Dogo's '57 rag

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Postby gonebuggy » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:53 pm

You nailed it Greg, it looks SO right =D>


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Postby DOGO » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:53 pm

Whoa, Greg. Thanks.
Thanks Alex, and thanks Ron for posting that pic. That's a sweet photo!
I love the car as well, but seeing it everyday I always feel there's room for improvement. Little things, interior, etc. or maybe just an excuse to do stuff to it Smile
The show was pretty good. Didn't think I'd enjoy a water-pumper show as much as I did. Ron and I cruised down to it. Josh was fashionably late (Smile), got to meet paulow and see Pete's bus. SWEET rides!

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Postby DOGO » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:23 pm

I always felt the wheel well looked a little “empty” with the size tire wall I was running. I saw a few pics of Rich’s50 split some time ago, and Rich was kind enough to PM me tire specs. I ended up finding a set for next to nothing last summer. They’re pretty shitty but just bought them to check fit. My tires need replacing very soon so thought it would be a good time to try this
Before: 205 65s. After 205 70s.
I think I like the "muscle" look of them, but after staring at them for hours they started to look like they were too big. And now I think I’ve lost perspective :/ Either way I think I should lower the rear or possibly raise the front (not crazy about the rake)

Maybe fresh eyes will help…
Yay or nay?!


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After (as it sits right now)
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Photoshopped, lowered rear (what I think I’ll do if I keep them)
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Postby Tuned Perfection » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:10 pm

Tuned Perfection wrote:That has got to be on the of favorite cars, if not THE favorite car I've ever had a hand in building. Everything just looks SO right about it. =D>


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Postby DOGO » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:28 am

Meaning you think it looked better before, or... :-k

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Postby gonebuggy » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:22 am

K.I.S.S. Don't fuck with it! Smile
Why buy when you can build?

I've spent hours on parts that you can buy for pennies.

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Postby Woody » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:44 am

Either way looks good. Personally I like the 205/65's better, thats what i ran on my vert and they were put on the Ghia when I got it, they looked HUGE on the Ghia so I went down to a 195/60, looks much better and never rubs.
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Postby petevw » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:34 pm

It depends if you cruise it a lot on the highway. If you do, keep the big tire on it. It stretches out those gears a little.

If not, put the smaller tire back on.
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Postby DOGO » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:28 pm

Thanks for your inputs.
I lowered it a little and took it for a short spin (too dark to get a good shot) and I'm liking it. However, my driver's side fender is tweaked a hair and it rubs a little in a small section at about 1 o'clock. I guess I could run a thinner spacer, but want to make up my mind before JJB, and a couple of tires will be the quicker way to go about it. So I guess I'll have to go back to 205 65s for now.
BTW, if anyone local has a pair of 215 65s kicking around, and I could borrow them for a few days to try out, please let me know!

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Postby DOGO » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:32 pm

gonebuggy wrote:K.I.S.S. Smile


hA! Look who's talking! mister I'll-probably-MAKE-my-own-tires-out-of-old-chewing-gum-and-tree-sap! Smile

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Postby DOGO » Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:31 pm

Update:
Ended up sticking with the 70s. The more I looked at them the more I liked them. Was bummed about the rubbing on my fender, but nothing a strategically placed 2x6, overnight, couldn't fix Smile
Aparently the T/As i wanted are no longer available, so I went with a set of Yoko's. The edge is not as sharp so I get even more clearance off the fender, and a pretty nice tire too.
Got it aligned and drives a million times better. It was scary when hitting a bump going at a decent speed. Niagara Falls and back without a glitch and it's running sooo nice!



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Postby gonebuggy » Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:00 pm

DOGO wrote:
gonebuggy wrote:K.I.S.S. Smile


hA! Look who's talking! mister I'll-probably-MAKE-my-own-tires-out-of-old-chewing-gum-and-tree-sap! Smile


I never get carried away on trivial things like that! :^o

Car looks awesome Pablo! I like your tire decision, such a perfect stance! Good seeing you (and the car!) at the JJB, loved the empanadas! =D>


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Postby DOGO » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:37 pm

Thanks Alex! Glad you liked the empanadas Smile

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Postby DOGO » Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:07 pm

Just a nice shot at Ertefa that Greg found, and sent me, the other day.



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Postby Whistlebritches » Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:10 pm

the sheat right there!


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