The Bubbiemobile originated from a purchase made by Bubbies at the Goodguys show in Pleasanton, CA in 1997. Our time with the car began by adding the first coat of its familiar green paint as well as some needed maintenance. It spent the first 6 to 9 months of its life in the shop. The Bubbiemobile was originally used for deliveries ranging from Stockton, San Francisco, and even Los Angeles. Many an hour were spent on the side of the road waiting for AAA. We finally reached the end of our battle of maintenance and elbow grease near the end of 2009. It was time to fix the car entirely.
We pulled the body off the car, had a Roadster Shop frame built, and replaced almost the entire floor. Both sides of the flooring consisted of up to four layers of different materials. When we took the body off the frame we found out that the body was only attached at 4 of the 12 required points. The rear struts were also mounted to the body, not the frame. We also cut out and fabricated a new firewall. It was decided best to not touch the paint because it was still in great condition. We reassembled the Bubbiemobile and took it to the 2012 Sacramento Autorama where we won first in our category. To be fair, we came in first out of one entry; which was us.
We began to drive the Bubbiemobile around casually after the Autorama in 2012. While the body was attached to the frame at all 12 points, the bondo in the body started to crack. We decided it would be best to take the body back off and send it up to media blasting to restart the building process over again.
The car was finally wholely reassembled in 2015, where we began driving it around again. It was decided collectively that the Bubbiemobile lacked horsepower. The 350 engine we had in it was removed and replaced with a Blueprint 383 stroker. This allowed for an output of around 430 horsepower compared to our original 250 horsepower.
Model: Sedan Delivery Wagon
Engine: Chevy 383ci Stroker
Owners: Bubbies Fine Foods
Body and Paint: Kustom Kurves
Interior: Finish Line Interiors