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Never judge a book by it's cover

Post  jasonf on February 13th 2018, 7:41 pm

I have a friend over in Arnaudville La that owns and builds a lot of fast cars.  A couple years ago he had a customer come in wanting to build a blown Boss 9. A blown Boss 9 to put in a Mercedes convertible gasser..... Shocked  At this point most people would have called BS and probably asked him to leave but this guy did exactly that. I am not sure how much money he laid out but he got what he wanted. affraid

So I guess it's best to listen to mom and never judge a book by it's cover or you may never know what you missed out on....



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Post  JACKAZZFLATZ on February 13th 2018, 9:07 pm

coool.
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Post  Mark Miller on February 13th 2018, 11:30 pm

Cool engine car kind of ugly!!!! Very Happy

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Post  stanger68 on February 13th 2018, 11:47 pm

scratch

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Post  FalconEh on February 14th 2018, 12:22 am

I ain't no hater it's cool but that power/weight with a straight on the front...don't forget you have to lift to turn Shocked

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Post  DILLIGASDAVE on February 14th 2018, 3:04 am

I can't help but wonder why they decided to cross/mix different car combo ideas, most of which aren't really from the "Gasser" era in the first place. scratch

The Gasser purest would probably say the rear tires/slicks are way too big for cars from the early Gasser era. And the wheels aren't from that time either. Neither is the body. The blown engine would probably fit in OK in the later Gasser years, but not the early era.

IMO a better path would have been making it into a low slung blown 80's/90's "Pro Street" type combo.    

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Post  dfree383 on February 14th 2018, 11:01 am

definitely not my style........ but hats off to the originality and commitment Twisted Evil
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Post  jasonf on February 14th 2018, 12:37 pm

I have never met the guy but he is definitely a little different... lol.
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Post  jasonf on February 14th 2018, 12:41 pm

I worked in a Racing shop when I was in college and you always get dreamers in. It's a apart of life, everyone has dreams it's just a matter of who has the fortitude to follow them through. We had this kid come in one day and wanted to build a 73 or 74 Buick. Big old tank that was his grandfathers or some craziness. I think dad sponsored this deal but they spent about $10k building a wicked 455 Buick (for the time) with tons of spray. Crazy what people will spend money on but I try not to judge. Who wants nothing but Craparos everywhere.
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Post  SandHillsHillbilly on February 14th 2018, 10:02 pm

Cool motor nice car but neither two shall meet.

Dreamers! We don't have problems with dreamers or looky lews stopping by the shop. Our building is very discreet with no business name or sign on the outside. Only possible clues to what might be going on is the stacker semi trailer and the gooseneck triple axle trailer that stay parked beside the shop. We don't even have to lock the front gate when we are on the dyno for days. I was surprised when the new "Batman" stopped by for some finishing touches before making  maiden passes down the strip, that no one stopped by to see what the big black trailer with a HUGE Bat sign on the side was about. We are located on a major two lane highway connecting SC and NC with high traffic volume.

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