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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Groucho, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. Dirt Diggler
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  2. Colin HD
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    Yes that 1947 Pontiac was a very nice car, got a feature in Lowrider Mag as 'Britain’s Best Lowrider' proud to say that I supplied and installed the set up.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    When Andy sold the Pontiac to a restaurant in Tenerife, he kept the Hydros and I then installed them on the Audi, along with two extra pumps, that thing had 16 inch rams front & back would really dance. <o:p></o:p>
    The paint was ‘inspired’ by some cloth Andy bought in IKEA!!!! Must have been next door to a Pub!!!!<o:p></o:p>
    The 58 Chevy was painted white and initially American Graffiti style, Milton got the set up off of a 55 Chevy that he brought in from the States, article in a Rod & Custom UK magazine.<o:p></o:p>
    Milton’s 58 featured in a Take That video. <o:p></o:p>
    There was some debate, but Johns got the first Magazine coverage, Street Machine, first!!<o:p></o:p>
    I also installed hydros on a 1955 Pontiac and 1957 Ford ‘Gladys’ an Mazda Mini Truck plus a couple of others, whilst in the UK.<o:p></o:p>
     
  3. RatPin
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    Less skanks, more cars!
     
  4. Colin HD
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    Weld a bracket to the side of the chassis rail and pass a ram through, riding on a small coil spring. won't lower the car will, this will have to be done with lowering blocke etc. Will only raise the car up!!
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  5. slammed
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    More tact, less critique!
     
  6. bonez
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    I'd be glad to have her in my shop if you dont.
     
  7. bonez
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    Nice to see someone goin for it, while most people is scared thet hydros will ride like shit and all that. Make sure to use shocks, and right ton coils, and the ride will be great.

    What sorta set up did the Poncho have? Some true gate stuff, or a brand kit?
     
  8. Malarky
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  9. Malarky
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    Mike Perello's 1960 Ford Starliner was restyled and fit with hydraulics in 1964.

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    Jim Logue's 1954 Ford Convertible, was completed in 1958. Jim used hydraulic lifts from aircraft...
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    Mark Jorgenson's 1960 Chevrolet Impala was restyled in the mid 1960s featuring lifts up front by Dick & Ron's.


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    Sandy Gordon's 1961 Pontiac Bonnveille Convertible received a fadeaway paint job by Joe Andersen's Custom Shop in the summer of 1965.


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    Jim Arkin's 1965 Chevrolet Impala of San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California received lifts on all four corners by Dick & Ron's in the summer of 1966.


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    Nick Hoogoian's 1965 Chevrolet Malibu of Granada Hills, San Fernando Valley received lifts up front by Dick & Ron's in the summer of 1966.


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    Allen Duke's 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS of Wilmington, California received hydraulic lifts up front around 1966/1967. Allen had two black guys from Compton install the front lifts. Later on he installed lifts in the rear himself.


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    Alexander Ruelas' 1965 Chevrolet Impala was originally restyled by Bill Hines around 1966/1967, it already had lifts installed up front by then.


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    Carl Darling's 1961 Ford Starliner had lifts installed around 1967/1968.


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    Mike Smith's 1962 Chevrolet Impala received lifts by Red sometime before 1968.
     
  10. Malarky
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    I believe the best way to go about it would be to invest in a 4-link.
    I'm considering doing the same to my '62 Mercury soon. I have an entire 3 pump CCE set-up and I'm debating on which car to install it on. It'll either be the Mercury or a '65 Galaxie.
    Although if it went on the Mercury I'd only do a 2 pump, 4 battery set-up.
     
  11. chaco
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    Andy Saunders' 47 is the reason I bought my 48 pontiac. That ride is beautiful.
     
  12. Colin HD
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    Sweet Ride, the UK's first BOMB.
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  13. Theo Douglas
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    LOVE this thread! Those small, slightly blurry color photos are the best.
     
  14. bonez
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    Hydraulics on leaf sprung rears has been done to death.
    Never did one myself but i would fab a bracket on the frame to slide the cilinder, and eventually a coil too, then pivot the ram on the axle with a powerball.
    Of course you have to lower the car first by intallin blocks, de-leafin the pack or whatever else you see like the best choice.
    Heres a real intresting take on this:.

    www.layitlow.com/forums/13-hydrauli...-rear-bombs-mini-trucks-ect.html#post16095769

    Four links are the way to go when you want more lift, but for a cruiser with a simple uppy downy set up i see no reason to cyt into that much work. Hope this helps
     
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  16. bonez
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    Dont you just love it?

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  19. mikeprey57
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    That's Doug Welshes Nomad all done by Walt Prey. I rode in this car when i was a little kid.
     
  20. El Caballo
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    more hinas, less jotos

    Nads, how about that Riv you have? A pic would be nice.
     
  21. ncsteven
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    this is my wagon.
     

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  22. Cortney
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    Sweet!!^^^^^^^^^
     
  23. Nads
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    That ain't no lowrider, it's stock.
     
  24. rsc337
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    Old Riviera that I built, that went to Saudi Arabia.
     

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  25. bonez
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    No shit dude!! I had the same idea of using those cycle lights a couple years ago.
    I never thought i'd see them anywhere.
    It has a real early 80s feel with gate ornaments grille. I dig, i would have liked to see it all finished thou.
     
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  27. joes54woodchevy
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    Here my 1966 ss impala with air ride.
     

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  28. JRO
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    Real nice. Love the color!
     
  29. man that thing looks awesome!
     
  30. Chuck-A-Burger Ryan
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    Is that the one that's juiced? Was on Craigslist for like 2 years?
     

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