That's neat, Dr. K!
65 Nova Saturday Night Special
Posted 03 May 2014 - 10:36 AM
Posted 03 May 2014 - 05:10 PM
Thanks for the info horsepower. I thought I read somewhere it was of a nomad chassis. Oops!! Thanks for correcting me!!!
Posted 04 May 2014 - 03:47 PM
Posted 05 May 2014 - 04:02 AM
K, so I wasn't loosing what little mind I had left!!!! Thanks Del
Posted 05 May 2014 - 06:00 AM
Dr K. You were not losing your mind.
The Orange Hauler was constructed from a '62 Chevy pickup cab on a '55 Chevy passenger car frame.
I had the good fortune to hang out at Star Kustoms a little during the summer when Darryl was building the Ultra Truck (Monogram renamed it the Orange Hauler). I was surprised to see he was using a truck cab to build a custom, but even more surprised to see the finished product!!!
And, by the way, Starbird was a truly great man. He graciously tolerated a young teenager hanging around, contributing little although making every effort to stay out of the way, and even provided some narrative of what he was doing as he went. Had I more sense back then, I would have parlayed that into a part-time job, then full-time job, then career. Or at least, tried.
Posted 05 May 2014 - 06:46 AM
Thanks for the info Danno,and remember what they say.... "Hind sight is always 20/20" Kool story,would of been kool to work next to a legend!!!!
Posted 25 December 2014 - 07:09 PM
Very nicely built. This is my style of old school short tracker. This is reminding me memories. Back in 1970-71 and '72 I took pictures of 3 different Novas / Chevy IIs running in the Late Model Sportsman cars at Riverside Speedway, on the northshore of Montreal. I really like your Nova!
Posted 26 December 2014 - 07:04 AM
Thank you Florent, glad it brought back some memories for ya!!!!!