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History Saving Dominique

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Barn Hunter, Nov 24, 2019.

  1. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
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    Very Kool find! Congrats!! Thank you for posting the story, it was a kool thread.
     
  2. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
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    The fact that it was a cover car makes it worth saving on that note alone. The cool thing is it got a lot of press, which gives you a window into a lot of build information.
     
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  3. 49ratfink
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    I kind of like the race car look. I'd leave the blower at least, but that's just me.
     
  4. anthony myrick
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    awesome ride
    thankfully a resto guy didn't get it, plenty of restored Vettes running around (yawn)

    was walking through a local shop recently, this was on the owners tool box

    vette 6.jpeg
    stuff is still out there
     
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  5. Barn Hunter
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    That's true. Lots of details are available through the coverage. BUT....If anyone finds out any more about it, please let me know. Maybe there was some more about it in another magazine? One can only hope!
     
  6. Barn Hunter
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    I sent a request to the photoshop thread to put it back to original custom but leave the blower and do it in candy red....just for grins. I think the photoshop wheels are too big and it makes the car look stubby. The cover shots on Rodding and Restyling show that this is not the case.
     
  7. Barn Hunter
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    WOW, cool. I wish that was sitting on my toolbox!
     
  8. Holy crap! I somehow missed this thread but DAMN this is SO cool! @Barn Hunter you definitely are the right person for this car. Keep the updates coming!
     
  9. Chrisbcritter
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    Just beautiful - the builder was truly inspired; wish he could have done more kustoms. I love how he extended the rear quarters just enough without making it look tail-heavy. Best of luck to you with the restoration, Barn Hunter!
     
  10. DaBeers34
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    That's so cool to find a historical custom car like that. Not a corvette fan myself, but I bet there are a ton of people Jealous and excited for you at the same time.

    Sent from my SM-N975U using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  11. Barn Hunter
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    Hadn't been aware of that motor, but it does have a good look. I'll probably go with a carburetor at first and save up for a vintage injection system.
     
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  12. Barn Hunter
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    Thanks, Sancho! :)
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2019
  13. Barn Hunter
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    Thanks....he was a boat builder/designer from Miami, so fiberglass was his perfect canvas!
     
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  14. Corn Fed
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  15. Moriarity
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    that looks like a good deal on that chromed unit. too bad it is the wrong version. This is just my opinion and doesn't mean shit because it is not my car, but anything other than doing a 100% accurate restoration to the cover car version of this car is doing it a dis service, and I can't believe that someone here would actually think one of those awful EFI ramjets should be on this car.... YUK
     
  16. anthony myrick
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    X2
    but its not my wallet paying for it
    I would rather run a period carb over a modern version of EFI
     
  17. Moriarity
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    Agreed, an early vette 2x4 setup would be suitable
     
  18. brigrat
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    I could never buy/own a car that has rules to follow my hats off to Moriarity who has a stable of them and good luck on the build Barn Hunter! subscribed!
     
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  19. Bandit Billy
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    Dominique Duntov. Good name for this car...or a stripper, just an observation and I needed a reminder to follow this thread.
     
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  20. hotrodhoodlum
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    I will say that is a great find and you have the courage to bring it back to
    the beauty that it is was and will be
    hot rod hoodlum
     
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  21. I guess I'm the oddball. I'm kinda digging the gasser look as it was found. It's still part off the cars history. I like the blower and nose up stance. I know it's not pure to what it was, but the vette purists would say the same thing about its original custom version. Either way you go it's an awsome find. I guess I have to agree with brigrat, i dont follow rules well. I will be following to see the progress. Good luck
     
  22. Jimhu
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