Ryan James lays down the first coat of Carizzma Candy Tangerine Metallic paint on the late Elden Titus' last car, the Vibrasonic Roadster, in the paint booth at Flyin' Eye Kreations in Wichita. Friends and fellow custom car builders have pitched in to finish the car in honor of Titus.
Tammy Titus and Gary Meyers watch as the painting process begins. Meyers has headed up the project to complete the Vibrasonic Roadster, which will debut at Darryl Starbird's custom car show in Tulsa Feb. 17-19. The original plan was to unveil the car at this weekend's Starbird/Devlin show in Wichita, but time issues kept it from being completed in time.
With the candy tangerine paint still tacky, Elden Titus' final project shows his flair for radical custom automotive design. The `pelican bill' panels jutting up in the air are covers for access panels to various mechanical components alongside the engine compartment.
The Vibrasonic Roadster will be supported by a late-model Jaguar independent rear suspension with inboard brakes and a faux quick-change rear end. Everything is either polished or chrome plated under the car, which features pinstriping on its belly pan.