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    Jack 'em up high!

    Seen on the way back from lunch today.

    I think he needs a ladder to get in & out.

    Chip H.

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    Re: Jack 'em up high!

    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    Seen on the way back from lunch today.

    I think he needs a ladder to get in & out.

    Chip H.
    Who does this... and better yet, why?

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    Re: Jack 'em up high!

    I see shit like that every day. "That culture" has some ridiculous notions regarding the automobile. I gather that the primary purpose for a vehicle is "being seen".

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    Style and fashion, of course, brook no logic. Those of us who remember collarless jackets, beatle boots, madras shirts, etc., have little to say about current fashions.

    And who among us can forget the "California rake" on custom cars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrblanche
    And who among us can forget the "California rake" on custom cars?
    And that, too, has had it's fashion trends. First it was: nose high, ass low; and that was supplanted by nose low, ass high.



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    Quote Originally Posted by D_E_Davis
    And that, too, has had it's fashion trends. First it was: nose high, ass low; and that was supplanted by nose low, ass high.


    The former is the "California rake." The later is just "rake."

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    Re: Jack 'em up high!

    Quote Originally Posted by mrblanche
    Style and fashion, of course, brook no logic. Those of us who remember collarless jackets, beatle boots, madras shirts, etc., have little to say about current fashions.

    And who among us can forget the "California rake" on custom cars?
    Back in the '70s and '80s - a low point for "carfashion" - I remember that Gabriel Hi-Jacker air shocks were very popular. These would put the ass end of the car high up in the air (and render the car's handling comparable to that of a hay wagon at speed) and was often complemented by wrong-size (too wide; incorrect offset) el cheapo "mag" wheels with peeling chrome and rusty lug nuts....

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    Re: Jack 'em up high!

    Quote Originally Posted by mrblanche
    The former is the "California rake." The later is just "rake."
    And that "California rake" began falling out of favor (in California) about 1951. From your mention I presume that it's back.


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    believe it or not, there is a lifted El Camino in my apartment complex. if I remember, I'll snap some pics for you guys
    '06 Lotus Elise, '07 Saturn Sky Redline

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    Re: Jack 'em up high!

    Here's a few of my favorites:












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    As far as I can tell, he didn't swap out the chassis -- just put a mother of a lift-kit on it.

    BTW, those are 26" chromed rims, which usually run about $2,000 apiece. The tires he has are probably $200 each. So he's got $8,800 worth of wheel package on a car that's worth half that...

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    Re: Jack 'em up high!

    Quote Originally Posted by D_E_Davis
    And that "California rake" began falling out of favor (in California) about 1951. From your mention I presume that it's back.

    No. I just remember it from the early 60's.

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrblanche
    No. I just remember it from the early 60's.
    Oh, OK. Fashinons come and go - I remember when you had to have skirts for the rear wheel wells to be "in" - and "moon" hubcaps - etc.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    So he's got $8,800 worth of wheel package on a car that's worth half that...
    It makes no sense to me either.
    The boat-tail Impalas do look better with _slightly_ oversized wheels.

    Pete's examples remind me of some hybrids that I think are produced commercially; ponycar/ coupe/ sedan bodies perched high on tube- frame chassis, with 4WD and snow tires, always the same chassis. They seem just the thing for Vermont, where I've seen at least a few dozen.




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    Re: Jack 'em up high!

    Quote Originally Posted by mrblanche
    Style and fashion, of course, brook no logic. Those of us who remember collarless jackets, beatle boots, madras shirts, etc., have little to say about current fashions.
    You mean they are out of fashion?

    The boys around here go for big wheels, turbo with loud blow-off hiss, lowered Subarus mostly. And a 4" taipipe. And big sound system. Seats lowered so you can hardly see forward. Specialists who like burning rubber use RWD Silvia Nissans with 2.0DET engines. Chrome big wheels andnear-zero ground clearance are a must for the street. A few eviates modify Civics and Integras.

    Older males drive GM/Ford/J-sedan a few ride bikes, very few actually.

    I live about 300 yards from the sea, yesterday I heard a Harley with straight pipes full throttle near max-out in third in that 300 yards [busy parking /mall / etc] and I that THAT was a bit mad... maybe some female wanted a thrill?

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    Noooo!

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    For what it's worth, Dottie calls those raised cars "short-skirt cars."

    The mind picture is....um....interesting.

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