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Projects 1955 Chevy Southeast Gassers Build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Zak Hall, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. saltflats
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    My vote would be green.
     
  2. NWRacing
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    <--- Green obviously
     
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  3. Higgy's Henry
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    What ever color you choose, it should be a very heavy paint!! Definitly with lead in it. It might slow ya down a bit but......:rolleyes:
     
  4. Zak Hall
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    Says a man with one of those ultra light Henry Js! ;)
     
  5. It is a scientifically proven fact that MOPAR colors are worth 1/2 10th!
     
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  7. Vanness
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    Yes. 100% true for a lot of us.

    I should have built a gasser. Damn. After I missed a fiberglass nose, those dreams fell apart.
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  8. southcross2631
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    A lot of lower class tri-5 gassers were all steel. Just weld the front clip together and tilt it.
     
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  9. Cabbage
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    Looking good Zak! You are ahead of me...but im trying. 2018 season is coming fast!
     
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  10. thirtytwo
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    That car is gonna be a game changer !

    Who's doors are those?, I got a Frontend from unlimited and not exactly happy with it.. kinda rough
     
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  11. Zak, thot you might wanna see what the green looks like on a '55 Chevy.
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  12. Doctorterry
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    Green!!


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  13. Zak Hall
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    One of my all time favorite 55s
     
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  14. Zak Hall
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    I’m not 100% sure what these doors are, dad got them from a buddy. But the rest is fiberglass unlimited and just like my 57 the glass is a little rough, but light. And the price is right.
     
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  15. Zak Hall
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  16. Zak Hall
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    AC1D51B3-918A-4CE5-85F5-DD3051314FD4.jpeg We got the steering done, had to swap the tie rod to the rear so the Ackerman was correct with the arms, but now everything looks good and should work. Next up is changing the outriggers, fixing the quarters, and getting the body out of the way so we can finish weld the cage, ladder bar crossmember, etc.
     
  17. Zak Hall
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    Congrats on coming in top 5 in points Brian! Wished you coulda made it to the banquet man
     
  18. Higgy's Henry
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    Thanks brother!! Had to work this weekend, bummer but pays for parts!!
     
  19. Zak Hall
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    764AEC35-D453-45FA-839E-EDBC563DCCF7.jpeg B7C88CE1-A0F1-4F55-8419-C34243D4F662.jpeg 50419516-B6BC-4E3A-9DFB-B3340F173E4B.jpeg After more discussion with Quain, we cut the front plate down so it looks more 1960s correct. After a coat of black paint it’ll be perfect.
     
  20. Zak Hall
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    F04D3E21-0F53-4195-8E5E-9187303CA1F8.jpeg After finishing the plate today, rounded the corners, and clipped the plate so it doesn’t cover the front of the head any.
     
  21. Butch M
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    oh yes
     
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  22. Hang'emHigh
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    Lookin' good gentlemen!
     
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  23. flatmotor40
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    What rear wheels are you running.I have a set of 11x16 American bearclaw funny car wheels if you what something like that for the 70's look.Never had a tire mounted on them
     
  24. Zak Hall
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    DC6E807C-680A-4C66-9C2F-BFEC4030BED1.jpeg 0620FD2F-1D45-4241-9011-752325BDB9B4.jpeg 68663E9A-2590-4968-9846-41294F976B4B.jpeg 53EAD7D3-92C5-4FFF-A729-1C9A13EC3328.jpeg Well our painter came through for us with free paint off his shelf. It’s 1970-71 Ford grabber orange. I think it’ll look good on dads 55.
     
  25. loudbang
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    And it will go faster with FORD paint. :rolleyes:
     
  26. southcross2631
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    Free paint is always good. I have 2 gallons of about the same color that was free. I also have a gallon of candy apple red. Thought about 2 tone and see how it looks together.
     
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  27. Higgy's Henry
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    I see the fireplace is getting a workout!! Keep it up!
     
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  28. AmishMike
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    Cann’t Resist some comments on yellow cars. Bright yellow can attract bugs in my area, crazy to walk up to car & find tons of little back bugs all over. Park some shades yellow on grass & take on a green tint - ugly. I go to farm hardware store & buy cheap “caterpillar bulldozer” yellow- a mustard tint yellow that I think looks great & can always match. Pretty close to Mustang 17 above.
     
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  29. Vanness
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    Looks good Zak, you know the old motto, “if it’s free, it’s for me”.
     
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