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Old 03-05-2007, 06:16 PM
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Anyone have a Pro Street?

Just curious to who all has Pro Street vehicles out there, I personally have always been a big fan of the pro street cars and trucks love the stance the look and drag racing heritage, And seems they have gotten a bad rap over the years and have been almost outcast, and replaced by the Pro Touring cars witch i enjoy equally aswell.
But Love to see any projects and builds of fellow Pro Street's.
Im building a 48 Chevy Fleetline P.S. with a good bit of custom touches, shaved trim and locks molded fenders to the body etc. and will have a custom interior, The car is in mock up now but finally making some ground!
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Old 03-05-2007, 06:30 PM
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I liked the look, but it seemed to get out of hand. Like a lot of fads, I guess. It would be good to see one done right. By right, I mean being streetable. A lot of them got to the point that they were impractical for the street and were never seen driving, just sitting looking pretty.

That Fleetline looks like it's going to be a nice cruiser when you get her done.
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Old 03-05-2007, 07:00 PM
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Yep i agree! im a big beleiver in driving and enjoying your hot rods,
I remember like it was yesterday ridng in the pro cruise at the hot rod nationals with my buddy in his 64 chevelle PS with a blown ls6 BB chevy and i think he was sweating more than the engine warching the temp gauge rise and rise..
Thanks and as for my ride it will be pretty radical SB chevy and plan on racing and driving the car aswell
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Old 03-05-2007, 07:20 PM
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Yep i agree! im a big beleiver in driving and enjoying your hot rods,
I remember like it was yesterday ridng in the pro cruise at the hot rod nationals with my buddy in his 64 chevelle PS with a blown ls6 BB chevy and i think he was sweating more than the engine warching the temp gauge rise and rise..
Thanks and as for my ride it will be pretty radical SB chevy and plan on racing and driving the car aswell
I've seen a lot of guys who invest a lot of time and money in a car and then they are scared to drive it for various reasons. They are scared someone will hit it or it's just too radical to just hop in and drive. I'm building a T bucket that I would like to be able to drive whenever I want as long as the weather permits. After this learning experience, maybe a nice cruiser will appeal to me. But no matter what it is, it should be driven.

There is a guy, who lives near a store I frequent, that has a very nice '30 or '31 roadster. He hardly ever brings her out! Heck, what fun is that?

A lot of the prostreeters started falling for their own press and began to install radical engines that we're to much for the street. I remember a guy who had a '66 Chevy II that was in all the mags. His was really nice and was among the first. The one that I recall that was totally over the top was a Pontiac J2000 built by Dobertin (sp), I think. I think it was twin turboed, injected AND supercharged. I may be wrong, but I remember that it was basically a showcar. A friend of mine said he saw it at the Nats back in the day and it never moved until it got loaded into a trailer. Seems like a shame to build a car you can't drive. There is something REALLY wrong with that. It's that reason that when I go to shows, I stick to the drivers. If I want to see shiny, flashy things that don't move, I'll go to the jewelry store.

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Old 03-05-2007, 07:33 PM
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Right on I agree
I do love the high end detailed cars and show cars of the world i love to see the beautiful high end cars that are Driven ecs those of Troy from rad rides etc
i have a 56 Chevy 2-10 street machine and have alwasy driven the car to shows amaming to watch peoples faces as you tuck your trophy in the trunk and put the bra on it ive had alot of people shocked that i drove it ecs up to 3-4 hours one way to bigger shows but like you said its all about the highway thats where the memories are made not on the trailer!
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Old 03-05-2007, 07:52 PM
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I know someone with a pro street 87 dodge shadow. 528 big block.
He took the smallest car biggest engine thing very serious.
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Old 03-05-2007, 09:26 PM
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heres a few recent photos, been working on bumpers got rear mounted and front is next. flipped the rear and tappered the ends and moved it closer to the body filled the holes etc
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Hi pro 48
I love the pro street look also. You can see some pics of my 57 chevy truck I'm building here.
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2304325
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Hey Pro 48, we meet again!

Just adding my friend's Vega to the mix here. I'm responsible for a lot of the custom work and he doesn't do the internet very much. We were hoping to have it on the road this summer, but it's starting to look like next year. It's also in my journal, but I don't know how to make the link show up in my post headings...

Oh yeah, this is a driver. The guy doesn't even own a trailer! In fact, I am trying to talk him into buying one so he can go to longer distance events. Before we started the custom work he drove this little race car turned loose on the street a LOT! We've actually added weight to make the car even more streetable when it comes back out. It had lexan windows, no wipers, race weight fiberglass, etc. Now it has real glass windows, I have strengthened the fiberglass, it will have wipers and all the necessary sreet-going equipment, etc.

Edit : I guess I should have explained what's going on here. Tony loves radical custom stuff so I developed the concept to make his car look like a 21st century retro version of the original. The headlights are Mini Cooper. The grille is chrome-plated stainless mesh. The hood was built with a 6-inch Harwood cowl scoop and the original race-weight drag hood, and a lot of resin and mat. It tilts forward (soon at the push of a button). The rear fascia shown here is a plug. When it's finished, I willl pull a mold and make a new fiberglass part. The tail light design was inspired by the Camaro concept car.
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Kim57 Love the early Chevy trucks im actually using the gauge's out of the same truck in mine with a custom dash thats in mock up,
And As for that Vega i have been following the build and photos even over at Lateral-G and what a cool ride cant wait to see more of it keep the photos comming
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That dash is going to look really cool.
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Howdy all.
Click on my link to chk out my pro street Gremlin. Its fully tubbed and blown and will be drivin as much as I can afford gas. Its got a estimated 500 horse streetable on pump gas motor with a nice 2 speed mild convertor setup.
Fleetline. Love that 48, looks awesome!
Kim57. Yer truck is looking very cool.
Notice a few Ohioians on here. Were bout you all located? HG
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I've seen a lot of guys who invest a lot of time and money in a car and then they are scared to drive it for various reasons. They are scared someone will hit it or it's just too radical to just hop in and drive. I'm building a T bucket that I would like to be able to drive whenever I want as long as the weather permits. After this learning experience, maybe a nice cruiser will appeal to me. But no matter what it is, it should be driven.
Funny, a friend of mine was at my shop yesterday and we were discussing my paint job. I was fretting over some rookie (painting) flaws, and he said "mark, the car looks great, and with it not being "perfect", you won't be afraid to drive it". I agree totally, my car is not built to showcase my painting ability, so having some flaws is OK. I am building this car to drive the hell out of, cruise nights, "to" car shows, the dragstrip, roadcourses, and everwhere in-between. Along the way it's going to get scratched, chipped and dinged.

Anywho, off my soap-box. Can't wait!
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This is a 57 Nash metro,, front streched 22" chopped 4 1/2 " and a blown 572 BBC,, oh yeah pro mod for the street.
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Thought about doin' a metro until I saw several at a local car show so, I decided to build an American wagon but there were also quite a few of those. So, I decided to do the 59 American two door sedan. It will be in pro street fashion with air suspension, twin turbos on a lt1 and a 6 speed manual. It also will have ps, pb, ac, and power windows It should be very street-able with 3:50 gears in the ford 9" and the 6 speed I expect reasonable gas mileage as well, as long as my foot's not on the floor.
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