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Hot Rods It's Nice to Win one Every Once in a While

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dan Hay, Dec 6, 2021.

  1. Very nice sedan!
    I need to raise my coupe. Did the two leaves alter the ride much?
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  2. Not really, but it's hard to notice because now I have better shocks and more suspension travel between the axle and the frame, so it is overall a big improvement. They are the short leaves on top so I'm not sure how much those effect ride quality.
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  3. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,123


    Man that things looks really sweet!
    I can't believe that the spring perch bolts didn't just puncture the oil pan, what a blessing.
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  4. trevorsworth
    Joined: Aug 3, 2020
    Posts: 1,009


    It’d be hard to do this car wrong. What a beaut.
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  5. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 13,493

    from KCMO

    Looks super familiar, did it come from California? Killer ride man, a win for sure.
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  6. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 6,469

    A Boner

    Like the California rake version better!
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  7. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 23,078


    Congrats @Dan Hay the 38/9 and 40 Sedans are real lookers skirted and low or Hotrod and raked accordingly. Have fun with it...good thing you looked it over there while adjusting things, as you alluded, some things were a little TOO settled...
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  8. Arizona. I’m from there so a good friend was able to look it over for me. That guy in AZ bought it out of Michigan two years prior.
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  9. This is a great example of a hotrod.
  10. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,471

    jim snow

    Nailed it. Car looks great. Snowman ⛄️
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  11. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 13,493

    from KCMO

    Does quick search…. Of course by California I meant Arizona lol. I knew I recognized that pinstriping
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  12. Jacksmith
    Joined: Sep 24, 2009
    Posts: 863


    That is a very classy ride now! The stance is right on... who says 4-doors ain't cool!
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  13. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 6,457

    from So Cal

    Man, that is sweet! Tell me about that sway bar? Does it help?
  14. Oh yeah... the car had tremendous body roll before. The first time I drove it I thought it was going to flip over... In fact, it would stick in the leaning position sometimes after turning into a parking lot, and I'd have to grab the roof and "straighten" the car out. That was partially due to the soft lowering spring in the front I'm sure. But the sway bar keeps it steady when turning and through corners. I thought it would need one front and rear but the front seems to be enough to control it. Starting in 1940, Deluxe models had a sway bar from the factory in the front, so even Ford was trying to fix it back then.
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  15. TigerFan
    Joined: Oct 29, 2010
    Posts: 117

    from Athens, GA

    That turned out awesome. It’s understated, classy, and cool.

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