Li'l John Buttera 3-window coupe

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Li'l John Buttera 3-window coupe
« on: June 21, 2016, 05:50:03 PM »
Lil' John Buttera 3-window

John Buttera made a name for himself in the 60/70s building funny cars and dragsters for an elite group of customers.  After tiring of this, he decided to build himself a low and fenderless hot rod coupe and almost overnight started the billet craze. He used Deuce Factory rails topped by a steel Coupe body chopped 51/2 inches.  He fabricated his own independent front suspension using tubular A-arms and coil over shocks and added a Halibrand quickchange centre section matched to Jaguar driveshafts, then added Koni coil overs in a custom-built cradle, his own uprights and bearing carriers.  Power came from a 340 cu. in. Plymouth topped with rare Weslake heads, Weber carbs and Billet valve covers. He later added his own design of billet machined wheel centres and started a revolution for such products.  Today, the car is owned by James DeSanto.LI'L JOHN BUTTERA'S DEUCE.
Launched the hi-tech movement, exemplifies the beginning of the trend for smooth lines and exotic chassis. Lots of innovations - billet, smooth, independent front and rear suspension.
You Aren't Living If Your Windshield Isn't Dirty.

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Re: Li'l John Buttera 3-window coupe
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2016, 10:55:37 PM »
1 of the 75
You Aren't Living If Your Windshield Isn't Dirty.

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Re: Li'l John Buttera 3-window coupe
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2016, 05:10:30 PM »
Thanks, Lil' John built some incredible Hot Rods!
Get the stance right, followed by fit & finish.

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Re: Li'l John Buttera 3-window coupe
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2016, 07:21:05 PM »
5 1/2' CHOP Huh?
Get the stance right, followed by fit & finish.

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Re: Li'l John Buttera 3-window coupe
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2016, 09:26:41 PM »
You Aren't Living If Your Windshield Isn't Dirty.