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Look what the truck driver dropped off today

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hollenbeck32, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. hollenbeck32
    Joined: Feb 28, 2004
    Posts: 44


    Well its here, the Ala Kart. I will be doing the prep for it to get the body work done by Mickey Galloway, and then I will be painting it. It will be all done for the GNRS next year to show with its cousin the Sam Barris Merc.

    I am honered to be able to do these great History Cars. I will keep you all posted on its progress, I thought it was pretty cool the original paint and pinstriping on the backing plates, and the scallop on the frame..Enjoy it , I am

    Later Darryl

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  2. Nice, if I send you an S.A.S.E. will you put some of the sanding dust in there to hang on the wall ? That would be
  3. Ok Darryl....first Sams Merc now the Ala Kart WOW....very cool I want your day job:D :D.

  4. An honor not taken lightly. I'm so jelous,and excited to see it finished. Good luck.

  5. Very cool! You obviously can handle the task with your resume!
  6. HemiDave
    Joined: Aug 7, 2006
    Posts: 465

    from Austin, TX

    That's ultra cool! An honor indeed!

  7. fuzzy bunny
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
    Posts: 448

    fuzzy bunny

    Wow, the last thing i got off a truck was a muffler, i wish i was you. The ala Kart is right neer the top of my 10 favorites list. keep us posted with the progress.
  8. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,191

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    THE ALA KART? Seriously?
    WOW thats really something there!
  9. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,481


    Wasn't this car badly burned in a fire? If that's true then my hat's off to whoever did the metalwork on it.
  10. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,191

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    I did get some Urinestain bushings for a Corvette rearend off a truck today. Not as cool as the Ala Kart, but easier to afford right now..........
  11. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,723

    from California

    Oh man I cannot wait to see that at the GNRS.
  12. VNTGE41
    Joined: Mar 4, 2007
    Posts: 739

    from l.a.

    that is a true honor sure you of all people can handle the pressure
  13. Burny
    Joined: Dec 20, 2004
    Posts: 1,600


    Looking forward to seeing progress pics...Congrats. You are a lucky dog...
  14. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,121


    the Ala Kart is one of the great custom rods of all time. I remember it in the 1959 Hotrod annual. You are one lucky guy!
  15. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,024

    1. 60s Show Rods


  16. Spooky
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 1,757



    THAT is the coolest thing I have ever read on the HAMB.


    That is one my all time favorite cars of all time. Besides the R&C Dreamtruck and the Hirohata Merc.

    Wow...the Ala Kart...

    You just made my day.....

    Please, keep us posted.

    By the way, It'd be cool if it were entered as a contender for the BIG trophy.
  17. racer756
    Joined: May 24, 2006
    Posts: 1,324


    This man can stone cold paint! I have been fortunate to see him in action when painting at my Bro VORNHAGEN's shop in Brentwood, Ca when we work on my Race car. Great dude also.
  18. ZZ-IRON
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,964

    from Minnesota

    What History!

    Prep that is the Finish Line!

    Very Cool
  19. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,560

    from Kent, Wa

    I was at brizios a few weeks back and seen it there. cool to see it in the reconstruction phase..
  20. mazdaslam
    Joined: Sep 9, 2004
    Posts: 2,524


    Cool,cant wait to see the progress. That's awesome!
  21. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,758

    Member Emeritus

    That, indeed, is an honor not to be taken lightly. I hope you let us follow along as you go.
  22. Danimal
    Joined: Apr 23, 2006
    Posts: 4,128


    I just picked up a model from a buddy on the bay last month. I was trying to explain it to my boys, it will be much easier now!
  23. PeteFromTexas
    Joined: Apr 4, 2007
    Posts: 3,837


    Wow! What An Honor!
  24. Hotrodladycrusr, ChevyGirlRox and I saw this at Brizio's a few days before the restoration began. We all "laid hands" on this icon.:cool: :D

    Noticed the original (Jeffries, I think) striping on the backing plates. They seemed to have survived rather well - looks to be straight 1-Shot # 162 Purple, a notorious "fader" back in the 50's and 60's.

  25. I bet a lot of us older guys here had that as a model. AMT made a lot of money on that one.
  26. Darryl, that has to be so cool that you get to work on all of these historical builds. I have seen all of your previous work from D'Agostino's & Zocchi's cars, to the Moal built "SEDUCED" that took the AMBR, to Sam's merc, and now the Ala Kart. You do unbelievable work and it must be crazy to think of all the contacts that you can make in this industry having Andy Brizio as your father-in-law! Keep up the great work and keep us in the loop on the Ala Kart.

  27. BigRed390
    Joined: Mar 21, 2007
    Posts: 484


    That certainly speaks highly of your skills!
  28. Yeah, Those Barris guys were such hacks.......
    Hot rod history is fascinating. This is a pivotal piece of that history. You are indeed a fortunate man to lay hands on it.... Congrats!
  29. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,682

    Bruce Lancaster
    Member Emeritus

    I can remember my excitement when I opened the model box backi in '61 or so...I can't even imagine seeing the real thing arrive!
  30. ChevyGirlRox
    Joined: May 13, 2005
    Posts: 3,486

    from Ohio

    I know you will do a great job on it. The Merc looked spectacular in the sunlight at Paso (not that it didn't in the shop) and I'm sure the Ala Kart will be no different.
    Good for you. What an honor!

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