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History 1955 chevy in 1965 ??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Abomb, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. bobwop
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    I agree
     
  2. Guess I'm a mother....but I've been called worse!:D
     
  3. Abomb
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    I took a liking to this one...

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  4. I would say something like this.
     

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  5. Automotive Stud
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    My dad had a '56 convert in 65-66. It had two tone paint, white top with white and red, nice rake, and steel wheels with baby moons. It had a 283 punched out to 301 with dual quads and a 4 speed. Inside it had buckets out of a 63 impala. He has some pictures at his house I'll post.
     
  6. Solospeedshop
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    Another 55
     

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  7. Abomb
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    That wagon is killer.....the sedan is not bad either :)
     
  8. Cut55
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    Had my '65 '55 out for a 45-minute blast around town today. :D
     
  9. Hal_396
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    Might want to lose the hood bird. I liked the side pipes also.
     
  10. Torque Thrust "D" on my 1956
     

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  11. Russ V.
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    Here is my '55 convert in 1962....'56 Packard tailights, rolled pan, Pontiac split bumpers. 389 Pontiac engine and a heavy rake. (Wish I had it now!!)
     

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  12. Fu-Manchu
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  13. pasadenahotrod
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    I am reminded of the Rader wheels catalog with their new product, sidepipes. The illustration shows a 55 HT with Rader slot mags in back, the sidepipes withe finned aluminum heat defusers, and Rader 5-spoke round spoke wheels up front. Always loved the combo never could find a set of roundspoke Raders.
     
  14. My brother had a '56 210 Sedan in '65 which had (then) late model 409 front springs and station wagon rear springs to raise it from stock height.

    Front wheels were chrome Keystone 5 spoke mags and the rears were a set of chrome reverse wheels with Chevy centres and Olds rims.

    It was painted a kind of British Racing Green (thanks, Earl Scheib!) and he swapped the stock interior for a set of '57 Bel Air door panels, '59 Impala steering wheel, '65 Impala bucket seats (which are probably still in his garage...) and a TJ Tuck'n'Roll back seat. The see-dan was converted to a stick and he added a Hurst Mystery Shifter to shift the 3-speed 'box.

    Sorry that I don't have any photos of the old girl, but it was kind of typical of a low-buck streeter, 45 years ago.
     
  15. Tall Tom
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    My '56 four door hardtop in '63.... white walls and spinner hubcaps.

    My '56 four door in '68..... white walls, black rims, baby moons, a slight rake and dual exhaust (split manifold for the six cylindar). I got that car FREE just had to put a motor in it.
     
  16. 55chevr
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    This nails what street / drag cars looked like in 1965 ... stance was high but not step ladder high ... typical suspension was 409 front springs and longer rear shackles in the back ... a better solution was to buy 2 new front springs and cut one of the old ones and add 2 coils to each of the new ones . Weld them onto with a coil over lap ... raised the front 2-3 inches ... with longer rear shackles the 55 would sit level and high ... ride was decent ... with the 409 springs you could jar the fillings out of your teeth ... Joe
     
  17. Cut55
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    Joe, if I had your old '55 today and it looked just like it did in the photo I would leave it alone! So fine. So 1965!
     
  18. BBMan
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    Mine in '68. 427, B/W 4 spd, 4.11 posi.
     

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  19. SuddenDeath
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    Or maybe some of the Radir wheels?

    Aren't the Mickey Thompson wheels being made again?
     
  20. Special Ed
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  21. Abomb
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    I think I might have gotten closer to 1968 or 1970, but here it is....for now anyway.

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  22. 55chevr
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    In 1965 ... I had a 55 Bel Air coupe ... turquoise and ivory with 63 chevy SS bucket seats ... 58 283 (.040 over = 288) Duntov 097 ... 3 speed with Hurst shifter ... ran a couple of different carb setups but the one that worked best was Carter dual quads off a 270 hp corvette ... just a note that no one REPEAT no one lowered their rides ... everyone raised them up ... longer rear shackles and later wagon springs in the front. That car was quick around town until the GTO s showed up ...
     
  23. lorodz
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    It looks good ...
     
  24. Special Ed
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    Funny...I never saw them anyway but lowered in my neighborhood in Southern California...:)
     
  25. teddyp
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    1963 283 3 speed 4-11 open rear great car had alot of fun with it
     

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  26. Blk210
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    Heres how i get down, this pick was just taken by a HAMB member of my son and i at the Jalopy Showdown last weekend.

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  27. Blk210
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    And one more cause i cant help myself!

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  28. Barnfind 56
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    Abomb you did good! I hated the side pipes, I wouldn't paint it either. Put some pie crust cheater slicks on the back, the Hurst ones are affordable.
     
  29. COMET-RACER
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    Well,I kinda dig it!!
     
  30. COMET-RACER
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    Gorgeous!
     

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