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YES or NO: Curb Feeler

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by adamshumard, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,259


    Sorry Katfish, NOBODY where I'm from ever had curb feelers on their car period. They were found on vehicles other then hot rods and customs.
  2. Kripfink
    Joined: Sep 30, 2008
    Posts: 2,040

    Member Emeritus

    I think the original poster's car is more of a Kustom than Rod. As for "back in the day," I think you would probably have seen a lot more cars with curb feelers than those 20 inch "rimz" the car in your avatar is sporting.
    Glasshouses and stones and all that.
  3. bcharlton
    Joined: Sep 13, 2006
    Posts: 427

    from Buffalo NY

    Your kidding right?
  4. 68Caddy
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 174


    no curb feelers feller.
  5. brad chevy
    Joined: Nov 22, 2009
    Posts: 2,627

    brad chevy

    If you use them get you a little bobble-head dog for the back window and a hula girl to put on the dash and they"ll all work together.
  6. I never personally had a set on my car, but they do sell well when we are vending at shows.They seem to be popular with the 50's stock classic car set...........we get 13.00 a pair for the clamp on type with free shipping 11.00 here to hamb members!!
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2011
  7. 61bone
    Joined: Feb 12, 2005
    Posts: 890


    All those that say they weren't used back in the day obviously were not there. They were very common. I wouldn't run a set on a rod, but would have no qualms about using them on a custom or lowered full fendered car, front and back. If they give you peace of mind, run em.
  8. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,605

    from Garner, NC

    right on Paul... :D
  9. newpy383
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 113


    Every time i made out with a girl i got a knob. Not takiing a picture though!
  10. Mercchev
    Joined: Dec 22, 2004
    Posts: 605


    We sell them at a brisk pace to lots of custom, stock and lowrider guys. Sold out at VLV last year in about 30 minutes. It all depends on where you are from and what you remember. They were on all sorts of cars in Colorado when I was a kid. Do what you want, it's your car...
  11. Mercchev
    Joined: Dec 22, 2004
    Posts: 605


  12. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    DAMN! I ALWAYS find these threads too late! That was MY line!
  13. Don't hate da playa jus becuzin' ya hate da game.
  14. RDR
    Joined: May 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,383


    another gook wagon piece, kind of like the rear venetian blind thread a while ago...There wasn't one self respecting GEEK that didn't have both those and a monster hood ornament that was lit up! Usually was his dads' car ......NO......!!
  15. Lunatic
    Joined: Sep 28, 2004
    Posts: 1,199

    from Carson,Ca.

    here is 1 type,I can't remember ever using these though

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  16. Once again the lack or correct information on the Wiki comes through. Hot Rodders don't use them or White Walls!

    That's funny, no idea what they are, but an opinion on running them - that makes me laugh

    Look up Brodie Knob or Necker Knob to find out

    Well, no self respecting hot rodder from where I come from would consider a 4 door wagon with big ass wheels a Rod OR Custom either :D
  17. Dave Downs
    Joined: Oct 25, 2005
    Posts: 912

    Dave Downs
    from S.E. Penna

    I think they may be traditional since a lot of true hot rod stuff originated with WWII airplanes.

    Is that a curb feeler I see on the bottom of this P-51??? (OK, it does look a little short....)


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  18. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    Thats an "oh sh.." detector, as in the last thing the pilot says when it touches the ground
  19. John in Oz
    Joined: Mar 25, 2010
    Posts: 89

    John in Oz

    Going by the title I thought you must have bought a right hand drive car
  20. Blades
    Joined: May 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,188

    from Chicago

    It's your ride. Unless others are paying for your build, do what you want with it. Forget the stereo types. If you like them, go fot it. Besides, isn't it better to be different?
  21. ...doc...
    Joined: Feb 18, 2007
    Posts: 755

    from Houston

    Step away from the curb feelers
  22. 39Dodge
    Joined: Aug 31, 2004
    Posts: 55


    Oh yeah, my Dad had them on everything that he owned in the 50s also had the occasional mud flap with reflecters. I used to get flack from some friends but he was a car guy and the others Dads were not. Also duals and skirts were mandatory on his cars. He had stainless steel skirts on a 1962 Ford 2 dr. hardtop 406 c.i., tripower with 4 on the floor when I was 16 years old - very cool. So go for it.
  23. low-n-slo54
    Joined: Jul 25, 2009
    Posts: 1,920


    I vote to protect your shit. Run 'em. Those who say no aren't the ones who have to replace damaged equipment.
  24. nwheels
    Joined: Mar 25, 2008
    Posts: 57

    from Washington

    I vote YES on the curb feelers. I'm 25 so there is a good vote from a younger member of the crowd.
  25. big creep
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,945

    big creep

    i love this move!!!! meklo!!! and el gallo negro!!!

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    On the right car yes. These were installed by the previous and original owner of my wife's DeSoto. He was 86 when he sold us the car. He added the visor, headlight visors and spring type feelers.

    We like them.

  27. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,844

    from trevose pa

    I vote no ,I just dont like them I like driving on the sidewalks
  28. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,426

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    I say learn to park your car so you dont need them
  29. gsp392
    Joined: Nov 8, 2010
    Posts: 253


    Double hell no! Not unless you throw on a set of twinny foes to go with them.
  30. rebstew187
    Joined: Jan 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,480


    I'm supprised at all the NO's on this thread. I wonder how many of those that post that have to park in the city where there is a curb. Someone said learn to park? I can park. But there are times when you have a big bulky 40's or 50's model car with a small or no right door mirror and you are going to bump a curb. On my street you have to get these fat cars close to the curb or you will get side swiped by some teenage girl texting. Is it more ugly to see a set of curb feelers on a car or a set of $800.00 wide whites with curb marks? If you need them buy them. They make enough noise you will hear them. When I was a kid I remember my dad pulling in and you could hear them rubbing the curbs. Do I like the looks? No! are they worth putting on? YES!

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