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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old Dec 11th, 09, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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Back halved: What does it mean

I have heard the term several times and I would like to know what it means. I heard it on a racing show last night on speed channel refferring to a 68 Camaro that the guy was running a 427.

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I have heard the term several times and I would like to know what it means. I heard it on a racing show last night on speed channel refferring to a 68 Camaro that the guy was running a 427.

It refers to the rear portion of the car being modified with an aftermarket/custom fabricated frame assembly to accept the larger wheels and tires and the narrowed rearend while the front uni body frame remains stock or stock appearing. For comparison...see the EBay link containig a full tube frame car....totally different than back halving......

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Pro-S...item35a5823261

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Re: Back halved: What does it mean

It means your probably from Texas or the deep south.

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post #4 of 39 (permalink) Old Dec 13th, 09, 07:32 AM
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Re: Back halved: What does it mean

It usually means a huge waste of money......

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It usually means a huge waste of money......
Wheres the ...LOL... Is this PS bashing.I say something about paint on a 69 Camaro on Ebay that no one owns and it gets deleted but things like this just trash the boards.I wouldn't say sh!^ like this about a stock appearing cars just because I dont prefer a small tire car or say that the PT guys rims are to tall with out a ...LOL... behind it.I cant afford a original Z so this is what I have.

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Re: Back halved: What does it mean

Agreed. If it's not your thing, fine. Some people happen to like the look. It came about when tire technology wasn't there and you needed big tires to put ridiculous horse power on the ground. Tunnel rams, carburetors, blowers, side pipes, loud mufflers, etc. are all not necessary, but people still like them. Let people build cars the way they like. Your negative comment isn't the answer this guy was looking for. You could've at least explained your answer. That way the guy could learn something.

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post #7 of 39 (permalink) Old Dec 13th, 09, 08:31 AM
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Re: Back halved: What does it mean

here's a link to a back-half work-in-progress that I happened across a few moments ago, prowling around on Craigslist.
I'm not plugging the ad; it has a good pic of what a correctly done back-half entails for a race purpose car.
http://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/1507925239.html

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I guess I forgot the LOL and the IMHO (tubs are for taking a bath LMAO!) Almost forgot the and the......
Just poking fun people, please don't get your panties in a bunch !


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your car would look killer with meats from the bumperettes~out.

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Wheres the ...LOL... Is this PS bashing.I say something about paint on a 69 Camaro on Ebay that no one owns and it gets deleted but things like this just trash the boards.I wouldn't say sh!^ like this about a stock appearing cars just because I dont prefer a small tire car or say that the PT guys rims are to tall with out a ...LOL... behind it.I cant afford a original Z so this is what I have.

BTW, I checked out your slide show...........VERY nice ride you have there ! Love how you did your tail pipes !

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your car would look killer with meats from the bumperettes~out.
Not a chance in hell............

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Re: Back halved: What does it mean

Hey Jeff - I thought I'd take a second and point out we try to avoid inflammatory remarks here, you did a good job of damage control after seeing it upset others but it's best not to post statments that will rub folks the wrong way! I'm leaving the post but most likely others will be put off by that first comment and will be letting you know it!

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It refers to the rear portion of the car being modified with an aftermarket/custom fabricated frame assembly to accept the larger wheels and tires and the narrowed rearend while the front uni body frame remains stock or stock appearing. For comparison...see the EBay link containig a full tube frame car....totally different than back halving......

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Pro-Street-Camaro-Real-Head-Turner-NO-RESERVE_W0QQitemZ230410039905QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS _Cars_Trucks?hash=item35a5823261

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good explanation!! and nice link dave!!..it makes me wanna back-half something or do a full frame tube job!!
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BTW, I checked out your slide show...........VERY nice ride you have there ! Love how you did your tail pipes !
I guess this makes up for the punch.Thanks for the compliment I just have always liked big tire cars its just me I guess.Oh my 15 year old and I are building a 70 Chevelle Pro-Street car I tried to talk him out of it that the stock frame on his car is better but I think he is hooked to.Its better than him wanting a Honda though.I dont wear panties I wear thongs if you would like I could show you.Oh this is a family site sorry I guess will have to pass.
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i got money that the sons car is gonna go faster than dads car??..all my chevelles are faster than my camaro's!!
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