I’m a tall guy, so i’ve constantly run into the infamous “Short man’s syndrome” guys. You know the ones… the abnoxious, agressive, scowling guys who have to overcompensate with other things in life to make up for their feeling of inadequacy? Think the guy who drives this big assed monster truck is comfortable with his height or the size of his cock?….
so, these guys drive big silly trucks, are tougher than everyone (of course!) and want to have the loudest macho man harley davidson on the road. Being a tall guy i must be their arch nemesis– as i’ve lived a life of constantly encountering these guys who have to instill their attitude towards me, as if to prove something. It’s been an amusing and sometimes annoying experience.
What’s the point of this post, you say……. Well, if fucked up short guys raise their trucks to ridiculous levels– what do fucked up tall guys do? Well, being one, i can tell that i slouch too much (lame posture) and I lower the fuck out of my cars. Thus, i must have tall mans syndrome and are no less fucked up than my short breathren….
Without further delay– Ahhhhhhh yeah………. I just got the Lincoln back on it’s feet and here’s it’s new stance:
This one was a tougher challenge to do right. In the rear, I replaced the stock leaf spring suspension with an improved adjustable triangulated four link suspension w/ high quality Conti airbags for adjustability (it goes from about on the ground to higher than stock.) Also put on new shocks. Biggest challenge building the rear suspension was the fact that this car is a unibody– thus no real solid places to mount suspension. Thus, I boxed the rear pocket w/ plate steel that i drew on autocad and had laser cut. Also had to rebuild the rear of the tunnel to avoid driveshaft from hitting.
In the front, it was much more straight forward– I used the stock control arms w/ good riding Slam Speciality bags– again with similar adjustability. Im happy with the way it turned out. Will likely change the hubcap, but still thinking about what i want to use…
By the way– while im tooling around with suspension, etc., the fucking asshat who has my transmission has pretty much disappreared off the face of the earth with it. Something about major hip replacement surgery, blah blah blah (stuff not nearly important as my transmission, lol)– so i’m still stuck from driving this beauty. I gotta work through that issue through either finding my shit, or replacing it. Times a wasting and it doesnt have to– that’s my bad for lagging.
Oh……. the 4 post auto lift in my garage kicked ass to do this work. So nice to work underneath without laying all over the floor. Another great thing about the lift and having low cars is that i can fit cars one on top the other in a regular height garage…..
If you’re wondering the car on top, it’s a stock 1966 VW Karmann Ghia (yep, i like VWs too.) Original, pretty clean, California car with pretty low mileage. Here it is right here:
In conclusion, i’d like to point out that it’s my concious choice to only drive old cars. For the same amount of money as driving some lame Lexus, I can own an arsenal of much better old cars that make me happier. In addition, that $40k Lexus (or whatever they cost) will depreciate at a crazy rate from when it leaves the lot through the years. My old cars dont really depreciate. In addition, the insurance is cheaper, the cars last longer, and you get to carry yourself a little different than others. It’s makes me happy and it economically still makes sense to the voices in my head.
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