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« on: May 03, 2008, 03:12:22 am »

Follow the link:

http://www.cal-look.com/forum/index.php?topic=25937.0
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2008, 05:39:07 am »

Killer looking car. Can't wait to see the car back in action.
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2008, 07:38:13 am »

Super Cool... Wink Grin Grin

Maybe one Day the Inch Pincher's will show up again aswell... Wink

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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2008, 09:13:35 am »

the car has the air too low compared to the old one Huh
 and as i know the car had a normal roof before the choptop version and second pictures there's a chop top , but is not lower at the rear ,  after was still lower than the most known version (picture3)
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2008, 10:04:31 am »

for me the angle of the rear quarter windows is different.
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2008, 11:32:48 am »

you said here mike   Huh , yes for me it look like different too
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2008, 12:48:59 pm »

I'm with you there....
The rear window looks different too.
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2008, 15:14:52 pm »

Very cool !
I'm glad that someone is going to restore it.
It is definitely worth the time and money to restore it EXACTLY the way it was.
A daunting task, yes, but well worth the effort !
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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2008, 16:13:09 pm »

I didnt notice the quarter window at first, but you are 100% correct. To me it looks like the red car has the windscreen layed back (a no no in early '70's NHRA!), whereas the original car has the stock angle. Maybe the chop was redone? Who knows. Either way, it's going to take a lot of work to turn this



into this... the paint alone would cost thousands!!!

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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2008, 19:00:14 pm »

Check it really close.  It appears that both rear windows are different from each other.  If you look through the left side at the right side it appears to be the same shape as the old photo.  Just looks like poor workmanship on the shape of the rear windows.  It was a race car after all.  JMO.
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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2008, 22:49:11 pm »

I dont know Donny... compare this shot to the red picture I posted above... it is the same side, they look different to me Roll Eyes

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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2008, 10:39:49 am »

First of all the Buzzin Bee seems to have a "big window" body 1965->.... look at the B pilar, could you fit a semaphore there? Nope. Note, the doors are early.
The red car seems to be a small window body with small window doors, but not the same doors as before. look at the nice curve in the front part of the window surround. The red door has a straight section in it to.

It might be the buzzin bee with a new body? Very cool to see it found!
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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2011, 16:58:13 pm »

if iremember well there's some other pictures in the gasser gallery  topic , who was posted by the actual owner  Wink
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« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2011, 17:48:13 pm »

There was and is two Buzzin' Bee race cars, and both are expected to be fully restored soon. The second car is close to being painted and completed. Could make a West Coast appearance this May 1.
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« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2011, 21:22:46 pm »

There was and is two Buzzin' Bee race cars, and both are expected to be fully restored soon. The first car is close to being painted and completed. Could make a West Coast appearance this May 1.
A Friend of Mine in Florida Ralph owns Both Buzzin Bee's One is almost done the other has a ways to go Ralph Has Plans to Have It Here for Bug In 36 Ralph and the Car will be Staying with the Schley Brother's Bug In 36 Should be Great More Old Car's Returning to there Glory!  I Sold Ralph some Rare Parts for this Car (Empi Gt Valve Covers,Empi Globe Manifolds,Empi Linkage Castings) Ralph is a Great Guy Looking forward to seeing the Car Back In Action Again....
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« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2011, 02:51:51 am »

Thanks Gary,This is Ralph and the Bee will be at the Bug In 36, I just booked the car hauler today to pick it up on the 15th and have it to the Schley brothers buy the 26th where it Will remain for about 6 month's to a year,while I restore the first Bee, My plans are to have it ready for Bug In 37 and have them both there together!!! I will post some Photos tomorrow.
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« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2011, 14:08:05 pm »

thx for the updates ralph Wink
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« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2011, 04:04:49 am »

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« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2011, 04:50:56 am »

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« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2011, 06:57:31 am »

very cool...awesome work...thanks for the pictures... Grin
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« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2011, 07:10:30 am »

awesome
nice work
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« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2011, 07:25:25 am »

looking GREAT!!  congrats to ya . . UD .
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« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2011, 09:06:00 am »

WOW....
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« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2011, 12:33:38 pm »

Great!
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« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2011, 15:59:46 pm »

for which magazine the report will be Huh

nice work raplh

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« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2011, 00:01:00 am »

Nice work, looks cool.......

However, was expecting to look like this.........

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« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2011, 01:20:19 am »

I was wondering who would be the first to notice Wink I guess it's their car, blah blah blah Roll Eyes Tongue
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« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2011, 02:31:43 am »

There were two Buzzin' Bees, and the car that Ralph just shipped to California is the second, tube chassis car (black paint). We just unloaded it at Schley's house about 2 hours ago. Stunning to stay the lease. This gasser will blow you guys away when you see the details on this one. This is a clone car to Billy Mitchell's Thunder Bug, originally built back in 1974. Ran 10.60s best, weighs 875 lbs without weight added....
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875? What the ...
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