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Old 09-18-2011, 06:24 PM   #1
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Default "Standing Room Only" Chevy Gasser. Still Around?

Came across this pic on a website. Anyone know if this car is still around or maybe what happened to it if it's not. This thing is sweet!

http://www.mts.net/~57ford/standing_room_only.jpg
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:53 PM   #2
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Default Re: "Standing Room Only" Chevy Gasser. Still Around?

You might want to change your thread title to include the term "altered". That car is not a gasser. I don't know if it's still around or not. I've seen the photo you posted before and that's the only picture I've ever seen of it.
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:59 PM   #3
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Default Re: "Standing Room Only" Chevy Gasser. Still Around?

Either way it's stupid cool!
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:27 PM   #4
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Default Re: "Standing Room Only" Chevy Gasser. Still Around?

I don't know what it is...I don't think it's a gasser or altered. It doesn't even have an engine (?).
My opionion, I think it looks ugly. If it is still around I am sure it does not look like that.
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:46 PM   #5
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Default Re: "Standing Room Only" Chevy Gasser. Still Around?

Looks like the engine is set midship and low you can see the zoomies right at the ladder bar pivot point the link says 57 Ford!
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:07 PM   #6
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Default Re: "Standing Room Only" Chevy Gasser. Still Around?

And what about those two little guys sittin on the front fender
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:10 PM   #7
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Default Re: "Standing Room Only" Chevy Gasser. Still Around?

I wonder if that was a wheelie car doing giant wheelies for show.
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:35 PM   #8
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Default Re: "Standing Room Only" Chevy Gasser. Still Around?

Without any kind of panhard or locating bar on the front and springs that basically tie in straight up, I wonder what would happen if you tried cornering at say 15 MPH or got really sideways on a pass.
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:20 PM   #9
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:42 PM   #10
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Default Re: "Standing Room Only" Chevy Gasser. Still Around?

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I wonder if that was a wheelie car doing giant wheelies for show.
That would explain it. It must be have been a wheelstand show car.
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:14 AM   #11
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Default Re: "Standing Room Only" Chevy Gasser. Still Around?

Gasser - no
Cool - no
Stupid - hell yes

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Old 09-19-2011, 01:24 AM   #12
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Default Re: "Standing Room Only" Chevy Gasser. Still Around?

That would also explain the name Standing Room Only.
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:13 AM   #13
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Default Re: "Standing Room Only" Chevy Gasser. Still Around?

Anyone else notice that it says "57 Ford" in the photo jpeg title?

Not a fan of this car although it is interesting. I would like to see a closer look at whatever is happening at the front axle area for suspension...
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:27 AM   #14
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Yeah I notice it said "57 Ford" in the jpeg title but I was trying to just post the photo and not the link but I couldn't get just the photo to post. And I wasn't really sure what it was so I just put gasser. Whatever it is I still think it's pretty cool. Not something you see everyday and definitely not something someone else has.
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:59 AM   #15
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Default Re: "Standing Room Only" Chevy Gasser. Still Around?

That front end has leafs. What you see is the left leaf up front and the right to the back. Or at least thats what I see
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:06 PM   #16
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That thing is uglier than a mud rail fence.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:07 AM   #17
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Default Re: "Standing Room Only" Chevy Gasser. Still Around?

Judging by its Sketchball-Stevens construction and edgy look, it's doubtful the car survived the era. But maybe, just maybe it's out there somewhere.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:18 AM   #18
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What a waste!!
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:23 AM   #19
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The first 57 Chevy Rat Rod??
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:30 AM   #20
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This is a Winnipeg car or at the very least a car built and raced at Bison dragway back in the 60's. The picture below hung in the old Softy's Speed Shop for years. Brian Sr who ran the shop said it showed up and ran occassionally for a few years then disappeared. Other than a few rumors, he has no idea what happened to it. He did say a lot of tracks were way to spooked and wouldn't let it run. Even back in the crazy 60's... that's saying something. But then again... looking at the rear spring mounts, maybe not. It also showed up at the first car show at the Winnipeg arena. The stories have it, that the car was driven in and driven out. The pictures show it to have a beautiful blue paint job and really cool lettering. (Paul S... do you still have the car show pics???). Brian Sr remembers to have been well finshed and well crafted. Just insane...

This thing had an injected 327 set back about 6 feet and a 4 speed. The car was center steer and the driver's head actually leaned against the slope of the roof line at the back. There was no firewall per say (Which might have contributed to the "Not safe" designation) this was to let the driver see where he was going through the frame rails. This freak had a 200 lb steel plate mounted at the rear. It double as floor boards for the trunk and shot sparks when scraped on the track. This was years before the wheel standers put titanium plates on the bars.
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