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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Lennart&Marie, May 8, 2020.
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Impressive detail. Job well done.
Taking in consideration the builder is in Sweden it's not like he can easily acquire parts just down the street like many of us.
The OP built a nice hot rod from what he could acquire and to me it stands head and shoulders above a stock Coronet. HRP
That car would turn heads no matter where it was built. Outstanding craftsmanship and attention to detail.
Perhaps that is because of it’s ‘lifted’ suspension.
It occurs to me the ‘53/‘54 Dodge Coronets share a great deal in common with the Fords of the same era. General dimensions, side profile, shape of windows, even the grills have some similarity.
I noticed the similarity also and I have always liked the gasser look of the 52-54 Fords. HRP
Good job Lennart! Even though I'm also one of the "dyed-in-the-wool" Mopar nuts, I really appreciate that you saved this car and made it into something it never was. Fabrication, paint and attention to detail are spot-on! I have (2) questions: "Is that the original (OEM) axle? If it is, what is the track width?
I got no problems having to use a Mopar body.
Nice thread that show us a really nice build, a work of art.
Doesn't look like dad's wayfarer even with the close color.
Love the gasser coronet,makes a change to see something different.Here is my old dodge from 25 years ago,before and after.
I remember a fellow worker in 1960 having a 54 with the hemi and std shift. Really a neat car.
Old Harper lol! ...."can I get a pak of cigarettes, some licorice, a bottle of old harper and a comb?" ..."I lost my Idey too...but it wasn't in a storm"
?? I see Halibrands and A/R 12 spokes both of which were available pre '65 cut off...speaking of trivialities... ever try to find a set of original steel wheels nowadays? let alone actual magnesium wheels?
You do? One of us needs new glasses then. I see bolt on 10 spokes that came out in 2007-08 . We've been through this how many times? Real Gassers had to have front brakes, so they didn't use (12 spoke ) spindle mounts. The rears are bogus newer creations too. Neither are allowed in the SEGA 's. They have strict rules , in order to make their cars look traditional . There's been what, a hundred or so built now, and they don't seem to have a problem finding new, safe vintage looking wheels.
Some picktures from the dynotest yesterday.
Hi check out todays Friday art show on the Hamb, cool gasser !
Impressive build and craftsmanship that I can appreciate for for attention to detail and the talent of the builder.
Congrats on a job well done Lennert.
That thing is super cool!! Nice work!!
Test and tune in Amsele this sommer.
And now the Horny Ram is street leagal.
Really nice build, very clean and the detail is top notch.
Terrific job. You are a man of many skills.
Outstanding! I love the front bumper, legal but subdued. What did you use to build it and what did you do to make it fit?
He have just removed the bumper.
Whats left is the stock gravelpan.
Hey if we're not allowed to use reproduction shit around here, then you brookville and fiberglass people need to pack your shit and go. Some still have to use what's available. I'm too smart to pay thousands of dollars for "old wheels" because you approve of them. When i can buy reproduction for way less that "look like the real thing". As for his front wheels i really don't give a shit. It's his car.
If that Mopar was any cooler, it would be "frozen in time". VERY NICE !
Well said, IMO
Thank ya sir, didn't realize there was so many rules to being a hoodlum.
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