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Hot Rods My belly tank racer build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by onekoolkat1950, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. HarryT
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    Ray, thanks for stopping by Sheps on your way to TROG. It was great seeing you guys again and quite an experience seeing your amazing car in person. The pictures of it racing on the beach are fantastic. Congratulations on a job well done!
    Jim
     
  2. onekoolkat1950
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    Thanks Jim. Great seeing you!


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  3. Great pics capping off a great build! Wish I could have been there to actually see it race!
     
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  4. GordonC
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    Ray I hadn't kept up with this post as I was away and didn't know if you made it to TROG or not. I saw some pictures someone had posted where you were being towed and so I didn't know if you were able to run it or not. I now see you did. I have to say the fact that you built this is impressive, the fact you did it in such a short time is nothing short of amazing! Great job! I hope it ran like you wanted it to. Very cool!
     
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  5. Hombre
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    My hat is off to you Sir. I thoroughly enjoyed watching this come to life thru this build, and you got to do the fun part. A just reward for all of the work you did. Congratulations!
     
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  6. 42˚18'N 83˚09'W
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    It was great to meet such a talented yet humble builder/racer. I loved your "Balls to the Wall" right out of the gate "Shakedown Pass". FANTASTIC!!!
     
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  7. onekoolkat1950
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    Thanks Gordon. The tow rig was always part of the plan. Because of the limited visibility and the water tank for cooling we thought it just made more sense. IMG_1364.JPG


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  8. onekoolkat1950
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    Appreciate it.


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  9. onekoolkat1950
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    Your too kind . I was actually pedaling it a bit . The car has some pretty long legs . I still have yet to see 3rd gear.


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  10. I think I remember you saying the D-Fender was the sketchiest, how do they compare?
     
  11. onekoolkat1950
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    No comparison. This is being strapped into a projectile 2” off the ground with almost no visibility while your deafened and cooked . Hahahah. Absolutely ridiculous! Don’t get me wrong though, it super fun!


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  12. 42˚18'N 83˚09'W
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    Dicks pics 171.jpg Dicks pics 172.jpg Dicks pics 173.jpg Thought you might like these... Dicks pics 171.jpg Dicks pics 172.jpg Dicks pics 173.jpg Dicks pics 173.jpg
     
  13. onekoolkat1950
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  14. GordonC
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    When I first saw the last pics I thought, "oh look Ray already has a diorama of his car with a tow vehicle!" I had to look twice to see it was live shots! LOL!:)
     
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  15. Hombre
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    Gordon, Man I thought the same thing, at first glance that 1st picture didn't look real. I think it was that white coupe I thought it was a model as well. Once I really looked I saw the people and realized it was a photo...
     
  16. Blues4U
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    Well, OK, go ahead and take a few nights off, but don't get too comfortable, there's next years race to think about! haha! GReat, great job man, sure wish I coulda been there to see it race. Thanks so much for posting the project here for us to follow.
     
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  17. onekoolkat1950
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    Enjoying a couple project free weeks . Gonna help some pals wrap up there projects and then onto my 40 coupe build


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  18. Look at this Motley Crew.
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  19. mike bowling
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    Looks like Nick ("Scrappy") is talking to "DaddyRay" in Italian.
     
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  20. Cliff Ramsdell
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    Ok, that awesome.

    Cliff Ramsdell
     
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  21. Inked Monkey
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    Cool, cool, cool. I need to find a tank.....and lose about a hundred pounds
     
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  22. Man! I’d love to see that rolling by or racing on the sand someday.
     
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  23. Stogy
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  24. onekoolkat1950
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  25. Stogy
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    Good to hear from you so you have a 40 coupe in the crosshairs...any styling direction you can let us in on?
     
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  26. gearhead1600
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    Just ran into your belly tank build
    Cool stuff
    But must tell ya, you brought this old guy to a fit of laughter reading the part of about the Chinese Yardstick!
    Glad you caught it and thanks for the time ya spend posting the pics and info,
    Thank you


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  27. rusty valley
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    nice job. looks like too much fun. i have two of that same tank, i believe they are from a 50's vintage sikorsky helicopter. same color, same tank. another project i will never get to!
     
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  28. mike bowling
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