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  • badlanguage
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    Love that car!

    I think '50s cars have been growing on me, probably in a subliminal response to modern cars. I prefer the round body styles of the '50s to the modern round body styles (guessing I'm not alone here). As for suspensions and drive trains, I guess there's nothing that a welder, spare parts, geometry, and patience can't solve! Oh, and a really big hammer, can't forget that.

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    Originally posted by 47Hudson


    Its a 49 but the body carried trough the early 50's
    9.96 @ 134 500" Mopar power
    That is a neat car!

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  • L98camino
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    Originally posted by 47Hudson


    Its a 49 but the body carried trough the early 50's
    9.96 @ 134 500" Mopar power
    Very, very cool!

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  • fahrenschnell
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    Very Cool. 8)

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  • 47Hudson
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    Its a 49 but the body carried trough the early 50's
    9.96 @ 134 500" Mopar power

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  • BluLightning
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    Originally posted by CJTORINO
    I have a 1953 Ford Ranchwagon sitting out back.
    2 door station wagon with a flathead V8.
    needs restored, but is complete.

    does that count?
    Hah, I've got a 54 RanchWagon that I'm starting to build. Just bought a 460 for it. ;D

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  • Rendid
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    Originally posted by Huskinhano
    OK, what is the most odd ball 50's car that anyone here has looked at?
    I had to talk myself out of buying a 57 International fuel truck once.

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  • CJTORINO
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    I have a 1953 Ford Ranchwagon sitting out back.
    2 door station wagon with a flathead V8.
    needs restored, but is complete.

    does that count?

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  • Huskinhano
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    I've always like 50's Ramblers since I had my 58 Rambler in high school in the early 70's. Heck even they're starting to get expensive. OK, what is the most odd ball 50's car that anyone here has looked at?

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    I don't think I ever met a '50's car I didn't like ;D. When I was a kid, my neighbor had two '55 Cadillacs He had a green one and his wife drove a white one, both pristine and shined like diamonds. He was a Master Mason and did ornamental brick and hand terrazzo work for living. His boys all drove '60's Mopars, but I loved them all. Our backyard was the "scene" as the old beatniks called it where music, beer, Harleys and cars (even dump trucks) were proudly spoken and wrenched on. I had the great fortune to be their "prodigy" and everyone set to teach me every trick in the book.

    Those were the days. Another neighbor had a '55 Chevy with a bad ass little 12.5:1 301 I built in my little "engine room" but try as he might the old man's '55 Fairlane with a 312 (Nascar heads and intake, with a little rubbing, 12.5:1 CR etc) and both running a "flat" Holley would run him down. That was a sound to hear those two going at it, winding clear to hell in the car and the bullshitting afterwards. Playing cards was fun too, whoopin' and hollerin and slapping them down. This was the mid to late '60's and that '50's culture was still there. I am proud to have been exposed to that knuckle dragger path. Goddamn!

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  • JRoberts
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    Late '40's and early '50's Buicks and Cadillacs are really cool in my opinion. I also love '55 - '58 Fords.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Give me a '55 Chevy anyday...........

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  • RacerRick
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    I like all cars and have one from each decade from the 50's to the 80's right now.

    I have the 57' poncho and am looking at another 49-52 fleetline to replace the one I stupidly sold. Stupid me.

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  • ls7gto
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    spring carlilse is coming up...Ill keep an eye out!

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  • HotRodLadyCrusr
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    Thanks but I am actually looking for almost perfect. I've been riding around for years with beat up ones that were my second style choice. I borrowed a set of the spinners for Autorama from a pal on the west coast and now I know I need/want a set just like them as the final touch. I know how much they are in perfect condition and have been starting to save and am now willing to spend the money. Please let me know if you run across any near perfect ones.

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