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Yesterday 09:11 PM
Dragonoake
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Originally Posted by BuzzLOL View Post
. It's so low in front I thought the engine had to be in the rear... I mean the hood is lower than the tires... must have been dry sump engine...
I've seen pictures of the chassis and the drive train is pretty conventional, although the engine does sit, almost, behind the front wheels
Yesterday 07:07 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by BuzzLOL View Post
. It's so low in front I thought the engine had to be in the rear... I mean the hood is lower than the tires... must have been dry sump engine...

. If engine in rear, I thought the sidepipes had to be fake...
Nope front engined.

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Yesterday 03:21 PM
BuzzLOL
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Originally Posted by Dragonoake View Post
No, it was Ford powered
In fact, it was one of the very first K-Code 289s

That's a headlight housing
. It's so low in front I thought the engine had to be in the rear... I mean the hood is lower than the tires... must have been dry sump engine...

. If engine in rear, I thought the sidepipes had to be fake...
Yesterday 12:26 PM
CrashFarmer2
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Originally Posted by Dragonoake View Post
Wasn't that a mid-50's Olds or Buick?
I think it was. I think it was an Olds.
Yesterday 12:20 PM
Dragonoake
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Originally Posted by CrashFarmer2 View Post
I seen one somewhere once that had a fake cigarette coming out of the grill like it was hanging out someone's mouth.
Wasn't that a mid-50's Olds or Buick?
Yesterday 12:15 PM
Dragonoake
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Oh but I do remember the styles back then very well. Not my style then and not my style now.
The Beatnik Bandit and Alacart were cool, but I never did like the asymmetrical designs of the period

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I blame Roth for all that nonsense. Everybody else just jumped on the bandwagon.
Mysterion was ok, if a little off the wall; but then he went off the deep end with Orbitron
Yesterday 12:02 PM
Dragonoake
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I remember seeing that like it was yesterday. Drawings of it and then the construction but I'll be damned if I can remember what magazine.
The idea was that good vintage tin was getting hard to find, so they created a rod using more readily available sheet metal
Yesterday 11:58 AM
CrashFarmer2
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Originally Posted by Dragonoake View Post
No, it was Ford powered
In fact, it was one of the very first K-Code 289s



That a headlight housing
I thought it was a fake cigarette. I seen one somewhere once that had a fake cigarette coming out of the grill like it was hanging out someone's mouth.
Yesterday 11:52 AM
Dragonoake
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Originally Posted by BuzzLOL View Post
. Looks like it would have to be Volkswagen or Corvair powered,
No, it was Ford powered
In fact, it was one of the very first K-Code 289s

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but seems to have an exhaust pipe (fake?) coming out the front...
That a headlight housing
Yesterday 08:14 AM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Or mabe Barris did,
Nah, Barris was in it for just the money. And he didn't build this car.

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Yesterday 08:12 AM
BuzzLOL . I don't recall the MonkeeMobile having that exaggerated front end on it, though, I thought it had a stock GTO front end when the Monkees were driving it around on TV...
Yesterday 08:12 AM
496CHEVY3100 Or mabe Barris did,
Yesterday 08:11 AM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by BuzzLOL View Post
. You have to remember the styles back then... maybe we'd seen the boxy Mustang but not the curvy little '67 Camaro yet... or any of the cars we've seen since then... we were thinking outer space... and.. THE INVADER:

Oh but I do remember the styles back then very well. Not my style then and not my style now. I blame Roth for all that nonsense. Everybody else just jumped on the bandwagon.

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Yesterday 08:03 AM
gearheadslife
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Originally Posted by BuzzLOL View Post
. Hey, the MonkeeMobile was cool... at least, when it had the ugly top down...
.
man you guys had good drugs in the 60-70's
Yesterday 07:59 AM
BuzzLOL
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
I just hope this is the only one built. I still don't like these kind of customs from the sixties. I can't believe this was a featured project in a well known car mag.
Ugly and dumb.

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. You have to remember the styles back then... maybe we'd seen the boxy Mustang but not the curvy little '67 Camaro yet... or any of the cars we've seen since then... we were thinking outer space... and.. THE INVADER:

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