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Old 10-03-2019, 06:31 PM   #111
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Those are the EXACT tires I have planned for it. I looked at the Speedway cheaters as well, but their sizing seems funny.
Good to know they've been used with success and come recommended.
I'm weighing the 8' vs. 9". I don't want to cut the wheel wells, but I have a 255 tire on it now with about an inch of clearance on either side.
If you already have 255-60=15 tires they should be around 10" wide. And probably running an 8.5" rear wheel? I've got Towel City 9" cheaters on my Austin with an 8.5" slot and the sidewalls have no bulge, so the tread width is pretty much the same as the sidewall width. If your tires clear now, a 9" will certainly clear. Here's another angle from the front of my '39 Chevy and you can see how flat the sidewall is on an 8.5" Torq Thrust wheel.



The Towel City slicks hook up pretty good, and even my little 2200 lb. Austin hooks up well with them.
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It's been a while!
Finally decided on a real direction with this thing. I got a hold of the NHRA's 1965 rules and regulation on the gasser classes, and decided to use that to build a backyard D/Gas tribute. I also spent a lot of time looking at the actual cars that ran in D/G back then, as opposed to what people say you need. I was surprisingly not far off from what the rules regulated, but I still have a few details to iron out.
I also threw an old teardrop style hood on it (bring on the comments, but I love how it looks) while I was at it. The D/G lettering on the windows is to keep me motivated. I'm now planning to try and run in at my local track's nostalgia drags either in 2020 or 2021, depending on money and time.

Mr. Sinister. Your car was a huge inspiration in my build and its absolutely beautifully done. "Gasserish" just nails it. Thank you!

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That is the best compliment I’ve ever received about this car.
As much as I like the modern gasser trend, I felt the traditional gassers that the average guy could build in his garage were really underrepresented. Comments like yours keep me motivated.
Thank you.
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Those are the EXACT tires I have planned for it. I looked at the Speedway cheaters as well, but their sizing seems funny.
Good to know they've been used with success and come recommended. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.trifive.com/forums/images/icons/icon14.gif[/IMG]
I'm weighing the 8' vs. 9". I don't want to cut the wheel wells, but I have a 255 tire on it now with about an inch of clearance on either side.
If you already have 255-60=15 tires they should be around 10" wide. And probably running an 8.5" rear wheel? I've got Towel City 9" cheaters on my Austin with an 8.5" slot and the sidewalls have no bulge, so the tread width is pretty much the same as the sidewall width. If your tires clear now, a 9" will certainly clear. Here's another angle from the front of my '39 Chevy and you can see how flat the sidewall is on an 8.5" Torq Thrust wheel.



The Towel City slicks hook up pretty good, and even my little 2200 lb. Austin hooks up well with them.
I believe it’s an 8” wheel with a 4” backspace. I bought them 14 years ago so I don’t quite remember. I have my spare pair off the front the cheaters will be going on, I just need to measure them up. My axle was built to factory width, but it seems a little roomier under there since swapping it in. Could be the difference between the original drums and the discs I’m running now?
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It's been a while!
Finally decided on a real direction with this thing. I got a hold of the NHRA's 1965 rules and regulation on the gasser classes, and decided to use that to build a backyard D/Gas tribute. I also spent a lot of time looking at the actual cars that ran in D/G back then, as opposed to what people say you need. I was surprisingly not far off from what the rules regulated, but I still have a few details to iron out.
I also threw an old teardrop style hood on it (bring on the comments, but I love how it looks) while I was at it. The D/G lettering on the windows is to keep me motivated. I'm now planning to try and run in at my local track's nostalgia drags either in 2020 or 2021, depending on money and time.

Love the look of your car. If my car was a 55 it would have been gasser. What front seats are those?
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It's been a while!
Finally decided on a real direction with this thing. I got a hold of the NHRA's 1965 rules and regulation on the gasser classes, and decided to use that to build a backyard D/Gas tribute. I also spent a lot of time looking at the actual cars that ran in D/G back then, as opposed to what people say you need. I was surprisingly not far off from what the rules regulated, but I still have a few details to iron out.
I also threw an old teardrop style hood on it (bring on the comments, but I love how it looks) while I was at it. The D/G lettering on the windows is to keep me motivated. I'm now planning to try and run in at my local track's nostalgia drags either in 2020 or 2021, depending on money and time.

Love the look of your car.[IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.trifive.com/forums/images/icons/icon14.gif[/IMG] If my car was a 55 it would have been gasser. What front seats are those?
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The guy I got them from said they were out of a Toyota Celica. They’re pretty comfortable and don’t look TOO out of place, but I would like to do a pair of Procar vintage looking buckets and their trifive mount eventually. I got a pair of early 60s Impala crossed flag emblems I may add to the top section of these seats to try and make them look the part a little more.
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Some of the newer car seats with removable headrests look a lot better in old cars than the 70's and 80's high back buckets did! I got a pair of Pontiac Vibe buckets for my current build, and I'm going to just pull the headrests and put them away. Without the headrests they have a nice old school look as they don't have the huge lateral support padding that some modern seats have. The ones I got are also black cloth, which should be much nicer on a hot summer day! My black leather or vinyl seats have been pretty hot in the past!
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Some of the newer car seats with removable headrests look a lot better in old cars than the 70's and 80's high back buckets did! I got a pair of Pontiac Vibe buckets for my current build, and I'm going to just pull the headrests and put them away. Without the headrests they have a nice old school look as they don't have the huge lateral support padding that some modern seats have. The ones I got are also black cloth, which should be much nicer on a hot summer day! My black leather or vinyl seats have been pretty hot in the past!
That's exactly what I did. These have mesh map pockets on the back that I may cut off as well. They really don't look too out of place.
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Mr Sinister, nice car . Did you ever have anyone paint one of your fenders for you in Dundalk???
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Mr Sinister, nice car . Did you ever have anyone paint one of your fenders for you in Dundalk???
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No, I haven't had any paint work done on the car as long as I've owned it (14 years). It is a local car though, I bought it from an older guy in Jersey.
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