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History The Blue Angel Custom Pickup

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Petejoe, Dec 2, 2022.

  1. Interesting trivia. Not about mark's kitchen. :)
     
  2. GordonC
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    So Mark do you have those ignition parts with fruit for breakfast?:D
     
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  3. alchemy
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    The few pics with the hood up show an "outie" firewall which is a 33-34, instead of the "innie" of a 32. That means it is even more rarerer than the commonplace 32 RPU.
     
  4. rudestude
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    Found this while flipping through some of my old magazines , I will post anything else I run across as I continue to flip pages.
    It's always a fun trip to kick back and flip. 20221204_160519~2.jpg 20221204_160316~2.jpg 20221204_160734(0)~2.jpg
     
  5. Moriarity
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    Yup, that is the contest where the Eclipse beat out the Ala kart. It was a mail in vote deal
     
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  6. rudestude
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    Not so dark blue.... 16702185637231425264232573130828~2.jpg
     
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  7. cabong
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    I have been following the adulation for this custom, and while I really admire all the work that has gone into it, I have but one humble comment. I believe that all those hot rod and custom experts who boo'd and hiss'd loudly at the Mark Mist owe the Wilhelm family an apology.... Just say'n....
     
  8. Moriarity
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    Personally I love the Mark mist. a fantastic car .....
     
  9. verde742
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    hated the PU then,, time hasn't helped .
     
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  10. cabong
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    Thanks Mark, me too....
     
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  11. Atomic Kustom
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    I remember a story from when Jack Walker redid the car and Farhner had part of a old bumper jack welded in it . They had it chromed and gave it to Ray as a trophy for workmanship...LOL
     
  12. cabong
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    Sorry Mark, I should have expanded that response a tad. You understand hot rods, customs, and more. You have a good grip on the different era's, and what trends influenced all aspects of auto design. That's why I enjoy your posts. Keep it up!!!
     
  13. rudestude
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    Bumper jack parts?
    That ain't nothing,
    They still do that and more these days and call them Rat Rods.
     
  14. rudestude
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    Another magazine I flipped through ,
    Had some info on the Blue Angel that kind of made me laugh , in a previous post Moriarity commented on its drivability,
    and the writer of the article had some comments also.....of course the writer was trying to sell a story I'm sure.
    I owned a 27 t roadster that had been channeled alot over a double tube frame, it was easier to use the brake pedal with my hand than my foot, in the summer time I often drove it daily , I was alot younger and more flexible then.
     
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  15. rudestude
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    Sorry about that here's the rest of the story
    .... 20221205_202810(0)~2.jpg 20221205_202134~2.jpg 20221205_202226~2.jpg 20221205_202402~2.jpg 20221205_202721~2.jpg 20221205_202437(0)~2.jpg
     
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  16. belair
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    I think the real news here is that Moriarty sold a car.
     
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  17. stanlow69
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    Scan_20221208 (6).png Technically, Mark sold a pickup. And the Trendero. And the 37 Chevy pickup from Iowa with the ultra cool interior. So he doesn`t like pick ups?
     
  18. rudestude
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    I found the reason for the name change , from "Blue Angel" to "Eclipse" , apparently there was some confusion going on , people were getting this "Blue Angel" truck mixed up with the "Blue Angel" that we know as the "Eclipse"...? Well I guess it's possible,
    for "entertainment purposes only" 20221210_193944~4.jpg
     
  19. Moriarity
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  20. stanlow69
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    So, it won two national championships over 20 years apart. Scan_20230101.png
     
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