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Gasser or mild custom???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kyot4x4, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. teddyp
    Joined: May 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,197


    custom they look best as a mild custom i have mine for years and was my daily for years

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  2. AnimalAin
    Joined: Jul 20, 2002
    Posts: 3,417


    I think my vision for a car like yours is closer to the "moonshine runner" suggestion than anything else. A little lower than stock, mostly stock sheetmetal/trim/interior, and as badass a drivetrain as you can assemble. A FE goes in with factory parts, or a later big-block (460) would make it easy to merge getting on the freeway.
  3. VonKool13
    Joined: Feb 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,039


    Hot Rod. Fat tall whites on chrome reverse in the back, short skinnies on chrome reverse up front. As many go fast goodies under the hood you can afford, white tuck n'roll interior and a pearl blue paint job. Don't forget the cutouts with dumps behind the front wheels. Bitchin 60s Hot Rod.
  4. Hurley808
    Joined: Oct 14, 2012
    Posts: 6

    from Honolulu

    Those skirts want it to be kustom!
  5. Chubbs1955
    Joined: Oct 30, 2010
    Posts: 166


    As much as I love the gasser look and I can picture it a nice kandy tangerine with a straight axle, white interior, no hood, with a tunnel ram sticking out! On some old nostalgic wheels. I say mild custom, why? It's cheaper imagine this leave it the way it is, just black on the bottom with a bright green metal flake on the roof! Keep the low look, on some chrome reverse and white walls. Total cruiser!
  6. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,152


    Mild custom with shiny paint. A soft metallic. With so few of this year and model you need to alter very little to enhance its lines. Drive train/body work paint/ cruise/done.
  7. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,221


    57-58 post cars DO make a wicked gasser, sans front bumper. I also like the shiny black, dog dish, interceptor/moonrunner look. You've got a great start, whatever you decide!
  8. patrick english
    Joined: Feb 15, 2008
    Posts: 806

    patrick english
    from La puente

  9. VonKool13
    Joined: Feb 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,039


    Sell it and buy a Prius. Think of all the $ u will save in gas and parts.

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  10. young'n'poor
    Joined: Jan 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,280

    from Anoka. MN

    I'm with Tony, pick a simple dark color like black or root beer brown, put the nose down a little and put black walls and chrome steelies on it. I may not be the flashiest magazine cover type car ever, but you will never get sick of it...

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  11. 59KUSTOM
    Joined: Nov 16, 2007
    Posts: 912


  12. Jay Tyrrell
    Joined: Dec 9, 2007
    Posts: 1,631

    Jay Tyrrell

  13. Nailhead Brooklyn
    Joined: Jul 31, 2012
    Posts: 567

    Nailhead Brooklyn

  14. Mild custom!

    But then, you don't see too many '58 Gassers and your car is a post model.
  15. Ghost28
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,168


    Sleeper. Clean it up, hiide some large tires under it with stock hubcaps and then build a bad to the bone engine with a top loader 4 speed. just for those rare moments when you need to merge onto the hiway quickly.
  16. 53mercury
    Joined: Dec 2, 2010
    Posts: 95


    Have to agree with the crowd on this one. I had a hardtop back in the mid 60's, and they are a real nice cruiser. Today I'd go with a 4.25 stroke FE (445c.i.) and a TKO 5 spd. Maybe mini-tubs in the back if you need the room. Mike
  17. wlspdshop
    Joined: Jun 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,585

    from Missouri

    I like Tony's idea!!!!
  18. II FUNNY
    Joined: Jul 31, 2010
    Posts: 1,838


    I like Tony's idea too, but I would leave the nose slightly up like a
    early 60 's stocker.
  19. MERC 55
    Joined: Mar 26, 2007
    Posts: 277

    MERC 55

    For the correct period, leave the stance like it is and keep the skirts. Don't forget the Lake pipes.

  20. what he said
  21. Early '60's mild custom looks nice or this body style or even early '60's mild hot rod too. It's up to you in the end and what ever makes you happy.
  22. Travelin_man
    Joined: Nov 3, 2012
    Posts: 13

    from Finland

    I really like Tony's idea but if only those two would be options, I'd say mild custom, no question about it.

    - Ray
  23. n.z.rodder
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 1,016


    Don't listen to the 2 guys telling you to go Gasser, the're havin' a laugh. Mild custom is the way.

  24. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,564

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    Not sure this is the way I would go (For one I probably couldnt afford it)
    but I do like it.
  25. Custom without a doubt
  26. 51 mercules
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,116

    51 mercules

  27. Al Napier
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
    Posts: 401

    Al Napier
    from Central CT

    ^^^ x2

    Al in TN
  28. 19blockhead72
    Joined: Feb 17, 2012
    Posts: 201


    I'm with the with what most are saying as far as the early 60's "rod". Nose and deck, keep the original side chrome, bare chrome wheels, black wall, and a big engine that makes a lot of noise. Kind of the direction I went with my 54.

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