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Yesterday 11:59 PM
BuzzLOL .
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Woodhill got Willys interested enough to build six cars before Kaiser bought Willys. Kaiser had just introduced their Darrin Sports car and had no use for the Wildfire.
. I didn't realize most of the 500 or so Kaiser Darrin's were made right here... someday I want a 1950's Scarab like this, beautiful lines/styling:


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07-22-2014 07:44 PM
boothboy Not quite the story on the Woodill Wildfire. The first Wildfire was built on a custom frame made by Shorty Post. Bill Tritt of Glasspar created the fiberglass body. Howard Miller built the car. Willys Speedster suspension components were used after all Woody Woodill did own a Dodge- Willys dealership. They used a Willys 226ci Hurricane engine with tri-power, a hot cam, and headers.
After it was completed Woodhill got Willys interested enough to build six cars before Kaiser bought Willys. Kaiser had just introduced their Darrin Sports car and had no use for the Wildfire.
Woodhill then took his design and marketed as a body kit utilizing a 1939 Ford chassis and running gear.
Arguably the first production fiberglass car.

BB

The red car is #1
07-22-2014 03:57 PM
BuzzLOL . I recognized the Glasspar sports car in that movie, but not the Woodhill Special (bodies molded by Glasspar)... Glasspars made by Travis Tritt, my cousin took care of him in his old age, don't know if still alive... I also have a Glasspar boat, may have been made by his brother... first Glasspar car sat on a Jeep Wrangler frame (and ugly wheels/traction tires) made here... guy had it made for his wife, but she wouldn't drive it... GM engineering bought a Glasspar and designed the first Corvette from it...
07-22-2014 08:31 AM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by BuzzLOL View Post
. Which ones? Remember the movie: Johnny Dark?
Johnny Dark? Oh yeah!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p20hRWSfgMU
07-22-2014 08:06 AM
BuzzLOL
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Originally Posted by shastafixer View Post
I worked on them !!!
. Which ones? Remember the movie: Johnny Dark?
07-22-2014 07:41 AM
shastafixer I worked on them !!!
05-28-2014 11:19 AM
BuzzLOL
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
That car could hang on the wall with the Rembrandts in a museum if you ask me, it's art.

Brian
. Some of the early - mid 1950's sports cars were low, sleek, and gorgeous... I still want one...
05-22-2014 08:54 PM
Dragonoake Remember Ohio George?
Stick that blown Cammer in a Cobra...
05-18-2014 02:06 PM
MARTINSR
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. LOL! Funniest thing is the 348 prolly got much better gas mileage than a 1970's 350...!
Possibly!

Brian
05-18-2014 01:13 PM
BuzzLOL
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Funny story on a tri-power. He had told us about a '59 Chevy Impala with a tri-power 348 that his dad bought new that his mom still drove. One day he drove it to work. It had a 350 in it and he told about how his dad took the 348 out in the seventies during the gas shortage -Brian
. LOL! Funniest thing is the 348 prolly got much better gas mileage than a 1970's 350...!
05-16-2014 12:37 PM
MARTINSR That car could hang on the wall with the Rembrandts in a museum if you ask me, it's art.

Brian
05-16-2014 11:38 AM
boothboy Excellent picture! That is the 1959/60 Lujie Lesovsky Indy Roadster. That lay down engine is a reworked Offy. The idea was less wind resistance The driver, Johnny Thomson, had a special seat that pretty much let him lay back in almost a horizontal position. He ended up 17th.

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05-16-2014 11:26 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by jdsaengine View Post
My computer background for the month of may. Old time Indy offy roadster with the engine laid over on its side.
OMG that is friggin AWESOME!

Brian
05-16-2014 11:22 AM
jdsaengine My computer background for the month of may. Old time Indy offy roadster with the engine laid over on its side.
05-16-2014 07:06 AM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by ericnova72 View Post


Mow that is BAD , love to have one for mu 55 chevy .
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