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Projects Two things make a car: Wheels and stance.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by flynbrian48, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. DDDenny
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    Brian
    My first car was a black 61 Impala Sport Sedan 348/3 speed.
    You never forget your first one.
     
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  2. flynbrian48
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    I drove that Chevy across the country twice, and up the California coast. Man, it was nice. I think, in retrospect, that it was because the 283 was getting wheezy, and the iron PG was likewise on it's way out. Too many projects, and too little time dictated that I wasn't gonna work on the Impala. I sold the wrong car.
     
  3. Six Ball
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  4. WARNING - Non-Traditional Radial Tires in the below photos
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    I've been known to "preach" a little on the subject of "Wheels and Stance". When getting the stake truck ready for it's debut, I chose to go with a tall enough tire to appropriately fill the rear fenders. Tall and fat enough to look cool, but not overdo it. On a '40, I'd normally run 165/80 15's up front, but the truck already had some killer rake with the tall boys out back, so I opted to ditch the plans for a dropped axle and chose a tire that would fill the fender opening up front, so I went with 215/70 15's. While it doesn't sit low, it sits good and the wheels and tires fit the theme.

    CrossingMuddyWaters.jpg The coupe runs tried and true American TTOs, with 165's and 235's out back. Thanks to a generous Christmas gift from my pop, it now has nice new Drake running boards, and these ones have been put away for a future beater.

    Now for the case in point...A "rescue" from summer before last.

    BeforeAndAfterStance.jpg The '40 MorDor was a trade for my '54 F100 that I had pretty much lost interest in, and I could get excited about bringing a '40 back from being abandoned. It sat like a 4x4, so a stance adjustment was in definite order. Being that I was gonna flip the car, I used some wheels on the rear that we took off of Dad's T coupe, and bought some skinny's for the front. Got some 235/75's out back and the standard 165/80's up front. While ya can't polish a turd, it did make it more presentable with "Stance and Wheels".
     
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  9. Baron
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    I start all my builds with wheels and tires. Deuce 1 3 18 rear shot wp.jpg
     
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  11. Six Ball
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  12. ...bad pic but check out how cool this hot rod chassis looks with no body...
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  13. Six Ball
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  14. Steel wheels and hub caps please.
     
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  15. Hamtown Al
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    Finally got mine out for a spin today so thought I'd share a good picture of the revised stance on my roadster with the new tires and WITHOUT all the clutter in my shop! IMG_3087.JPG Also found out those big rollers on the back were good for 15 mph at only 40 MPH on the speedometer!!

    Come a little warmer weather and we'll see what it looks like with the top down.
     
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  16. Stogy
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    Ground up Hotrod
     
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  17. Hdonlybob
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    Totally agree on wheels and stance..
    I tried many options on my '63 Biscayne, finally settling on this combo.
    I really like it..
    Biscayne Computer screen  pic.JPG
     
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  19. Cyclone Kevin
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    Flying Brian,
    Any set of those Wheels/Tires will do. ;). I’ve always liked its coverage in Street Rodder in its previous incarnation as well as the Ardun powered 32 also featured.
    Great job on the build!!!
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    These guys above have the right idea for stance,
    These Hot Rods below give one a choice in wheels,
    Mind you, just examples: 5BCD3A7A-3ECE-47EA-AF13-25B09DD9266B.jpeg 1D4E2986-DED1-4F7E-BA88-3B58E161C76D.jpeg 0A061407-27D4-4737-A5A4-EE8F49FB384A.png 22B363C7-F77C-40CF-93A9-ADBC94A5C7E5.png
    See thumbnails below for more examples.
     

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  20. earlymopar
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    (IMO) Those Merc taillights look so good on this TBird!
    [​IMG]
     
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  21. Yup.
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  22. Bigbangtheory
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  23. wkends
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    My two,
     

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  24. CheatersPete
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    IMG_8403.HEIC.jpg 32_roadster05.jpg 32_sedan05.jpg dyn001_original_640_480_pjpeg_2571927_ff751b94d162f01c2a3694ab4ada964b.jpg P1040432.JPG IMG_5781.JPG IMG_9094.JPG Attitude is everything

    Here is pictures of cars I have built
     
  25. alfin32
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    I thought I loved that Blue Vicky before, but oh my, now with the fenders!!!!!
     
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  26. DDDenny
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    I agree wholeheartedly!
     
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  27. ebfabman
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    IMG_2976.PNG Yup....wheels and stance...
     
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