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History 1955 chevy in 1965 ??

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

  1. my 56 Nomad with Torque Thrust D, the T.T.O's were on backorder and I need wheels to get it home.. pinner white walls.. looks good just got home from a nice little spin around town !

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  2. 1320/150
    Joined: Oct 9, 2009
    Posts: 647


    Call me clean freak,but am I the only one that would rather watch this mud stuff rather than participate?
  3. Pharouh
    Joined: Sep 18, 2008
    Posts: 437


    around here,if you didn't have big bucks,you went with black painted rims and baby moons and narrow whitewalls. Jacked up in back a little. Maybe a tube grille.
  4. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 6,964

    from Oregon

    In the mid 60's we had a car lot in town called, "Jack's Chevy Corner". It was all tri five Chevys and most were stock height. The few that I saw changed from stock height were always raised up higher. Not nose bleed high like the red '55 posted here, but often 4-6" over stock height.
    My '55 I had in '69 was a straight axle car, and the rear wheelwells still covered the top 2" of the back tires. I ran Cragar SS all the way around on mine. Lots of guys ran either chrome reverse or Cragars.
  5. 66cayne
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
    Posts: 130


    Love it, what did you paint your headers with? prep? how long do you expect it to last?
  6. GassersGarage
    Joined: Jul 1, 2007
    Posts: 4,728


    I had a'55 Nomad. It was stock ride height with American 5 spokes. Back then, it was a $500 car.
  7. 55chevr
    Joined: Jul 12, 2008
    Posts: 956


    I paid $75.00 for the Belair coupe ... After a minor fender bender I paid $25.00 for a 2 door sedan that had a nice nose on it and swapped it onto the coupe ... think I sold the 3 speed transmission out of it for $25.00 and junked the body for 10.00 ... would like to have them both back ...
  8. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 11,416


    Lets see some more!
  9. lostintime
    Joined: Jul 27, 2009
    Posts: 30

    from minnesota

    55 in 62.............

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  10. 1320/150
    Joined: Oct 9, 2009
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    ^^^^except for the cars in the background!!
  11. old soul
    Joined: Jan 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,093

    old soul
    from oswego NY

    This car is down right nasty!
  12. exshelby
    Joined: Mar 23, 2011
    Posts: 45


    We have a winner, those are about the three finest cars posted! TY....
  13. Hotrodbuilderny
    Joined: Mar 20, 2009
    Posts: 1,646


    My father built a red metalflake 55, around 63-65. Radiused rear wheel wells, turned the front bumper over, and welded upside down in the rearmI'm pretty sure it was raked but not 100% sure, shaved door handles, had electric doors with the buttons, in the side view mirror frames, 389 pontiac 3 speed on the floor don't know if he ever got a 4 speed in it.I think he sold it for $1,500-$1800 in around 66.
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  14. nwbhotrod
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,243

    from wash state

    The sixties ended in 1967
  15. 55chevr
    Joined: Jul 12, 2008
    Posts: 956


    Very few 55-57 Chevy-s got a real paint job. Usually primed or original paint. Most had a 265 or a later 283 with a Duntov cam that was purchased from Chevy dealer for $22 ...

  16. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,564

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    Wow! Lots of old familiar avatars in this thread that I havent seen around in awhile.
  17. I was 14 in 65. I seem to remember a lot of them had reversed painted wheels on back with baby moons. The Pontiac engine was swapped into lots of chevys. A neighbor had a 55 convertible. it had black painted rims and rusty baby moons. he swapped the powerglide for a three speed floor shift. 6 cyl. . It sat up on blocks under the carport when he was in the army. his little brother would crank it up and the glasspack and long tail pipe would rack off. When in the army He bought a 67 GTO and never drove the 55 again. They pulled the 55 under the limb of a big oak tree and yanked the engine & trans. The car sat right there under that tree and pretty much turned back to soil.
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  18. Lytles Garage
    Joined: May 6, 2011
    Posts: 621

    Lytles Garage

    Are you Fuckin crazy ?? COOLEST 55 EVER !!!!! Chris
  19. Here's one I had about 1966. Borrowed the Americans off B-I-L's GTO.
  20. cavman
    Joined: Mar 23, 2005
    Posts: 648


    [​IMG]It looked like this in '65 and '66........14"x6'' reversed in the front 15"x7" painted in the rear, pie crusts, grille bars gone, '54 Vette frt bumpers, hood bird gone, wild .060 over 265, manually controlled overdrive, 4:11.
  21. My 55 the grill was removed Elcamino front springs and a Pontiac 389 tri carb four speed!

    The color was a severely checked Lemon Twist Yellow!

    And I changed it all back Chevy drive train and normal front springs... duh!
  22. alphabet soup
    Joined: Jan 8, 2011
    Posts: 1,545

    alphabet soup

    Maybe not '65 (I was 7). More like '68 or '69. There were four in my neighborhood. The two that stood out the most were. A turquoise and white hardtop. Tube grille, spot lights, chrome reverse and white walls. Always so clean you could see yourself in it. And a fire engine red one. Black roll and pleat. Black back wheels and cheaters. An American looking wheel on the front. No front bumper. And a small hood scoop, maybe a Super Duty? Think it had a big block of some sort in it. The guy made a lot of long black marks with it.
  23. I have no idea how many magnesium wheels I tossed because they were corroded.

    The Four that were on the Yellow 55 I replaced with chrome reverse wheels and baby moons!

    Man... if I could go back in time!!!!!!
  24. Todd's Rod's
    Joined: Dec 11, 2010
    Posts: 165

    Todd's Rod's
    from MInnesota

    here's mine I tried to emulate what I saw in 68. with a few updates
  25. paul55
    Joined: Dec 1, 2010
    Posts: 3,462

    from michigan

    my attempt for mid 60's vibe. 3497527333_b81b375ed0_o.jpg 1977376420 (1).jpg
  26. traffic61
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,514

    from Owasso, OK

    And a righteous vibe it is.
  27. biscaynes
    Joined: Mar 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,649


    here one in '67...

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  28. davidh73750
    Joined: Apr 21, 2009
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    Can you repost these picks apparently H.A.M.B. took them out.

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  29. davidh73750
    Joined: Apr 21, 2009
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    [​IMG] now I know what my blue looked like. I added these wheels however the s/s are sizzlers came out in 67’ . I wanted it to look like an old 60’s car parked. I hope to start it on it soon. Have buckets from a corvair, T56, . More research on the 60’s look to be done.

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  30. alfin32
    Joined: Jun 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,473

    from Essex, Ma.

    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
    image.jpeg Built just as I would have when I graduated HS in '65, had I had any money.

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