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Early 50's Pontiacs

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Montechris, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. Montechris
    Joined: Nov 15, 2004
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    Cool pontiacs everyone! What are you're own experiences with seeing them at shows? It's rare that i see many around the Philly area.
     
  2. Flop
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    i dont think anyone knows early 40 and 50 pontiacs still exist haha!!
     
  3. JDHolmes
    Joined: Nov 25, 2006
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    from Spring TX

    Early Pontiacs are a bargain usually much cheaper than equivalent Chevies. Parts are readily available and they are, well, not a Chevy. (Not knocking Chevy but bolstering something outside the norm).

    I know of only 2 or 3 runners that I've seen around (Houston area).
     
  4. shpotty
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    from New Jersey

    Montechris,

    I painted it with Duplicolor Detroit Diesel Alpine green. I liked it better than the dark green that it was "supposed" to be.
     
  5. THE CHIEF
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
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    from MIAMI

  6. mikes51
    Joined: Oct 4, 2001
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    By coincidence, I just posted these on the Photoshop thread today.

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  7. turdmagnet
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    Here's mine - 239 in-line 6 and soon to be 5spd
     
  8. 50skalpedponcho
    Joined: Mar 1, 2002
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    Here's mine before paint and after.
     

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  9. out in the boonies of New Mexico


    Geez , having moved from SoCal I thought Santa Rosa in NE New Mexico where I live is small . It's practically Gotham City compared to Reserve , but I still gotta drive 120 miles to get a Starbucks
     
  10. ELD
    Joined: Apr 11, 2008
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    Van, I thought we took pictures that day we looked at it, I wish you woulda picked that up too, Mom's get over it, they get mad then they get glad.
     
  11. Fishtail8
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
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    Here's my '50... I'm gonna miss driving it when the snow hits the ground...
     

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  12. nwheels
    Joined: Mar 25, 2008
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    from Washington

    My 50. In the works and tired of seeing all the primer. Hope to get it straight enough to spray before spring.
     

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  13. Montechris
    Joined: Nov 15, 2004
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    NWheels, what is your suspension stats on this one?
     
  14. Flop
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    another shot of mine

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  15. a club members custom convert

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  16. Montechris
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    What is everyones experience using chevy rockers and rear lower quarters? Any other metal sources?
     
  17. THE CHIEF
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    i just finished my quaters, they fit great
     
  18. Flop
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    same body as a chevy from the firewall back.
     
  19. unclechop
    Joined: Apr 24, 2007
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    Here's my '54 all original 6v 6cyl manual 3"blocks and '49 hubcaps.
    Hey shadowmtkustomz any info on the black 49? is that a 54 buick grill?
    Any details on the grille swap?
     
  20. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
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    OK, here's my "Tin Woody"
     

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  21. Heres my '53 as it it now

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  22. Kruzer63
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    Here is a shot of mine around xmas a year or two ago. Its a 53 Canadian Pontiac chieftain. Powered by a 67 Pontiac inline OHC Sprint motor.

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  23. THE CHIEF
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    any one know any wat clip fits 50 ponchos the best?
     
  24. bigec
    Joined: Sep 16, 2007
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    here is a pic of my 52.
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  25. Spedley
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    LOVE this car...... Check it out every chance I get... That sprint 6 sounds AWESOME! Hows it goin Brent?
     
  26. Nekronomicon
    Joined: May 23, 2005
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    You love the colour? Yeah people sure liked green back in the seventies...!

    Dont have any pictures from it lately but i'll get it out on the weekend and take a few happy snaps.
     
  27. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
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    I used a '94 Caprice Classic front frame stub under the '51 wagon. Huge sway bar, big brakes, 5 on 5, which let me use the original wheels after clearancing the calipers a little.

    It does push the wheels outboard a little, so if you want to drag the crossmember on the ground, tire clearance will be an issue. Mines low enough a floor jack won't go under the crossmember as it is, to my eye, that's low enough.
     
  28. THE CHIEF
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    thanks Brian, do you have any pics of the set up?
     
  29. THE CHIEF
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
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    THE CHIEF
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    from MIAMI

    any one know if there is a difference between the grilles on the Canadian Pontiac and the American Pontiacs? im looking at some grille pieces for my 50 and the guy doesn't know if there is a difference
     

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