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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. onekoolkat1950
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    Everything I do is a stolen idea. Go for it!


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  2. loudbang
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    This quip wins the internet for today :cool:
     
  3. mike bowling
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    Ray, my boy, you never cease to amaze me!
    I went up to "Abones" Sunday and almost considered a visit, but didn't want to mess up your family time ( like I did before, lol)
    Project is looking great! I'm booked for the beach and ready to watch 'er go!
     
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  4. wheeldog57
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    Had the opportunity a couple days ago to see the tank in person, this thing is great! Ray has a way of making the difficult look easy. Super clean frame and chassis work. Tidy body mounts and a well thought out build.
    Ray even demonstrated how to shape metal during our visit-Ray Prue everybody-

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  5. Runnin shine
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    Did you steal this idea from a P-47?
    [​IMG]
    Just add in a bunch little glass panes and you’ll be ready to shoot your adversaries down.


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  6. graveyardsledder
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    Fantastic!!!!


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  7. onekoolkat1950
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    Hahahaha. Thanks Ronnie. It was great hanging out with you, Mike and your buddies.


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  8. onekoolkat1950
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    I sure did !


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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]got all the canopy panels roughed out , front welded and finished out .


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  13. rusty rocket
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    Very Kool! Looks like an old racer in a cars movie. Just need big eyes in the windshield area.
     
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  14. Barrelnose pickup
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  15. Very cool build! I need to keep in touch with this one. Just acquired a V860 this last week at GNRS, came out of a Midget and I have been kicking around ideas as to what to do with it. Belly Tank was one of the ideas. Now I just need a tank, some "extra" time and a few other projects out of the way.
    Great job! Keep it up!
     
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  16. GordonC
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    LOL! I was thinking what a driver! Doing it all by feel, but now I see what you plan on doing for a windshield.
     
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  17. toreadorxlt
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    from Nashua, NH

  18. edwardlloyd
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    I love this tank. If I built one it'd have to be road legal. I have an unlimited Autobahn go right past my shop so I could Vmax it whenever I wanted.

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  19. Stogy
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    @onekoolkat1950 your an amazing talent...period greatness is coming together. Thank you.
     
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  20. onekoolkat1950
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    As always your too kind to me buddy.


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  21. mike bowling
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    TFL ! Your metal shaping skills are really something , Mr. Ray! The demo you gave me and the boys was great . I'm glad you have your new garage to be creative in. Keep on trucking, pardner!


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  22. HarryT
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    Very cool car Ray! Your metal shaping skills are amazing.
    Jim
     
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  23. onekoolkat1950
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    Awe shucks you guys are too good to me.


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  24. Stogy
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    KoolKat have you ever driven one of these Tanks or been in one prior to your build?
     
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  25. onekoolkat1950
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    Nope . Flyin blind .


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  26. onekoolkat1950
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    Thanks Jim! Steve and I are planning to swing by Sheps again this year on the way to TROG with the tank. Hope to see you there


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  27. Nobey
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    Did you ever read" How to build a Belly Tanker" by Tom Beaty 1952 thumb.jpg
     
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  28. flatheadtommy
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    Ray, Unbelievable beautiful build, It won't be " elbows up" in this one ,it will be " elbows in "and hold on !!
     
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  29. onekoolkat1950
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    Hope to visit you real soon Tommy.


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  30. HarryT
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    That will be great! I'll be looking forward to it.
    Jim
     
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