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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chaddilac, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. Bdamfino
    Joined: Jan 27, 2006
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    Bdamfino
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    from Hamlet, NC

    Whoa!! I wasn't trying to take anybody's credit, I thought I linked it together through the Hemmings Blog of the Old Motor post. I won't take NO CREDIT for someone else's sleuthing, just hope it can be "re-discovered"!!! Besides, if the HAMB were around in the '70's, maybe the world would have more than one original Dymaxion!!!!
     
  2. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,842

    chaddilac
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    You guys chill before you get the thread closed for bickering like little girls....
     
  3. banjeaux bob
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
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    banjeaux bob
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    from alaska


    Are you going to try to track down the remains?
     
  4. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,842

    chaddilac
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    My buddy last saw it a few weeks ago in Okmulgee, OK... he's asking around.
     
  5. The HellyDid
    Joined: May 1, 2011
    Posts: 124

    The HellyDid
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    from Florida


    I hope....that thing is cool and needs to be saved, not by me though, I got to much stuff :)
     
  6. Keep us posted. Now that you know the history...it's on.
    Good luck.
     
  7. I kknew abortion was legal when i saw this thing!
     
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  8. It has been FIVE years ago today, that Chad, first posted this amazing mystery, that is now solved.
     
  9. Any word on what it was originally powered by? Looks like room enough for even a V8 if you wanted.
     
  10. Salty
    Joined: Jul 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,260

    Salty
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    from Florida


    Hate and caffene......anything that ugly thats gotta be it.....

    (I was wondering the same though, I was even more curious about the drive system, if they used a chain drive or something else)
     
  11. carlisle1926
    Joined: May 19, 2010
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    The article says that is was front wheel drive with a tail wheel steer. I couldn't tell from the drawing if it had two or three exhaust ports on the drives side. If it was three, I'd bet on a flat head Ford turned around backwards since the rest of it had Ford parts. The front fenders look kind of like Studebaker truck fenders. If it is a tail steer, you can almost bet this guy had seen or heard of Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion car from the 1930's
     
  12. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    chaddilac
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    Thanks for the reminder PTDF!!!
     
  13. johnny bondo
    Joined: Aug 20, 2005
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    johnny bondo
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    from illinois

    wow! i cant believe this was found! it always stuck out in my mind. the only other mystery was that 57? cadillac with the airplane parts, crazy afterburner things and a supercharger? someplace out in the desert.


    i think tax records for that property should be public domain, if you have that address. you could find out who owned the property and then youll have a name to look up at least. wouldnt it be a bummer if after all this time it got sold for scrap like a week before we refind it...
     
  14. well, well,well where is this thing I am worried ?
     
  15. i will not forget i will not forget..................
     
  16. It is time AGAIN to bring this thread back to the top , here on the H.A.M.B.! It has been six years, since the start of this thread. I just know that any new member that has joined in the last year time frame, might need to see this thread.

    paperdog, are you out there?
     
  17. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
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    Find it.....or it will RUB out....
     
  18. from the hamb archive of useless posts .....
     
  19. jazz1
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,479

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    From the first post I see in the second last picture a dog,,,an Ibizan Hound to be exact.. Possibly find the mysterious car by searching out Ibizan Hound owners since the breed is not common,,,i know its a long shot,,,this is my Ibizan ..Jazz

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  20. 40FordGuy
    Joined: Mar 24, 2008
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    I like it ! Rebuild it, and I bet you'll have the only one in town !!!!!! How cool would that be.

    4TTRUK
     
  21. Present and breathing
     
  22. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    New Update: The daughter of the builder contacted me and is looking for the car. I'm gonna try and help her if I can!! If anyone knows that would be helpful!!!
     
  23. Don't know if this was posted...I just LOVE some of those answers given as to what it is.....
     

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  24. Slade C.
    Joined: Jan 2, 2014
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    Wow, growing up I had always taken this car for granted as the awesome car that my grandfather built.. By the time I came along the car was long gone and all that was left were the original patent documents and a few pictures and the start of a second version of the car.

    Alittle background from I have gotten over the years

    Front wheel steer and drive with a front end from a Willy's jeep (maybe)
    Mid engine Flat Head V8
    Alot of the parts came from a Buick

    There was mention of alot of angle iron used. I would contribute that to him building chicken houses and building his own trusses by trade.

    The car wasn't on the roads for very long before the motor was pulled out and remains sat under a carport at my aunts house before it went to Oklahoma..
     
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  25. hey ... GOOD LUCK CHAD
     
  26. Johnny Cash couldn't do that I bet? When he was building the caddy one piece @ a time.
     
  27. Well it lives...any updates

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  28. johnny bondo
    Joined: Aug 20, 2005
    Posts: 1,547

    johnny bondo
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    from illinois

    bump! still havent forgotten, the death of Buckminster Fuller and his streamliners reminded me
     

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