The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 55gasserkid, Dec 14, 2007.
Cool, did you end up getting the straight axle from speedway and going to mount it above the axle?
Cool,but I would hafta raise it up (trendy or not)
hot rod reunion
Here's the REAL DEAL - My buddy Jay Lindsley in the Lindsley & Olsen, Blair's sponsored 55 at Irwindale in about '68
.......and he drove it to Bonneville with a bicycle on a rack on the back!!
Well, I never really considered my 55 to be a gasser, since it doesn't have a straight front axel, or radiused 1/4's, but here it is. Plus this is a good excuse to post pics of the new cheaters.
Nice! I love it, Those pics look like they could have been taken years ago
This was a buddy of mine's from the 90s into the 00s.. I just saw it on Ebay, They said it had been in a private museum for years.
Rob, its in good hands...
How did you make the pictures look old?
Nice car btw
I took the pics with my dad's old camera. It's a Kodak Retina IIa, that was made in the early 1950's??? Hmmm.....Does that make it traditional style photography???
Yeah I know it is. I spent all day helping Kevin. We removed the front clip when I dropped it off last Thursday. The frame rails are on. We put the motor and trans. in place with blocks so he can make the motor mounts. We test fit the front clip 4 times so he can get measurements.
I was just doing the small shit like painting parts so he can be done faster. But he did say that the car will still be there for the Beatnik Blowout so if you go you can see my car getting close to being done.
This guys work is phenominal which is why I went to him. This car is turning out so BITCHIN'.
Good looking car.
What size are the cheaters ?
I love a black 55 chevy ,
one of these days I will get around to painting mine .
15in x 8in. Cragars. 8in. wide tires. I forget how tall.
Kevin is doing the finishing touches to the axle. Then goes my roll bar in. Look for a build thread soon.
^^^^^What he said^^^^^
They are 28 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 15 Hurst piecrusts. They are mounted on 15 x 7 Americans.
They were a little tight to get on the car, but there was enough clearance after bolting them up. I had to unhook both rear shocks, and put a bottle jack between the frame and the rear axel. The tough spot was to get the tire between the brake drums and the fender lips.
Ooops, I thought he was asking about my tires, sorry.
The tough spot is changing a flat tire out on the road. I know first hand as I had a Pro-Street 40 sedan that I had to do the same thing. (form over function.... sure look great though )
Kevin, got any fab pics of this buildup for my friend to see? He's watching this thread
Hey Robert the ole 55 is lookin real good.....
I have more pics to post when I get more time.
Will it be here on this thread or elsewhere? Thanks again for the hospitality by you and your family! Everything was XLNT! Loved the corn
Seen this one at Vallejo Nor Cal Knock Out 2 last weekend
^^Black-out the radiator and this one is done!^^
This one's the Baddest in my town ,Blown Big Block !!!!!
I have the same problem as you with the tires that I have on my car now.
I just didn't know how big to order the piecrust to replace my old ones with.
Thanks for the reply and I love your ride......
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