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Jim Ratto
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« on: August 23, 2006, 17:46:37 pm »

Don't know about you guys, but personally, I am enamored withthe style of the very early DKP cars.....cars like Ron Fleming's black oval when it had the ET mags and big Goodyears and stock height, Don Crane's red '67 (one of my very favorite cars ever)...Dave Dolan's '67...

I love the look of the stock height, and the 356 wheels (no hubcap), or ET mags or BRMs, stock moldings, the sign-writing on the decklid and fenders....can't really put my finger on why I dig these very early lookers so much, but I always have...

I wonder why this style isn't replicated today, like the "lowered' style is?

I'd love to find a nice '64 sunroof and replicate the look of these early cars....

Anybody else's thoughts?  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2006, 18:42:33 pm »

You definitely need to come to Europe!  Smiley



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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2006, 19:44:51 pm »

...I heard this is what the same car looks like today Huh



Please tell me it's another car!
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2006, 21:29:34 pm »

enjoy jim  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2006, 21:30:37 pm »

more  Cool
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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2006, 21:33:21 pm »

it's look like the original Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2006, 21:36:31 pm »

and now the original   Cool  ,the only difference on the 2 cars is the bumper  ron had export bumper, and david euro bumper:
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2006, 21:54:32 pm »

Man, those pics bring back some OLD memories!  Bug Optional (B/O) was the class they threw all the VW's into at Lions Drag Strip back in the old days. 
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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2006, 22:05:41 pm »

Here's mine. It's a 57 US spec with Rocket mags. Poor quality picture, will take some good ones soon.
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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2006, 22:14:50 pm »

Test drive in the rain...
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« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2006, 22:48:36 pm »

This is mine. A bit too original yet, but later on with another engine and exhaust system. The Fleming oval is my favourite
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« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2006, 23:07:01 pm »

are goodyear blue streak hard to find nowdays or is there good repros like the firestones wideOval?
my pirellis are neat but I would prefer a pair of good year
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« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2006, 09:20:07 am »

I am also a great fan of the Flemming oval. The car looks just right!
I used to be a hardcore original-nut and bolt guy, but something happened along the way...

I am currently working on my oval to make it look like the really early cal-look cars.
Diagonal tires in front, home made velocity stack on an almost stock engine... blue streaks on the back and a home made exhaust are on my wish list.

And Baboon: I simply love that split!! How about bring it to SCC?
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« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2006, 13:45:51 pm »

Here you got some nice tires for sale:

http://www.sascosports.com/products/specs.php?type_id=22

Thank`s for the kind words you all. Grin Grin
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« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2006, 16:25:38 pm »

here's some another pict from the dkp1 car
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« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2006, 16:35:11 pm »

those look pretty much like andis used to:

foto:nose-down.de
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« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2006, 17:21:30 pm »

love this one very dkp1 period  Cool
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« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2006, 17:50:42 pm »

any idea how much of the DKP1 cars are still alive?
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« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2006, 17:55:40 pm »

go to my blog to see the car of jim "sarge"
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jim can you tell us some stories with that car  Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2006, 19:18:57 pm »

My 63 was originaly purchased new from Lee Wood Motors in Whittier Ca by my dad.  I got it a couple years later and passed it to my wife-to-be in 1967 when I got drafted into the Army.  Up to that point the modifications were minimal...Four-Tuned exhaust, 010 distributor, velocity stack, etc.  Sharon (my wife) added the wheels (American 5 spokes and Ansen Sprints) while I was visiting Viet Nam.  Upon returning stateside (1969), DKP's focus had shifted to performance.  The mag wheels and adapters gave way to lighter chrome wheels.  Torsion leaves were pulled from the front beam to lower the stance.  My focus through this process was always on making my car as fast as possible with the little amount of money I had to spend...never could afford the Becker's paint or the Brad's upholstery.
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« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2006, 20:52:43 pm »

another picture from your car  taken by you   Grin
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« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2006, 20:55:57 pm »

 Cool
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« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2006, 20:57:17 pm »

 waouwww.... period engine Shocked
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« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2006, 21:48:00 pm »

Geez, my whole photo album right here in the Lounge...I'm flattered! Wink  You have one pic I don't even have!
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« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2006, 22:30:11 pm »

How do you think I feel? With direct access to the attachment folder! woha :-)
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« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2006, 01:17:58 am »

Me personally I am a massive fan of the early cars - stock height, white mufflers, Blue streaks and mag wheels thats what its all about  Grin

here's some  pic's of my friends original blue streaks on his ET mags - I even ran them on the Manx for a while  Cool

Does anyone have any pic's of those repro blue streaks?
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« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2006, 11:17:27 am »

I love these old tires. here is a pic of mines at the rear, thanks for the links



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« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2006, 18:57:36 pm »

sarge here's a picture of doug gordon's 65 before becoming the famous underdog,  and that was ron fleming who's driving the car. you take that pict jim  Cool
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« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2006, 20:26:50 pm »

and one more......a little more recent this time
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« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2006, 20:28:36 pm »

Thanks for posting my pics for me Jim!  One of these days, I'll be needing me some computer training...LOL!
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