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« on: July 24, 2008, 08:32:23 am »

Inch pincher 1, everybody knows her, but already have you try to redraw his evolution Huh
I want to say by all these small details which allow to see the improvements brought by empi or also the small changes to the level writings / paints
I hope that you go to make your contribution to this topic and also to share also can be some new photos 

let's go  Wink

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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2008, 08:34:58 am »

at the beginning inch pincher was just a simple oval used as a daily driver , empi goes to the bahamas garnd prix in NASSAU in 63  an d won the grand prix
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2008, 08:41:40 am »

after empi add some products they sell  on the car to promote the shop products
here's the ip1 with rader wheels and shorrock supercharger
may be in year 65/66
on the cover of the 66 empi motoring guide there's ip 1 with the rader too
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2008, 08:43:27 am »

empi shorrock supercharger
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2008, 08:47:11 am »

after  that empi add some new BRMS wheels on the car and new engine with the famous 48 ida in the year 66 too
the cover of the rod & customs is  oct 66
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2008, 08:51:30 am »

After that I am not very on  Roll Eyes  when empi put red brms on ip 1 may be before the black one  but everything in the level body corresponds to the previous model except wheel rims
any idea Huh
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2008, 08:53:26 am »

it looks to me as if the inch pincher name was added sometime after the 1966 catalog was printed.
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2008, 08:55:53 am »

Is that Book Drag Strip available anywhere?? Smiley

  I'd love a copy.. Kiss
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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2008, 08:56:41 am »

here's the engine , note the white strip ,that what i know that the engine was the one of that first stage ip1
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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2008, 08:57:56 am »

Is that Book Drag Strip available anywhere?? Smiley

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search on ebay
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« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2008, 09:04:41 am »

after that  ,i don't know when exactly   ,but empi goes to bonneville with the ip 1 ,after bonneville empi add some  empi air scoop on the rear quater panel
the crapy pictures was took at the winternationals in 68
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« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2008, 09:13:13 am »

after , may be late 68 the car still change  , new paint sheme/signwritting , the rear windows was bigger they replaced the oval window by the 58/64 model
i don't know if at that time the fender and decklid were fiberglass one Huh maybe
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« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2008, 09:16:19 am »

here's an old advertiser of empi in an dune buggies hot vws magazine with the ip 1
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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2008, 09:22:25 am »

now the ip 1 had some red brms onthe front  different pictures but same combo on the car , note that the one from the cover it look like some sand on the tyres Huh  some race in the sand or sand on the road Huh
note that the  car had a new decklid too the one with the big place for manos(gauges)
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« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2008, 09:28:52 am »

the ip 1 with is new decklid and red brms  on the very cool empi trailer bus
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« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2008, 09:36:15 am »

on this picture you can see some new modifications on the car like the rear taillights ,  the front headlights were bike units , and the rear buggy bar
 look the pinstripe  around the door handle , he wasn't there on the picture above
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« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2008, 09:40:22 am »

now we 're in 69  and the car had another  new paint scheme and new lettering on the rear quater panel , but the front hood still the old one with the big embossing for the gauges  and original wheels at the rear may be just for the towing , but i know that the trailer bus was there too 
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« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2008, 09:46:32 am »

and  have you ever seen the ip 1 with pie pan wheels Huh may be the only picture i know with dds wheels
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« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2008, 09:49:33 am »

irwindale 69 the ip 1 had is new vinyl flower power roof   Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2008, 09:52:09 am »

here at the 69 winternationals running agains the little giant killer fiat , and the schley bros in their lightning bug
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« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2008, 09:58:40 am »

here's the ip 1 running against the dds car atthe bug in 3 if i remember well
note the big sticker on the rear window
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« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2008, 10:05:59 am »

now were 're still in 69 , Once again the lettering of the back panel has still changed, this time  darrell's vittone name  seems below the power of ip 1 which was at this moment there of 208hp
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« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2008, 10:09:59 am »

those pictures were taken the same day may be ,because the number on the windows were the same , and it was at ocir
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« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2008, 10:20:26 am »

now we're in the year 70 the car was in report in hot vws mag  Wink
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« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2008, 10:27:25 am »

may be the last race for the ip1 was at the supernationals in 70's
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« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2008, 10:32:32 am »

here's some story about ip 1 Wink
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« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2008, 10:33:41 am »

 Wink
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« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2008, 10:41:15 am »

 Wink
everybody knows that the floorpan of the ip 1 was used to welcome the body of ip2 , but that's another story
hope you like this little historic about the car ,
post your pictures if you have some cool one
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« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2008, 11:05:46 am »

That's a great report Fabian!  Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2008, 11:19:18 am »

Fabs, you should seriously consider writing a book.
I'm very glad I can just read your threads here, but your stories and pictures would be good to have in book form :-)
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