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History 1939 Chevy Gasser Survivor HISTORY?

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by djtwigsta, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. djtwigsta
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    Anybody know the history of this ride? Its currently in MA and the owner purchased it from New Mexico. That owner was able to provide that this 39 raced in the lower states Texas and Louisiana. It had green flake seen on spots around the fenders and doors so had to be painted that in entirety at the time. Thats all the history known so far.... Thanks!!! - TWiG
     
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    Is that a current shot of the car now, is it running ?

    If so what kind of engine ?

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    DND that is a current image and its running. Sounds like it was in storage for several decades and had the driveline plus motor revamped with a crate 350.
     
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  5. Can't speak to its' heritage but, it sure is cool. Hope you can track down more of the history.
     
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    In the 60 years I've lived in New Mexico I've never saw that car. I have an extensive photo collection of races/race cars from our local track (Albuquerque) dating back to late 50's so I don't believe it was raced here.
     
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    yeah it used to be a emerald type green with alot of flake in it.... most of its peeled off and you are seeing what was under it.
     
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    Based on how distinctive the color was I am sure someone knows the history of this cool looking gasser.
    Jimbo
     
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  9. ...I like it a lot, hope some info comes thru on it...
     
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    It was painted this white over the original metal flake green paint... just found out.
     
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    obviously the wheels and tyres are new, how new is the entire front suspension?
     
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    I thought I would not see it again! people here in New Mexico have never seen it, But I have found most to be unfriendly anyway. Glad to see you left it as is!
     
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  16. Lars, as I mentioned to you earlier, I about fell over seeing that inside the enclosed carrier when the driver allowed me a look.
    We were unloading a Mo Par he brought me and asked " You want to see something neat?
    I said "Sure, show me"
    It looked so back in the day - high school to me.
    Love it!


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    awsum seal the rust & clearcoat save as is
     
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    Can you shoot an interior photo of the Roll Bar. If it is real, it will have one or evidence there of. The front axle is not vintage at all...Speedway.
     
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    The article states that the front was updated once found... the rear has now been updated also.
     
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    thats a rolling piece of art there ...
     

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