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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Gambino_Kustoms, Nov 6, 2011.
good luck again in for bolth and the WTA
Wow! Alex, you never stop amazing me with your giveaways! Incredibly generous! And with the economy the way it is, you're helping out hobbies and passions thrive!
Well, I think I might finally qualify for one of your giveaways! WOOHOO!
Next project up on the chopping block is our 1953 Pontiac 2-door sedan. Been through some hard times with this one and looking forward to doing it right. I bought this from a guy in Vegas many moons ago, sold it, and bought it back. The guy I originally bought it from in Vegas thought it would be cool to cut 3-coils out of the front to get it down. It settled to the bump stops with NO ENGINE! HAHA! It needs to be set up correctly and Fatman is the only one making uprights for these Ponchos... Hope it qualifies! Gonna' make a great "family truckster"! Going the direction of a nice sitting mild custom!
With help from lots of HAMB buddies, I got it back in my possession a couple years ago.
Check this out! HAHA! "Step away from the springs!"
My lil' sis Brandy donated a first generation 389 from a '60 Catalina for the cause!
Alex I need to get my 51 Merc lowered. I'm going to bag the rear and would like to get the front as low as possible with the original Mercury front suspension. Please put me in for the uprights and the notch.
You guys rule
Thank you very much!
My '55 Merc is in!
This is what we're building toward:
My 50 sport coupe needs some love.
This is the next on the chopping block, 1951 sedan is actually in decent shape
except where someone had tried to make a gasser out of it. We would love the rear notch, the 50' shoe notches worked perfect.
I will give it a shot. I want to build this one after I come home from Afghanistan. My plan is to have a family driver build. I hope it qualifies.
looking to break a partisapaition record this time out LETS GO!!!!!!!
your # 23 and in for bolth
kool car your in bolth good fn luck
got ya for bolth
Here's my '50 with a 4" mild chop, keeping the side stainless and trunk hinges but all other trim is shaved. Running the factory optional 16" wheels and tires. I lowered it as much as I can without the dropped uprights and a notch kit but would look much better if i could bring it down another 1-2". This is my first project and have been learning everything along the way. I wanted the car to look like Ford's concept sketch before the car was sent to production, sleeker lines, better stance and proportions but still retain the spirit of the original car. The paint and interior choices are inspired by Leroy Goulart's shoebox with the lime/gold paint and all white trad tuck n/roll interior. It's got the original 226 flat 6 which I'm keeping as it runs perfectly but now with dual 94's and hopefully a split exhaust soon.
Here's what I started with.
I think my f'n monster truck needs some lowering love..
Currently busting ass on it hoping to get it ready for Santa Maria. Short term plans before Santa Maria were lowering, stereo, intake, carb, distributer, mounting my skirts, redoing the package tray, and putting on some lancer caps...
Want it similar to this in the long run...
Thanks Al and Suzie!!! Hope all is well!!!!!!!!!
Love it, def put me down!
Plans: Finish building the 241 baby hemi/overdrive and get her lower still. Have some custom touches up the sleeves too that will proabably commence now that the weather here in Detroit is gonna be quickly goin to shit.
I'm very new here as this is my newly acquired baby! A 1950 Merc 4 door. It will become a tail dragger by next year for our local car event, even if it kills me.This has been my dream car for a very long time.
I am glad to finally have a reason to be on this board instead of just lurking, dreaming and drooling! I will be becoming an alliance member within the next 24 hours! I believe in supporting those that will be supporting me!
Here is a link to a very detailed post I just did about getting her and her current state of affairs.
Below is how she looked when I got her. And this may be a bit gay, but My family and I named her - "Josephine". Always liked that name for a car for some reason.
Hope to be able to qualify for some great items that would get me on my way!
I'll throw my hat it with my '50 Chevy. I could really use a notch in the back to keep from bottoming out all the time, and the nose really needs to come down a little more to correct the stance. Those uprights would be just the ticket.
Thanks, Gambino Kustoms for making this happen!
Count me In
Checking in for Oldsmobile's, 53 Olds, I'll throw my hat in the ring for the Olds uprights
Alrighty then...I'll try for a notch! Thanks Alex!
Well I have this 55 Lincoln that I am daily driving about 1/2 the time, but I would like to get it down on the ground sometime in the future, so if I qualify, I am there!!!
Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Gambino!!!
your down for 2 and a WTA
you got it don 2 and a WTA
good fucking luck gota for 2 and a WTA
Thanks alex great timeing on the giveaway i'm working buliding my first custom so i could put the up rights and notch to good use. Thanks again steve.
Did I miss something in the rules? Does my Pontiac not qualify?
going going gone
got on the ea. list
Count me in with my 51 Merc for the uprights,my merc is already notched..Thanks
your # 30 you get 2 and a WTA
you got it !
your on bolth lists
im barly on the top off page 3 valadating im slow just long as you posted a pic you should be good not sure what page yer on i just check your post # 89 on page 5 ill get to ya your kool
damn its time to re-up my membership, I'm a week over!!!
I could really use me a new pair of uprights for my '53
Day one - right where I want it to be in the front.
How she looks today. WAY to high up there!
And lastly a James D rendering of where I hope to get it.
Over the Winter I plan on lifting the body and adding a notch with 4 link and dropped uprights. This would be a great prize to win with top notch quality!!! I am keeping my fingers crossed.
your on for bolth and the WTA LIST
your elageable for bolth ? got ya down
i realy like this car yer in bolth thanxs
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