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Is the ass end too high

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Second Amendment, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. LongT
    Joined: May 11, 2005
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    I agree.

    I know that you didn't ask so maybe it isn't in it's final position yet but the radiator looks too high. Maybe it is also the angle of the pic.

    Bill
     
  2. Ned Ludd
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    The rightness of the stance is going to depend on the tyres. The guys who have said you need taller rears are right. Getting the tops of the tyres on a line parallel to the belt line of the body is a good rule of thumb, pretty much guaranteed to look right.

    I'm a bit worried about the height of that radiator, though, but I've got a thing about grille shells higher than firewalls; never looks right to me. My ZAR0.15-odd.
     
  3. Can you take 5" out of the roof and show me again?
    Loving the stance!
     
  4. deadgearhead
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    from Washington

    It looks like the frame is kicked in the front.
     
  5. grey46
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    I think it looks fine ,heres on I built a couple years back for comparison.
     

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  6. edweird
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    what he said. i hate it when the ass end is so low that the tires are up pass the side windows.
     
  7. Plung
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    Looks good as it is.
     
  8. cheveey57
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    Her ass will drop with age, they all do.
     
  9. looks perfect to me
     
  10. bobby6319
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    I think it will be when you put on the taller tires on it
     
  11. Thanks for the great response guys.
    My first ground up build.
    This is why I love the H.A.M.B.
     
  12. slammed
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    Take some pix, when you have time. Some straight on type shots. Side, front on one knee. Rear. And a few 3/4 shots both sides if possible.
     
  13. Blackie
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    What is the wheelbase? To me the front tires look a bit out front. Rear stance looks good as the others said with a taller tire.


    Sent from my POS phone.
     
  14. way too high in the ass end
     
  15. nickk
    Joined: Feb 2, 2011
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    what they said!
     
  16. buckd
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    Sedans traditionally have had a rake with the rear a bit high because short of major frame and floor mods ,there just isn't room for the rear end travel. It's the most iconic stance in the hotrod hobby.Really like the way yours sits. I just finished a '30 for a member of our club (triangulated 4 link) everybody loves it!!:)
     
  17. tlmartin84
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    from WV

    I like it, and like everyone else has said......look better with a taller tire. My worthless .02c
     
  18. Von Rigg Fink
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    Just Get it done so we can do burnouts together..:D

    where's Lakeland Mi?:confused:
     
  19. #1 Kawboy
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    X2 ! IF it's kinda buggin' ya now, it'll really bug ya when it's done and you wanna change it.
    Drop it little all the way around if you can, 3" should make alot of difference.

    NICE MOTOR DUDE !!
     


  20. where's Lakeland Mi?:confused:[/QUOTE]

    Lakeland is between Pinckney and Hamburg.
    My shop's in Howell.
     
  21. Von Rigg Fink
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    Lakeland is between Pinckney and Hamburg.
    My shop's in Howell.[/QUOTE]


    Ahh ok..do you get down this way ? like autorama
     
  22. HTML:
    Ahh ok..do you get down this way ? like autorama[/QUOTE]
    Couldn't make it this year. Usually catch a few shows
    and swap meets. Might go to Kalamazoo or Midland
    this fall.
     
  23. chopt top kid
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    "Chop it"!!! That 'ill get 'er down!!!
     
  24. HotRodHighley
    Joined: Feb 12, 2008
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    from cincy, oh

    Taller tire and then bring it down a little.
     

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