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I had planed to do one of these, I was just waiting on the right frame and I will soon have one. So I started off this afternoon with some of the loose part I had in my parts stash.
Quick pic to draw inspiration.
The beginning of the project.
Last edited by MIGZ on Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:28 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Thanks for the feedback. I looked at a lot of different vintage hot rods but the Gulf racer stood out to me, I also already had the orange 24" rims so it was matter of lacing them up.
As for other bikes I built a white bike last year so that pushed out all white hotrods/racers.
Here is a pic of the white one I built.
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Great idea I love all the GULF livery stuff.
Looks like you have a killer work shop.... How many wheels are you building ..... sure are a lot of hubs on the workbench
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I was going to say that Steve McQueen drove a GT-40 in the Gulf colors just like the one you posted in the classic movie "Lemans". However. Wikipedia says McQueen drove a Porsche that sported the Gulf Oil colors. It's been a while since 1971. The movie was considered revolutionary because they mounted cameras on the cars in a variety of ways to catch authentic action. they also used actual race footage from the 1970 24 hours of Lemans.
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