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History The California Rake

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

  1. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    from Nicasio Ca

  2. Perfect!!
     
  3. lucas doolin
    Joined: Feb 7, 2013
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    Early 1960s, I drove (sequencially) a 1953 Olds Super 88 convertible - nosed, decked, louvered hood, and a 1953 Olds 98 convertible. Both with California rakes - in Massachusetts. Ra
     
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  4. lucas doolin
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    Rakes were the result of sagging front coil springs. Thanks to Tony's explanation, nice to know I was way cool - even though I didn't know it at the time. What goes around, comes around. Would be nice if I still had them.
     
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  5. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
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    Thank you all!
     
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  6. Csoukoulis
    Joined: Dec 1, 2019
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    Thanks!
     
  7. Csoukoulis
    Joined: Dec 1, 2019
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    Csoukoulis

    Thank you!
     
  8. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
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  9. Dusty roads
    Joined: Nov 29, 2016
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  10. Sky Six
    Joined: Mar 15, 2018
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    Sky Six
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    from Arizona

  11. Sky Six
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    Sky Six
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    from Arizona

  12. firemangordy
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
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  13. Butch M
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
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    its better than ok its perfect
     
  14. Butch M
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  15. 6sally6
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
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    Bad-Ass T Bucket.jpg
    Neither one of these are mine but......I sure wish they were! Now boyz..........THIS is a rake!! Sweeeeet!
    6sally6
     
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  16. 6sally6
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
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    street rod.jpg
    Here's the udd'un! Bad a$$ rake!
    6sally6
     
  17. Sky Six
    Joined: Mar 15, 2018
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    from Arizona

    That is very very hot !
     
  18. Love a good rake on a car. The wheel/tire choice and stance of a car make or break a build. Most of the cars in the family have a little rake to them.
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  19. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    Body is on a big rake..... frame is on the right rake...
     
  20. Always been a fan! A few of mine... 1926Ford006-1.jpg 112.JPG 2.jpg '63 C10 #60.JPG
     
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  21. Y-Blokkah
    Joined: Oct 19, 2012
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    from Anna, Tx

    Well they must get decent fuel mileage, always running downhill and all.
     
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  22. uncleandy 65
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  23. I'm a Ford guy but this '56 get's in my eye's, I love the colors and the way it sit's. HRP
     
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  24. uncleandy 65
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  25. KoolKat-57
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    from Dublin, OH

  26. 302GMC
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    from Idaho

  27. uncleandy 65
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  28. uncleandy 65
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  29. tltony
    Joined: Jan 11, 2009
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    from El Cajon

  30. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
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    from ct

    Rim screws, first I've seen not related to drag slicks. Nice touch.
     
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