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The Mars Lander, UPDATE!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by caseyscustoms, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. caseyscustoms
    Joined: May 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,031

    from st.joe, MO

    i started on this plowboy ripoff project a while ago and i havent done shit to it in a while it has kinda just been setting around the last couple monthes , until last week when i started on the frame and getting the body together a little better. it is still in Super Mock Up mode though i just thought i would show some pics for shits and giggles.

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  2. Slide
    Joined: May 11, 2004
    Posts: 3,026


    Cool. I think it's beggin' for one of those 60s kustom style rear grilles. Maybe get some drawer handles and turn them on end for a buncha "teeth"?

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  3. Rusty
    Joined: Mar 4, 2004
    Posts: 9,447


    Gonna be a cool body. Plowboy has really opened the doors up on these type customs. What about the front end it need a straight axle
    Joined: Apr 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,349

    from New york

    I like it alot.....
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  5. Did that used to be a 57 Chevy?
  6. seymour
    Joined: Jan 22, 2004
    Posts: 5,125

    from PNW

    That frame rules.
  7. briggs&strattonChev
    Joined: Feb 20, 2003
    Posts: 2,231


    exactly what I was thinking seymour ;)
  8. InDaShop
    Joined: Aug 15, 2004
    Posts: 2,782

    from Houston

    Agreed, I've even kinda digging the Nasa lander style wide fronts and tall skinny rears. Would be killer to drive around in reverse and scare people all day.

    EDIT: Or I just realized that may be the whole idea. That thing would be sick with a rear engine setup.
  9. JD's 32
    Joined: Dec 30, 2005
    Posts: 873

    JD's 32
    from TX

    Holly crap, you guys are Good!!
  10. Wild Turkey
    Joined: Oct 17, 2005
    Posts: 903

    Wild Turkey

    It needs some TALL Hilbourn-style injector stacks and long ol' zoomies;)
  11. 41 Dave
    Joined: May 23, 2005
    Posts: 2,594

    41 Dave

    I would say that is the start of something really neat ! Keep the updates coming !

    41 Dave
  12. caseyscustoms
    Joined: May 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,031

    from st.joe, MO

    yea i figured the camaro sub frame would have a few supporters on here.:rolleyes: its a chevy cowl with 57 chevy ass end.
  13. jonski und29
    Joined: Oct 13, 2005
    Posts: 133

    jonski und29

    Eh, put a potvin blown 409 in it with the radiator in the back. Those set-ups are laying around all over the place.:D
  14. hemi
    Joined: Jul 11, 2001
    Posts: 1,961


    I ....uh.... From the cowl back it has potential... the front wheels need to be moved way out in front.

    It looks like it's going to be a lot of work to get it "right", but the rear kicks ass. Keep us posted.
  15. What have you got planned for the front ?

    You didn't save the '57 fenders and hood did you ?

    I think Ed Newton drew a '57 Chevy inspired open wheel Bubble top.
    It retained a lot of the classic styling cues,but was put together very differently.
  16. Plowboy
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
    Posts: 4,251


    I think you can pull off the Camaro front end it you put a quad headlight setup on it with some sort of a funky grille. Keep it the same width of the cowl and bob everything off the frame in front of the crossmember. Most people don't realize how much oom quad headlights take. I didn't have ehough room on my roadster so that is why I didn't run them.

    Fritz told me that most of the Roth cars were 95 inch wheelbase, so being squatty isn't really a bid deal. You may want to chrome out those A arms and stuff though when you go for final assembly. Roth would have! Ha Ha Ha

    Keep it up!
  17. KCsledz
    Joined: Jun 19, 2003
    Posts: 2,334


    Interesting. I will wait till I see more progress before I make any decisions on whether I like the front suspention or not. It could work but I want to see it more finalized.
  18. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,042


    Shit, I like it. Will be interesting to see what goes on the front. The wheelbase is really unusual but that could be really cool too. I've been waiting a while to see progress on this car.
  19. Rotorhead
    Joined: Jan 5, 2009
    Posts: 3

    from Austin, TX

    Damn Casey, let me show how. I like the concept, but... I guess you've a little work to go. And, I just made a deal for 4 of those wheels I wanted. O.K. get back to work.
  20. shooter54
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 5,140


    talk about bringing a thread back from the dead....


    curious though, what ever became of this project?
  21. FoMoCoPower
    Joined: Feb 2, 2007
    Posts: 2,490


    As it sits,the IFS kills it.
  22. jonzcustomshop
    Joined: Jun 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,927


    beatnik bandit has ifs...
    wonder if there has been any progress on this since 2006?
  23. Ned Ludd
    Joined: May 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,876

    Ned Ludd

    But that's particularly ugly IFS! Delicate chrome tubular arms with coil-overs would suit it better if it has to IFS.
  24. Seeing this post is 3 years old and no new updates i'm guessing it's a dead deal rather then a done deal.

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