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Projects 1955 Chevy truck

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by CRAZYHORSE55, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. Woogeroo
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
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  2. Bad55Chick
    Joined: Jan 19, 2011
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    About to buy a second motor so it can be running by our car show at the end of September. The other motor I have shown you guys will get built like I want it .
     
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  3. Hotrodmnm
    Joined: Jun 13, 2013
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    Me and my dad rebuild old cars. I just wanted to stop in and say hello to the OP. Also, it is not a Willys, it is a 1941 Chevy coupe, I just didn't bother about posting pictures of it, it is not exactly "hamb friendly".

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  4. Bad55Chick
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    I really like it!!!!
     
  5. volvobrynk
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
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    from Denmark

    You known your stuff, and apologize for not seeing that it was a Chevy. I also like Chevys.

    Except for wheels it looks fairly traditional, but almost too new m, but mostly the color and the wheels.

    Do you have a build thread for your truck?
     
  6. manicmachanic
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
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    from Berwyn, IL

    The name for your truck should be Idi, for I did it. Wow! How cool is that! Young, GIRL! Building HER own old nasty hotrod! Just print pix and keep them in a book under the seat. You can pull that out at shows when the idiots ask wear the old man is that built it. Bet your finger nails ain't pretty.
     
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  7. Years ago I did a ton of business (Ford sheetmetal and other parts) with Tom Bay at R&J in Ark City. I don't know if he is even still around? Great first project you have there.
     
  8. Emily, You Rock! All the best with the project.:cool:
     
  9. Hotrodmnm
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    I have not started one for it, my brother started it, and I've kinda taken over, because he hasn't had the time. I'll start one when the weather warms up and we can get back out there.

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  10. Bad55Chick
    Joined: Jan 19, 2011
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    Got some new doors from an old truck my boyfriend used to have so I now have the window mechanisms and one window has all the class had to put the parts on to see the whole overview look
     
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  11. Barn Find
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
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    My Apache doors are also bent like that along the front edge.

    At least our trucks aren't as bad as this one.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Every door I've ever seen that wasn't redone was like that. My door is the same way. The dog leg on the fender let's loose and they just pushed harder on the door. End result screwed up door.
     
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  13. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
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    If that were my Granddad's truck, you'd be finished already as far as paint is concerned.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Bad55Chick
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  15. Jalopy Joker
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    be sure not to smile (bugs) when driving without the windshield - Ha! ya doin' good
     
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  16. Bad55Chick
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    During carshow cause I doubt I'll get to the windshield till after
     
  17. jeffd1988
    Joined: Apr 12, 2016
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    This is neat. nice to see a lady in this forum. and most of all that your into these old car stuff. Out here in the bay area i dont even see ladys into this especialy young ladys. I love to see this a couple both driving a old vehicles together that is something lol i like it.
     
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  18. Bad55Chick
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    Thank you!! :)
     
  19. Looking like a real truck again. Ive always loved these. Keep up the good work
     
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  20. swifty straights
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    looking great! keep up with the good work! looking forward to seeing more pics!
     
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  21. OLDSMAN
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    Great to see girls on here. Nice build keep it up
     
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  22. xhotrodder
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    Here you go, found this one on the internet, and it will give you a look at how yours would look in the color that started on it. Hope you get it running and driving soon. 55 chevy truck.jpg
     
  23. indyjps
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  24. Bad55Chick
    Joined: Jan 19, 2011
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    Had to take selfies with her! Got the brake pedal and the master cylinder and proportioning valve and and brake booster all most ready to out on the truck
     

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  25. a4t1rat
    Joined: Oct 6, 2008
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    Looks Great keep it up. Awesome to see the girls on here .
     
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  26. Bad55Chick
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    My boyfriends the best letting me take the 48 to work today
     

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  27. volvobrynk
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
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    I Don't know what is the coolest on that post;
    A. He let you take it
    B. That you did take it

    I tried making my wife take my car, and she would rather take here bike in the rain, then drive my 68 Volvo
    :sad:

    You Rock!!
     
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  28. Bad55Chick
    Joined: Jan 19, 2011
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    Thank you!! I love driving his truck! I can't wait till I can drive mine!
     
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  29. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
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    Chevy didn't build a fleet side in '57 '58 was the first year for the fleet side. '57 was the last year for the Cameo. Just for clarification.

    @Bad55Chick where you put the truck depends on what you plan on doing with it. if it is going to be a traditional custom then traditional custom is where you put it, if it is going to be a hotted up traditional truck then traditional hot rods is where it should go and if you are not sure then Hokey Assed Message board is always a good place.

    I personally always land my stuff in the Hokey Assed Message Board. But that probably has to do with my knowledge of the hobby and I know that I am not going to totally hit on traditional on anything I build.

    Cool project by the way it can go in so many directions you cannot go wrong with the tri 5 body.
     
  30. ididntdoit1960
    Joined: Dec 13, 2011
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    from Western MA

    Actually beaner, they made both in 1958 - The Cameo and the fleetside
     

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