probesport New Reader
Sept. 14, 2009 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 New Reader
Sept. 14, 2009 12:05 p.m.

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

belteshazzar SuperDork
Sept. 14, 2009 12:07 p.m.

i like it now

Sept. 14, 2009 12:10 p.m.

Quite an improvement.

Sept. 14, 2009 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 New Reader
Sept. 14, 2009 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 New Reader
Sept. 14, 2009 1:00 p.m.

Here is a better shot of the cowl & tank striping

amg_rx7 Reader
Sept. 14, 2009 1:18 p.m.

cool

alex HalfDork
Sept. 14, 2009 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 SuperDork
Sept. 14, 2009 5:43 p.m.

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

Appleseed Dork
Sept. 14, 2009 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
Sept. 14, 2009 6:49 p.m.

Tits man totally tits!

Sept. 14, 2009 7:04 p.m.

nice job on the stripes

Sept. 14, 2009 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 New Reader
Sept. 14, 2009 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.

Sept. 14, 2009 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 Dork
Sept. 14, 2009 10:02 p.m.

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

aussiesmg SuperDork
Sept. 14, 2009 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 New Reader
Sept. 15, 2009 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 Dork
Sept. 15, 2009 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 New Reader
Sept. 15, 2009 8:19 a.m.

Now that's a proper Hotrod!!

914Driver SuperDork
Sept. 15, 2009 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 New Reader
Sept. 15, 2009 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
Sept. 15, 2009 10:33 a.m.

That is AWESOME! Excellent work, love it.

Strike_Zero New Reader
Sept. 15, 2009 11:56 a.m.

Insane . . . I love the new look!!

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