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Old 06-15-2017, 05:14 PM
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Back in the day... I was *really* into sleepers! I loved building a car that looked like a pile but could beat most cars on the street. I LOVED the look on guy's faces at the next light after I smoked their baby to their great surprise! It probably also had a lot to do with the fact I usually spent all my money on a hot engine & never had enough left over for a real paint job! If you have one now or pictures of your old sleeper... please share!

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Old 06-15-2017, 10:35 PM
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Good idea! I used to work for guy that was a race driver on our roundy round tracks here when I was younger. He had a 70 Ranchero with a stock brown color, kinda bland looking. He stripped the car of all trim and made it look just plain jane then added 289 emblems to the sides. He was actually running a hot 429/4 speed under the hood and took real pleasure from smoking those guys that thought they had runners...wish I had a pic , sorry!
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Old 06-16-2017, 08:53 AM
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Good idea! I used to work for guy that was a race driver on our roundy round tracks here when I was younger. He had a 70 Ranchero with a stock brown color, kinda bland looking. He stripped the car of all trim and made it look just plain jane then added 289 emblems to the sides. He was actually running a hot 429/4 speed under the hood and took real pleasure from smoking those guys that thought they had runners...wish I had a pic , sorry!
A friend of my brother used to run a 70-71 4 door sedan Ford Torino with that same set up smallfoot. Blackwall tires. Dog dish hubcaps. S*** Brindle brown paint job.....LOL
Too bad we didn't have digital cameras back then.
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Old 06-16-2017, 10:40 AM
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In the late 50s, early 60s, my folks had a 56 Ford Country Sedan, Red and White fourdoor wagon. It had the T-Bird 292-4V with a Ford-O-Matic. I could take a lot of similar vintage Chevys that were much prettier.
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How old does it have to be? my current sleeper is only 26 years old...
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How old does it have to be? my current sleeper is only 26 years old...
A sleeper is a sleeper!

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