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55' Chevy "GASSER" Build UP... Yeah, another one

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chopperman, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. Chopperman
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    So the time has finally come...

    My dad and I built this car together back in the early 80's and when I was old enough I drove it to HS and raced it every Wed & Saturday night I could.

    Well after 25+ years it's time for a rebuild with my SON... We decided to make a gasser out of it.

    Were not going to cut the body up, but I am going to put a sub frame up front.

    Today was pretty COOL.. About half way into pulling the engine, my dad showed up in his GTO and helped out a bit. Pretty AWESOME to have three generations working on the same car..

    Let the build begin
     

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  2. Chopperman
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  3. Chopperman
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    I'll leave you with this teaser as I head back into the garage to cut the IFS off:D
     

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  4. fitzee
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    A cool build team and a cool project.
     

  5. chris55
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    Looks like a good start, keep us updated.
     
  6. bfink55
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    from Turlock CA

    not a huge fan of gassers but very cool that 3 gen's are working on something ! , plus looks like you got all kinda cool stuff in your driveway . btw , nice goat , LOVE the color
    FINK
     
  7. Butch M
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    cool love them gassers
     
  8. Chuckles Garage
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    You must be the only person on this board that doesn't love gassers.



    I see a huffer in this car's future and I LIKE IT!

    Great story....3 generations on one car....so cool!
     
  9. Chopperman
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    ....
     

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  10. uwonamos
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    from Omaha, Ne

    Is the license plate on the 4X4 goin on the '55. You gonna radius em.
     
  11. Rckt98
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    Here are a couple from todays Nostalgia Drags in NZ.
     

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  12. Chopperman
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    Parts should start rollin in by next weekend...
     
  13. I never get tired of gasser builds, please keep updating us on the build.
     
  14. Nice:cool: Can't wait for more pics.
     
  15. carpok
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    Cool build keep the pictures going thanks. I got a picture of my son about that age helping me on a 55 nomad project. He 32 now and still loves cars. Ron
     
  16. Zombie Plymouth
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    it's awesome getting your kid involved, can wait to see it finished.
     
  17. 56 gasser
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    The more gassers the better...keep them coming
     
  18. BIGREDTODD
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    Always a good idea to subscribe to these threads...after a couple sweet little "A" builds, the '55 was deserving some love...
     
  19. SpeedAddict001
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    Awesome and it is great to see you, your dad and your son working together on it. That doesn't happen enough these days! Keep us posted. It looks like you have a great start on it. My brother has a '55 Belair that was set up as a Gasser look when he first bought the body, but he switched it back.

    SpeedAddict001
     
  20. Chopperman
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    looking at this tire wheel combo

    FRONT
    15x4 AMR Troque Thrusts

    REAR
    8.20x15 Firestones on black steelies

    Still working on tread for the fronts and also trying to figure out all the right BS for both F/R rims, at least I know what I want them to look like. LOL

    Any advice here is appreciated... As mentioned, I'm not going to radius the quarters..
     

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  21. Chopperman
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    Spent some time on the firewall and inner frame..

    Also might be going a different route on tires
     

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  22. radical56chevy
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    thats cool..nutun like a family building ...i enjoy when the kids help me out...
     
  23. redlinetoys
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    from Midwest

    Good stuff... Looking forward to additional installments!
     
  24. jim_ss409
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    Looks like a great project!
    Keep us updated on your progress.
     
  25. Love it!! Cool that you had 3 generations working on it too!!
     
  26. Chopperman
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    got a few hours in today
     

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  27. Chopperman
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    Square peg, round hole... I will get it to work..

    Also, my new to me used ATO racing trans
     

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  28. Chalupa55
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    from So-Cal

    Cool build, the firewall looks like the one on my wagons with it getting all the holes filled.
     
  29. Chopperman
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    Shop space is a premium now
     

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