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1951 chevy make over

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 55_nail, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. 55_nail
    Joined: May 14, 2008
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    Thought that I would post the new look of my buddy "Biff" Willey`s 51 chevy deluxe. Took us around 4 weeks to get her ready....had to be done by the 28th cause he was getting hitched. Here are some pics of before and through build to finish.

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    getting started, look at those floors!



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    new paint on dash.
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    new shoes after blast and paint and treads.

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    floor update
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    my first set of door panels.
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    new carpet and lots of Mexico!
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    back on the ground June 24th
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    all cleaned up.
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    We also dropped the rear 3 inches and added spot lights. Still have to put in new headliner and do a tuck and roll on the seats and chrome bumpers, but for know very pleased, finally looks like she should.
    Let me know what you think,
    55_nail
     
  2. PurplePearl50
    Joined: Aug 1, 2007
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    from Sedalia,Mo

    nice and simply thats awesome the next one im gonna build is gonna be very simple almost stocker
     
  3. VNCduke
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
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    from Washougal

    Hot Damn! looks way better. im going to have to get me another one of those
     
  4. Nice work!!!!
     

  5. BadLuck
    Joined: Jan 7, 2006
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    Lookin' good...what rim and tire size are you runnin'?
     
  6. The Dodge Guy
    Joined: Feb 12, 2008
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    I like it very cool!
     
  7. 55_nail
    Joined: May 14, 2008
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    thanks,
    rims are stock for 51 chevys 15x6 I believe and the tires are BFG Silvertown 6.70-15s.
     
  8. senior fried
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    Nice work, you guys made it look easy and ya had fun !:D
     
  9. 4HawkRod
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  10. stretch 1320
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  11. OLLIN
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
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    you did all the right stuff, once you do your bumpers it will really be sweet!
     
  12. Looks pretty good! Door panels are great...
     
  13. nekroman
    Joined: Apr 27, 2004
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    EVERYONE's got chrome bumpers, I personally think they look sweet black. I'd leave em.
     
  14. JonasLj
    Joined: May 18, 2008
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    from Sweden

    Looking real sweet :)
     
  15. Chebby belair
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    from Australia

    Ditto, nice rig.
     
  16. frankenstein1948
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  17. BadLuck
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    Im diggin' the black bumpers too....and the star on the skirt...says true "rockstar":D
     
  18. I think it looks pretty cool like it is, including the bumpers. Heck, I'm running my '51 with rusty bumpers.

    Cooter
     
  19. WildWilly68
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    Looks good from here. Nice work
     
  20. Toast
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    from Jenks, OK

    Very cool!!
     
  21. 55_nail
    Joined: May 14, 2008
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    Thanks from everone.....when Biff gets back from the honeymoon he will really dig all the comments!
    I am still just in aw of how all the simple changes we did....made the car completely different!! it was a cool car to begin with but now she is right inline...not only has the look improved, the ride is excellent know too....has the right lean and is a real cruiser.
    55_nail.
     
  22. old wood 51
    Joined: Aug 26, 2007
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    from NAPA CA.

    looks really sweet, the ride height stance is just right ;low but not to low, I'd paint the door jambs black though...they kinda looked outa place being white .
    Brian.
     
  23. Mudville
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
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    Good job! nice and simple!
     
  24. Nice look'n ride...well done....
     
  25. UPSrodder
    Joined: Jun 9, 2005
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    Great job, I have thing for satin black, white and mexican blanket combo's. Planning similar treatment for my 54 Chevy truck.
     
  26. 6t5frlane
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    from New York

    I like it a lot. Those grey wheels work!
     
  27. cfish50chevy
    Joined: Aug 31, 2005
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    Great look on the door panels!....overall nice job...Im achrome bumper guy myself but your car pulls of the painted bumpers just fine!...makes me wish I had mine all over again!
     
  28. lowrodderDon
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
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    looks nice, I have a 52 also, I was wonderin where you got the panels and supports for the floors?? keep up the good work, later
     
  29. 1951Biff
    Joined: Apr 25, 2008
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    Wow... All of the comments are simply amazing! It was definitely a Scramble but we made it and it worked. Now with the new tires I can run about 10 mph faster then before.

    A special thanks for 55_nailhead. With out you cussing and bleeding with me, this whole build wouldn't be possible.

    I got all of the parts for the floor from Chev's of the 40's and the national Chevy association.

    If your in need of some front floor pans I have them. When we tore out the interior, I found that I needed some more metal so I ended up just buying bigger floor pieces. So I have some small boards that I need to sell for the front. Let me know if anyone is interested!

    Thanks again for all of the nice talkin'!
    Biff
     

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