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Featured Hot Rods Falcons... Gasser style..

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Deuces, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Used Up Junk
    Joined: Nov 12, 2008
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    Fair enough, I went back and re-read your post title. Gasser “style” cars. I love the look as well, hopefully the original poster understands why guys get offended about the abuse of the term “gasser”. There are a lot of guys on this board that lived the era we are tying to recreate and do their best to try and educate us young guys about the way things really were. You can’t put a price on their knowledge and here they are trying to give it away for free. I have no problem with people wanting to build a gas class inspired car for the street just do it with respect for the history you are trying to duplicate.
     
  2. caseyajones
    Joined: Nov 21, 2007
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  3. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    from Michigan

    I believe they are..... To me and most others on this board, that's a good thing....:)
     
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  4. nugget32
    Joined: Aug 21, 2011
    Posts: 129

    nugget32

    Anyone have a picture of "Balkins Falcon" from the Minnesota area mid 60s. Owned by Sam Balkin from North St Paul, Mn


    Sent from my iPad using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  5. Rocks Rod & Custom
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    from Raytown MO

  6. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
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    "I see a lot of street freaks, not gas class race cars."

    "Modern wheels , 70's graphics, street freak look, etc. don't belong here either.
    Better suited for the F/B Gasser page, where very few have a clue.
    This is a 65 and earlier traditional site. Let's try to keep it that way."

    Hey, complainers and "GASSER EXPERTS", read the title of Deuces' thread,
    "Falcons...Gasser Style".

    I'm not a promoter trying to make a buck off of gassers, nor am I a self
    proclaimed gasser know-it-all, but I am a gearhead that enjoys seeing
    kool pics of kool cars. Would the haters spout off if Ohio George was to
    post a few pics of his Mustang racing the SW&C 'stang. Tell us, is it a
    bitch to be so locked into one little segment of the car hobby that you have
    to rip on those that aren't frozen in the past?
     
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  7. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
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    Deuces, do these fit into your thread?

    ZA - 45 - Copy.JPG

    MD 49 - Copy.JPG MD 50 - Copy.JPG
     
  8. Ya know it’s strange...I’ve posted on a couple “drag race” car threads on here...And both times I got reprimanded...maybe I’ll stick to the Kustom threads..I figured a 60’s Camaro that looked like every car in the thread i.e cragars, 60’s style paint, decals on the car and windows...apparently it was the wrong class car...and classes are broken down by weight and displacement...I guess I was supposed to know both of those before I put the pic in the thread..also lots of post 64 pics in it so I didn’t feel it was out of line...guess the traditional police have a new branch around here...keep the falcons coming..please
     
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  9. No Mustangs here ..Read the rules
     
  10. No Camaros here . Read the rules.
     
  11. quick85
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    The truly faithful here generally let you know that '66 and newer aren't welcome. There's no
    sense in ticking off the membership, they have their likes and rules and that's not a bad thing.
    As much as I dig Camaros and Mustangs I wouldn't want to see a thousand photos of stickered
    up bracket racers...and keep the Falcons coming, please.

    Edit: Mr. Yac sez...No Mustangs, no Camaros. How ya feeling about the XKE photos posted earlier in another thread?
     
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  12. quick85
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  13. One of my favorites, built by Chuckles Garage. Blown nail head, with some rare old speedparts. 14646664751_0e6f234943_b.jpg a163b8163c4ff44057d7478f8d5d217b.jpg IMG_6926.jpg
     
  14. Deuces
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    from Michigan

  15. Now injected, The Strange Bird. 94284e9963946d78b8439de4dbb4f380.jpg 14463306288_6a13f9f4db_b.jpg Backseat-Driver-1962-Gasser-Falcon.jpg
     
  16. Don't know. Didn't see it. What year was it? That's the deciding factor.
    I happen to like 66-67 Chevy II's. They're the same under the skin as 62-65's. They're not allowed here. I live with it.I don't make the rules.
     
  17. DDDenny
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    I too love the 66/67 Novas, I have one and I've had photos booted, no biggie, I get why guidelines need to be established.
    As far as OT cars go, yes, some slide by once in a while, I think it depends on how many times the "report" button gets pushed to trigger a mods attention.
    It's those instances where some newbie sees the rare OT car and thinks it must be ok and when he's reprimanded he feels butt hurt and says "well, Jimmy gets to do it".
    Another thing that triggers attention is a car that appears perfectly HAMB friendly but the photo has all kinds of modern stuff in the background like new duallies, enclosed trailers, pop-up canopies, etc.
    I think some creative photo composing would make all the difference in getting approval.
     
  18. Then you should go back and check some of those threads..lots of later 60’s vehicles pictured...just sayin!
     
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  19. quick85
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    DDDenny, you have a point about the photos. The only thing to do is to have a date requirement,
    too, when it comes to threads like this. No, I'm not being a wise ass because I also pay attention
    to what's in the background of many photos, mine included. It would be great to have just vintage
    photos posted but then many would be left out of the game and the site would become a catalog
    of reprinted magazine photos, which I really do dislike.

    It's unfair to Deuces to have hijacked his thread for political reasons. Let's keep the Falcons coming.
     
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  20. quick85
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  21. Deuces
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    Thank^^^^^ you!!!!!:)
     
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  22. 40LUV
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  23. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
    Joined: Jun 6, 2007
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    THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    I built this '65 Falcon Sprint in '73.

    240 ci Ford six
    T&C toploader trans
    9" Ford - 5.43 gears
    Econoline straight axle
    fiberglass hood, doors, front fenders, bumpers, deck lid
    2510# RTR


    endangerspec.jpg

    The car still exists today, in Canada, with a 460 BBF.
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2018
  24. Very cool..what did it run?
     
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  25. Used Up Junk
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    It’s funny, I never really cared for the early Round body Falcons all that much until I saw a few built with a heavy gasser influence. They seem to lend themselves so well to a slight nose up stance and a BIG radius job on the rear quarters. Best of all they’re crazy light so it doesn’t take a ton of horsepower to have a bunch of fun. Great thread Deuces, let’s keep those Falcons coming!
     
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  26. caseyajones
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  27. Deuces
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    Thank you sir!!!.... :)
     
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  28. tpw35
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    Thanks, I think the stance is very important on this style car.
     
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  29. caseyajones
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    I agree! The "Hound Dog Gasser" in particular showed me how good the older round body Falcons can really look. Squatting down in the rear with large fender radiuses.. nose slightly up.. fairly low stance overall and not all jacked up in the air. It just looks aggressive and mean. IMG_0044.jpeg IMG_0041.jpeg
    IMG_0080.jpeg
     
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  30. Used Up Junk
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    Used Up Junk
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    Agreed casey, the Hound Dog was exactly the car I was thinking about I just went blank on the name. It just has such a purposeful “all business” look.
     
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