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07-14-2013, 05:38 PM
How would this wagon look with Lake Pipes? This picture is showing blue but it is green. Must be my wife's camera.
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/51stude/Wagon4_zps179d567f.jpg (http://s220.photobucket.com/user/51stude/media/Wagon4_zps179d567f.jpg.html)
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/51stude/Wagon2_zpse018379a.jpg (http://s220.photobucket.com/user/51stude/media/Wagon2_zpse018379a.jpg.html)

07-14-2013, 06:02 PM
I've never been a fan of Lakes Pipes on anything but full customs. Secondly, This car is nicely understated with just enough chrome in the right places for contrast. The pipes would be too much chrome in one spot.

Now a set of three bolt dumps just behind the front wheels. :!!:


07-14-2013, 06:07 PM
I agree with sweetolbob. I think lake pipes look good on something that's been lowered(a lot). But not too many other cars can pull off that look.

07-14-2013, 06:10 PM
Lookin' good Carl!!! :!:

StudeDave '57 :cool:

Chris Pile
07-14-2013, 06:17 PM
Looks great AS IS, Carl.

Hope you want to drive it to McPherson in October.

07-14-2013, 06:24 PM
i agree with the above! looks great as it is.:!: how about more pics?

also, if you did the lake pipes, you'd probably want to do something with the wheels - "period correct" of course. then the stance, then...;)

of course, it's your car, your choice. i've found that once i got started on a "custom", it was hard to stop adding "cool" (to me) parts! :)

07-14-2013, 07:46 PM
IMO, NO lakes pipes on this wagon.

07-14-2013, 08:39 PM
Looks good the way it is.I vote NO...

07-14-2013, 08:41 PM
How about a front 3/4 view picture? That way we can see the whole car.

07-14-2013, 09:00 PM
I would vote for no lakes pipes also. The car looks great Carl.

07-14-2013, 09:49 PM
No lake pipes and if you ever own one with them it will be your last. Way to loud.

07-15-2013, 12:30 AM
Yeah, it looks clean without the trim... I suppose. What year is this car? It looks like a '56 that has been stripped and rather well done-up.:!: I like the look of the car just as it is, so no pipes here.

White Hawk
07-15-2013, 01:46 AM
Perhaps what you are looking for is some different hub caps ( or different wheels ) to accent the chrome less side?
Just a thought............

07-15-2013, 02:36 AM
Side pipes seem to look best on a more radical Custom than this one, it looks great as is, so NO Side Pipes is my suggestion.

A nice set of '55 Wheel Covers could help a lot. Get rid of the "Brand X" ones and Paint the wheels Body color (clearly Green) like they were.

07-15-2013, 03:05 AM
What year is this car?

A nice set of '55 Wheel Covers could help a lot.
I'm about 99.99999999% sure the car is a '56 Parkview.

Say, Carl- where is that script I traded to you...? ;) :D

StudeDave '57 :cool:

07-15-2013, 07:32 AM
I bought the lower tail gate from SASCO and didn't have any holes. And haven't figured how to drill rectangular holes to mount the script. It is a 56 I looked for 3 years for a fin so it's 1 fin or no fins. As for the hub caps my wife picked them out so I have to use them.

07-15-2013, 01:34 PM
Yes, well one does have to keep the other half happy.;) Picking out the wheel covers is a small price for her to ask. As to the holes, wouldn't a square drill do the job (yuk, yuk, yuk)?:D I should think one would drill them then file, file, file...:rolleyes: Isn't this the car that had the bashed rear? She came out absolutely beautiful!:!!: Frankly, the loss of the fins is not a big deal, the car looks better without them or the side trim anyway. I do think the scripts on it would be an improvement though. Then again... as it is, people will have to ask what it is. That's great for a conversation starter.;)