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  • Interesting Rod Project FS in RI...

    Passed on to me by someone who lives back there...

    https://providence.craigslist.org/cto/6184653081.html

    Prices seems reasonable.

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    As the ad says, that is definitely one that you would need to look at before buying. Especially the front end conversion. The rear suspension components hang down way too far for my tastes - maybe ok for an around town cruiser, but not for long distance cruising at speed with all the "road hazards" that can be encountered. A rear tire blowout at interstate speeds might be problematic also.

    Could be an excellent start towards a cool Stude hot rod convertible though, if the mods are down well.
    Paul
    Winston-Salem, NC
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    • #3
      Originally posted by r1lark View Post
      As the ad says, that is definitely one that you would need to look at before buying. Especially the front end conversion. The rear suspension components hang down way too far for my tastes - maybe ok for an around town cruiser, but not for long distance cruising at speed with all the "road hazards" that can be encountered. A rear tire blowout at interstate speeds might be problematic also.
      X2 - but looking won't give a clue. There's a similar build here locally, but with twice that horsepower. It looks really great parked, but literally the scariest thing I've ever driven. Not so bad in a straight line; just don't try to do any normal car maneuvers with it. Doesn't stop, doesn't turn and really unsettling ride motions.

      Having said that, there is/was the potential for a great cruiser build, but it might require changing most everything under there to make it a real driver.

      jack vines
      PackardV8

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      • #4
        There was a time when that "pro street" style was really popular. I like the overall look of the car, but for real world driving I wouldn't want it.
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