70s Street Freak
Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:52 AM
My question is, does the front end have to be raised up to be considered a Street Freak?
The common denominator seems to be a 60s or 70s car with a wild forced induction system, Big rear tires, Cragars, Daisy wheels, or Centerlines, and Flames or Yellow/Orange Grpahics, or almost lowrider-esqe panel graphics.
What generally happens to a customized car once the trend is no longer fashionable? Do people generally try to turn it into something else? or are there garages full of Pro-street, pastel colored hot rods just waiting for it to be cool again? What will happen to all the pro touring cars people built? Where do all the out of style wheels end up? What happened to all those Billet wheels from the 80s and 90s ?
Would the The good old Monogram Camaro z/28 be a street freak right out of the box? (yeah I know the kit has issues but it is just plain fun to build)
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:20 AM
Any car can be made into a Street Freak. There is no limit, neither in selection, nor imagination.
Edited by Junkman, 02 November 2012 - 10:24 AM.
Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:29 AM
Now even -those- cars are too valuable these days !
Thank God the billet craze is over for the most part . Those ugly Boyd's wheels belong only in the recycling bin along with "blade" wheels (think : Monogram's 1970 Buick GSX custom) .
The 80's was a horrible time in the custom realm . Monochrome, blacked-out brightwork , ugly wheels and gross paintjobs belong in the history books and not in the 1:1 realm !
Now , 70's Street Freaks were *typically* retired Gassers (more so out here in the west) , retired Super Stock , F/X , etc. , or other dirt cheap 5-15 year old vehicles (remember that the 21st Octobre 1973 OPEC stunt scared the hell out of people ; and rising gas prices combined with ever-falling octane ratings --vis-a-vis removal of tetraethyl lead-- , only furthered the desire for people to offload their fuel-thirsty Muscle Cars).
These cars were modified as no one would ever imagine that they'd become collectable .
I grew up in the 70's and 80's ( I was born in 1970 ) , and was living a stone's throw away from the Whittier Boulevard scene , so I vividly remember seeing these Freaks on a daily basis .
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:55 PM
I do know he took out a stop sign on Glebe Rd one day, but don't know what eventually happened to the car.
Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:22 PM