Those crazy Show Rods !

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Those crazy Show Rods !
« on: December 21, 2012, 05:32:01 PM »
These outlandish, built for show only rods became popular in the mid-60s, and lasted for about 10 years before the craze fizzled out.   Ed Roth, Carl Casper, Bill Cushenberry, and several others became well known primarily because of these machines.

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Re: Those crazy Show Rods !
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2012, 05:33:57 PM »
One of my favorites is the Deora

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Re: Those crazy Show Rods !
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2012, 05:35:38 PM »
Dan Woods


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Re: Those crazy Show Rods !
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2012, 05:38:43 PM »
some 'mildly unusual' ones... ;)

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Re: Those crazy Show Rods !
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2012, 10:30:52 PM »
Yeah , the '60's were strange for sure .
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Re: Those crazy Show Rods !
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2012, 08:56:05 AM »
Yeah , the '60's were strange for sure .

LSD was popular back then, you know...

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Re: Those crazy Show Rods !
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2013, 03:17:48 PM »
RICKSHAW
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Re: Those crazy Show Rods !
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2013, 03:21:33 PM »
CHOPIT'S BUBBLE
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Re: Those crazy Show Rods !
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2013, 08:23:57 PM »
love that custom,  here are some pics of it from LARS this summer.
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Re: Those crazy Show Rods !
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2013, 08:25:50 PM »
Here are a couple more show rods from Starbirds Museum, we stopped there on our way to LARS
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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2013, 08:27:09 PM »
and more
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« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2013, 08:30:42 PM »
Starbird has quite the collection.............
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Re: Those crazy Show Rods !
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2013, 07:15:20 PM »
THANKS  DAVY.
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Re: Those crazy Show Rods !
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2013, 10:09:12 PM »
Some of those "custom guys" take thinking outside the box to a whole new level .
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Re: Those crazy Show Rods !
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2013, 12:15:39 AM »
HOW ABOUT A SHOW BIKE.
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Re: Those crazy Show Rods !
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2013, 05:12:48 PM »
under the lights, Dean Jeffries guest appearance at Detroit, 2012
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