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probesport
probesport New Reader
9/14/09 11:55 a.m.

I posted pics of my Probe here so I figured I would post my hotrod for good measure as well.

I need to get some newer pics of this thing, I dont have any real good shots - it looked like this when I picked it up this winter tho.

ea_sport
ea_sport New Reader
9/14/09 12:05 p.m.

I like it in its original color, Barney's Hot Rod ...

belteshazzar
belteshazzar SuperDork
9/14/09 12:07 p.m.

i like it now

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt Dork
9/14/09 12:10 p.m.

Quite an improvement.

4cylndrfury
4cylndrfury Dork
9/14/09 12:51 p.m.

Those.
Headers.
Kick.
A$$.

Im not a fan of pinstriping, but aside from that, its functional and clean as a whistle. Its not all ZOMGRTRODZ, but gritty enough to be cool, and stylish enough to be pretty.

you have the 4CF seal of approval. Me likey

probesport
probesport New Reader
9/14/09 12:57 p.m.

Thanks. The pinstriping my my first shot at striping and it was a bit harder than I thought it would be but I am happy with the results.

If I get tired of it the car is easy enough to paint and do it again.

probesport
probesport New Reader
9/14/09 1:00 p.m.

Here is a better shot of the cowl & tank striping

amg_rx7
amg_rx7 Reader
9/14/09 1:18 p.m.

cool

alex
alex HalfDork
9/14/09 5:31 p.m.

Much respect for hand striping. That is not easy.

And yeah, you've got it looking a whole lot better now. Nice work.

pinchvalve
pinchvalve SuperDork
9/14/09 5:43 p.m.

Awesome. I would only add a tall gearshift with a weird skull-thing on top.

Appleseed
Appleseed Dork
9/14/09 5:49 p.m.

Lakes modified. Suicide front end. Buggy springs. Wide whites. Semi-gloss black.

Perfect.

You should post that on the HAMB as well. It's a nice bit of rescue work.

EricM
EricM HalfDork
9/14/09 6:49 p.m.

Tits man totally tits!

Volksroddin
Volksroddin Dork
9/14/09 7:04 p.m.

nice job on the stripes

friedgreencorrado
friedgreencorrado Dork
9/14/09 7:06 p.m.

I like the pinstriping! I think that's very "period appropriate", for lack of a better term.

Looks like you turned it from a poseur into a contender. Bonneville awaits!

FindlaySpeedMan
FindlaySpeedMan New Reader
9/14/09 9:42 p.m.

Are you already an artist? Cuz if that was how your first shot at striping turned out you should probably start doing it for side money. Very awesome car. I involuntarily shouted "Neat!" when the pics popped up. Way to get all that nasty Hanna-Barbera off of it and make it right.

friedgreencorrado
friedgreencorrado Dork
9/14/09 9:51 p.m.

I forgot to ask..are those Stromberg 97s?

And x2 on Findlay's comment about the striping. Your first attempt? I'd suggest that either you had a great teacher, or a natural talent for it.

dyintorace
dyintorace Dork
9/14/09 10:02 p.m.

It looks so much better now. Fantastic transformation you did.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg SuperDork
9/14/09 10:15 p.m.

From the carbs, exhaust wrap, valve covers, white walls and radiator to the paint and the plated springs...kudos mate, she rocks now

I especially love the new windshield brackets....

probesport
probesport New Reader
9/15/09 7:01 a.m.
FindlaySpeedMan wrote: Are you already an artist? Cuz if that was how your first shot at striping turned out you should probably start doing it for side money. Very awesome car. I involuntarily shouted "Neat!" when the pics popped up. Way to get all that nasty Hanna-Barbera off of it and make it right.
friedgreencorrado wrote: I forgot to ask..are those Stromberg 97s? And x2 on Findlay's comment about the striping. Your first attempt? I'd suggest that either you had a great teacher, or a natural talent for it.

Carb's a Ford/Holley 94's

No teacher, just alot of reading and viewing pictures. I striped a bunch of stuff in my garage and whatnot before I laid hand to the car.

Guitar I did

Helmet for a friend

My saw, first "painting" as well

And my paint box

Thanks for all the compliments guys, they are very much appreciated.

Luke
Luke Dork
9/15/09 7:46 a.m.

Awesome! I'm also not a huge fan of pin-striping, (though I definitely appreciate the skill involved), but I do love the number painted on the sides. In fact, the whole thing looks rad.

So how does it drive?

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku New Reader
9/15/09 8:19 a.m.

Now that's a proper Hotrod!!

914Driver
914Driver SuperDork
9/15/09 9:11 a.m.

Since you've gone period correct with the strombergs, air cleaners and pinstriping, I would rethink the wheels.

Booyah, cool car!

Dan

probesport
probesport New Reader
9/15/09 9:23 a.m.

yeah the Astro's are ok for now, I got them with the tires on a deal I couldn't pass up. When i burn off the rears I will probably go artillery wheels and Hurst cheaters.

Carbs are Ford/Holley 94's, but are mistaken for Stromberg 97s all the time.

It drives surprisingly well, only issues are accelerating into or out of a corner tends to bring the front end up off the ground a bit more than I would like.

z31maniac
z31maniac Dork
9/15/09 10:33 a.m.

That is AWESOME! Excellent work, love it.

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero New Reader
9/15/09 11:56 a.m.

Insane . . . I love the new look!!

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