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Old 05-22-2017, 04:32 PM   #2281
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Buses, bikes, trikes and a whole lot of seriously crazy shite!
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Old 05-22-2017, 04:45 PM   #2282
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All street legal or do some get trailered?

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Old 05-22-2017, 09:19 PM   #2283
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Many are street legal, nearly all get to drive there (and all over town) on Parade day and a few get trailered. What is surprising is that some of the most bizarre rigs are actually full time legal. And when I say bizarre...I mean Bizarre!
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Old 05-22-2017, 09:21 PM   #2284
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Many are street legal, nearly all get to drive there (and all over town) on Parade day and a few get trailered. What is surprising is that some of the most bizarre rigs are actually full time legal. And when I say bizarre...I mean Bizarre!
That is too cool, up here in Canada there is nothing like that, that I know of.

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Old 05-22-2017, 09:25 PM   #2285
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When you have a little time to waste...go through some of the builds from previous years too.
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Old 05-23-2017, 09:01 AM   #2286
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Lookin good Tango, taillight wings add some flair.

Auto art, pretty crazy stuff! I looked through quite a few pics, some have put in a lot of time building/creating.

Closest thing we have around here is best dressed/paint on smash up derby cars.
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Old 05-23-2017, 10:59 AM   #2287
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Roger the crazy --- It all goes waaaayyyy back. I remember a couple of bizarro rigs on the street when I was just a kid (and dinosaurs roamed the Earth). And it has just grown from there. As I mentioned, we even have a full time Art Car Museum here. They routinely purchase some of the more "artful" rigs and display them as well as presenting other forms of art. They have even sent a few overseas for various events. If you ever find yourself in Houston, it's definitely worth stopping by.

Yaw'll come on down!

Quick story...

there is one ground up build that looks like a 20 foot long lizard. Has a VW engine inside and the rider/driver sits on top in the middle. As it rolls (even at highway speed) the tail swings in a snake-like fashion. The nutcase that built drove it from Houston to Blackrock, Nevada and back! Almost died in the desert as the all steel scales got up to about 160 degrees! That is dedication.

And yes...he did get pulled over by every Highway Patrol unit between here and there.
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Simply Dashing! --- Well, at least it's a start. Below is the template for my wooden dash. It will be finished with curly maple veneer...someday.


Seems to fit so I will proceed with the finished version.


This is just the back half. Some insulation will go into the cutout area, then another 1/2" thick piece will be laminated on top and close it all in...then the curly maple. Will have another major element in the middle to accommodate the Allison mechanical shifter. That still has to be designed/figgered out.


ONWARD!
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this is cool!! I love old school wooden dashboards!.. are you going to go modern or old school with the gauges? pete-style or Dakota-digital blackout?
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Old 05-24-2017, 10:19 AM   #2290
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Thanks Chris --- Gotta go old school. Not only do I like the look, but I still trust mechanical analog more than digital anyway. Will very likely have to mount them above the windshield somewhere.

And...by any chance...do you know of a fairly slim A/C evaporator/blower unit? I am thinking about hanging that part of the system above the windshield as well but it cannot not be very deep. The compressor is an '02 Ford Expedition FS10 with an 8 groove belt. The condenser and plumbing still need to be sorted out. Been looking at some "underdash" units but have not seen anything that looked workable.
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