Walt Austin’s Willys Coupe

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    Walt Austin’s aluminum Willys coupe at Jim Hume's shop south of Bellingham Washington. Notice the finish on the fenders!!!!:deal

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    Nice Flames ! seen a Harley painted like that .Flames were raw metal and the paint went around the outside of them .
    very nice car :cheers
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    Are those flames just polished and the area around them a burnished finish or brushed finished.
    Way cool car
    Who built the body??
    Steve
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    Wow my favorite coupe and that's one beautiful body.
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    is that the dad of Pat Austin who drove the Castrol TF dragster after Gary Ormsby passed away ?
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    Thats what I was thinking. I'm pretty sure they are from that area. I'm also pretty sure they don't anything that doesn't haul a$$.
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    Jim Hume is also building the body for the 550mph laker to be driven by Les Davenport.
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    I didn' see trypower's post(sorry)
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    Off topic Dan, but are the Austins racing any longer? IIRC it was Bucky that had an awful incident in his alky funny car that gave me chills just reading it. I'll see if I can find and post it.
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    Bucky is still racing. A guy I know works on the pit crew. We saw him at the Nostalgia Drags in Bremerton Washington in August. He bought the old Cadillac dealership in Tacoma Washington and turned it into a drag racing museum. He had a crew that was restoring old race cars/dragsters at the same location, my neighbor was part of that crew, but with the economy that has pretty much come to a halt I think.
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    I live in Bellingham, how do I find this shop?
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    Scary ride....:eek