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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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  2. Chopperman
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    Got some hours in today; should be wrapped up with the sheet metal work tomorrow.

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  3. Chopperman
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    Its a little Frankensteinish, but the "mini tubs" are done.

    A lot of work to gain 3" more in tire.
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  4. chevy57dude
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    Great job! It's a lot more work when the trunk floor is rusted out like mine was. Tough '55 you have there.
     
  5. Chopperman
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    Rear end is in and she's progressed back to a roller

    On the to do list:
    - re-wire back half
    - fuel cell, line, and vent
    - relocate battery
    - battery disconnect
    - brakes
    - driveshaft w/ 1350 joints
    - driveshaft loop
    - cage
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  6. Chopperman
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    got the battery disco installed and started on the fuel cell. Ran the disco in the rear quarter and out the back up light


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  7. Nice to see your still moving ahead.
     
  8. Chopperman
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    Can't believe it's been 7 years since I started this thread. Time flys when you're raising kiddos!
     
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  9. Chopperman
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    not too much to report, got the trunk painted up, fuel and battery / tray mounted.[​IMG][/URL]
     
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  10. Chopperman
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    she's a driver. test drive was a little sketch in the rain:)
    Still have a lot of little of things to wrap up before I can hit the track.

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  11. Elcohaulic
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    I'm answering an old question but somebody else might need this info...

    I had a pair of 15 x 7 wheels they had a pair of 275/60R15 tires mounted on them. They didn't hook at all.. I could see the center of the tread slightly bowing out. The BF Goodrich 275/60R15 tires had a tread width of 9". When I switched to 15 x 9 steel wheels using the same tire. The tread was perfectly even all the way across. This pair of 15 x 9 steel wheels with 275/60R15 tires hooked like never before.. Same tire wider wheel makes such a big difference since the tread is flat all the way across..
     

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