Odd Rods

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Since we all have so much spare time and there aren't nearly enough CBPs I'm gonna propose another.

I'm calling it the "Odd Rods" because I'd like to push us all in a different direction. What im picturing are hot rod/muscle cars that are not what we normally think of. For this CBP I'm proposing that we skip the Camaros, Mustangs, Corvettes and duece coupes we all love and put something out of the norm onto the table. Maybe an Edsel gasser or a full blown Jaguar. How about a Mini Cooper with an LS engine (dont know if thats even doable) or maybe a Rat Rod made from a Duesenberg. Something different.

If there's enough interest then Ive got a BMW 635 sedan I've been thinking about doing up with a blown small block Chevy V8 with all the fixings. If not I'll put it in "on the workbench".

Let me know what you think

Edited by jcbigpaw

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So kinda like the steve moal hot rods

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What if you want to start with a 'conventional' car, say a '57 Chevy or something like that, and just build it in an unconventional manner?

Maybe something along these lines-

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I've got an Edsel I could make into a gasser. Of course, I still need to finish my Zombie build, so it may be a while before I can get started.

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Or something like this? .. from a computer mouse cover .. :lol:

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Ive seen ones like those. You use the back like a roadster

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I'm already building a mid-engine V-8 powered Corvair for the Gumball Rally CBP, but I might be able to do a front-engine V-8 job for this one if I can find the time with all the OTHER CBP's I'm involved with at the moment!

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Im in whit a build that i like to call The Frog rod. It s based on a 1936 Delahaye 135. It will be fenderless and maybe choped dont now yet about the chop thou.

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Too bad more people won't join this build, it could get interesting with all the crazy minds around here. Anyways, here's the mockup for my Edsel Gasser. Being my first gasser, I think I got the stance right. What do you guys think?

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I'd push that front axle forward just a liiiiiiiiiitle bit more, but other than that, the stance looks good!

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Thanks, I'll try to remember that when I start working on the suspension.

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Any photos of the front of that Fury ?

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Any photos of the front of that Fury ?

None that I have.

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heres a ratrod ive started once

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I love that Fury roadster Chuck. I've looked all over the web and can't find anything on it. That's something I'd like on my shelf.

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Ill post my rot rod from my tzh buold if you guys car to,see it

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None that I have.

the tv show gearz showed a buick just like it.Any ol' boat with mile long quarters would be a good base

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