Register now to get rid of these ads!

Features POLL: Canted quad headlights

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by sgtlethargic, Jun 13, 2021.

?
  1. Cant get enough of em

    20.2%
  2. I'm in neutral

    36.3%
  3. Cant stand em

    43.5%
  1. Baron
    Joined: Aug 13, 2004
    Posts: 3,579

    Baron
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    My old 50 Ford with canted quads and Pontiac pans. My 50 Ford with canted quads and pontiac pans.jpg
     
  2. Baron
    Joined: Aug 13, 2004
    Posts: 3,579

    Baron
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Here are a few I have saved. Love them or hate them,, it was the latest/greatest late 50's early 60's. 15252550_1680896408907167_2085458187135095778_o.jpg 22228277_10214508015632609_1028000058419235215_n.jpg The-ala-kart-barris.jpg IMG_0006.jpg image.jpg Kustoms (2).jpg Kustom%20F-100.jpg IMG_6471-vi.jpg 16707430_665118820326610_7656451468429789142_o.jpg cm3a.jpg cm%2010.jpg atshow3_edited-1.jpg
     
  3. davidvillajr
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
    Posts: 1,060

    davidvillajr
    Member

    Last edited: Jun 24, 2021
  4. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 23,077

    Stogy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    0_20210624_055424.jpg

    :rolleyes:...A Tri Fecta...

    Worthy of both Hotrod and Custom in the later 50s mid 60s did they actually ever stop...it's standard procedure nowadays...;)
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2021
  5. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 21,947

    Deuces
    Member
    from Michigan

    anthony myrick likes this.
  6. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 2,721

    Elcohaulic

    They look great on the 48-50 F-100..
     
  7. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 6,832

    jnaki

    upload_2021-6-24_3-53-25.png Goggle Photo 1958 So Cal

    Hello,

    Back when we were teens, there were car shows in the big auditoriums in So Cal. But, the ones that were the most fun were the ones happening in the neighborhood commercial business districts, supermarket parking lots, and high school football fields.

    The local car club would have one in the largest parking area possible and sometimes there was a minimal charge to get inside the fenced car show area. Other times, it was free and the custom cars and hot rods never disappointed anyone.

    Jnaki

    Those car shows gave us some great ideas for our own builds or at least something that could happen in our own backyard garage. The hot rods/customs were not full-on show cars, but rolled into place directly off of the streets. Daily drivers? Perhaps not, but they did drive to the car show parking lots and back home…
    upload_2021-6-24_3-55-31.png
    My brother had dual headlights on his 58 Impala, but they were not canted.
    upload_2021-6-24_3-56-28.png Some even went as far as making the dual quad parking lights function for an added custom touch. Running with the so-called fog lights were against the law, anyway, so why not make them accessory dark road lights for a better night vision... which leads to my 1965 El Camino quad headlights.
    upload_2021-6-24_3-59-17.png
    I had dual headlights on my red El Camino, but they, too, were not canted. The inside high beam lights on the El Camino had special long distance bulbs installed for high desert, pitch black night driving. Those pitch black desert roads at night lit up like it was daylight.

    Alas, they were deemed illegal by the CHP at a roadside vehicle check and I had to replace the stock hi beam bulbs back in place for a week, until the fix-it ticket was cleared.

    But quad headlights did offer plenty of style and function, while still not being canted.
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2021
    chevyfordman, Jim Bouchard and Stogy like this.
  8. ramblin dan
    Joined: Apr 16, 2018
    Posts: 2,890

    ramblin dan

  9. George
    Joined: Jan 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,519

    George
    Member

  10. 34Larry
    Joined: Apr 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,652

    34Larry
    Member

    I have posted this ' 40 in the past. Could have been this thread. If so here it is again and it is very much worth repeating. One of the best examples of custom "canted headlights" I have seen.
    It was in Olympia Wash., for sale. I went to buy it but the price was unreasonable, $70 K. Very nice owner, and he had a very nice collection of HAMB quality cars for sale also. That was a year before this virus crap, have not heard how he did on selling.
    40-1.jpg 40-2.jpg 40-7.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2021
  11. dirty old man
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 8,912

    dirty old man
    Member Emeritus

    A prime example of why we need a "dislike" button.
     
    BrandonB and 5window like this.
  12. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 6,187

    stanlow69
    Member

    For comments like this is a prime example.
     
  13. dirty old man
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 8,912

    dirty old man
    Member Emeritus

    The title of the thread says "poll" and dislike is my answer on this trailer queen.
     
    VANDENPLAS and 5window like this.
  14. I stood by this 57 last weekend at Spokane quite a bit. I really liked the canted quads along with the Desoto Bumper
    201662820_6414638115216555_3685839135201308703_n.jpg
     
  15. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 6,187

    stanlow69
    Member

  16. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 8,743

    5window
    Member

    I'd don't know. Straight on, it looks like a woodchuck and even though we have Punxsutawney Phil here in PA, I don't care for this car. The OP did set this thread up as a poll. Yes! Yes and Maybe are really choices.
     
  17. 34Larry
    Joined: Apr 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,652

    34Larry
    Member

    These aren't canted (well maybe they are) but they are duel. What cha think? And you can not insult me at all cause I think there as ugly as you probably do. (this is my 34 now a days), and the car is fenderless.
    [​IMG]
     
  18. dirty old man
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 8,912

    dirty old man
    Member Emeritus

    Thank God you took those off, Larry:cool::)
     
  19. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 6,187

    stanlow69
    Member

    I`d run it as pictured just to piss everybody off that hates it.
     
  20. Got a fenderless picture handy?
     
  21. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 8,743

    5window
    Member

    Larry, I think it could have been cool if you'd added one to each side making three in a row!
     
  22. Problem with them is when they're put into something and they look wrong...........they look REALLY wrong. There's no middle ground, either super right o super wrong. I personally HATE square quads of any kind.

    In a F100 with the right grille.......super right.
    dave_robertson_1956_ford9_5af2e4960cbee4d47aa12160a7c036446c9021eb.jpg
    johnny_zupan_1956_ford_a0fa8bb60f9ccc15cf0778ce8ee53c2a3004e220.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2021
  23. Illustrious Hector
    Joined: Jun 15, 2020
    Posts: 158

    Illustrious Hector
    Member
    from Alberta

    The only one I liked were '59 Buicks
     
    Deuces and squirrel like this.
  24. '52 F-3
    Joined: Sep 30, 2007
    Posts: 918

    '52 F-3
    Member

  25. They were the styling fulcrum on which the mid-twentieth century customs tipped.
    Back then, maybe we didn't exactly hate 'em or love 'em....... but we all gave 'em a long, hard consideration and some look-backs when walking on to the next exhibit. That says a lot, right there. They have "Impact".
     
    Deuces likes this.
  26. ramblin dan
    Joined: Apr 16, 2018
    Posts: 2,890

    ramblin dan

  27. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 6,187

    stanlow69
    Member

  28. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
    Posts: 3,261

    BrandonB
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from nor cal

    This 56 extended cab is pretty yummy.
    Hetfields 56 Pickup .jpg
     
  29. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 23,077

    Stogy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER


    007-1963-indoor-car-shows-bay-area-northern-california-.jpg

    :rolleyes:...Stogy Likes...:)

    Some just have the magic that can make one appreciate...

    1963...was a good year...;)

    Credit to Photographer, Owner
     
  30. If you voted 'can't stand 'em', you're not a true custom guy.... sorry.

    Larry, that is a perfect early '60s time capsule (except for the wheels/tires) and it's a shame it still doesn't look like that...
     
    VANDENPLAS, Jet96, williebill and 2 others like this.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.