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#21 Danno

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 04:34 AM

That's neat, Dr. K!  



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 08:04 AM

Thank you, thank you!!!



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 10:36 AM

That looks like it's a great runner, not criticism, but the Orange Hauler chassis is an early Chevy pickup chassis the "car"itself is a '60-'62 Chevy, I think it was actually a'60 if I remember correctly.

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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!!!



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 03:47 PM

My mistake, I went through some of the old articles on the building of this there is only one that says the truck was based entirely on a Chevy pickup. All the others including the ones with actual construction photos explain that the truck is based on a Chevy one ton truck cab that was built on a shortened'55 Chevrolet passenger car frame. You can find more on the build of the Orange Hauler, in an article on the model by Mark Gustavson, that has a link to the articles in the 1:1 magazines that have nice under construction, & finished pictures of the actual truck.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 04:02 AM

K, so I wasn't loosing what little mind I had left!!!! :D  Thanks Del



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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. 



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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!!!!



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Posted 21 June 2014 - 04:40 AM

that car is really nice looking



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Posted 21 June 2014 - 04:56 AM

Thank you Charlie!!!



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Posted 21 June 2014 - 02:13 PM

thats sharp as hell ,..great job



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Posted 21 June 2014 - 04:44 PM

Thanks Jim!!!!