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1955 Chevy new project!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kurts49plym, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. kurts49plym
    Joined: Nov 2, 2007
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    kurts49plym
    Member
    from IL

    Thought I would share with you guys the new 55 I got from CA. After stressing out about the delivery, it's now safe in my Northern IL garage! The car is body only, and has been sitting under a tin roof in CA since the late 60s (can you believe it?). The person I bought it from said the only way to see the car on the ranch was by 4x4 or from the air hense not being moved for so long (or purchased). When the man passed, the wife sold the car to the fellow I bought it from. Upon further inspection, this used to be someones drag car. Attached are pics of a home made? scattershield that was welded between the frame:confused:. Also, the frame in front was strengthened for a tow bar for taking it to the strip. Gauges in the speedo area and ladder bar brackets! If only this car could tell a story. Car is missing a chrome headliner bow, and a couple vent window pieces. Otherwise, it's going to be one cool hot rod in the future! Thanks-Kurt
     

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  2. publicenemy1925
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
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    publicenemy1925
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    from OKC, OK

    What are your plans?
     
  3. Nitro Crewchief
    Joined: Mar 22, 2008
    Posts: 18

    Nitro Crewchief
    Member
    from Illinois

    Very nice find. Who did the shipping for you? I am looking at a car in California too and will need to have it shipped to Illinois. How much was shipping if you don't mind me asking?
     
  4. kurts49plym
    Joined: Nov 2, 2007
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    kurts49plym
    Member
    from IL

    I have another spare frame that I'm going to use for a dropped straight axle similar to another Hamber, Baron:). I had a hardtop like this in the 70s and I'm going to clone this one to be just like it. Attached is a pic of one I really like:rolleyes:
     

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  5. kurts49plym
    Joined: Nov 2, 2007
    Posts: 386

    kurts49plym
    Member
    from IL

    I went to Yesterdays Tractors hauling schedule website to find a young man from IA to haul it. He was going out that way to bring back a pickup and he had extra room on his trailer. I gave him $1040 to get it from Sacramento, CA to Des moines, IA. Other big name huge companies said $950 door to door, but there's a lot of fine print about "driver not responsible" for cars with no brakes, etc. If you go to Yesterdays tractors "can haul" schedule, you will find Ryan's email listed. I don't think he is going back for a while, but there are other good guys just looking for a backhaul to help with gas expense. Good luck!
     
  6. BOHICA
    Joined: May 1, 2006
    Posts: 345

    BOHICA
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    :eek: Ouch!
     
  7. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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    slammed
    Member

    Nice hardtop! Black CA tag too.
     
  8. ShakeyPuddin55
    Joined: Dec 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,902

    ShakeyPuddin55
    Member

    Cool. My car had almost identical ladder bar brackets welded on the frame also.
     
  9. Dreamweaver
    Joined: Feb 26, 2003
    Posts: 1,017

    Dreamweaver
    Member

    Obviously you haven't priced hauling recently, thats not a bad price.
     
  10. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    fab32
    Member Emeritus

    Cool car. My favorite of the tri-fives. Keep us posted on your build.

    Frank
     
  11. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 5,925

    40Standard
    Member
    from Indy

    nice looking 55. not a bad hauling price. last car I had hauled from LA to Indy about 5yrs ago was a grand then
     
  12. 2-TONED
    Joined: Jan 31, 2005
    Posts: 1,683

    2-TONED
    Member

    NICE a hardtop & 'rust free' besides.
    :cool:
     

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