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My Gasser rant.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by MalibuKasey, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. who gives a flying flip what everyone else is building or calling what their building do it for you the way you want it and enjoy / if it was mine i would make it a gasser
  2. The BFG Radial T/As are killin' me too, and the windshield sticker, otherwise nice car.
  3. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 49,262


    Here's a neat car I saw in front of the hardware store one day...very defies description using the modern vernacular. He's had it a long time, and gets a kick out of driving it all over. I think he said he was getting ready to head up to the northwest when I talked to him last

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  4. mammyjammer
    Joined: May 23, 2009
    Posts: 505

    from Area 51

    Let me be the first to say that 56 would be a great gasser!!!
  5. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    Aw cmon man, if you wanna have any kind of street cred at all, you gotta cut a big chunk out of the grill with a hacksaw and stick a non-functional moon tank in there...
  6. cavemag
    Joined: Jan 8, 2011
    Posts: 210


    Trends differ in location. I want to build a gasser to piss off the the guys where I live. The majority of cars around here are over restored trailer queens, or the good guys style pos pro touring rides. If I wanted it to handle like a ferrari I wouldve bought one.
  7. VooDoo Child 56
    Joined: Mar 5, 2010
    Posts: 49

    VooDoo Child 56
    from Jersey

    I'm not sure where the OP is from where gassers are so common. I hit a lot of Central NJ cruse nights and shows and gassers (which "I" really like) are hard to find, maybe one out of 15or less tri five chevys are done that way. I went to Radir wheels show to spificially see gassers and even there there were more non-gasser chevys.
  8. bigalturk1
    Joined: Sep 23, 2010
    Posts: 367


    Don't get too upset...It's like when people look at my Primed 39' and ask, "What color are you gonna paint it?"
    When I think about Gassers, It reminds me of the old Drag days, before "Breaking out" came along!
    I miss "Heads up" racing and Lo-Buck builds.
  9. flatout65
    Joined: Dec 1, 2007
    Posts: 98

    from mid tenn

    wtf does mini-truckers have to do with GASSERS? are you just tryin to be an ass or really that clueless:rolleyes:
  10. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,989

    from Tampa, FL

    I got my Oct 2011 Hemmings the other day and in an article by Terry McGean about Retro Rubber, he mentioned a term or trend that is new to me, the "Day Two" look.

    Essentially, it is using period speed or dress-up parts the average Joe might have used to modify his muscle car post-delivery. On the surface, it sounds like a term or trend that allows for some wiggle-room on the purely stock, numbers matching collector game. But it also describes the cars I remember in the mid-60's... trick stuff here and there to personalize the look, make it look fast, or even actually make it a little faster. Used cars or new. Gary
  11. 48FordFanatic
    Joined: Feb 26, 2011
    Posts: 1,335

    from Maine

    So isn't the message here to do what you want and screw what anyone else thinks of it. Isn't that what the guys of the 40's and 50's were doing ?
  12. I dunno. I generally bitch about things indiscriminately.
  13. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    :D I should start a social group. I can see it now...HAMB curmudgeons
  14. Flat-Foot
    Joined: Jul 1, 2010
    Posts: 1,708

    from Locust NC

    Aint that the truth!!!!
  15. Lucky3
    Joined: Dec 9, 2009
    Posts: 652


    X2.......enough !
  16. johnod
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
    Posts: 778


    Couldn't agree more especially the rockabilly, bad Bettie Page wannabes.

    And I liked Bettie Page.
  17. Believe it or not that 56 I posted used to be a 4wheel drive over in Cheektowaga ! Someone had installed jeep axels front and back and 33's !!
    Bob put a stock frame back under it and added a 427 but left the body alone, it had that cool paint on it allready, crazy people and their 4x4's.
  18. ferrets bueller
    Joined: May 17, 2011
    Posts: 74

    ferrets bueller
    from NW Indiana

    I guess i'd rather see a bunch of fake gassers than Pro-street cars with 1000 pounds of ugly billet on them and wheel tubs bigger than...well, something big.
    But both fads suck, IMO. REAL old gassers are still cool, though.

    Im a big fan of subtleness. Gassers, prostreet, over the top rat rods....not subtle.
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2011
  19. burnin53
    Joined: Mar 22, 2009
    Posts: 596

    from cuba,n.y.

    I'm in.
  20. Larry T
    Joined: Nov 24, 2004
    Posts: 7,667

    Larry T

    Kinda like this?

    HAMB Old Farts' Club

    "This group is for curmudgeons of any age..........................................."
  21. burnin53
    Joined: Mar 22, 2009
    Posts: 596

    from cuba,n.y.

    Already in that one.:p
  22. 6t5frlane
    Joined: Dec 8, 2004
    Posts: 2,382

    from New York

    The " Day 2 " term has been around for awhile esp in the Muscle car world. Lets say you bought a 1968 Nova SS. By weeks end you would have headers , crager's etc on her, hence the Day 2 term
  23. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    Yea, I guess I shoulda known better...:D:rolleyes:
  24. Gasoline Junkie
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 333

    Gasoline Junkie

    Well atleast it wasn't a Gasser! Haha nice to see it in better hands it really is a great lookin' car!
  25. OK then.

    A lot of fast dependable Tri-5s when I was a kid, very few of them had straight axles.

    Anyway now that your blood pressure has returned to normal grab a wrench and build it.

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