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Starlite Rod & Custom

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rickyracer1962, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. they pulled it off, got the 54 to the GNRS and it looked killer. keep up the good work boys. saw these posted in someones show pics.

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  2. PrimeEvil
    Joined: Aug 16, 2004
    Posts: 96

    PrimeEvil
    Member
    from N Utah

    WOW thats a beautiful car,I love the color and rear end treatment!

    Fantastic Job!!
     
  3. 63-65 Rivi roof? Car is very clean, very unique. Good job?
     
  4. what is that roof? chevelle?
     

  5. narrowed & chopped impala. hopefully one of them will chime in here with more of the details.
     
  6. happy hoppy
    Joined: Apr 23, 2001
    Posts: 2,328

    happy hoppy
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    these guys did a great job, it was nice to see them make the show.
    the owner should be proud.
     
  7. Dat Dirty Rat
    Joined: Jan 15, 2003
    Posts: 3,503

    Dat Dirty Rat
    Member

    I love the frontend treatment....awesome car.....I would esp like to see pics of it outside or in a photo spread,,wich i'm sure we will all get to see!
     
  8. sodapop
    Joined: Apr 26, 2004
    Posts: 178

    sodapop
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    from Tejas

    Holy shit, thats nice. Inspiration to say the least.
     
  9. PrimeEvil
    Joined: Aug 16, 2004
    Posts: 96

    PrimeEvil
    Member
    from N Utah

    Anybody get some pics of the engine on this car by chance?Love to check the engine out a bit more?
     
  10. Bryan
    Joined: Jul 25, 2002
    Posts: 578

    Bryan
    Member

    that car pretty much rules.
     
  11. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 14,640

    straykatkustoms
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  12. Chaz
    Joined: Feb 24, 2004
    Posts: 5,016

    Chaz
    Member Emeritus

    That does it! I'm throwing my 54 away
     
  13. Steve
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,010

    Steve
    Member

    damn they did a sick job on that thing.
     
  14. Is that a roof off a riv ??? looks killer on that car
     
  15. starlite staff
    Joined: Sep 29, 2004
    Posts: 83

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    Hey guy’s Edgar here; I just wanted to thank everybody for their complements on the car. All the boys here at Starlite busted ass for about 9 months. 6 months of it was shared between the fifty four project and others and the last 3 were solid on the car. Here is a rundown on the car…

    Body mods began with grafting a ’52 Mercury front fenders and hood. The headlights were frenched and the rear wheel arches were swept back 3 inches. The hood had the scoop removed and it was also set up with a modified reverse hinge set up. The front end is finished off with a narrowed and peaked ’53 Mercury bumper, a narrowed and filled ’54 Chevy car grill and 5 hand formed spears. The roof is a narrowed ’65 Buick Wildcat roof (4”in front and 6” in the rear).The rear backlit is a narrowed ’67 Camaro (2” per side). The windshield was sectioned 2.5 inches (in order to meet the new profile). The rear quarter panels were extended 4” and feature hand made taillight bezels. The rear of the rear wheel arches were also swept back and reshaped. The rear bumper consists of ’59 Corvette rear bumpers, ’62 Thunderbird front bumpers, and the ends are of ’67 Camaro. The exhaust ports on the bumpers are functional. The car was finished in a “Hot Hues” purple rhapsody.

    The interior consists of a ’56 Ford instrument panel with refaced Autometer gages.

    The engine is a ’74 Ford 390 FE with a toploader 4 speed transmission

    The front suspension consists of a dropped spindle kit with disc brakes. Rack and pinion conversion and Firestione 2500 airbags. We built a tubular K-member to help disburse the stress during the roof swap and to stiffen up the body during driving. The rear features a triangulated suspension, equipped with 2600 x-tra lift bags to facilitate tire changes while still maintaining low ground clearance and performance. The wheelbase was lengthened a total of 3”.

    Overall the car was built to drive but somewhere along the way it got a little out of hand…
     
  16. Kaucher
    Joined: Jul 16, 2003
    Posts: 410

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    Here's a clean pic of the motor, The motor and interior have one off parts, like the stacks, and shifter boot plate.

    I can't give enough praise of the quality work that the Starlite staff did, and to their buddy's that came in at the eleventh hour worked on this car hours on end voluntarily.

    Without them my design would just another be a picture on a 11 X 17 piece of paper. Mucho Thanks to all of you. Kaucher
     

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  17. Kaucher
    Joined: Jul 16, 2003
    Posts: 410

    Kaucher
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    And I also want to give special thanks to Downtown Willy who stitched a bitchen interior, that really ties the whole car together. Kaucher
     
  18. car is way nice .. saw it myself ..and damn ..nothin to say..............but BAD F*@KIN ASS!
     
  19. desertdroog
    Joined: Nov 16, 2001
    Posts: 1,000

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    Thanks for showcasing the build on the HAMB. Very slick ride!
     
  20. Probably one of the most tastefull customs I have ever seen.

    The trim around the front of the roof line flows beautiful, the corvette bumpers on the back look perfect, I could go on and on.

    I love it!!!
     
  21. lgh1157
    Joined: Sep 15, 2004
    Posts: 1,669

    lgh1157
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    Thats the car that Hamber Dante from Black widow Kustoms worked on.

    L
     
  22. starlite staff
    Joined: Sep 29, 2004
    Posts: 83

    starlite staff
    Member

    Thats right he and Jose came down and helped out with the final block on the car. They did a great job! Hope to work with them again and we appreciate them comming through on such short notice.
     
  23. leadsleadolds
    Joined: Jun 7, 2004
    Posts: 1,817

    leadsleadolds
    Member

    Throw up some pics of it in the light. Last I saw was the concept drawing it looks great.
     
  24. Steve
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,010

    Steve
    Member

    hey Edgar did you guys set up the compressor for the bags like you did on the yellow wagon? or is it a normal electric compressor?
     
  25. starlite staff
    Joined: Sep 29, 2004
    Posts: 83

    starlite staff
    Member

    Hey Steve, we ran two Viar 380C compressors into a 7 gallon stainless steel tank. We wanted to run engine driven but it would have looked too bulky. Besides we actually ran out of room;Alternator, A/C compressor and power steering pump. I'll try to post some pics of the trunk and close ups of the engine...
     
  26. The Hyena
    Joined: Nov 29, 2004
    Posts: 141

    The Hyena
    Member

    Edgar ........you guys are badasses !!! I moved to Vegas though....

    but ill see you guys around !!

    NICE RIDE !!
     

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