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Greg Myers

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1 hour ago, Richard Bartrop said:

...but I'd be lying if I said I didn't think this was a trend that can't die fast enough.

That, and tattooed women, which I think is the aesthetic equivalent of bolting an illuminated plastic pink flamingo to the hood of a Ferrari.  

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I can't believe this atrocity received 5 pages of comments.

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It's still has some way to go before it catches up with "Hobbico-BANKRUPT!"; but I have faith in the membership to get it done.

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What amazes me, is how often we hear or read someone that sees a parked car that appears on its frame, but seems totally oblivious to the concept of airbags.
While technically possible, they are not driving around that low. As in, grounded.
Although there are many, mostly young people, who are driving around in "slammed" cars, a.k.a. "tuners", who seem to love demonstrating how eager they are to smash their oil pan open with their too low cars. I see that crowd as a different genre to the low street rods. 

 

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I was sort of one off those guys. I' m not a fan of bags, so in the 93 Passat wagon I had, I put in coilovers and dialled them right down. Not a single low as possible, but pretty low. Had to change the oil pump and oil pan to make it work. Front crossmember was still only about 4 inches off the ground. If that. Had to be careful around speed bumps, manhole covers, and entrances too parking lots. The car was so low that the roof racks were still lower than the top of the bed on a half ton truck.

Many would say it was junk. Usually the Mustang and Corvette crowd. And then my wagon would blow them away.  Ahh...good times.

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The sad thing was this was a 1955 Nomad wagon.

 

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Looking at all of the pseudo-grunge-post-apocalyptic-patina-rat-mod rolling wrecks, one thought comes into mind. Just because one can doesn't mean one should. I know everyone has their own aesthetic standards. Some just happen to be lower.

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On 4/21/2018 at 7:23 AM, cowboy rich said:

Pretty prime example there Bill, that first one reminds me I think the chickens are out.

We referred to that as the "San Juan Capistrano school of welding".

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On 4/25/2018 at 5:45 PM, iamsuperdan said:

I was sort of one off those guys. I' m not a fan of bags, so in the 93 Passat wagon I had, I put in coilovers and dialled them right down. Not a single low as possible, but pretty low. Had to change the oil pump and oil pan to make it work. Front crossmember was still only about 4 inches off the ground. If that. Had to be careful around speed bumps, manhole covers, and entrances too parking lots. The car was so low that the roof racks were still lower than the top of the bed on a half ton truck.

Many would say it was junk. Usually the Mustang and Corvette crowd. And then my wagon would blow them away.  Ahh...good times.

I had a a '71 Pinto with Sanderson long tube headers and a 2 1/2" exhaust from the collector to out the back of the Turbo muffler, but to get it to the muffler it had to go under the rear end housing, needless to say that on a good day you had almost two inches of ground clearance. BUT it sure surprised a lot of local V-8 powered cars. Oh yeah, I forgot that it didn't help that the front tires were A50x13's B.F. Goodrich Comp T/A radials.The tire guys hated them because the sidewalls were so shallow and stiff they were almost impossible to mount because they wouldn't stretch.

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On ‎29‎/‎04‎/‎2018 at 1:53 PM, bobthehobbyguy said:

The sad thing was this was a 1955 Nomad wagon.

 

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Looks like the old Bunny Coach

1971-Playbunny-Coach-by-Eeric-Medeiros--

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