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Put some new wheels on the old turd!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by luckys8ba, Jul 17, 2014.

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  1. jeta12
    Joined: Oct 14, 2012
    Posts: 235


    I think Fred said it Best....
  2. n.z.rodder
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 1,016


    It's sad when folks post on any forum and get all pissy about the answers, then we have to explain to them how life works. love the stance of the car, maybe polish them wheels to go better with the power blue paint. GET SOME DAMNED FRONT BRAKES ALREADY!

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  3. Hey Pat, don't you trailer that car everywhere???lol
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  4. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,633

    from Chino, Ca

    I am sorry to rub salt in the wound but man, you need some new wheels on the old turd.
  5. 5wcoupehunter
    Joined: Oct 20, 2007
    Posts: 906

    from FLORIDA

    I think it looks great! some people just can't see out side the box, that made my day thanks,
  6. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,248

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    If he kills someone because his car couldn't stop w/o front brakes, it'll be one step closer to all of us having to go through an annual State inspection for our "modified cars". All it will take is a congressman with an agenda...Rat Rods with shitty workmanship are bad enough press for car guys.

    "Lucky", I dig your car and love 12 spokes. Just not sans brakes. It's a craftsmanship and safety thing. You wouldn't take the front brakes off your daily driver. Sure it "looks cool", but it's sort of like riding a motorcycle w/o a helmet; looks real cool, but not as safe as it could be...
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  7. killbilly
    Joined: Mar 29, 2009
    Posts: 261


    Ya can hear him commin' a half a mile away,just get out of the way!
  8. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 3,354


    Not sure that red wheels will go with your neat paint colour, BUT, if you really want to be like everyone else, PUT SOME FRONT BRAKES ON IT !
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  9. 48FordFanatic
    Joined: Feb 26, 2011
    Posts: 1,335

    from Maine

    Don't your front brakes do something like 70% of your braking ? :rolleyes:
  10. Brakes be damned, the wheels and car just don't match!
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  11. Im sorry I don't feel the love for your 12 spokes and even less for you lack of front brakes. There is a very good reason why front brakes are bigger than the rears. Try clamping the wheel on a wheelbarrow and see how hard it is to push it compared to pulling it, this will demonstrate the weight transfer and braking percentages between the front and rear. I feel what this is a case just because you can doesn't mean you should !! JW
  12. bobwop
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
    Posts: 6,098


    saw the car yesterday.

    totally wrong

    not a competition coupe
    not a hot rod
    not a street rod

    just wrong

    and those are the opinions offered by the guys sitting by me

  13. Looks like sh*t, brakes or no brakes
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  14. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,333

    from South Indy

    I took two photos at the Road Rockets Rumble. One of your car and the roadster sitting next to you. Yours was my favorite car there. I really liked the black wheels with the blue paint. If you are looking for comments about the new fronts.....I like them also. I'm a Ford guy, my car isn't fast enough to comment on the importance of brakes!:rolleyes:
  15. the car looks great
    the wheels don't.. in my opinion
    but EVERYBODY needs brakes :D
  16. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    I got my eye on you sunny Jim....Fred, put this wiseass on the spreadsheet...:D
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  17. Maladjusted
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
    Posts: 56


    It just confirms that you can't fix stupid!
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  18. dickster27
    Joined: Feb 28, 2004
    Posts: 3,197

    from Texas

    Wow Fred, tell use what you really think.
  19. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,269


    Well golly gee-wizz. Who's turn to drive to choir practice tonite?
  20. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
    Posts: 6,590


    Yes the guy posted pics of his ride, did he ask for opinions?? Maybe it is/was implied, never the less, is dog piling really necessary?

    Several threads deleted or locked for trash talking or personal attacks in the last few days, come on guys we are better than that. Lets keep this place classy, a place where like minded members can discuss traditional hotrods and customs in cival/respectful manner.
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  22. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,055

    from California

    what a fun thread this turned out to be!
    I like brakes on all 4 corners
    I don't like those wheels on anything but a drag car.
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  23. Death to drama!
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