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Years and years ago, my father used to take me to local car shows, which were a big thing in St Louis back then. Here's a scan of one of the 35mm prints from those days. It's one of a very few that I recognized immediately. (It never occurred to me to wipe the dust from the print before scanning, and the print has since disappeared.)

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Kevin,was that taken before it was wrecked? It looks like an old picture.

Here is one I saved for sevral years. Bob Metz,well known local bodyman (to put it mildly) and customizer ,Lived here in Shelbyville. He redid the bed back then. He added the fins,and I belive he was the one who painted it white.. It was kind of a gold before. You probably know the story of the accident not long after it was finished as it was being flat towed (!) to or from a show and ended up on it's side. It was lost for years,and was finally restored about 20 years ago.

I played in a band with Bob's son, Dennis. This picture was taken when they brought the truck here to show it to Bob. I wish I could have seen it in person,but Dennis gave me this picture. It's marked Summer 1990 on the back.

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I almost forgot about this. This is a pencil drawing I did many years ago from a picture in R&C. You can see what it looked like before. It had the stock fenders on the back.

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Kevin,was that taken before it was wrecked? It looks like an old picture.

Photo is dated May, 1957, so yes, quite old. My father used to love the car shows, and went as often as he could. Once I got into my teens, I started going with him.

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A little info on the accident I posted a couple years ago on the H.A.M.B.:

Re the Dream Truck: It may not be well known just how the accident happened. Spence Murray spilled the beans with this tidbit tucked into a 1967 Rod & Custom tire article:

Now's the time to tell the real story of the accident which demolished R&C's Dream Truck back in 1958 in a Kansas roadside ditch. The DT was under tow by a pickup shod with newly acquired recapped tires. The left rear on the towing vehicle shed its 'cap and blew in the process, starting a series of wavering S-turns at 55 mph. Two lanes weren't enough to handle the two-car motorcade, and the lead machine swapped ends before rolling over. The DT, dutifully tagging along by its towbar, pulled a mighty crack-the-whip which vaulted it end-over-end to a crushing pile of mashed metal. When faced, the recapper smiled weakly and handed over a replacement recap!

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Roadrunner, if it has any sentimental value for you(and it looks like it might), I've done some amateur photo restoration work and I have what I need to do it. I wouldn't charge you anything. Might take me some time though, as I do have to reinstall some stuff. And I'm short on time these days. Let me know in a PM.

Can't make any promises on my ability, but with a repaired photo you could print it out.

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He's done it twice if I recall. Earlier in Car Modeler and later on in SAE. I actually have the old SAE it was done in somewhere around here. I'd love to post it up here just to tick off Jim Haught.

Mike,

I believe I have one of the mags that had that article. However it is packed away from my moving and will most likely not see the light of day anytime soon.Too many other things going on with a higher priority!

As for *issing somene off. I try not to go about doing that!

be Well

Gator

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I actually just dug up the one today. It is missing it's cover thanks to my kids. It is SAE Volume 5 Number 4, also known as November/December 1983. I know Mark also did a multipart rebuild with some tweaks in a few issues of Car Modeler. Aesthetically, I can't say as I really like it overall. Especially the backhalf, I don't particularly like the hard coded this has to be like this in order to be properly pleasing and everything else is a mistake kind of thing. However, that's just personal preference. The work on it though is outstanding, and I have no idea how he kept his sanity building it. I would have ran down the street screaming while pulling my hair out before hitting and wall and sitting with my arms wrapped around my legs rocking back and forth in a near catatonic state. The skill that went into it, in every aspect, both the original and the rebuild.

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Roadrunner, if it has any sentimental value for you(and it looks like it might), I've done some amateur photo restoration work and I have what I need to do it. I wouldn't charge you anything. Might take me some time though, as I do have to reinstall some stuff. And I'm short on time these days. Let me know in a PM.

Can't make any promises on my ability, but with a repaired photo you could print it out.

It's actually pretty cool the way it is I think, but I certainly appreciate the offer. If I'd ever get off my dead behind, I have Photoshop, with about 250 additional filters, and I'm sure I could figure it out. Besides, wall space is at a premium here, so I'm very selective about what I display.

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If you're going to use a filter on it, while they are spendy, I wouldn't personally touch it with anything other than filters made by Imagenomic or Topaz. Alienskin MAYBE.

It's pretty much an open offer. Obviously when I leave for training I won't be able to do it during that period of time, but after that I plan to have my laptop with me on the road.

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