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1953 chevy bagged small block

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jordabennett, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Hey guys, I'm building this for a guy, its a 1953 chevy 4 door original straight 6 column shift etc.
    Plans:
    aigbags
    350 olds rocket small block with auto
    4link
    12 bolt rear end
    d-shaft tunnel
    c notches
    headers
    lay it low!

    Airbag kit had been purchased
    dual conv bags.

    I'm planning on using the original frame and looking for some tips or pictures with using the front original suspension.
    any tips tricks ideas or anything more would be greatly appreciated

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  2. Coty
    Joined: Mar 23, 2013
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    I like it!

    looks like you got some dent pullin to do. :D

    love the Olds engine in the Chevy, just cool to me.

    EDIT: If you don't mind me asking, what did you pay for your bag system?
     
  3. black 62
    Joined: Jul 12, 2012
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    black 62
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    from arkansas

    olds 307 would fit better...
     
  4. we just happened to have this one, flu carb to pan sitting there, screaming to go in something.
     
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  5. SuRfAcE_RuSt
    Joined: Sep 22, 2010
    Posts: 594

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    You'd think if he can afford all that stuff he has planned for it, he could afford to find a '53 2 door to put it on :D
     
  6. boomosby
    Joined: Dec 20, 2009
    Posts: 413

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    subscribed! love four door!
     
  7. Dirty54
    Joined: Nov 30, 2010
    Posts: 247

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  8. 54rat210
    Joined: Jun 5, 2012
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  9. 54rat210
    Joined: Jun 5, 2012
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    I always thought chopped 4 doors on bags is gangster.
     
  10. Moedog07
    Joined: Apr 11, 2011
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    Gotta watch this one. Sounds like a good build.
     
  11. Dirty54
    Joined: Nov 30, 2010
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    haha but after all that work he ended up doing a mustang II
     
  12. 54rat210
    Joined: Jun 5, 2012
    Posts: 390

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    Ha. Quicker . I do like the customized stock front end. I done think I would be able to duplicate it though...
     
  13. Same here.. plus 4-doors are easier to toss your drunk friends into the back for the ride home after a show...

    Bob
     
  14. he's a family man and the kids love the back seat. so a 4 door was right up his alley.
     
  15. got a little more done today.
    disconnected everything and began
    pulling bumper, clip, motor and tranny.

    going to be a snug fit for that olds
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  16. Ohhhh, that 6 looks so clean... I woulda left it there, but that's only me.

    Bob
     
  17. chevy54man
    Joined: Feb 7, 2013
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    from NC

    Love your Chevy, will be watching this build!
     
  18. i put it in last summer and he cruised it but now he wants change no 6 and 3 on the tree for him.
     
  19. been an extremely busy week/weekend but managed to get some time in and almost completed the front lower a arms and uppers bag mounts.

    removed all rivettes and started to notch for bags.

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    boxed the outside where i it cut to make room for bag

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    on the drivers side ill go into detail, passenger side was just going smoothly i didnt take any step by step photos.

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  20. yetiskustoms
    Joined: May 22, 2009
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    that 53 is coming along nicely
     
  21. got more done today including the drivers bag mount installed and cycled the bags, plumbed to test. exhaust pulled and rear end set up pulled after as many measurements i could get. stuck the tires in the wheel wells to get a good idea on stance. unfortunately i would have to get some drop spindles in order for the frame to lay as im about 2 1/2'' away. Heres some shots

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    notched the plate to let it sit lower/

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  22. little more today. floor cut out. c notches made and tacked into place.. then ran out of welding gas.. just when things were rolling. lots to do tomorrow.

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  23. Nu-B
    Joined: Dec 26, 2012
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    from Denver CO

    Looking good..
     
  24. more to come today
     
  25. MEDDLER1
    Joined: Jun 1, 2006
    Posts: 1,593

    MEDDLER1
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    Very nice touch on the access hole for the bags I was thinking of doing something similar on mine, although im past that point now....also the notch looks clean too good stuff man.
     
  26. sorry for the wait guys. heres alot more progress. i got the axel in lined up measured and tacked into place then began to make tabs and brackets to tack the 4 link in. cycled it a few times to make sure there was no binds and after more carful measurement i welded everything up. then started with the making a few round plats and using some cardboard i made some gussets here and there and got everything welded in. and it works great!! ill get a good video of the front and rear going up. the rear is not quite down with some addition welding and a cross bar for shock and more strength. getting some 2'' wheel spacers as well to fill the rear wheel well better. progress is coming along good.
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    Last edited: Apr 19, 2013
  27. bb55hrt
    Joined: Sep 9, 2007
    Posts: 91

    bb55hrt
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    from Michigan

    Very nice work
     
  28. cheers
     

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