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History The California Rake

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

  1. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
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    Wish I had some pics of the Connecticut rake during the late 50's/early/late 60's. :eek::rolleyes:o_O
     
  2. uncleandy 65
    Joined: Jan 14, 2013
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  3. Dago 88
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  5. uncleandy 65
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  6. Never2old
    Joined: Oct 14, 2010
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    from so cal

    I love the screws in the rims. Bitchin car!


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  7. bchctybob
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    I sure would like to know the color code for that green, that’s nice!


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  8. billthx138
    Joined: Oct 17, 2009
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  9. jaw22w
    Joined: Mar 2, 2013
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    jaw22w
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    from Indiana

  10. Chavezk21
    Joined: Jan 3, 2013
    Posts: 661

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  11. Sky Six
    Joined: Mar 15, 2018
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    Sky Six
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    from Arizona

    I can't get this ride out of my head. Has everything, needs nothing.
     
  12. uncleandy 65
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  13. i.rant
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    1. 1940 Ford

  14. My old 29 RPU at Bonneville in '98. Photo from American Rodder magazine.

    Mick
    americanrodder1998a.jpg
     
  15. uncleandy 65
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  16. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
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    Santa Clara, CA. where I grew up the California Rake got popular practically overnight! In '53, most street driven hot rods ('23-'34) were 'raked', mostly because of 'Dago' (San Diego Ed 'Axle' Stewart or Oakland Mr. Moore's 'Mor-Drop' axles.
    That plus the high stance rear, to clear the rearmost housing of the Halibrand Quick change center section.
    The number of hot rodders that were 'local' were of Portuguese descent, at least according to older guy Johnny Perreira...
    A 'newby' at one of the meetings I attended stated that Johnny's severely 'raked' '32 sedan had a 'Dago Drop'.
    Johnny was quick to correct him: "No, that's a 'Portagee Dip'!"
    It was written into the annals of Santa Clara hot rod history that very night...
    True story. (I myself still refer to the 'teeming tilt' as a 'Portagee Dip'!"
    O.K., but I'd rather NOT call it a 'Political Dip'. Just not 'correct!'
     
  17. hemihotrod66
    Joined: May 5, 2019
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    The California Rake is really what they called Diegoed back in the day...The one of the first dropped axles came from San Diego....So the term diegoed came from when a dropped axle was installed and lowered the old roadster in the front...
     
  18. axle
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    axle
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    from Drag City


    I've been preaching the California Rake for over 30 years. Nothing looks better!
     
  19. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
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    I like the gasser look. That rake takes too much caster out of the suspension and these cars need all the + caster they can get..
     
  20. Atwater Mike
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    Hell, then bend the wishbone! Shim the semi-elliptics! Roll the tube back and weld the stands on at 7*.
    I never blindly 'raked' something to say, "Hey...it steers easier now!" Sure it would. Handle like a fat man on a tricycle, too.
    Oh...Forgot to mention my years in wheel alignment. :p:D
     
  21. Sky Six
    Joined: Mar 15, 2018
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    from Arizona

    Handle like a fat man on a Tricycle....

    That was hilarious. :D:D:D
     
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  22. Shamus
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  23. 302GMC
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    Handle like a fat man on a Tricycle....
    Or, like packing a safe in a wheelbarrow .....
     
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  24. 37_Ford
    Joined: Mar 9, 2011
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    from Illinois

  25. uncleandy 65
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  27. Dangerousdan
    Joined: Apr 12, 2018
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    from Arizona

    I
    I'v lived in calif my hole life and never really thought that a car here has to raked in the front? I have always liked my car with a little rake in the rear. A couple inches works for me.
     
  28. 33Doll
    Joined: Sep 27, 2019
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    My definition of the perfect
    “California Rake” Born and raised here, This is the car I will always remember as the perfect rake!
    And If I were to look in Webster’s dictionary, you should see a picture of the 58 impala from American graffiti for “California rake” nose down, stock, or slight lift in the rear.
    My 2 cents!
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