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Anyone know what a hot rod rake is?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jeem, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. Richard P
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    In the fifties a rake often came with scavenger pipes. Those were the days!:cool:
     
  2. Jeem
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    Amen.

    I think they're '39 Ford pickup. They were NOS from Dutch, here in town. Still wide 5 but these are 5.5" wide.
     
  3. need louvers ?
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    Your rears are Lincoln from what I know. Wider with the narrower slots.
     
  4. Jeem
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  5. We've gotta work on that star rating...... Trucks lookin' good man, but you already know that.
     
  6. WillysRule
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    This 5W is badass! How much chop? 5... 5-1/2 ???
     
  7. 50Fraud
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    I found one of these on my '36 when I bought it, and liked them much better than the usual piecrust wide 5's. I eventually found a set of 4 NOS in the East and put them all on my car. After a lot of research, I learned that they are 3/4 ton truck, '39-47. I really did find evidence for this, although I've forgotten where I learned it.

    These were mine:

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    I had the rear rims widened to 7" by Rally America, and eventually painted them all alike.
     
  8. need louvers ?
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  9. thunderbirdesq
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    rake, rattle, and roll...

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  10. OoltewahSpeedShop
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    Did you say rake...?
     

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  11. Lil32
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    Could you call this a Barn Find rake. Ha Ha
     
  12. Lil32
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    Could it be a hole into which you throw money and wheels for Good Luck. Ha Ha
     
  13. Jeem
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    More confused....as now that I read what Tony said, it rang my bell that that is what Dutch told me as well.
     
  14. JSHAW
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    Yes.
     

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  16. JSHAW
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    Yes.
     

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  17. amen !
     

  18. That's what we called them in the Midwest in the early '60's.......Centurion9
     
  19. When we acquired the '36 Roadster..........and now.
     

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  20. Am starting to think we got the hang of it.............
     

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  21. 50Fraud
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    I just noticed Phil's post after 5 years. I guess I graduated from a Hot Rod Rake to a Frenched Rake (where I lived, it was just a "low rake") about 25 years ago. I never heard the term Rubber Rake until I lived in the Midwest, but I like it!
     
  22. t_wood_08
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    Absolutely love this roadster!
     
  23. Rake em in....


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  24. I love that blue coupe!
     
  25. mustang6147
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    My New Rake
     

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  26. oldthudman
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    "Rake" refers in custom/hot rod terms to the stance of the car...and in this case it should set slighty on it nose (front Rake).............Just after HS I worked at Benjamin's clothing in Spring Branch........Every once in a while some guy from HS would park his car out front of our store.................1940 Ford Coupe, painted lime green, souped up flat head, can't remember what the wheel/tires were(hell, it's been 58 years ago) but I remember the "rake" ......set slightly on it's nose.........SO cool!!!................This 40 has a nice "rake"............. 4459.jpg .....
     
  27. oldthudman
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    Nice "rake"
     
  28. LOL a 400 husky on a steel leaf rake because we know that plastic is totally unacceptable.

    Cruiser,
    When I was in my early teens we used to call a tail dragger stance on a hot rod and not a custom a "power rake" and down in the snout was called a "California rake" at least in the NW where I was spending a good portion of my time. In Nor Cal where I actually lived it was just called raked or not raked.

    Now that said and a side trip if I may, in the NW a rolling stop was called a "California stop" but in San Francisco where I lived a rolling stop was called a "Hollywood stop." I know it has nothing to do with the thread but if I didn't say it I would have it rolling around in my head all day. :D

    Fiddy long time no speak man. What's kickin'?

    I actually just read an article on Lou Senter and it is interesting to me that while someone once posted an ad for Ansen Sprints from a '65 or '66 magazine the article said that Ansen Sprints hit the market in '64 just like I have always believed (from being there). So a slot is not necessarily a Mullet wheel. Unless of course it is on a good times van.
    Oh and those Willys pickups are just freakin' ugly. :D :D :D

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  29. JSHAW
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  30. 50Fraud
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    Delivered new in '57 57 Olds 730.jpg
     
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