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History The California Rake

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

  1. 33Doll
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    Wrong ones.
     
  2. 33Doll
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    33Doll

    This 58’
    Also Gots it!
     
  3. Billybobdad
    Joined: Mar 12, 2008
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    Actually the term was Dago'd. In socal slang Dago is short for San Diego.
     
  4. 33Doll
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    Over Kill, but Gots It!
     
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  6. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    No photo because it’s waaaay to new but my F-150 has California Rake and old style wheels...I can’t believe how many and how much ($$$$) guys spend to “level” these newer trucks. My wheels do meet HAMB rules. 536486E1-8E2D-4277-8293-93F3869A83D5.jpeg
     
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  7. Hdonlybob
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    Always love that look.
    Here is my current ride.. '63 Biscayne
     

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  8. uncleandy 65
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  9. 33Doll
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    Not a custom, but what I would call a Cali-rake! My Pops Vallejo Ca. 59’ or so
    Mor-Drop axle I think he said
    Adjustments.JPG
     
  10. 4speed411
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  11. 33Doll
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    Thats confusing! Ford truck, Chevy Tailgate! Love that Shade of Gray paint!
    Whats the front look like?
     
  12. uncleandy 65
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  14. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
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    Actually, Mr. Fish's first name was Paris. Great info, as usual, Kevin. There was never enough info on Paris, he had an extensive hot rod background...
     
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  15. Sanford&Son
    Joined: Oct 13, 2006
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    from Visalia,Ca

    I've always liked a slight rake on all my cars & trucks!
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  16. Gene Duffy
    Joined: Mar 4, 2017
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    Cali Rake.....
     

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  17. X-cpe
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    Early 60's, So-Cal, a guy moved to town from the mid-west driving a tail dragger. Only took him a couple of days to loose the blocks and flip the shackles.
     
  18. 4speed411
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    '35 Chevy grill shell...built with what I had to work with ..paint is the Jeep Anvil color IMG_20190720_125126584.jpg
     
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  19. davidvillajr
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
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    The California rake, in my opinion, looks best when it looks like you've dropped a few inches and *almost* level then stuffed in a motor (engine) that's just a *little* too big. Too much tip and you've achieved the stink-bug look from the '70's and '80's.

    This one is PERFECT in my eyes. Low and just a bit down in front - like a cheetah or jaguar ready to pounce.
     
  20. But I'm not seeing any rake, California or otherwise :confused:
     
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  21. uncleandy 65
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  25. uncleandy 65
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  28. My 40, mild rake like the rest of the car.

    Mick
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  29. Elcohaulic
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    I remember cars with jacked up ass ends usually having the rear quarter panels caved in from fish tailing due to having a bound up four link rear end.. There's only three inches up and down of movement in those four link rear ends..
    Leaf springs are totally different.. Those extended shackles always looked so cool on those 57s... This is one of the few photos I found with them.. It was taken at PID Pittsburgh International Dragway. When you raise the rear end you need to add more positive caster to the front or your steering will be very touchy and skiddish..
    I really dig that 57 in the old PID (Pittsburgh International Dragway) photo..

    57 Chevy PID.jpg
     

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