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Why do they always add those cheesy generic flames on cars.
Hi ACE!


Those particular flames are not my cup of tea either, but everyones tastes aren't as exquisite as mine.

How about these from PTCHIX. A well known lady PT owner from back in the day.

Her PT even made it onto the cover of the MOSS MOTORS PT custom parts catalog.



or this one from Texas


or these REAL FLAMES.



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How about these unique flames on the MOTHERS WAX custom PT.

It was literally one of the first PTS to be customized and it holds another major MAJOR distinction that I'll post about later.

It also is an early example of Mike Lavallee's REAL FIRE art work. and one of the early panel van conversions.



Here is an example of his handiwork on a prowler.



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Hello! I like the smoke one
The owner of that PT went by the name THier when he was a member over at THE CREW. He was there since the early 2000's, as was I.

If I remember correctly his 1/4 mile times were in the mid 12's.

A stock, properly tuned GT turbo PT consistently turns in the low 15's..

An N/A PT turns in the mid 17's.

Here's some smoke from the first 4 cyl. 2.4 Gt turbo PT to produce an 11 second ticket. It was called 'TOTAL SLEEPER".



He makes some smoke also because of this under the hood and a lot of other speed engineering goodies.





[email protected] Q/M pt cruiser at 430whp - YouTube

I'm sure you noticed that this run was with 430 h/p.

A short time later he had built it up to 599 h/p.

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Look at these pics - blink - look again. :unsure:






NO, that is NOT a customized PT CRUISER.

It IS a 1947 Chrysler Windsor Highlander.

It has gone through some expert customizing and they obviously used a set of PT headlights and a set of PT taillights during their reconfiguration of this Convertible.
Very well done and initially confusing to present day PT owners. o_O


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This great PT was a frequent participant at most of our central Fl. shows.

A split hood is unique to say the least. This shows some out-of-the-box thinking that was well executed in real life.



The door spear treatment, the fog light mod, the front Chrysler emblem placement were all mods that were original to this PT.

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Hi Handy!

What a co-inky-dink. ;) Your PT was one of the next three I Have lined up to post here in CUSTOM PTS.

It's an example of choosing the perfect balance of styles and mods that can be applied to our PTs.

On a sad note, Handy looked long and hard to find several of his mods. I doubt you'll find them today.

For example;

1. You can no longer buy the instrument pillar pods for the regular PTs, let alone the vert.

2. I doubt very much if you can find that particular vert style rear wing. :cool:

3. That style engine bay stabilizer is no longer available for the PT today.

4. The well balanced SUNCOAST CREATIONS hood really looks right on a PT.

5. You're making good use of the oem composite intake vanity cover. It is functional ( it has an insulating heat pad barrier under the cover) AND it gives a classy look to the engine bay.

Most importantly you and your wife thoroughly enjoy the PT. That has been attested to by the many posts that you have regaled us with on several PT sites over the years.

Well done Handy!

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I love the look of these full height grills, uninterrupted by the bumper. Are these completely custom or can the components be purchased?

Sadly that particular style is completely hand fabricated. I'm sure that just by examining it closely, you'll see that it took a lot of talent to get to that finished product.

The only company that has ever made anything close to that look is PTeazer. He has downsized his PT business and is now only available on FACEBOOK.

He has several different versions of the style available.

Here is the link.

Chrysler PT Cruiser & PTeazer Creations Everything Mild To Radical & More | Facebook


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That is a really well done photoshop. ;)

It's been running around the net for years.

Notice that the bottom chrome work on the passenger side tail fin is angled out to the right more than it should be. It was the best they could do with what they had to work with.


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2ndPT,

A very nice PT. It's done with taste and class and some other stuff. ;)

OH WAIT --------You've got an 85 Dodge Omni GLH!!!




I'm speechless and also without words.

Congrats on that!


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