Aaron Grote's Atomic Punk
The Atomic Punk is a Bubble Top Show Rod built by Aaron Grote of Cerro Gordo, Illinois. Even though it looks like an Ed Roth fiberglass construction, the car is all made in steel by Aaron and his beloved english wheel. The fins and the trunk come from a 1959 Plymouth Savoy. The rollpan was built using the hood of an early 60s Chevrolet 2 ton truck. Taillights from a 1953 Ford are used in the rollpan.
Power was provided by a 392 Hemi engine hooked to a Turbo 400 transmission. The front end was made up of a chromed, drilled and dropped I beam axle from Pete and Jakes with Wilwood disc brakes hidden inside a couple of O'Brien Truckers drums and backing plates. Almost every nut and bolt on the car was either chromed or polished stainless.
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