New Guy in San Diego / Caliente

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Joe Travers
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Re: New Guy in San Diego / Caliente

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I like the grille myself! Nothing beats one-of-a-kind :D
Gonna keep the slappers?

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Yes, Sir. I dig the 1970's Street Racer vibe of the traction bars. It's a classic high school parking lot look.

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Post by lavron »

The grille looks better than I would have imagined in my head, maybe not as classy as a Comet grille but definitely a unique look, if you like it I wouldn't worry too much about it, nobody much outside this group is going to know what is supposed to be there.

Neat Comet just the same.

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Re: New Guy in San Diego / Caliente

Post by SASSY »

Hey I have a pair of 64 headlight mounts if your lookin.
Just gotta be straight with ya, don't like the grill especially with a single big dia headlight.
I still have slappers on mine too.
Are you gonna narrow the rearend seeing as your tubbing,,
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No, I'm not going to tub it. The prior owner was going to but he only got as far as cutting out the fender wells. I now have to fix what he messed up. Or I'll just find & install a back seat & ignore the issue altogether. I fix a lot of problems that way! :)

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Lots a strength of the car is in those tubs.
Cant get much tire under these cars, thats why I thought
you'd tub it
Falcon seats are the same.
Fred
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I'd rather do it myself if it's done right or not,,,isn't that what hotrodding is all about?

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Re: New Guy in San Diego / Caliente

Post by Jims65cyclone »

That's a first for me! :shock: Never seen one with a grill like that. Looks like it was made to fit. :lol: I'll bet it could get a bit smokey in there during a burn-out with open tubs and no rear seat.

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Yep. Plus for added stink, the exhaust exits right in front of the rear wheels. :lol:

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Ya probably a good idea "stop the stink"
Knowing what LA traffic can be like you wouldn't want to be caught in a freeway crawl with the under carriage open.
Fred
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