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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fastrnu, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. I like the truck but I would take a couple 40 Merc rear fenders and mold them over the rear wheels. Maybe a Pearl Cream paint with a single dark blue pinstripe down the side. You know keep it simple with the paint because everything else is so bold. I'm sure if I gave it more than five minutes, I would have some better ideas.
     
  2. GaryC.
    Joined: Mar 24, 2007
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    Like so many of the other guys,
    I really like the custom look of this truck.
    I had a little time this evening and did
    a Photoshop treatment of the truck with
    some custom paint. Cool project!!

    GaryC.
     

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  3. Sonny48
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    That's just what I was thinkin'...he shouldn't change a thing because it's very possible that Barris..Roth, and Starbird could have built that thing in one long Alcohol...or drug induced night.
    I like it...I know one thing...I don't believe you would have to worry about anyone pulling up beside you in one just like it. Just sayin' :D
     
  4. farmergal
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    I actually really like it! its cool!. I think with a good paint job and a new set of wheels with wide whites and i bet it would be one awesome looking truck!! Think simple changes~!
     
  5. fastrnu
    Joined: Feb 26, 2009
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    Heres a couple shot as it sits now. The blower will get 6 Strombergs atop 3 Y adapters. The rearend will get changed to a narrowd 31 spline after I destroy the current one. Something tells me that little Luv rearend wont like the way I'm gonna treat it. Nothing like a blown motor and a 4 speed

    http://dickshotrodcarbs.com
     

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  6. fastrnu
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    Anybody know a good resource for some 3 bolt slingshots. The only ones I have been able to find were polished.
     
  7. roddinron
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    I just came across this thread. I can't believe Gary C did that rendering a year ago, and no one has commented! Gary C, that is beautiful, I'm a huge fan of your work, and as usual, you nailed it!
     
  8. THE_DUDE
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    Now that is the funniest thing I've heard all week. I assure you Barris,Roth,or Starbird had nothing to do with the build of this truck (Other than warping my brain as a child). Im glad to see so many people get a kick out of this truck. I gotta say I liked it better the way I built it with the modified stock grill. Its cool to me that it is now in the hands of a kid who seems to get a kick out of it too.
     
  9. bonez
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    Agreed, the IH grille needs to get back on.
    And that rendering is bad ass.
     
  10. cshades
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  11. fastrnu
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    I too love Gary C's version. Will be looking at putting the nose and hood back on. Will open up the center of the hood for the 6 carbs and stacks. Will keep the blower below the hood line and more than likely run 4"-6"-8" stacks
    Why not go over the top.
     
  12. QuarterLifeCrisis
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    I don't care what 9 out of 10 angry old codgers say, that thing is cool! Haha!
     
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  13. teejay99
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    Truck version of CAD-ZILLA . I think it's the side window opening that bugs me ...looks like an armored car .

    T
     
  14. i have no idea why.it goes against what i beleive in....but i sorta like it. change the wheels to something old (painted with big caps) and paint it some cool show car color and i think it could pull it off oddly enough

    aaah wait. i just saw the grill..eh its ruined for me now :/
     
  15. fastrnu
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  16. Derek Mitchell
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    What about using rear fenders fron a late 50's GM truck for the rears and the rear of the front fenders?
     
  17. Gerrys
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    Bring the door tops up further about 2 1/2" int the roof should do it, and open up the windows the same.
     
  18. That thing is cool!

    Its the Bat-truck!
     
  19. bonez
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    Absolutley.
    Carbs stickin out the hood will give it even more of a wacky 60s vibe.
    Glad you too think the nose needs to get back btw ;)
     
  20. mark mulik
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    Johnny Cash would be proud. This is the car he made a song about

    The 41er
     
  21. fastrnu
    Joined: Feb 26, 2009
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    Still lookin for those unpolished 3-bolt slingshots. Thought Charlie Price would have'm.....Any ideas guys?
     
  22. wsdad
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    I really liked the photoshop from a few posts ago. How about bringing some of the lines in the bed forward to help blend the bed and cab together? Also, I thought it would be neat to give the hood and sunvisor the same, "brow" shape as the headlights. I think a visor would make the side windows fit better, especially if the visor is kind of round like the cab and windows, instead of flat like most of the ones you see. I tried photoshopping it in "Paint" but it came out pretty crude. You might be able to extend some of the lines on the bed onto the cab by making them out of bondo. Then you may not have to go to all the trouble of making it a, "unibody." I think I liked it better with the rear fenders on it. I think a spear on the rear fender like the one on the front would look good too. I wish I could do photoshop better to show you what I'm talking about.

    I think you have a really cool truck.

    [​IMG]
     
  23. Panel Pete
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    Classic...... It's the only one like in this town! :cool:


     
  24. pitman
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    She is a wild looking thing. Gary did add some line-savvy suggestions, but sounds like you're on track.
     
  25. I like Gerry's idea "Bring the door tops up further about 2 1/2" int the roof should do it, and open up the windows the same. "
    Even if you do nothing, it's still an interesting car
     
  26. redlinetoys
    Joined: May 18, 2004
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    It is so damn ugly it is cool! Good to see the updates!!
     
  27. ibarodder
    Joined: Oct 25, 2004
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    Take it to one of the rat rod shows and sell it, then use the money for some thing you want.
     
  28. Dane
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    Show the picture to your children and explain that this is what happens when you take too many mind altering chemicals... :D Especially beer...
     
  29. 64ONEOFF
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    I really think it has potiential, It would take alot, but it has potential
     
  30. fastrnu
    Joined: Feb 26, 2009
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    Heres a shot of my 14yo laying his first flames this was the day before the Unfinished Nationals where He and his brother drove it in and spent 2 days layin flames, havin fun, while gettin thier first trophy.......PRICELESS!
     

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