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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by modelacitizen, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. modelacitizen
    Joined: Jun 24, 2006
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    Ok so I know this is a little OT but I know a lot of you guys will appreciate it. I've wanted this car since I was about 14. It's a Bill Thomas Cheetah. Of course it's not an original but it WAS made by the Bill Thomas authorized company; BTM. You can look 'em up here http://www.billthomascheetah.com/
    Of course I could not afford a completed car. The closest I could get was the basic fiberglass body shell. But I can't tell you how thrilled I am. It's gonna be a while before I can even start on this as I have a '31 Ford coupe to finish in the mean time. But one day........
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  2. oilslinger53
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    got your work cut out for ya with that one! congratulations on your dream being realized!
     
  3. mr.smith
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    has a nice back end
     
  4. modelacitizen
    Joined: Jun 24, 2006
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    Haha yeah it's gonna be A LOT of work. I figure if I could wait 16 years to get the body, I can wait another 16 years to drive it. Heck I'll only be 46! LOL
     
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  5. gafridge
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    Looks good and the power to weight ratio is awesome.Will be a fun ride for sure.
     
  6. PeteFromTexas
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    Such cool cars. I remember there was a car just like that in my home town when I was a kid. My dad worked on it a few times. I would just dit and stare at it.

    So cool!!
     
  7. Hackerbilt
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    Those cars are awesome! Congrats!!!!
    I'm really worried that it will seriously warp on you during storage though!
    How do you plan to support it???
    You need to set that up carefully...not just put it in a corner somewhere!

    Best of luck and get your dream moving...:D
     
  8. modelacitizen
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    It will be stored properly. No way I'm gonna chance damaging it. I still can't believe I have it.
     
  9. Chuckles Garage
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    cheetahs are rad......

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  10. stlouisgasser
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    I was gonna comment too about proper storage.....that body will warp under it's own weight and take a set if you're not careful with it. Maybe you can hang it carefully from your rafters? A second thought.......stick to a diet until you have this thing completed because they are known for having a very, very tiny cock(hold on a second) anyway, tiny cockpit that gets really hot.
     
  11. Cody&Lauren Mohr
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    Nothing wrong with a good original design kit car. Enjoy!
     
  12. 327-365hp
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    Wow man, congrats, you are a lucky bastard! I love Cheetahs!

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    Hurry up and get that A done
     
  13. Jeem
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    Awwww yeah.......
     
  14. 69fury
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    YOU SEXY BITCH!!!! i LOVE those cars! congrats!
     
  15. Royalshifter
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    Gasserific!!!!!
     
  16. autobodyed
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    now there's something you don't see everyday. git 'er done.
     
  17. modelacitizen
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    It has been stored so that none of the body panels can warp or stress. And yeah I've read all about the drivers suffering from heat exhaustion. I hope that's me one day! :D
     
  18. fab32
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    Congrats on taking the first step in realizing your dream. They are awesome performers when equipt with a potent drivetrain. Keep us posted on the build when you get to it.

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  19. James Maxwell
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    from So-Cal

    OMG that "Instant Motion" is the chit!:cool:
     
  20. Nads
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    Supremely wicked, best of luck.
     
  21. Chaoticcustoms
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    Did anyone check out carsinbarns.com and read about the cheetah that was found under all that hog shit?
     
  22. FRENCHBLUE72
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    Bitchen looking car congrats.... Does look like a lot of work though what are your plans for it?
     
  23. Cool Car! Good luck with the build!
     
  24. Irish
    Joined: Dec 14, 2006
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    I had a slot car with that body. Very cool, congrats!
     
  25. Cshabang
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  26. kopperkart
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    from Wisconsin

    I'm jealous. Build it!
     
  27. racemad55
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    Move over Carrol Shelby !
     
  28. rc.grimes
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    from Edmond, OK

    Cheetahs are definitely badass. They look like a funny car's early 60's vette or a stretched out Griffith. If you need to concentrate on the Cheetah I'll take the 31!
     
  29. modelacitizen
    Joined: Jun 24, 2006
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    I read about the Cheetah that was buried. I believe it was one of the original cars and someone is working on restoring it. I'll try to find the link. I need to finish the model A and have some fun with it. THEN I'll sell it to fund the Cheetah. I'm so proud!!! :)
     
  30. Uptown83
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    Neat never seen a car like that before.. Reminds of one of the bat-mobiles
     

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