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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jeem, Sep 14, 2007.
In the fifties a rake often came with scavenger pipes. Those were the days!
I think they're '39 Ford pickup. They were NOS from Dutch, here in town. Still wide 5 but these are 5.5" wide.
Your rears are Lincoln from what I know. Wider with the narrower slots.
We've gotta work on that star rating...... Trucks lookin' good man, but you already know that.
This 5W is badass! How much chop? 5... 5-1/2 ???
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:
I had the rear rims widened to 7" by Rally America, and eventually painted them all alike.
rake, rattle, and roll...
Did you say rake...?
Could you call this a Barn Find rake. Ha Ha
Could it be a hole into which you throw money and wheels for Good Luck. Ha Ha
More confused....as now that I read what Tony said, it rang my bell that that is what Dutch told me as well.
That's what we called them in the Midwest in the early '60's.......Centurion9
When we acquired the '36 Roadster..........and now.
Am starting to think we got the hang of it.............
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!
Absolutely love this roadster!
Rake em in....
I love that blue coupe!
My New Rake
"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".............
LOL a 400 husky on a steel leaf rake because we know that plastic is totally unacceptable.
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.
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.
Delivered new in '57
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