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58,59,60 We peaked there guys, lets see some pics

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rixrex, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. rixrex
    Joined: Jun 25, 2006
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    1958,59,60 American cars were the biggest, gaudiest, chromed up, three-tone road rockets this planet had ever seen or will see..Automotive design peaked there and we certainly will never go back or repeat..a 58 Oldsmobile 98? must have 250 lbs. of chrome on it..the classic points on a 59 Caddie, the style of a 59 Impala and the lines of a 60 Starliner or Edsel..just gets me goin every time..My wife and I drive 59 Edsel 2DHT, 59 Bonneville Safari wagon and a 59 Nash Metro..soon as someone smarter than me teaches me how to post pics, lets see your rides!
     
  2. I'm always amazed when I think of the amount of tooling required for the different body styles during these years. So many parts!
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  3. Fidget
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    It's 54 feet to walk around my car.
     

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  4. My car is longer than my minivan.
     

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  5. Mootz
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    My newest acquisition.....

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  6. Gotgas
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    I think every brand peaked in '57. :D

    Except GM cars, they had a swan song in '59.
     

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  7. jdubbya
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    Thi was my car, until HAMB member Eagletucky bought it.... 18 feet of Buick LeSabre 2 door hardtop.
     

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  8. It's a 61, but it's 19 feet long
     

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  9. kustombuilder
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    i'm jelous!!!
     
  10. Exner's finest!-MIKE:cool:


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  11. rixrex
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    Yeah well, Mopars were just a little ahead of their time..the 59 Chrysler Crown Imperial 2DHT with 392 Hemi? so big and so bad they were forever banned from Demolition Derbys, couldn't kill em....
     
  12. Bob Galet
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    The best of the best.
     

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  13. Durod
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    Some good shit came outta' those years.

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  14. rixrex
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    Anyone familiar with a 58 Packard Hawk? Packard and Studebaker were both having hard times..this car is such a mongrel and so ugly, you just have to stare at it for awhile, like a big catfish swimmin down the road..definately a peak and supernova..anybody have a picture?
     
  15. chaddilac
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    here you go... nasty!!![​IMG]
     
  16. Squablow
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    Here's a pic of my '60 Fury still in mid-conversion into a two door.

    For those who are wondering why I haven't finished this yet, I bought another parts car with better two door sedan doors on it and I'm waiting until I pick up that car before finishing my conversion. I may just do one side for a summer and have a 3 door, we'll see if anyone notices.

    There's a whole story on this car in my sig. line if anyone's interested.

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  17. rixrex
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    Been following the progress on this car, its way cool..Yes, and you should have different sets of wheels on each side too....
     
  18. Royalshifter
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    Do you have a side shot of this cool ride?
     
  19. RClark
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  20. rixrex
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    Yeah, thats that ugly bastard..you can squint your eyes and see the newly designed 53 Studebaker coupe (the coolest car ever IMO) and see how they just kept screwin wid it, hangin stuff on it, till they came up with this nightmare...I want one......
     
  21. Here's my 1960 Chrysler Windsor 383 Golden Lion Edition
     

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  22. chaddilac
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    kinda reminds me of hines bat! I guess it's the fins?
     
  23. chaddilac
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    actually the hawk probably wouldn't look too bad with a simple chop and a lowering job....
     

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  24. rixrex
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    can you please do something with those fat lips and snaggle teeth?
     
  25. Goozgaz
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  26. chaddilac
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    Only GOD can work miracles!!! haha maybe it needs some bumper guards hung upside down to look like fangs??

    Kinda looks like a Simpson's Car huh!!
     
  27. teddyp
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    here my big ones:cool:
     

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  28. Dakota
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    [​IMG]Heres my Edsel Wagon. its huge.

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