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Old 01-18-2003, 06:26 PM
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Hello All.
What do you think my Gremlin would look like with a straight axle on it? I wonder if I could even get one to work? Probably nuts, but I bet it would be the first. HG

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You wouldn't be the first. I've seen one, looks stupid, forget it!
Rent the movie "Brewster McCloud". It was filmed in Houston TX and One of the main characters drives a V8 Gremlin X. OOHGABOOGAH!!!
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Hey Hemmi! It sounds like you are trying to mix a little Gasser style in with the Pro Street theme you have going! I don't know how well that will look but, I have seen a Gasser style Gremlin that looked pretty COOL! You know, straight axle, settin'high, injector type breather poking through the hood, no front bumper, MOON aluminum tank, etc.etc...Sounds like it's time to start a new Gremlin project don't it?
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with that straight axle handling and a short wheelbase you'll have a real handfull when the loud pedal goes down, used to drive a gasser style big block anglia wagon on the street, uneven pavement and a heavy right foot made for some really wild stories and some pale co-pilots.
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Hey Bob! That reminds me of a classic rock line-- "But Mamma-----That's where the FUN is!"
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GREAT idea! Your car would look super as a nose high gasser. Get a tube axle, wishbone radius rods and Ford type cross spring - parallel springs will bumb steer. Don't think of using a stock I-beam axle from some truck. They are guilt using gobs of ugly alloy. Speedway Motors among others can set you up with universal parts including tie rod, spindles, brakes, etc., to do the job. Guarantee you will get attention that the belly button hi-tech cars don't plus you will have a lot of fun with it!
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Look at this way...you can't make it look any worse...

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That hurt Ellen!
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Ellen? I'm sorry I must have missed it...
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Oh, alright, I'll watch it and get back to you
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I love the Gasers of the 60s'and a straight axle would look cool! and if you wont to know what one looks like go to <a href="http://www.gassermadness.com" target="_blank">www.gassermadness.com</a> and you can look at over a 1000 photos of gassers and AFX,s till the cows come homeand they have a good parts for sale ad, you might find the parts you need ther. <img src="graemlins/mwink.gif" border="0" alt="[mwink]" />

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At the Gasser Maddness site, look for pictuers of Altizer, Finders, Kibler "Traveler" '33 Willys coupe. That car has the most attractive gasser front suspension I have ever seen and it should be very efficient - good movement with no bump steer, very tuneable and relatively inexpensive and easy to build with off the shelf parts.

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When I go there Im' like a kid in a candy store so much to chose from I my self like the 1961 Ford Falcon G/Gas with the 427,Hillborn with the atraight axle OH YAAAA!! if you go with a straight axle it will look better then a belly drager. there is this guy in kane PA, with a Ford pito done in the gaser look and it runs dam good and no mater where he gos every body likes its, <img src="graemlins/drool.gif" border="0" alt="[drool]" />
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