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    Glendale, California
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    Billy Corbett

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  1. I'm blown away..!!!! The talent here is truly remarkable!
  2. From the Pomona 2013 show. My friend Derek restored the car.
  3. These fires were pretty scary. I was one block over from Topanga where the evacuations were made. I was watching the flames and fire trucks from my living room window with my binoculars praying the wind wasn't going to turn towards us! I thought of Gary Cerveny when this was happening. I worked for Gary several years detailing his cars and working on his car collection at the house. I remember he had a large fire truck on the property and I asked him if he was collecting fire trucks as well as cars. He told me that it was in case there was ever a fire there because he had it full of water and also a pump to drain his pool to help fight what ever fire might be approaching. I was told that Gary wasn't there that day the fires came through but it wouldn't of helped anyway as it was a raging monster that went right over everything. Here's the '40 Barris car I rubbed and prepped for the Grand National Roadster Show. Now Gone! Here's a rare glimpse inside when I was working there one day. That's the "NANOOK" Fuel altered on the far right. As you can see I was prepping the "TIMBS" for a show.. Here we are at Pebble Beach with the car > 1948 "Norman Timbs Special". I always enjoyed massaging this car and it was a pleasure to have been a part of it.
  4. Fantastic..!!! Hope to build it myself one day.
  5. I have many more pics but they are all packed away. I hope you guys enjoy these photos anyway and maybe they help in your build one day. Also, I do have other pics with Ivo when he had me work on the 4 eng car. I did lots of paint touch ups on the motor - sanded names off the plastic side windows and polished - lots of detailing and Tommy standing there with me telling funny stories the whole way! Thanks and be back soon, Bill
  6. Time to move it on to the track at Bakersfield for a few shots. I took these photos myself with a Canon AE1 film camera.
  7. The steering area : it was missing gauges and really tired looking! Again, I apologize for such crappy photos because these were old film type and I had to take pics of them with my phone.
  8. Mickey Thompson Funny car pics: Here you can see a before and after photo of the motor. It was pretty rough!! I can honestly say that it was fun turning the wrenches on this car and making it come back to life! ( painting - polishing - researching etc )
  9. ---> Here's a couple pics from my wall of a few cars I've worked on with many signed. You can see the article on the wall ( 2nd from left - 3 pics ) written on the MT car when we finished it next to Ivo's signed pics. I worked on Ivo's 4 engine car many times for Tommy, the twin engine, the T-bucket etc. Also pics of me with the Hirohata Merc, Leno's cars ( misc cars for him over 20 yr period ) and many others. I've been fortunate to have had my hands on so many famous cars over the decades. These two pics don't really even scratch the surface! Anyway pics coming ......
  10. Ok - I found some pictures but they are the old film type. So, I had to take a picture of a picture and they are not the clearest but you can see what we went through. It was a lot of disassembly and reassembly of just about everything. I'm downloading them so I can post a few for you. Here's one of me wiping it down at the California Hot Rod Reunion. I was responsible for the Rambunctious as well as many others that we had there on display from the NHRA Museum. I worked in the museum for about 12 yrs.
  11. Hi have lots of before and after pictures of this car when we had it in the shop during the restoration/preservation. Brought to us by his son(?) and it was in really bad shape but it was a fun challenge to bring it to how you see it today. When the car came in it originally had black wrap padding around all the bars on the roll cage. That went in the trash the first day. At the end of the day I pulled it out and kept it. I still have it today wrapped in a bag out in the garage. I took a picture of the car the minute it came in the shop. I remember the blower ( right side rear ) had a huge hole in it the size of a baseball from a. blower explosion and we filled it - then repainted it. The blower is empty inside with no guts - display only car. We took it out to Bakersfield and put it on the starting line where I took some really great photos of it. I'll find the pics and post some if you want to see it in its rough stage and finished stage. It was fun project working on this car. I've worked on Ivo's cars, Prudhomme and many others during my career. Bill - corbettclassics
  12. Yeah, really nice! Well done!!
  13. Fantastic!!! Learn something new everyday! Really appreciated and thank you my Canadian friend as I'm from Canada as well but living in California. Cheers Bill
  14. Awesome!!! Have no idea how you figured that out. Thank you
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