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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by J.B., Dec 12, 2010.
WOW radio_king! ...just WOW!!
Amazing radio_king! That is one sleek looking Dodge right there, you nailed it
Dammit.Is this the one I missed for sale a year ago? Didnt have the cash at the time. well well. Have to settle for my incoming 50 I guess.
Not that anyone could tell without a security mirror.....
So what was the traditional way to drop the rear on a tail dragger custom prior to airbags?
Lowering Blocks, longer Shackles, removing a leaf or 2, cutting coils, heating coils.
Z'ing the frame.
Reverse eyes on Main Leaf......... I bought new springs for safety... lowered 1" and the eyes reversed from: http://www.eatonsprings.com/
There was a thread earlier on Hamb
Thanks guys, that was the same stuff I had in my head, but just wanted to see if there was anything special. Ran Eaton 3" drops on the front of my Unibody, great customer service and product, just pricey. Have two sets of factory springs, so I might try to put together a good set of leaves out of them and try reversing the eyes myself. Maybe a small c-notch on the frame to keep from bottoming out. Trying to get away from cutting the floor out or putting air bags.
Steping "a" arms, reverseing spindals
Raise the rear shackle mount.
sandbags in the trunk
Barris would have a few guys sit in the car when they took pictures. To lower it.
Thank you all for the nice comments about my almost finished custom,I can`t wait to drive it but the snow must go...Until then it is a trailer queen... Here`s two more shots for you and to give this awesome thread a bump.BTW,the hubcaps are 1949 Lincoln,I`m surprised they don`t show more often on customs.They look great on early customs too and fit the idea of having more high end car parts on a cheaper make.And they are not as pricy as the Sombreros...
Awesome! It's amazing what shiny new paint and tall whitewalls can do to the character of the car, too. totally diggin it
I've always loved those hubcaps as well. The early '50s Chrysler Imperial caps are very similar (see my car) but not quite as smooth and curvy. Do the Merc caps fit on most wheels, or do you need Mercury wheels?
Beautiful styling Dave, that is one glamorous ride. One of my fave's on the H.A.M.B for sure. Are the '49 Lincoln caps 15" or 16" ?
Andreas, we are All waiting to see updates of your stunning kustom
Just love your car and the work you have done
Lincoln caps are 15" on late 30s Mopar wheels.Whitewalls are 670-15 Good Year Super Cushions.
Radio King, your car is BEAUTIFUL!!!
Hope to see it some day
Tim, heres a teaser
If everything works out well i will be able to mont the doors and hood tomorrow
Then interior, chrome, and mutch more to finish and mount to the car
Plan is to show the car at Custommotorshow in easter-weekend
more pics on my buildtread......
That's just stunning, Andreas! I have always admired that car, but now... Wow.
Andreas,lookin forward to appreciate it in person at the OSW...awesome car,the best looking shoebox ever done to me!!!
Oh WOW !
Andreas,what a stunning build!BTW,our cars will meet at the Elmia show,I can`t come due work but I`ll have someone to bring my Dodge over to Sweden.Maybe we meet face to face at A-Bombers OSW in August..
Andreas..how could i miss this!
your car looks stunning, with or without paint... cant wait to see it this summer!
Killer ride. Love it
What a great thread! I love seeing all the pictures of the period correct customs. This is what I am wanting to do to my '53 Special. The money flow is the only hold up, have to finish the garage so I can work on the car. I noticed that there are not two tone cars, is that not acceptable for this period? When did scallops come into popularity? My car came painted as it is and will stay that way until I have time and money do paint it. I will finish the running gear, chop the top and do the interior before the rest of the body and chrome work gets done. This gives great ideas and motivation!
What a great shot and a great lookin Sled.
I have just fallen into deeper love with Mopars!!
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