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Old 04-01-2013, 09:22 PM
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Lakes pipes were something of a fad in the '60s. My small hometown even had a couple cars w/them, one was my bil's '58 Chieftain. Another set was on a '57 Ford.

I never really liked continental kits, but they were the thing for awhile, too. Along with fender skirts

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Alot of guys did run them but I think around my area it was a question of economics. You could buy a couple of exhaust pipes, hang your mufflers and instal turn downs a lot cheaper than buying tailpipes.

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Yeah you could only make so much mowing lawns.

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You got that right. Finally moved up to driving the delivery car for a small drug store. That made me 14 dollars a week and change. Boy I gave that 59 rambler hell.

In the day, Every 57 chevy had twin antennas on the rear quarters too..... Lowered with skirts and a back porch. I would have given my right something for one of those.

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You got that right. Finally moved up to driving the delivery car for a small drug store. That made me 14 dollars a week and change. Boy I gave that 59 rambler hell.

In the day, Every 57 chevy had twin antennas on the rear quarters too..... Lowered with skirts and a back porch. I would have given my right something for one of those.

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Boy you got that right! Rich kids cars!

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Boy you cot hat right! Rich kids cars!

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It may have been a regional thing. "Dumps" referred to short turned down tail pipes that did not reach the rear of the car. The end dumped the exhaust downward. The pipes were and turndowns were visible because the rear of the car was raised at the shackles. Why more kids weren't killed by carbon monoxide poisoning I don't know.

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My dad has HUGE (like 30" long or something) cherry bombs and turn downs in front of the rear axle. My older brother decided to relive his youthful exuberance and turn the turn-downs into turn-ups. He pointed them right at the floorpan...My father? Not happy, but he laughed about it later. Pointing them OUT insitead of DOWN solved a resonance issue though. Strangely he gets a lot of questions about his exhaust. "blown out cherry bombs and dumps...just like 1968."
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