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Hot Rods Opinion needed before Autorama

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bear Metal Kustoms, Jan 26, 2009.

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  1. M/T drag slicks

    36 vote(s)
    34.6%
  2. Firestone 8.90 15 bias ply

    68 vote(s)
    65.4%
  1. Bear Metal Kustoms
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    Here are two diff. looks for the Chrysler I am bringing to Autorama.. My customer likes the slicks. I like the Firestones.. What do you like? He says he will go with the majority.. Jason.
     

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  2. tfeverfred
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  3. Retro Jim
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    Bald is beautiful !
     
  4. HotRodDaddy-O
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    IMO, the slicks look better on that pick-up than the Firestones.
     

  5. Royalshifter
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    Slicks look, well.......Slick!!
     
  6. NortonG
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    The car doesn't have enough motor mass (visually) for the slicks.
    Go with the stones.

    Norton
     
  7. 34Chrysler
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    Slicks go with the headers and intake setup more than the treaded skinnies. is that an RB motor?
     
  8. rick finch
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    Slicks, it adds some "mass" to the back of the car. (ditch the headers, it makes the eye focus on them and not the overall flow of the car!):)
     
  9. 34Chrysler
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    A big block with 2 4barrels isnt enough visual mass for slicks? Sorry, but even without knowing anything about the engine I would say it makes close to 500 lb ft of torque, if its a built 440 could be much more. I think it needs bigger slicks, taller

    I agree somewhat, I think the headers should have collectors on them. They seem torn between being zoomies and fenderwell.
    Just my mopar lovin' opinion
     
  10. 29nash
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    Slicks if it's with a roll-cage. Otherwise, 'stones.
     
  11. Bear Metal Kustoms
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    The 440 is mild.. the headers are what the customer wanted..so they stay... No cage... Jason.
     
  12. Man that was a tough decision...both look great but if I had to choose I picked the slicks.
     
  13. Bear Metal Kustoms
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    pick-up??? That is a 1927 Chrysler 3window coupe.... Jason.
     
  14. MEDDLER1
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    I like the firestones personally
     
  15. Firestone's...see you at the show Jason.
     
  16. 49ratfink
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    with a 440 mopar that car needs some Halibrands or 5 spokes and blackwalls... with the wide whites it is mixing styles that don't go together IMFO
     
  17. KIRK!
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    If he's going for a traditional look, the slicks are way too wide! Firestones all the way.

    Can we vote on the goofy pipes?
     
  18. Bear Metal Kustoms
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    No vote on the pipes... The owner doesn't know what traditional look is.. He just picks what he likes...He came in wanting to build a "Rat Rod"...
     
  19. HotRodDaddy-O
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    Haha, caught me Jason.

    I was just seein' if anyone was paying attention....


    :D


    p.s. Those pipes have to go.
     
  20. Maybe everyone should point & laugh at the pipes at the show.... :eek:
     
  21. Bear Metal Kustoms
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    What pipes does everybody like then????? A bunch of the guys through the shop like the pipes in person....Come on... No laughing at them at the show....you might convince the other 95% of the population that your opinion actually matters...See you guys in Sacto...
     
  22. Mr48chev
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    +1 on ditch the hedders. They really take away from the complete look of the car and all anyone will remember is the homemade looking set of hedders and not the car.

    I'm not talking fit and finish or detail on the hedders because I imagine that up close they are a masterpiece but in the photo they have the appearance they were a total after thought. You know a half rack later "oh yea, lets build some wild looking zoomies for it.
     
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  23. BruceVE
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    Go with the Firestones and have a serious talk with the owner about the headers.
     
  24. Bear Metal Kustoms
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    We are now on to another topic.. Let me here suggestions... not just get rid of them... We can't use a header that drops quick because of steering box. Jason.
     
  25. BBobb
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    Da rolling stones..........It's still your name on it!!!!!!
     
  26. 4tford
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    The slicks make the car look balanced.
     
  27. racer756
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    Tough crowd. Slicks.
    I wont comment about the headers, cuz you didn't ask for my opinion.
    Nice car.
     
  28. Bear Metal Kustoms
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    Let me here it... Jason.
     

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