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History The California Rake

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Strittan, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,599

    JeffreyJames
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    from SUGAR CITY

  2. That thing looks sick! love the 4 x2's on it too!
     
  3. .................................:)

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  4. coffman
    Joined: Jul 16, 2012
    Posts: 35

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    What ya see is the way it rides,front 3" Fatman drop spindles and 1 coil cut,back 3" blks and reversed eye Posie leafs
     
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  5. nh-lead-man
    Joined: Jul 24, 2006
    Posts: 181

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    Too much rake will put you in the WOODS
     
  6. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,420

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    Best looking '47 (?) Plymouth 4dr I've ever seen. The rake does wonders for attitude.
     
  7. I love this thread.....:) Pardon the Wheels.... 18e789049e680a8fdc99d308854cc323.jpg Raked-Corvair-Coupe.2.jpg Watson Nomad.jpg Watson 1960 Ford Sedan.jpg
     
  8. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 5,343

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    Nice car, just sits wrong according to me, take off skirts, or lower back more than front.
    West Coast Spoke person here. sorry, no filter..
     
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  9. motoandy
    Joined: Sep 19, 2007
    Posts: 3,286

    motoandy
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    from MB, SC

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1452300221.749802.jpg mine has a slight lean to the back. What's that called? Not drastic enough to be a tail dragger for sure. I'm east coast .
     
  10. My '57 Custom is close to being finished after 10+ years. I'm still fiddling with the ride height as I ended up with the wrong front springs in it. I asked Moose to Photoshop/finish it up for me with the rake (it's currently level even though I've got 2 1/2 dropped spindles on it). I also asked him to add some ghost flames in Purple. I'm not sure about the flames, but I definetly like the rake. So, other than the flames and the rake, this is how my car is to date. flames.jpg
     
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  11. Way Cool.....The car and Moose's work....Stance is (almost) everything but paint can make or break it. Thanks for sharing it......
     
  12. BILL LUPIANO
    Joined: Dec 19, 2015
    Posts: 27

    BILL LUPIANO
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    from Canada

    My Camino has a slight rake.
     

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  13. Non committal.
     
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  14. bretts351
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
    Posts: 25

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    from Melbourne

    It's called 'just how you like it'.
     
  15. Greasy59
    Joined: Oct 12, 2011
    Posts: 9

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    California rake in West Texas
     

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  16. Baldies
    Joined: Nov 16, 2015
    Posts: 133

    Baldies

    Pardon me if this is a redundant post, but years ago, we thought that the rake was originally used on some drag cars so it was easier to lean over the fender to get at the engine.
     
  17. How about a Connecticut rake, circa 1987.
     

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  18. barrnone50
    Joined: Oct 24, 2010
    Posts: 522

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    from texas

    California Rake in Texas!!
     

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  19. IMG_2475.JPG How could anyone not like the California Rake look..
     
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  20. Watson Perfection 63 Ford.jpg Here's a nice illustration of what we're talking about. For me, an inch or two doesn't make a rake. If you're going to do it...DO IT! This is still Mild, but it shows a nice contrast.....
     
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  21. Phillips
    Joined: Oct 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,282

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    Oh man is that sweet! Check out the little rod across the street too.
     
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  22. Strittan
    Joined: Sep 15, 2010
    Posts: 134

    Strittan
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    from Sweden

    Finally someone brings the thread back on track! Thank you!
     
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  23. Worth re-posting from the OP's first post.
     
  24. 30TudorSedan
    Joined: Sep 20, 2007
    Posts: 372

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    My '59 with a mild rake.

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  25. Perfect? (almost)....I see you're from Alex. Car Guys from Herman would laugh you out of town for still having rear Fender antennas......:) You were SO CLOSE! :)
     
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  26. grower54
    Joined: Dec 11, 2016
    Posts: 95

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  27. grower54
    Joined: Dec 11, 2016
    Posts: 95

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    my 67 cutlass. crappy pic. nice rake.
     
  28. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 5,392

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    Thank you...it's a "rake" not a " st--ce"...I dislike that word and won't say it.
     
  29. e z i
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 563

    e z i
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    Idaho rake IMAG0337.jpg
     
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  30. 30TudorSedan
    Joined: Sep 20, 2007
    Posts: 372

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    Thanks, the antennas are only on the car until I can shave them along with a few other items and reshoot the car.
     
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