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The Jim Busby Coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TheFrenZ, May 20, 2006.

  1. Woogeroo
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 1,058

    from USA

    I don't know jack about what is or isn't a hot rod... but that is beautiful and very cool.

  2. Irish Dan
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
    Posts: 1,231

    Irish Dan

    I'll offer a few more kudos to this ride;...everyhing is just right!..I wouldn't change a thing! a real rolling work of Art!
  3. Woogeroo
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 1,058

    from USA

    I have a 'just curious' question about this ride...

    In the trunk, the upholstered covered box, is that the battery box or something else?

    Just curious...

  4. speedaddict
    Joined: Sep 28, 2002
    Posts: 2,420

    from Austin, Tx

    gorgeous car...
  5. "HOTROD"
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 241

    from Seattle

    yeah I'd like one of those speedo's too, like every one else,
    (your mail box is full)

  6. How much is this car chopped?

  7. rat seeker
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 376

    rat seeker

  8. bdrake
    Joined: Jun 28, 2002
    Posts: 289

    Member Emeritus

    That is nice, thanks for sharing.
  9. Dirty Dug
    Joined: Jan 11, 2003
    Posts: 3,623

    Dirty Dug

  10. sodas38
    Joined: Sep 17, 2004
    Posts: 2,257


    Can anyone give specifics on the rear suspension set-up? I see it looks like leafs springs, any idea from what, etc? Anyone with pictures of the chassis?
  11. Cyclone Kevin
    Joined: Apr 15, 2002
    Posts: 3,963

    Cyclone Kevin
    Alliance Vendor

    I've wondered why Jim Busby sold his entire collection, I seem to remember hearing that he wanted to go racing again??
    He's had so many very nice cars. Nice to know that this local(Pasadena) car was restored. FWIW Will Moore is one of the Original Outriders when the club restarted (he made the plaques).
    He always finds very cool old hot rods from the crevices of the world.
  12. Wowcars
    Joined: May 10, 2001
    Posts: 1,023


    I just came.
  13. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,646

    from California

    I'd like to see some pictures following the changes made back in the day along with what they started with....
  14. cruzr
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
    Posts: 3,125


    OK this is the best i can do, i had to take a picture of a picture i took when Jim was building the car. If you look close you recognize a couple of other cars in the background. I searched through every photo i had and this all i can find ..sorry for the quality

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  15. cuznbrucie
    Joined: May 1, 2005
    Posts: 2,567


    Busby pulled up with this in the Swap Meet at the L.A. Roadster Show a few years ago and got out of it and left it running right in front of me!!! He stopped to talk to someone in a swap just be able to walk around it a few times and take pictures of it while it sat there rumbling at idle was sheer pleasure! It's just as clean and beautiful in person as it looks in the magazine of the all time best Deuce Coupes.......period!

  16. de-fenders
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 469


    Man! that coupe is AWESOME!!!! Every detail looks to be right on.Greg:cool:
  17. Cshabang
    Joined: Mar 30, 2004
    Posts: 2,458


    one of the baddest 5 holes of ALL time...true story....
  18. burbanite
    Joined: May 31, 2006
    Posts: 186


    Take a look at the name of this website, it means something.

    Beautiful car.
  19. Glassguy, cause all his cars are glass.
    Ch-ching, OOH the sound of gold chain against a billet steering wheel!
  20. wedgeii1
    Joined: Apr 24, 2006
    Posts: 552

    from california

    WOW, you gotta really be into polishing to own that car! I'd love to find it in a barn with a leaky roof after its been sitting untouched for about 50 years. Looks like a museum piece right now. But wait a minute, that would mean I'd be in my 80's by that point. :rolleyes: Nevermind...
  21. rat seeker
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 376

    rat seeker

  22. Shiftee
    Joined: Nov 12, 2001
    Posts: 214


  23. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 5,502

    A Boner

    BTTT for H.A.M.B. Newbies........class 101 how to build a 5 window, and what color to use when you paint it!
  24. Gee
    Joined: Apr 18, 2001
    Posts: 143

    from Australia

    thanks for bringing this BTTT. never seen that thing before. that motor is cadillac porn!
  25. Old School 40
    Joined: Nov 13, 2007
    Posts: 109

    Old School 40

    Took that class 30+years ago, still usen the same color:D
  26. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 12,913

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    I can't stop looking at this beauty......
  27. STUNNING!!! car is flat out buetiful! even my buddy "camaro guy" likes it
  28. Where's the rust, primer, and skulls?:rolleyes:

    This is what we should all strive to achieve.
  29. Did I read that right, a Vega steering box?
  30. flatheadjunk
    Joined: Nov 10, 2006
    Posts: 288

    Member Emeritus
    from Orange CA

    Jim also bought Jack Underwood's full fendered 5 window. It had an Olds in it and was on the the cover of R & C in,I believe, '58 or 9. It is still one of my favorite full fendered cars of all time.If anyone has the mag please post the pic---I'm sure everyone will enjoy it. As a side note, Jim really is a good guy and truly appreciates our hot rod history.Those two cars side by side would turn most of us into Gumby.

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