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55-59 Chevy truck pics?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Preacher, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. rebstew187
    Joined: Jan 17, 2005
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    This one should be at the shop today. This will be my 18 year old nephews first project. Looks to be a 60's built hot rod by the paint and 58 Chevy taillights she's wearing.
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  2. shopdawg
    Joined: Sep 22, 2012
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    We call this one "The Red Truck"
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  3. Bad55Chick
    Joined: Jan 19, 2011
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    H ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1456172664.231965.jpg

    Here's my 55:)
     
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  4. Reviving and posting my 57 big window I just got
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  5. Seen these at a cruise night last week
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    Notice anything odd

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  6. ...I gotta get back to work on my 55...
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  7. 57tailgater
    Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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    57tailgater
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    from Georgia

  8. ramblin dan
    Joined: Apr 16, 2018
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    ramblin dan

  9. aerocolor
    Joined: Oct 7, 2009
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    from dayton

    We just finished this one.
    Normally do a build thread on each one but we've been neutered for too many improvements incorporated into the builds. 20180721_115153.jpg 20180721_132234.jpg 20180826_110741.jpg 20180826_110758.jpg
     
  10. Dan in Pasadena
    Joined: Sep 11, 2009
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    I posted my avatar ‘55 big window back on page 5 in 2012. Since then I tore her down to the frame and now she’s no longer HAMB friendly with IFS, flipped a Ford 8.8 rearend on top of the leaf springs and installed a (HERETIC!!) 2011 LQ4 with mild cam, 4l85e and 17” wheels. I’d prefer the TT’s but can’t use them because my old knock off 15” Torq Thrusts won’t fit over Corvette calipers in front. Anyway, she’s THIS close to being done.

    I got a cheap deal on the Boyds Smoothies but will be installing body color steelies with ‘55 caps in the future to bring her back to HAMB-appearing, even though the mechanicals won’t be.
     
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  11. Dan in Pasadena
    Joined: Sep 11, 2009
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    Aerocolor - You have a ‘55 hood on that truck but the side emblems are in the ‘56 location - above the body line. ‘55 side emblems have a white background, are one piece and came from the facotry mounted below the body line. ‘56 emblems are two piece with black background and were above the line. Don’t know if youre aware of that. It’s a great looking truck though
     
  12. aerocolor
    Joined: Oct 7, 2009
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    from dayton

    Yeah, we're aware of the difference.
    Owners choice...actually we used what he had.
    Thanks for the compliment!
     
  13. Just built this 59 gmc at my work. 305 sbc, truck 4spd, new weatherstripping, glass, wiring harness, tires, brakes, gas tank and lines, steering wheel, seat, exhaust,etc.

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  14. RyanPartridge
    Joined: Apr 6, 2011
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    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
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  15. 32Dan
    Joined: Nov 22, 2017
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    from Chino, CA

  16. MO_JUNK
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    from Rolla, Mo.

  17. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
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    This is a shot of the '58 big window I bought recently. Totally cancer free.
    Truckontrailer.jpg This is my daily driver. At camp Bakersfield for CHRR. That is my buddy Butch's Willys behind it.
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    This is my '57 I sold last year. Owned it for 15 years, guess I can't be in the witness protection program anymore. :rolleyes:
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  18. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
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    These are really fun trucks to work on, parts availability is very good too
     

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  19. injunjoes
    Joined: May 8, 2007
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    My dads truck he drove daily for the last 4 years. he put over 40k miles on and smiled every minute of the way. Sadly we lost dad back in january so now i will be driving it and remembering all the good times with Pop
     

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  20. Good catch but not what I was referring to, it's a GMC grill with Chevy parking light ends grafted onto it.
     
  21. 55 Chev pu 1rst drive 5-7-19 072.jpg ...finally got mine on the road...
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  22. Richard Head
    Joined: Feb 19, 2005
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    I’ve had this truck for 30 years. I was 15 years old when I started working on it. There is a black and white picture of it on page 3 with some borrowed wide whites off of one of my dad’s cars. A couple of weeks ago, I finally got some whitewalls mounted on my wheels. 4EB5ECAF-8AED-49C9-8B47-F046F3F38451.jpeg A2D4E5B7-793C-4B37-B946-116D054A35AE.jpeg 971ED1B0-7ACD-48E3-A117-D72AE620827C.jpeg
     

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