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Greg Myers

Now I think this is silly

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Just think of the fun you would have doing "Wheelies". I guess it's their money and time to do with as they please. 

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It's easy to be like "urgh, that's awful"...but if that guy said "wanna drive this?" I'd be in the cab before he'd finished asking :D

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Someone had fun building it, if you look close there are a number of very creative artist touches. I would think if  the front of the cab was stretched to the engine it would drastically change the look. Regardless, it's an individuals creative vision and labour of love. 

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It's art, it's won awards at big car/rat rod shows - have seen it a couple of times and had a close look - the metal work and art on the cab are amazing - If you see it in person, you won't walk by without taking a longer look.  

more on the artist and the truck: 

https://www.pbs.org/video/oregon-art-beat-metal-artist-kelly-phipps/

http://www.kellyphipps.com/automotive-design.html

Edited by Muncie

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I think its cool. Personally there are a lot of automotive trends that I think are silly.

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Silly?  Compared to what?

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You could argue that the whole idea of drag racing is pretty silly, but sometimes a little silly is exactly what you want.

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3 hours ago, Richard Bartrop said:

Silly?  Compared to what?...

...You could argue that the whole idea of drag racing is pretty silly, but sometimes a little silly is exactly what you want.

Man has a couple of very valid points.   :D

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It looks like something Monogram issued in the '70s, and then someone built it as a rat rod. Ick! :angry:

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6 hours ago, Muncie said:

It's art, it's won awards at big car/rat rod shows - have seen it a couple of times and had a close look - the metal work and art on the cab are amazing - If you see it in person, you won't walk by without taking a longer look.  

Well, considering that art is subjective and a Jackson Pollock paint splatter is considered art as well then neither is my preferred taste in art. To each his own I guess.

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Needs another engine to fill the empty space between the first one and the cab.

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Here's another one.... Not as bad though.... 😵🙄

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Hmm, I'm thinking 1960 or so Chevy something.

I'd really like to see what is under the tarp, though.

Russ

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I suspect someone from MCM Forum had something to do with that!  :lol:

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Sorry fellas... It's the only picture I have of that one.....

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I'd be much more interested if the cab was mounted over the front wheels, where it belongs. Then it would be cool.

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3 hours ago, russosborne said:

...I'd really like to see what is under the tarp, though.

With those wheels, there's a good chance it's a little F3 car, a Brabham, or a Cooper T-56, rather like this...(Steve McQueen owned and raced one in SoCal in 1962. It was raced very successfully by another owner through 1965.)

NOTE: My eyes aren't focusing yet this AM. If it's not a Cooper, it's something very similar.

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EDIT 2 : Nope. Not a T-56:   Early Corvair 'cabover' race car hauler. â@SkipHopStop: @AmeriCarnaTV â - I'd tweet this to stump you⦠â

Edited by Ace-Garageguy

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Here ya go on the transporter...   Owned by Dean Moon (yeah, Moon Equipped). Built in '61 with a '59 El Camino cab on a modified Mercedes 300S chassis, Chevy V8 powered.    https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2008/10/16/the-cheetah-transporter-an-unlikely-el-camino/

Image result for The Moon race car transporter

And today:    Norman Holtkamp's Cheetah Transporter

Edited by Ace-Garageguy

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Not a very big fan of rat rods.Some are pretty cool,and some are just ridiculously stupid.This thing in the video,to me is stupid.But to each his own.And the metal artist certainly has a lot of talent,and she's not too bad looking herself.:D

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17 hours ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

Here ya go on the transporter...   Owned by Dean Moon (yeah, Moon Equipped). Built in '61 with a '59 El Camino cab on a modified Mercedes 300S chassis, Chevy V8 powered.    https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2008/10/16/the-cheetah-transporter-an-unlikely-el-camino/

Image result for The Moon race car transporter

And today:    Norman Holtkamp's Cheetah Transporter

Cool. There is just something about that era of race cars that I can't resist.

That car definitely wasn't built for gas mileage. :lol: But cool to see it still exists, although not in great shape.

Thanks,

Russ

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Just got word on the hamb, that thing is in Florida getting restored....😬😁

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I want to see what the fans are starring at in the pic. It's not that thing!

On ‎11‎/‎3‎/‎2018 at 9:43 PM, Greg Myers said:

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I want to see what the fans are looking at. It's not that thing!!

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