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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, May 13, 2021.

  1. Almostdone
    Joined: Dec 19, 2019
    Posts: 720


    I love the front fender swoop on the 29-29s. Very nice.

  2. Almostdone
    Joined: Dec 19, 2019
    Posts: 720


    That stance is way cool. Nice job.

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  3. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 2,289

    Dave Mc

  4. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
    Joined: Nov 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,488

    0NE BAD 51 MERC

    20200613_163247.jpg SUNP0074 (1).JPG Aside for my passion in the mid 70's for late 60's B body Mopars with front torsion bar's and rear air shocks up it has always been the same formula. Basic stock ride height accented by big rear { 28 to 30 inches} and little fronts {about 26 inches} says it all. If i have to worry about my oil pan or exhaust hitting pavement I am not interested. Forgive off topic wheels and tires { borrowed from my off topic 67 Mustang} My 64 Marauder is in my opinion perfect ,and my 51 compared to a 49 mild custom I did is again perfect, as well as the 34 I built
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  5. jax59
    Joined: Feb 20, 2010
    Posts: 111

    from nor cal

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  6. hudson48
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
    Posts: 2,989


  7. I like them all when well executed, but generally lets say nose down and big and littles till about 1935, then tail dragger till after the early 50’s, then gasser till we run out of the hanb timeline. So in the virtual stable we would have a 33 ford fenderless coupe - for running on the salt, 35 taildragger slant back coach- plymouth or ford- for weddings and other formal occasions, maybe a low51 victoria- for errands and groceries, then a nose high 55 chev or ford- for nostalgia drags, and an early falcon gasser, maybe 62 with red windows and red headlights, just because. Still need a shop truck, and open car for getting ice cream, dare to dream.
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  8. rotten ron
    Joined: Aug 11, 2018
    Posts: 8,159

    rotten ron

    Perfect stance
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  9. rotten ron
    Joined: Aug 11, 2018
    Posts: 8,159

    rotten ron

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  10. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 2,087


    I like the low key look, it's one of my favorites..

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  11. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 7,015




    Bigs, littles using real American Racing Equipment 5 spoke Torq-Thrust wheels, a nice lowered Cal Rake stance made this 32 Vicky pretty cool. It had the race car attitude, but was still a custom hot rod for daily driving. This 32 Vicky had the look, a 2 inch chopped top, bigs-littles, SBC, American Mags, deep, dark brown color, all made the sedan stand out on the road and car shows.

    This 32 Ford “Vicky” was one of many daily drivers owned by So Cal local, Norman “Rabbit” Samuels from Long Beach. He had lots of involvement in the hot rod scene and drag racing circles during those early days of Bixby Knolls cruising and racing at Lion's Dragstrip.


    The style and attitude of his daily drivers, like the 32 Ford Vicky, was for it to look like it just finished a run at Lion’s Dragstrip, or Cherry Avenue...
  12. 1lucky1
    Joined: Apr 19, 2009
    Posts: 1,242

    from Morgan NJ

  13. tiredford
    Joined: Apr 6, 2009
    Posts: 558

    from Mo.

    As I have gotten older, my ideas have changed. At first I didn't like Neal Young now I kinda do. Now I prefer cars that aren't so low. I like to see the whole tire on most fiftys cars. I have gotten tired of shit dragging the ground. Like I said I'm old.
  14. Rice n Beans Garage
    Joined: Dec 17, 2006
    Posts: 1,577

    Rice n Beans Garage

  15. Mine hasn't spoken to me yet. Maybe because it came to me with some godawful oversized meats on it anyway. But I'd like to lower it about 2 or 3 inches all around. Long lakes on the rockers will help the look some too.

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  16. Norris McCarty
    Joined: Apr 19, 2007
    Posts: 339

    Norris McCarty

  17. Boatmark
    Joined: Jan 15, 2012
    Posts: 345


    I like a sneaky slight nose down rake, with a subtle rubber rake factored in. I’ve never liked the exaggerated “cartoon” rake so many prefer. I also don’t like front tires tucked way back in the fender. It always looks to me like the car way built with some arbitrary drop, and then they tried to fit wheels and tires to it later. Or that they are never moved it outside during the build to check the look from a distance.

    I spend a lot of time figuring out the rake and wheel / tire combo early in the project, and then build around that.

    I once had a new neighbor think I was a complete loon as he watched me perch an OT El Camino on three floor jacks in my driveway, and spend several hours fiddling with ride height using cardboard cutouts of an assortment of tire sizes, and a homemade version of the tool to simulate backspace etc..

    But it looked perfect (to my eye) when it was finished.
  18. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,326


  19. 32partsguy
    Joined: Jul 16, 2012
    Posts: 121

    from DFW,Texas!

    I have never heard of "stink bug" or "pounce", but I've always liked what I heard was the "california rake", or "rubber rake". As low as possible in the front, normal in the back.
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  20. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 2,087


    I thought the larger diameter rear tires were to jack up the rear end ratio..

    You really should find out that the rear end ratio is and go from there..
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  21. tofords
    Joined: May 26, 2009
    Posts: 1,090


  22. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 4,573

    rusty rocket

  23. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 4,573

    rusty rocket

    Ok I’ll say more. 774A79E5-FCCD-4569-9F1A-270A86D3B9E7.jpeg 0FDB60C4-DA15-4024-A3FB-799F1CF3B561.jpeg
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  24. 31hotrodguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2013
    Posts: 2,704


    I gotta ask, do you prefer more like the grand sports or stock? 6 tail lights is kinda a hotrod thing for the early corvettes so you have me wondering.

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  25. Nose down ....

    Wife’s 40 Pickup will be nose down as well - how much is TBD ....
  26. LOWDUG37
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
    Posts: 979


  27. 4tford
    Joined: Aug 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,824


    Depends on the car and type it is. My 40 I like lower and slight lower front. My drag car higher muscle car look. 1940 FORD 101902 007.jpg 63 .jpg
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  28. Jim Bouchard
    Joined: Mar 2, 2011
    Posts: 782

    Jim Bouchard

    Stance is EVERYTHING
  29. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 2,706

    from norcal

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