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rick m
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« on: January 20, 2008, 19:55:15 pm »

I think it would be great to post some of our old cars..even the PRE-CAL Look gasser era shots.  I am posting a couple projects from 1971 and 1972-73. It was in the heart of the gasser years.  I've seen Sarge and Jim Holmes on here now.  Let's bring in a few more.

These are cars I was building when H/Gas and I/Gas was hot in the early 70's.  Usually someone came along and bought them from me and I did not get to own them long.  Stay tuned.  I am in the process of assembling a couple new Cal Lookers...one chopped.

Rick Mortensen
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2008, 19:57:02 pm »

Here is an additional Chopped 67 I was working on. Look at the crazy shirt and hair!  I will post the chopped oval before finished shots.

Rick M
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2008, 19:58:33 pm »

The chopped oval and early Rick Mortensen. Check out the whacked out flared fenders.  Anyone remember "LIME FIRE", "GOING BANANAS" and some of the other early chops?  Some one purchased this one from me once in primer and I never saw it again. The front and rear fenders were fiberglass, as were the front and rear hoods. The rear hood had the big scoop in the middle like some of the early drag bugs had.  I chopped the top 4".

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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2008, 20:27:20 pm »

that first chop is beautiful!!!!!
very subtle, and nose-down-ish  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2008, 20:36:27 pm »

lime fire & going bananas
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2008, 21:24:02 pm »

Rich Stanchfield eventually got the going bananas car, if I remember right.  It later became a chop top with a different name.  Maybe I can get Rich to find this site and make some comments.

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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2008, 21:42:26 pm »

cool topic! the first one is awsome Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2008, 21:49:31 pm »

Hey Rick, I thought you were going to stop bye this week?  Got busy again, huh!
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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2008, 06:29:43 am »

>>STRIKE 3..YOUR OUT..!!...being the prior owner of Going Bananas and also a good friend and roomate  of the late Dan McGrath i can assure you that Going Bananas was not a chop top..///also in the same frame of things rick stanchfield had nothing to do with  Going Bananas but rather bought and chopped his own sedan back in the day which he named "Tuff'e'Nuff.. circa 70's ....Dyno  ..ps, rick i still luv ya..!!
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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2008, 15:15:25 pm »

You do some mean chops Rick. It is tough keeping a good profile on a chop. Any of your current projects going to be a chop top?

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« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2008, 16:42:40 pm »



    LOL !!

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« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2008, 17:36:28 pm »


Being a relative newbie and cal-look wannabe I love these historic threads.  How about a complete DKP history thread with all the members from DKP1, 2 and 3 with a picture of their cars.

That would be THE coolest thread  Cool (if it's not be done already  Embarrassed)
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« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2008, 17:56:34 pm »


Being a relative newbie and cal-look wannabe I love these historic threads.  How about a complete DKP history thread with all the members from DKP1, 2 and 3 with a picture of their cars.

That would be THE coolest thread  Cool (if it's not be done already  Embarrassed)
lofty there's those thread  with some club story and pictures of dkp III cars
http://cal-look.no/lounge/index.php/topic,2322.0.html
http://cal-look.no/lounge/index.php/topic,3651.0.html
http://cal-look.no/lounge/index.php/topic,3419.0.html
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« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2008, 18:36:14 pm »

.  Anyone remember "LIME FIRE", "GOING BANANAS" and some of the other early chops? 

Rick Mortensen
rick here's some picture from kobus  he took them in his last trip in japan going bananas is in bea haus collection Cool
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« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2008, 18:37:31 pm »

 Cool thx for the pict kob  Wink
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« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2008, 18:38:46 pm »


Being a relative newbie and cal-look wannabe I love these historic threads.  How about a complete DKP history thread with all the members from DKP1, 2 and 3 with a picture of their cars.

That would be THE coolest thread  Cool (if it's not be done already  Embarrassed)
lofty there's those thread  with some club story and pictures of dkp III cars
http://cal-look.no/lounge/index.php/topic,2322.0.html
http://cal-look.no/lounge/index.php/topic,3651.0.html
http://cal-look.no/lounge/index.php/topic,3419.0.html
 Wink

Thanks, will check them out  Wink
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« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2008, 08:21:38 am »

Dyno....No offense taken.  It is an age thing. The car I was thinking of was the TUFFnNUFF car.  There were so many old cars, it is hard to keep track of them all.  One of my other favorites was Dennis the Menace, the SUPER BUG chop, the ORANGASM chop, and a host of others. Even the GREVEN Bros, Andersen Bros. Tar BABE and more.  There was no end of the chops being done...then of course there was BIll Mitchells radical chop top that freaked everyone out about being done legally with the stock window angles being retained, as the NHRA rule book called for.

Thanks for clearing things up.  I was thinking of Stanchfields car but Going Bananas was stuck in my head.

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« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2008, 17:11:28 pm »

LOL//no worries....my mind is a trickster as well...!!  talk again soon rob...er..ray..ah..ryan..MMMMM...RICK...LOL..!!!
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« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2008, 17:33:00 pm »

what a waste Going Bananas sitting in a shed, should be getting ready for another turn down the track  IMHO.

Bring into europe i can sure get it running..........

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« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2008, 18:08:44 pm »

wow what a sticker time capsul
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« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2008, 00:33:11 am »

RICK 1976 FOR MINE .SCOTT BAKKEN /NOTICE THE CAR IS NOT RIGHT HAND DRIVE  I WAS STUPID AS A KID  Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2008, 00:54:59 am »

RUSSELL...i thought you would never ask....LOL.. i couldnt agree with you more..!!  ...
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« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2008, 02:10:58 am »

Here is my 67 Bug I built in 1977.  It was my first 67 and had all the traditional trimmings of a Cal Look.  I had a herculon interior, including the headliner and dash.  It was crazy but it was the look at the time.  Deck lid was popped out for the carbs and tall manifolds to clear.

Notice the license plate of me and my newlywed wife...it read "RICANN".  Can't say she was as enthusiastic about it as I was.

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« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2008, 02:15:04 am »

Here is another shot of my early 67 in front of the Costa Mesa, California, Auto Haus store.  This is the same one where Doug Mische cut his teeth on early hypo VWs.  His is one of the most incredible 67's ever built.  Mine was just a daily driver.  I was visiting so Cal with my wife and our newly born child.  Grandma lived in Orange and we drove the 67 all the way down from Sacramento to visit.  This shot was taken on my rounds to the various VW shops over the weekend while the wife visited her mom.  (Fall of 1977).

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« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2008, 04:13:44 am »



   Rick when are you going and get your chop top? The rumor has it you found one in Calif.

   Frenchy
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« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2008, 17:04:03 pm »

Frenchy,

Picking it up this weekend. I will have it at your show if all goes well.

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« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2008, 19:32:40 pm »

Simpson Park- Fullerton, California 1974
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« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2008, 19:34:01 pm »

Simpson Park- Fullerton, California 1974


Nice, tell us more about the car.

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« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2008, 20:46:12 pm »

That's good looking!
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« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2008, 19:39:05 pm »

DKP I  Early 1970's


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