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Projects The journey of our 98" Slingshot

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by bjinatj, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. Hombre
    Joined: Aug 22, 2008
    Posts: 268

    Hombre
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    Butch, I know he appreciated all that you guys did for him and his wish to fulfill a dream with this slingshot. He was blessed as you all were in the end. God Speed Butch!
     
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  2. Offset
    Joined: Nov 9, 2010
    Posts: 1,187

    Offset
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    from Canada

    Oh my. How sad is this news.

    Rest in Peace Butch. So glad you got your ride.

    Condolences to family and friends.
     
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  3. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 1,152

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    Oh my, my condolences.

    Enjoy the ride, Butch.
     
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  4. christmas tree
    Joined: Dec 7, 2009
    Posts: 253

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    Reading this thread on your build the recreation of a Chassis Research chassis brings back some memories of 1958 or 59 at George Field Il. some guys from the Louisville Ky.area had a Chassis Research. car with a Olds in it, and I fell in love with it.Fast forward 50 years at the Washington In. car show and some guys with a 48 or so Ford PU for a tow car and a open trailer with a machine like yours on it. Memories coming back so as I got closer I thought shit man this is the same car from 50 yrs. ago and it was. Sane paint job and body with a 1961 Indy Nationals sticker on it. The owners had bought the car from the origional owners and preserved it.
     
  5. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 1,124

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    You guys built one butchin' machine and you gave a friend the ride of a lifetime ( actually several)! I know you are all proud, but saddened by Butch's passing. What a Thrill it must have been for you all, thanks for sharing your journey.
     
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  6. Great Dragster and even greater friends....
     
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  7. khead47
    Joined: Mar 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,217

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    My eyeballs are leaking. Great story, but unexpected ending.
     
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  8. christmas tree
    Joined: Dec 7, 2009
    Posts: 253

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    I did not catch on to Butch,s passing away and my heart goes out to the family and friends. As a older one on the HAMB let me assure you guys that you helped Butch take some rides of a lifetime that most of only dream of.
     
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  9. dudley32
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
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    What a wonderful thing to do...
     
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  10. jackalope
    Joined: Mar 11, 2011
    Posts: 512

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    What a story and boy did he have some awesome friends! You help restore my faith in humanity.
    Your friend passed away with a dream fulfilled that without you wouldn't have happened. That is simply awesome.
    Sad news of his passing and deepest condolences.
    You all were and still are blessed to have been friends!


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
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  11. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 3,606

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    from Ks

    What a great bunch of guys. Godspeed to your buddy Butch. Lippy
     
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  12. 23buckethead
    Joined: Apr 2, 2012
    Posts: 71

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    from Kokomo,in

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]Butch will be missed but not forgotten.
     
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  13. christmas tree
    Joined: Dec 7, 2009
    Posts: 253

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    I know you guys are heart broken and you have not said your future plans for the car, keep running it to honor a old friend.
     
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  14. bjinatj
    Joined: Jun 24, 2008
    Posts: 416

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    We are working out the details, but that is exactly what we plan on doing. We will all relive that day through the car.
     
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  15. ttop88
    Joined: Jun 27, 2007
    Posts: 40

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    from indiana

    I never thought that the battle at the hill would be the last time I got to hang out with Butch. I have known him for 30 years and will miss him greatly. Duck tail won't be the same without him.
    God speed my friend.
     
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  16. rtp
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 87

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    What a great thing to do. He may be gone but we all know what you guys did for him. If everyone would do things like this for each other .

    Sent from my VS987 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  17. Great build!
     
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  18. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 4,269

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    Cool little dragster, cool story, even cooler group of guys. Sorry about Butch. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
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  19. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 2,363

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    :( He fulfilled his dream and was happy.Such a sad ending.You guys will keep his memory alive.
    Leo
     
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