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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kyot4x4, Dec 24, 2012.
custom they look best as a mild custom i have mine for years and was my daily for years
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.
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.
Those skirts want it to be kustom!
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!
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.
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!
Sell it and buy a Prius. Think of all the $ u will save in gas and parts.
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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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But then, you don't see too many '58 Gassers and your car is a post model.
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.
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
I like Tony's idea!!!!
I like Tony's idea too, but I would leave the nose slightly up like a
early 60 's stocker.
For the correct period, leave the stance like it is and keep the skirts. Don't forget the Lake pipes.
what he said
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.
I really like Tony's idea but if only those two would be options, I'd say mild custom, no question about it.
Don't listen to the 2 guys telling you to go Gasser, the're havin' a laugh. Mild custom is the way.
Not sure this is the way I would go (For one I probably couldnt afford it)
but I do like it.
Custom without a doubt
Al in TN
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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