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I would ride this
I think this is just neat enough to be attractive, and would give it room in the shed. Only for day rides, not even a glove box for storage.

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Judy
'85 GL1200 Aspencade
'07 Shadow Sabre 1100
South of Sarnia, SW Ontario, Can
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#1 12-08-2013, 02:56 AM,
pretty slick looking ride !!
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#2 12-08-2013, 08:56 AM,
me too,but right now it would sit in my garage till summer
1987 Aspencade 129K
1986 SEI 93K
2014 Tri-Glide HD 17K

Hancock,MD
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#3 12-08-2013, 08:57 AM,
Saw one similar to this on "Pawn Stars" the other day same color same lines of a 57 Chevy except it was a narrowed down version made into the back of a Trike with both fins on it. The guy wanted $50 grand so they passed as usual.I feel sorry for some of these guys, they put large amounts of money into a fabrication project and then later want to sell it but find its worth nothing . Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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#4 12-08-2013, 01:10 PM,
Is that one of Boyd Coddington's creations? Seems to me he did a car and a matching bike a few years back and they were part of his TV show American Hot Rod. Anyway, nice machine. If you like 50's car styling then check out this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=GDEn3i6g3qo
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#5 12-09-2013, 05:16 AM,
I stand corrected. The red one you posted is much nicer than Boyd Coddington's creation and Boyd's is actually a 1959 Chevy not a '57, have a look here:

http://www.carpictures.com/vehicle/07AEF...ngton-1959
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#6 12-09-2013, 09:35 AM,
The Red finned bike is a 57 Chevy the Green one in the Link a 59 "Batmobile" I use to call them, I had both, and also had a 56 Chevy as well with the hidden gas tank cover behind the left tail light actually so did my 59..behind the license plate. Dad had a 58 Chevy Biscayne. Those were the last of Chevys I had for a long time..went to Mopar and Pontiacs after that,Black Parisiene convert white top red interior and a Fire Chicken with T-Tops 403 Olds 4 Barrel.Had a Merc Monterey with the power back window slanting the opposite way..Big Boats those cars, now they are collectors cars, I had them the first time around...guess that makes me old hey. Big Grin

Funny thing about the 59 I was cruising down I-5 to Seattle at 70 MPH and the back end started to float, those wings definetly had a lift to them which made the back end light Wink
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#7 12-09-2013, 12:43 PM,
(12-08-2013, 01:10 PM)sparky65 Wrote: Saw one similar to this on "Pawn Stars" the other day same color same lines of a 57 Chevy except it was a narrowed down version made into the back of a Trike with both fins on it. The guy wanted $50 grand so they passed as usual.I feel sorry for some of these guys, they put large amounts of money into a fabrication project and then later want to sell it but find its worth nothing . Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

I once called a guy about his 'custom' Harley-Davidson.
He told me all he had put into it and not once mentioned a Harley-Davidson part, let alone the engine or tranny, or even hand controls.
So I told him he had a Custom Harley-Davidson Look-a-Like.

That didn't sit well with him.

He asked if I was interested.
I said, no, not for his asking price.
He asked me to make an offer over the phone (sight unseen)
I offered him less than 1/3 what he was asking.
'But I had it appraised and the guy told me $47K. I am only asking $42K.'
I told him something is only worth as much as someone else is willing to pay for it.
'I have $57K invested in this full custom bike.'
My response was, why should I pay you for YOUR definition of Custom?
He dropped the f-bomb and hung up.

Sounded like to me his stator was wound a bit too tight.

Yes, I feel sorry for these guys too.
And he won't be the last......
enjoying the view from the saddle....... due mainly to the people and information found within this site
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#8 12-09-2013, 02:55 PM,
(12-09-2013, 05:16 AM)admin Wrote: Is that one of Boyd Coddington's creations? Seems to me he did a car and a matching bike a few years back and they were part of his TV show American Hot Rod. Anyway, nice machine. If you like 50's car styling then check out this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=GDEn3i6g3qo

Vic, there is some awesome cars in that video... thanks for posting it..
Not sure if it was mentioned or maybe you seen it if you were poking around at the barn when you were here summer of /12, but we have an unrestored '38 chev, 2 door Master Sedan that was purchased new by my G'grandfather, and has never left the family. It was on the road and driven until the early 60's. Just no time to restore it.
We have another project on the go this winter, a '44 Farmall A tractor. It was in the shed when you were here.. I started on it a couple of weeks ago.. and since have moved it into the bike shop, (heat and more light), working on getting it back running good before we go any further. It was running when we parked it in the shed about 4 yrs. ago.

J.
'85 GL1200 Aspencade
'07 Shadow Sabre 1100
South of Sarnia, SW Ontario, Can
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#9 12-10-2013, 05:15 AM,
Who has'nt watched Barrett-Jackson car auctions and marveled at the beautiful cars,some are restorations, some off the showroom floor with next to no miles,some customized like Counting Cars.I enjoy seeing these cars and once that show comes on I'm glued to it til its finished. There seems to be a common thread about what to customize and what to keep as stock as possible,its almost a science knowing the rules and that in itself is fasinating. A "38 Chevy 2 door Master Sedan" what a great project a family car,it has history, I always admire projects with a family history they have so much more meaning..Good Luck Smile
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#10 12-10-2013, 02:05 PM,
(12-10-2013, 05:15 AM)LorneG Wrote:
(12-09-2013, 05:16 AM)admin Wrote: Is that one of Boyd Coddington's creations? Seems to me he did a car and a matching bike a few years back and they were part of his TV show American Hot Rod. Anyway, nice machine. If you like 50's car styling then check out this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=GDEn3i6g3qo

Vic, there is some awesome cars in that video... thanks for posting it..
Not sure if it was mentioned or maybe you seen it if you were poking around at the barn when you were here summer of /12, but we have an unrestored '38 chev, 2 door Master Sedan that was purchased new by my G'grandfather, and has never left the family. It was on the road and driven until the early 60's. Just no time to restore it.
We have another project on the go this winter, a '44 Farmall A tractor. It was in the shed when you were here.. I started on it a couple of weeks ago.. and since have moved it into the bike shop, (heat and more light), working on getting it back running good before we go any further. It was running when we parked it in the shed about 4 yrs. ago.

J.

I'll have to check out that 38 Chevy the next time I'm up there J., because, it sure sounds interesting. It would certainly be a wonderful finished project that would bring a lot of satisfaction to a lot of people. I think I remember seeing the Farmall so I'll be looking forward to seeing the transformation.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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