The VooDoo Sahara

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The VooDoo Sahara as it sat in November of 2014. Larry got the car as a parts car when he bought a Kaiser for his girlfriend Colette. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Bumper mounts made, and Larry is getting ready to lay out the sheet metal for the rear quarters up to the bumper ends. Once completed, the twin fins will be 8 inches long. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Camaro front clip welded on. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
January 21, 2015, the first side getting there. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
The inner structure of the driver side fins were made using round rods. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Early February of 2015 Larry was making all the trunk rain channels and the inner trunk lid bracing. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
8 foot of fin taking shape. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
February 19, 2015 the double fins on the driver side were lined. In this photo Larry has mocked up the 1958 Mercury taillight in the fin. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Larry working on the rear seat and window surround. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
April 10 Larry started to frame out the front end, trying to figure out the right angle of the fender extensions. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
The Kaiser ready for undercarriage welding in April of 2015. Photo courtesy of Lawrence W Grobe, from Pre 62 Radical Kustoms on Facebook.
The back of the car was lowered with a 2 inch C-notch in the frame. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Larry working on the hood. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Larry pancaking the hood and fabricating the scoop. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
May 31, 2015. The front end is taking shape as Larry is almost done with the headlight surrounds. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Bullets mocked up in the front end. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
The VooDoo Sahara as it sat June 9, 2015. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Larry working on framing out the passenger side fins. After calculating from old photos of the Golden Sahara, Larry found out that he had to add 3 inches to the top of the fins that he first made. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
1960 Chevrolet Corvair headlight bezels were mounted vertically on the car. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Mercury bucket seats installed. The seats were mounted on Monte Carlo swivels. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
The VooDoo Sahara as it sat July 30, 2015. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
The VooDoo Sahara amongst other shop projects. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Mid August of 2015 Larry chopped the windshield on the VooDoo Sahara. The top was chopped 3 inches. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
The top structure on the VooDoo Sahara was made from round rods. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
The top sheet metal tacked in place. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
The roof from the Kaiser was used to make the 6 foot long fender skirts. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Larry fine tuning the skirts. He also built out the rear quarter panel for the flush fit skirt. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Larry working on the rear end bullets. The lower bullets are for the exhaust. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
September 15, 2015 Larry pushed the VooDoo Sahara outside to check out the profile. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
The skirts on this version had been lengthened to 81 inches. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
The grill bar was made from two 1959 Oldsmobile rear quarter trim pieces. A single chrome bullet was mounted in the center of the bar. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
The removable T-tops hinged. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
A construction photo of the VooDoo Sahara taken in July of 2016. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
The VooDoo Sahara made its debut at the 2016 KKOA Leadsled Spectacular in Salina, Kansas. Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.
Photo courtesy of VooDoo Larry.


1954 Kaiser Manhattan owned and restyled by VooDoo Kings member Larry Grobe of VooDoo Larry Kustoms in Schaumburg, Illinois. Named the VooDoo Sahara, Larry's Kaiser is a tribute to the Barris Kustoms restyled Golden Sahara. Early in the build, Larry decided that the build was going to have styling elements from both versions of the Golden Sahara, but with a VooDoo twist to it.


In 2014 Larry bought a Kaiser for his girlfriend Colette. The car came with a parts car that Larry decided to use as base for his VooDoo Sahara build. The build was started in November of 2014 with Larry and his apprentice Brian Franse working after hours and weekends.


Debut

The VooDoo Sahara made its debut at the 2016 KKOA Leadsled Spectacular in Salina, Kansas.






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