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Features T A I L D R A G G E R S..... again...

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by kustombuilder, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 4,892

    from red oak

    It was very common in the 50`s to leave the front at stock height. I think a true taildragger needs to have front noticeably higher than the rear. Today, the term is used very loosely.
  2. Bullet Nose
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
    Posts: 2,046

    Bullet Nose

    Maybe these guys can explain what a taildragger is .....

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  3. bgbdlinc
    Joined: Jan 11, 2002
    Posts: 522


    Outback....I've done nothing to lower the front suspension. Tonyvan has aced the look. However, unlike Tonyvan, I did pie-cut the hood so that it was not so 'nose high'. The Lincoln is a bigger car and the stock hood simply looked out of proportion.....
  4. b5073htrod
    Joined: Aug 29, 2009
    Posts: 13


    photo 3 (15).JPG photo 3 (16).JPG photo 1 (23).JPG '36 Custom work in progress
  5. ne'erdowell
    Joined: Nov 30, 2005
    Posts: 399


    TonyVan, your car IS beautiful and the stance is perfect. What did you do front and rear to get it just right?
  6. TonyVan
    Joined: Oct 15, 2008
    Posts: 120

    from Vancouver

    If it's my '41 you're asking about...
    The front is GM clipped with 2"shorter springs, and the rear has de-arched leafs with 2" blocks, and it's on 710-15 firestones.
    Probably more relevant are the measurements - ground clearance from the bottom of the front of the running board is 8", from the back of the running board to the ground is 6".
  7. EVL401
    Joined: Sep 12, 2012
    Posts: 137


    My mates new flamed 54' Plymouth taildragger on the weekend here in Oz....

    Attached Files:

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  8. Outback
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 1,158

    from NE Vic

    Ok, yours looked quite low in the front, suprised its stock height, looks good btw! :)

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  9. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
    Posts: 1,628


    I guess I'll throw mine in here. Another 41 Chevy coupe. Chassis Eng rear parallel spring kit with 3" blocks and 1 1/2 drop kit for the front from Butch's. Another view with caddy caps in my avatar.

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  10. Janne
    Joined: Jan 12, 2004
    Posts: 1,177


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  11. cdoh
    Joined: Apr 30, 2014
    Posts: 216

    from chicago

    i just came across this thread and this is real gangster. im jealous
  12. A little late to the party, but since the man partly responsible for the current stance of my car (NashRodMan) has posted his '41 Chev, I figured I should post mine, as it now qualifies for this distinction.

    new chev lowered 2.JPG

    new chev lowered 1.JPG
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  13. Yep, it's coming down further-- I've got a replacement set of coils for the front ready to be installed, and a planned de-arching for the rear sometime very soon!
  14. cube stude
    Joined: Feb 10, 2012
    Posts: 57

    cube stude
    from Dallas, tx

  15. cube stude
    Joined: Feb 10, 2012
    Posts: 57

    cube stude
    from Dallas, tx

  16. resto-rodder
    Joined: Mar 20, 2009
    Posts: 56


    My Mercury is a moderate taildragger.
    Mercury 011.JPG
  17. Outback
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 1,158

    from NE Vic

    Nice to see an unchopped merc occasionally! :)

    Great looking car by the way!

    I'd also like to see some more late 30's tail draggers! any one?
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  18. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
    Posts: 680


    My next serious work on the 39 will be to get the stance right. For the moment I'm still relying on Rik Hoving's photoshop magic. 11270456_10200516791159032_2264403352009279285_o.jpeg
  19. cube stude
    Joined: Feb 10, 2012
    Posts: 57

    cube stude
    from Dallas, tx

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  21. The Brown Sound
    Joined: Dec 18, 2014
    Posts: 131

    The Brown Sound
    from Maryland

    Very nice, what color is that if I may ask?
  22. the houses look era correct....Very cool!
  23. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
    Posts: 680


  24. Silverado85
    Joined: Mar 29, 2009
    Posts: 211


    Love the 39 CadMad
  25. Sorry for the late reply, the name I'm not too sure of but its a Valspar solid 2305
  26. dlandberg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2012
    Posts: 364

    from Sweden


    Im also in for the taildragger stance!
  27. Waldoz
    Joined: Dec 31, 2008
    Posts: 82


    EVL401, are your rear handles painted or shaved? Looking on my little phone screen and it's hard to tell for sure. Love the look of this car! Anymore pics?
  28. They look painted

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