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#1 CorvairJim

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 08:35 PM

You listen to the music and you hear all the references to cars. Now's your opportunity to build your favorite car from the world of music. Is it a "Hot Rod Lincoln" (Commander Cody)? A "Little Red Corvette" (Prince)? Maybe a "Pink Cadillac" (Bruce Springsteen, Natalie Cole, or Aretha Franklin)? You could have "Fun, Fun, Fun" 'til you're done buildin' your T-bird (The Beach Boys)! Maybe "Trade in your Chevy for a Cadillac-ac-ac-ac-ac-ac"... (Billy Joel) Having trouble figuring out what to do with that Little Nash Rambler kit gathering dust on the shelf? A "Chevy Van" would be all right by me. You build Big Rigs? Great! How about a "Cabover Pete with a Reefer On" or a "Jimmy Haulin' Hogs" (C.W.McCall)?

It doesn't matter whether it appears in the title or it's just mentioned in the song (And by "mentioned in the song", I don't mean just shown in the video with no actual mention! This is about the music, not the videos. I don't watch MTV, VH1, or Country Music Television!). If the "Vehicle" (Ides Of March) is recorded for posterity, it qualifies. (But to be fair, it should be a song that most of us are familiar with) HERE'S THE CATCH: There will be only ONE of each car or truck eligible for this Community Build. So if you want to build a Little Deuce Coupe" (Not that that one hasn't been done to death already!), you should probably get your name on it early! If the song isn't absolutely specific about the car/truck in question, feel free to go your own way within the spirit and era of the song. (For instance, a "Hot Rod Lincoln" would be any 50's-era Lincoln engine in any Model A body, and Ides Of March's "Vehicle" could be just about any black sedan through the mid-70's) If you want to submit more than one, that's okay but please give others an opportunity to get their picks in before naming your second build - maybe two weeks between submissions.
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A CHANGE FROM WHEN I FIRST POSTED THIS CBP: THE ORIGINAL DEADLINE OF DECEMBER 31, 2011 HAS BEEN LIFTED! THERE ARE SO MANY GREAT COMMUNITY BUILDS GOING ON (I'm involved in several of them myself... ) THAT I'VE COME TO FEEL THAT A DEADLINE IS UNREASONABLE. AS THEY SAID A YEAR AGO IN NASCAR, "BOYS, HAVE AT IT"! TAKE YOUR TIME AND ENJOY THE BUILD!
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RUNNING RULE CHANGE NUMBER 2: I'VE LIFTED THE "ONE AND DONE" RULE! IF YOU WANT TO BUILD A MODEL BASED ON A SONG SOMEONE ELSE HAS SELECTED ALREADY, GO RIGHT AHEAD. MAYBE YOUR IDEA OF THE CAR/TRUCK IN THE SONG IS DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHER GUY'S OR YOU JUST THINK YOU CAN DO IT BETTER (IF THAT'S THE CASE, FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE DON'T COME RIGHT OUT AND SAY IT!). AGAIN, LIKE IN NASCAR, "BOYS, HAVE AT IT"!
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Imagination is a good thing: The song tells you what the car is, but it's up to you to interpret what the singer was singing about. As with other Community Build Projects, I'd like to see "In Progress" pictures. I find that they're one of the best things about these things, having the opportunity to get into other builder's minds (and workshops!) to see how they get the results they had in mind at the outset of the build.

(Here's a personal challenge to each and every one of you, and this one is open to everybody, basically because I want to see what you can come up with: The car from Johnny Cash's "One Piece At A Time"!)

Entry List:

Corvair Jim - A Brand New, Shiny, Red, Super Stock Dodge (from "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena" by Jan & Dean)
metalmulisha20@live.com - 1965 Mustang convertible ("Black Sunshine" by White Zombie)
DiscoSpud - A Slick Pick-Em-Up Truck ('Hillbilly Deluxe" by Broks & Dunn)
W-409 - A Chopped Top, Slammed Down '49 Mercury (" '49 Mercury Blues" by The Brian Setzer Orchestra)
Jantrix - A Flatbed Ford (Take It Easy" by The Eagles)
diymirage - A Rusty Chevrolet ('79 Monte Carlo) ("Rusty Chevrolet" by Da Yoopers)
ewaskew - A Brand New Mustang, a Nineteen-Sixty-Five ("Mustang Sally" by Wilson Pickett)
Dragline - A Pink Cadillac ("Freeway" by the Pointer Sisters)
hvymtl - '69 Chevy 396 (Model to be decided) ("Racing in the Sreets" by Bruce Springsteen)
Gray07 - A Chevy Van ("Chevy Van" by Sammy Johns)
Danger - A Red Barchetta ("Moving Pictures" by Rush)
metaslmulisha20@live.com - An XK-E and a Stingray ("Dead Man's Curve" by Jan & Dean) (One more pending the 2-week waiting period mentioned in the ground rules above.)
tylersloan - A Hot Rod Lincoln ("Hot Rod Lincoln" by Commander Cody)
AND HERE WE GO, FOLKS:
Tyler is the first to accept my personal challenge to build Johnny Cash's " '49-'50-'51-'52-'53-'54-'55-'56-'57-'58-'59 Automobile" from "One Piece At A Time"!
DiscoSpud - A Big Black Dodge ("Copperhead Road" by Steve Earle)
evilone - a "1959 Cadillac Hearse" ("Horny in a Hearse" by Nekromantix)
Justin - A "2 stack Mack with a bunk in the back" ("Chicken Lights and Chrome" by Jesse Watson)
Nick Winter - A "Trans Am 6.6" (Trans Am [Highway Wonderland] by Sammy Hagar)
DaveM - A "Chartreuse Microbus" ("Convoy" by C. W. McCall)
W-409 - A "Brand New 409" (Stuffed into a '32 Ford rod!) ("409" by The Beach Boys)
57peppershaker - "A Road Runner Engine in a '32 Ford" ( "Ram Rod" by Bruce Springsteen)
Gothic Kustomz - Mustang ("Black Sunshine" by White Zombie)
Nick Winter - "A Road Runner Engine in a '32 Ford" ( "Ram Rod" by Bruce Springsteen)

Edited by CorvairJim, 16 October 2012 - 08:38 PM.


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Posted 23 March 2011 - 10:34 PM

Okay I am in, sounds like a fun CBP

Put me in for:

"Black Sunshine" 1965 Mustang convertible (White Zombie)

I figure I can get it done buy the end of the year...:lol:

Edited by metalmulisha20@live.com, 24 March 2011 - 08:09 AM.


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Posted 23 March 2011 - 10:49 PM

Put me Down for:

Brooks 'n' Dunn - Hillbilly Deluxe

I need to do some more reserach into the truck used in the video clip but I'll get back to you.

All I know is the interior will feature "Black Denim" and the wheels and exterior must feature chrome. I think based on what I've seen in the clip it's a highly modified 1984 Toyota Hilux Single cab with a highly modified blown 350 chev.

I'll let you know hoe it progresses.

Do we reserve the right to back out if all goes up a certain creek without a paddle? Getting decent kits in australia is a pain, but I'll make an effort! :lol:

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 10:57 PM



Can anyone confirm for me? it's the first truck you see in the clip, and basically the hero car for the entirety of the clip. I've been keen to build thid for a while!

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 11:01 PM

"Can anyone confirm for me?"

Yup, mid 80's Toyota body, that is about it, the rest is full size American pickup components. Maybe an AMT 84 GMC pickup kit for the axles and tires?

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 11:28 PM

Cheers Mate, I'll get right on it! now to find a toyota kit, perhaps the black back to the future kit may work? as for the huge tyres, some digging I think :lol:

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 11:36 PM

Okay I am in, sounds like a fun CBP

Put me in for:

"Black Sunshine" 1965 Mustang convertible (White Zombie)
"Dead Man's Curve" Jaguar XKE and Sting Ray (Jan and Dean)
"My Hooptie" 1965 Buick Electra (Sir Mix-A-Lot) (Going with a '62 unless I can find a '65)

I figure I can get them done buy the end of the year...:lol:



I guess you missed the pick ONE and then wait two weeks before picking a second, part. :lol:

Also the Electra 225 in the Sir Mix-a-lot song is a 69.

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I am still deciding what car to do. I know a bunch of great songs with cars but none of them are popular enough for the majority on here to know.

Edited by ra7c7er, 23 March 2011 - 11:46 PM.


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Posted 23 March 2011 - 11:48 PM

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This is what i have so far:

-Red Gloss Paint job with yellow accented blue flames.
-Blown 350 Chev.
-44" tyres.

Time to go to work :lol:

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:08 AM

some one oughta do the "cottonmouth"s caddilac

if i remember correctly it s a 49-50-51-51-52-53-54-55-56-57-58-59 automoblie

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 01:41 AM

Well, I'd like to join in:

Chopped Top, Slammed Down '49 Mercury (Brian Setzer Orchestra)

I'm not sure but I try my best to get it finished before the deadline... This is going to be very interesting community build. :unsure:

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 04:19 AM

Well this is very cool. I love it when my very next build planned fits into a CBP so nicely.

So I'll be doing the flat bed Ford from the Eagles "Take it Easy".

For the record it'll be an AMT 34 Ford PU with the optional flat bed.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 07:45 AM

Okay I am in, sounds like a fun CBP

Put me in for:

"Black Sunshine" 1965 Mustang convertible (White Zombie)
"Dead Man's Curve" Jaguar XKE and Sting Ray (Jan and Dean)
"My Hooptie" 1965 Buick Electra (Sir Mix-A-Lot) (Going with a '62 unless I can find a '65)

I figure I can get them done buy the end of the year...:D



You're down for the '65 Mustang and if nobody else puts in for the other two, I'll add them at two week intervals as stated in the build rules. I want to give everyone a chance to build their favorites for this since I've limited it to only one of each vehicle for variety's sake. Hopefully you'll be able to get those entries in too - I'd like to see that 6-taillight Stingray at the light when the XKE pulls up!

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 07:49 AM

Well this is very cool. I love it when my very next build planned fits into a CBP so nicely.

So I'll be doing the flat bed Ford from the Eagles "Take it Easy".

For the record it'll be an AMT 34 Ford PU with the optional flat bed.


Great idea! I built one of those as a stake body back in the 1970's. It was my first top-chop.
(About the song: Did you know that the first two verses were written by Jackson Browne?)

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 08:04 AM

I guess you missed the pick ONE and then wait two weeks before picking a second, part. :blink:

Also the Electra 225 in the Sir Mix-a-lot song is a 69.


Some how I did miss that, which is fine, I already had plans for all these cars anyway. :D

And yes, I know the "Hooptie" is a 69, I mistyped...<_<

No worries! ;)

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 11:19 AM

allright guys, ive made up my mind
and even though i know i really shouldnt but im doing it....im building a chebby

from what just may be the most famous contemporary Christmass song ever "rusty chevrolet" by da yoopers



i think my favorite part of the song is "i just passed up my left front tire and its getting hard to steer"

im thinking of using up my bel air (56 i think)

it will be a shadow of red and a very slow build :lol:

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 11:54 AM

Great idea! I built one of those as a stake body back in the 1970's. It was my first top-chop.
(About the song: Did you know that the first two verses were written by Jackson Browne?)


Yep. Sure did.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:20 PM

you know, i used to be very deep into the heavy metal and iron maiden was one of my all time favorite bands

(one of our favorite drinking games was to have the DJ play a maiden song and the last person to recognize it had to buy a round)


so when someone mentioned "the vehicles from ides of march" i started thinking...there aint no vehicles in that song...better yet, there aint no lyrics to it PERIOD


google to the rescue....turns out there was this one hit wonder called "ides of march"

lol

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 06:43 PM

you know, i used to be very deep into the heavy metal and iron maiden was one of my all time favorite bands

(one of our favorite drinking games was to have the DJ play a maiden song and the last person to recognize it had to buy a round)


so when someone mentioned "the vehicles from ides of march" i started thinking...there aint no vehicles in that song...better yet, there aint no lyrics to it PERIOD


google to the rescue....turns out there was this one hit wonder called "ides of march"

lol

Great song, lots of heavy brass. It sort of sounds like a heavy-duty Blood, Sweat, and Tears song:

"Yeah, I'm the friendly stranger in a black sedan
Oh won'tcha hop inside my car?
I got peanuts, got candy, I'm a lovable man
And I can take you to the nearest star,

I'm your Vehicle, babe,
I'll take you anywhere you want to go,
I'm your Vehicle, woman,
And by now I'm sure you know,

That I love you (Love you),
Need you, (Need you),
Won'tcha, got to, have you child...
Great God in Heaven you know I love you...

If you want to be a movie star
I can a take you to a Hollywood,
But if you want to be just what you are,
You know I think you really should,

I'm your Vehicle, babe,
I'll take you anywhere you want to go,
I'm your Vehicle, woman,
And by now I'm sure you know,

That I love you (Love you),
Need you (Need you),
Won'tcha, got to, have you, child...
Great God in Heaven you know I love you..."

Edited by CorvairJim, 25 March 2011 - 07:24 PM.


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Posted 25 March 2011 - 01:18 AM

(Here's a personal challenge to each and every one of you, and this one is open to everybody, basically because I want to see what you can come up with: The car from Johnny Cash's "One Piece At A Time"!)


I just checked out the lyrics to this song. Holy cow, what a hosed up project that would be. I don't think you're gonna get many takers on this one. Evilone is also the only person I can think of who's got enough Caddy parts to even attempt this one. I'd love to see him give it a try though.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 03:41 PM

I'm in with a mustang for the song Mustang Sally
Wilson Pickett/Sir Mack Rice
Details on year and other details later.
Thanks