'63 1/2 Custom Sportster

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Joe Travers
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Finally got around to pulling the old leaky air shocks last week. Replaced with KYB Excel G's. Now I have the stance I've been looking for from the get-go. Old S/S look after I rustle up some period wheels and rubber, maybe later this year. Excuse the post cutting the car in half. :mrgreen:

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looks good...no snowplow look or tail draggin look.....pop
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Re: '63 1/2 Custom Sportster

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Looks good Joe,sittin right ! :wink: 8) :D I like those wheels. like the touch of red they add, to tie them in with body color.they seem period to me. :?
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I like the stance. 8)

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Joe Travers
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I was thinking chrome reverse on rear, vintage TTD on the front to get '63 S/S look.
Only thing keeping the Mags on there is that Mercuryman center cap. Sorta cute but better fit for a red '67 Cougar.

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for that S/ S look ,it needs white steelies on the rear,,,TT on frt......JMO lug nuts showing,no cap,axle hub painted black,,,,,pop
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Looking good 8)
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1964 Falcon HT- track car- 302/4 speed
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Joe Travers
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popscomet wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 10:17 pm
for that S/ S look ,it needs white steelies on the rear,,,TT on frt......JMO lug nuts showing,no cap,axle hub painted black,,,,,pop
I'm with you, Pop. Was thinking chrome reverse on back but I don't trust new chrome these days.
That cream colored white is cool, not bright.

Thanks for the nice comments, guys!
She's a 10 year old restoration, nice ten-footer. Showing some wear but I'm tinkering to fix a lot of small things that add up in the long run.
No heavy lifting, doctor's orders. :(

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Made the monthly CC run @ the local coffeehouse early this morning. Glad I pressure washed the old girl yesterday evening. There was a auto photographer there that got off on the styling and gave her some special attention with the lens. He posted these on FB. Met an old Cobra Jet racer I hadn't seen in 35 years. Had a great time catching up and being the usual oddball in the crowd. :lol:

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Wow! Those pics really show how clean your car is!
You talk as though your car is a 20 footer ( which mine is!)
but it stands up to a closeup very well!
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Joe Travers
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Re: '63 1/2 Custom Sportster

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SASSY wrote:
Sun Aug 08, 2021 9:24 am
You talk as though your car is a 20 footer ( which mine is!)
but it stands up to a closeup very well!
He missed the rough spots, Fred. I'm not taking the whole car down to repair this-

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Yours has the same disease mine does, and looks like in the same places. Auto Acne. :x :roll:

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Re: '63 1/2 Custom Sportster

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Jims65cyclone wrote:
Sun Aug 08, 2021 12:59 pm
Yours has the same disease mine does, and looks like in the same places. Auto Acne. :x :roll:
My '65 Cyclone was completely blown out in the same place, Jim. It appears to be the weak spot on the Comets. I'm betting when the panel comes off, there will be decomposed nature there that has trapped moisture over the years. Must have been leaky or missing quarter glass seal in the past. I do take a piece of wire and clean out the drain holes under the rocker panels, hoping to flush this mess out eventually but the damage has been done :?

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