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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by WICKEDJOHN, Apr 3, 2007.
my 37, hot 283, 4 speed , 57 chevy rear, 53 chevy front brakes...
WOW these are some awesome and inspirational photos. Now if I can put down the laptop and get back to the garage and make more progress!
...here's a 38 I picked up last December, was dragraced over 40 years ago then stored til now in a polebarn. No other info on it, looks to be just scuff'd orig. black paint and red primered. Should be put back in action....it's up fer grabs.
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Here is a cleaned up pic that was taken in 65' in front of the local High School
Great pic! Great Chevy gasser!
Thanks Bowtie, Yep she was a fun ride and a big part of my life for 8 yrs of building & racing
Now it has come back around with the neat old pics on these threads, after 50 years 'Priceless '
It never gets old does it.
Don is that not PRICELESS LOL Gary
It is pretty neat being appreciated now in my 70's for what I did 50 yrs ago, kinda puts a little spring back in your step and that's a good thing !!!!!!!
TOTALLY AWESOME CAR, buddy love the gold center wheel and the color is very fitting to the body style. I've always loved the 37/38 coupes.
A long shot question? I've been looking for a'37Chev cp. that I sold in the late 80's.
It was sold in Federal Way ,Wa. last seen in No. Tacoma,WA in the late '90's.
This car had a '67 Pontiac OHC Sprint motor in it, Pontiac all syncro 3 speed and a
tri-5 rear end. It was painted in a early Vega ,dark Brown,with gold flake and had
chrome interior window moldings, all Black interior with VW high back seats .
If any one recalls seeing this Chevy, please PM, I'm still missing it.
Thanks for your attention.. ..............................Jack
Old thread back from the dead...
From last years meltdown Drags.
Couple of my favorites......
great thread! I love old pictures of old cars. my 39 Hudson will join the Gasser crowd this winter.
It's not exactly a '37/'38 Chevy, but looks neat anyway. What's under the hood, Dave?
What is in there now is a foam SBC mock block with that tunnel ram sitting on top. Current plan is 383 with tunnel ram and TH350. Granted not exciting.
Had to radius those rear fenders to get that tire fit (37/38 Chevy inspired?) Original 39 Hudson fenders would have required tire tuck
Not sure whether the running boards should remain?
I see what you mean about the radius. A 383 oughta give you a little excitement. The running boards look fine to me. Best wishes on your build.
The radius in the rear fenders give's it that true gasser look, that we all had back in the days when gasser's were a big deal in about 60' to 65'
Then the factory cars - Afx's and funny's started to take some of the lime light away from us guys
here is a movie clip that i took back in 1960 at lions. it was doug cook's tahitian red 37 chevy gasser. he took home the trophies most weekends and was virtually unstoppable. this was prior to the swc days. yes, there were 3 and 4 across on some days. the gasser classes were for most anyone that modified their daily drivers and wanted to race. so, this was a way to eliminate 3 on each elimination race to narrow it down to the final 2. everyone had fun during those times...
Great video! Is the title wrong? 37 Chevy Coupe not 57 Chevy coupe.
Wow,...I never knew Doug's 37 was red,...
Hi Rusty i'am with you one this one
The 37' I saw Doug race at the beach was a tan color
i type fast and i miss a lot of keys. it should say 37 chevy coupe.
when we saw it in 59, it was tahitian red...a popular custom car color back then. look at it in the bright sunlight in the pits... that is my (late)brother checking out the coupe for speed secrets.
jnaki. Thanks for the great videos. I know Doug Cook ran a small block in his '37. Do you remember what trans and rear he ran? These are the first color images I have seen of one of my favorite '37s.
My 37 gasser 427 small block chevy. 4 speed
Finally getting around to restoring the Coupe I posted in this thread a few years ago.
Below are pictures of a coupe we had in the early 90s. We are looking for a one piece fiberglass front end to replica the one below. Any one know of a source to get one?
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