not for sale. Maybe a look-alike.
     
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  7. Stogy
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    You probably saw it but heres one and its pricey...but most finished Hotrods of this type and caliber are so here ya go Bob turn key, make noise, have fun...

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    http://car-from-uk.com/sale.php?id=113261

    The site date is old...may be old news and a bit more dough but a pretty externally well done replica...

    Credit to owners and photographers​
     
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  8. Atwater Mike
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    I dunno...if the 'Kid's' windows are tinted dark enough, can't you just tell all the Kats & Jammers it was you driving by?
    ...or find von franco and have him clone one...
     
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  9. A Boner
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    image.png Anytime, Bob. Here is a classic pic from the old Street Rodder Magazine.
     
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  10. bobwop
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    Thanks Stogy, but that car is sold
     
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  11. Stogy
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    Pm'd you on this one Bob
    I think we would agree its an inspired Hotrod

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    Credit to owners and photographers​
     
  12. Tim
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    Call Pete and Jakes here in Missouri they'll build you one, don't imagine it would be cheap but they build some cool stuff. The latest 34 they built has a blown injected Hemi with a quick change!
     
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  13. Atwater Mike
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    ...anybody remember the R&C captured pic of the clone, "The Costa Mesa Kid"?
     
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  14. L. Eckart
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    I was going to suggest the same as Tim, call Jerry or Jason Slover at Pete & Jakes in Peculiar, MO. They have the original sitting on their showroom floor so they know each and every detail. Good people to deal with also and always do what they say. Good luck with the search.
     
  15. If you find the California Kid .... and buy it, you just may have to adopt Charlie Sheen.
     
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  16. Cyclone Kevin
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    If u want a California Kid Koupe, then you oughta ring up the other 1/2 of the Temple City Twins who built the car in the 1st place. Pete Chapouris #3.
    I'm sure that it would be an interesting build for SO-CAL.
    It would be great to actually see the movie version of that car in a build again. Steelies, Bias -Plys,QC, Mor-Drop I-Beam, Split Bones, even the complete Milner coupe 283 Engine as shown & built at Blair's as Buddy did the original 302 Ford version,but this time Phil Lukens as Buddy past away a few years back. Let's not forget the side pipes.
    Have it squired by Dale Caufeild and Licked by Manuel Reyes
    On top that of all of that, it would be built in California.
    Below is a Mosaic that resides about 2500 feet from the original Pete and Jake's, Carole Choucair who did this for TC for its public artwork project said that if she'd known about the subject a little more she'd have done the mosaic as close to what Pete originally built in 1973 or outfitted like the Kid on film.
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    Good luck with the build if ya do it.
     
  17. falcongeorge
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    think thats the Cal Tanaka car. Love the flames on that car.
     
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  18. Bader2
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    Wrong,george.[​IMG]this is the tanaka car.


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  19. bobwop
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    I love the old school look, as in the movie
     
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  20. Cyclone Kevin
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    Built in San Gabriel and Arcadia and prowled the alleys north of his dad Tom Tanaka's shop and was always over Billy Vinther's in TC when Cal would take it out, Cal's now in Covina.
    I'd just stare at that car for hours when he 1st built it.
    Definitely inspired by the Kid.
     
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  21. yep the steelies set well with Martin's steely eyes in the movie.....just saying.......
     
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  22. 4psi
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    My friend painted the flames on the OG Califonia Kid. Manuel Reyes. He is on this site. bigm.
     
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  23. Bader2
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    The kid definitely inspired a lot of cars and kids alike,me being one of em! Another one is the cop shop coupe! Alot of great hands touched that one too!


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  24. Stogy
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  25. bobwop
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    1. I sent a PM to Harms Way
     
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  26. Stogy
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    More inspiration
    Bob I'd say Martins outfit would be a requirement...:D

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    Credit to owners and photographers​
     
  27. You can call van dam for the tanaka clan coupe. Dux....
     
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  28. corncobcoupe
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    So if you find one Bob - will it be called the........ BobWop Coupe ?

    Say that 5 times real fast and the last 2 times you will start to sound like Ricky Ricardo .

    Or will it be called the WisconsinWop ?
     

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