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06-19-2004 12:22 AM Fisher Body cars 7
1966

This is by far my favorite. I had given up on winning anything after this long and made it just for me. I wanted a design that turned me on and I am very happy with the result. These are the mag wheels I cast in aluminum. Paint is candy apple lime green w/ silver canopy. Taillights are resin castings painted candy red. Need to replace the 3 lost ones. Actually this car might have won something except there was a chip in the paint on the nose when I got it back so I tell myself that it happened before the judging which cost me a career as John Deloreanís protťgť. I can dream canít I!



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06-19-2004 12:21 AM Fisher Body cars 7
1965

I hated this car when I designed it, I hated it when I was making it, I hated it when I shipped it, I hated it when I got it back, and I hate it now! Had a real artistís mental block. It had three pronged star convex, sheet aluminum wheel covers (envision a round disk w/ 3 equally spaced semi-round chunks cut out of the sides). Behind this was pearl white Nauga-Hyde to complete the nauseating design. I made myself a vacuum-forming machine like one of those Revell sold from wood and an old vacuum cleaner motor. With that I made the prismed headlights and taillights.



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06-19-2004 12:19 AM Fisher Body cars 6
1964

I really thought this one had a chance. I liked my offset styling (Ed Roth messed up my mind with the a-symmetrical Mysterion show car. I still love that car. In fact I am collecting parts and plan on duplicating it some day). Interior is corduroy to simulate pleated upholstery. Pretty adventurous bubble tops donít you think! Chrome drawer pulls for hubcaps, golf tees w/ Elmerís glue for headlights. This is the car I made of Alder. Actually held itís finish better than any of the others.



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06-19-2004 12:17 AM Fisher Body cars 5
Here is the body stripped. Note I carved this one from sugar pine which I used on all of the cars except the next one which is made from alder. I coated this body with a coating of fiberglass veil and resin. Veil is a mono-filament cloth thinner than tissue paper which adds virtually no thickness but will prevent the checking of the new paint job.


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06-19-2004 12:13 AM Fisher Body cars 4
Here is the car stripped of it's parts and ready to restore. These photos show the terrible condition of the original paint after 30 years on wood.


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