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Re: Stance check
miraclepieco #1271739 Sun Jul 08 2018 09:11 PM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,080
miraclepieco, take another look and don't let a comment run you from what you know is the best site the web. Step back for a moment and look at who is on your side!

.....all take a chill pill. One of the best things about this site is that, for the most part, we tell newbies, and oldies, when asked about mods, that it is YOUR truck and do with it what YOU want. We all have our opinions and we all don't like the same things....but its YOUR truck, so do it YOUR way.

1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
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1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

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Re: Stance check
miraclepieco #1271751 Sun Jul 08 2018 11:06 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,680
Shop Shark
I will drink to that!

Re: Stance check
miraclepieco #1271763 Sun Jul 08 2018 11:57 PM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 9,150
Master Gabster
I don't care for lowered pickup trucks. I do however like the look of moderately lowered burbs. The burbs are a bit massive from the side, and lowering them slightly makes them look less like a school bus to me.

Re: Stance check
miraclepieco #1271766 Mon Jul 09 2018 12:06 AM
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 599
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Thanks Alvin.

I'm not at all offended that someone doesn't like the way I chose to build my truck; what bothers me is that anyone would be rude enough to TELL ME they don't like it.

It's a simple matter of manners, courtesy and consideration. When I see someone else's build, I notice many things may be different than how I would have done them. But I keep my negative comments to myself and instead tell them (honestly) how much I like some other aspect of their truck. It's their truck and I respect their decisions and their efforts. I don't tell them how I think they SHOULD have done it. And I expect and appreciate the same courtesy from them.

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Re: Stance check
miraclepieco #1271819 Mon Jul 09 2018 12:47 PM
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,742
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1st off, I'd like to see the pic. I must have looked that 1st post over for hr's looking for a link to the pic....
OK, not hr's but for awhile I thought there was something wrong with the forum and was going to report it to IT LOL.....
Then I read on.
Constructive criticism? Perhaps..

I used to think that "slamming" a pickup truck was counterproductive to it's intended mission, then I traded for a slammed truck. My how the worm has turned...
I now see all the hard work, engineering, research & design and cost put into a vehicle that's soul purpose is to please it's owner/builder.

I have a 49 AD thats still majority stock and enjoy it for what it is and I work it as a truck. I believe the front bumper is 13" off the ground. As long as I have it it will retain it's OEM characteristics. I enjoy everything about it as it takes me back to the 40's where one had to know how to operate a vehicle to drive it.

I have another 49 AD that someone else lowered via the kits and design thinking of the 80's (A guesstimate) and it is also a joy to drive. It has a much later model drivetain and alot more performance. The front bumper is between 5"- 6" off the ground so I have to be more careful negotiating speed bumps, pot holes and other obstructions on the road but I'm finding getting in and out of it is a whole lot easier than the stock AD. And it gets alot more thumbs up too. . It's for fun and a very lite work.
The look is growing on me. So much so that I'm exploring new options to improve it's ride and retain it's low stance.

Put the pic back. After all this is the HiPo forum.....


Heres my Old School Low rider

Re: Stance check
miraclepieco #1271854 Mon Jul 09 2018 04:46 PM
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 184
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I'd like to see as well...

Here's my 50 pickup, running a 3" drop axle and 3" blocks. I'm curious about your setup, but won't start asking a bunch of questions until I see what you've got.

Re: Stance check
miraclepieco #1272016 Tue Jul 10 2018 05:50 PM
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 31
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I'm bummed.

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Re: Stance check
miraclepieco #1272057 Tue Jul 10 2018 10:09 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,885
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I'd like to see the pics, but the attitude that is scaring you away is exactly the reason I don't hang around here anymore. That said, the reason I stopped in was to PM a couple members who are great guys who I do keep in touch with from time to time. Don't give up on everyone here.

1946 GMC Pickup - S-10 Frame, 455 Buick, TH400, original patina.

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Re: Stance check
miraclepieco #1272237 Thu Jul 12 2018 02:14 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 674
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Miraclepieco, I don't know if you know this or not but truck pictures are like booby pictures. Teasing us with pictures we don't get to see is far worse than any comment anyone has made. I'm frustrated. I had to look at pictures of Dave and Echo's trucks just to calm down. I can't believe you made me beg for truck pics. Man, I hope my wife doesn't find out.

Tell you what, I'll show you mine . . .

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Re: Stance check
miraclepieco #1272248 Thu Jul 12 2018 04:06 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 955
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In my view, this thread serves no useful purpose and should be deleted by a moderator.

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