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Projects 55 CHEVY IN IOWA FRESH OUT THE BARN

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by k-ville, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. k-ville
    Joined: Jul 7, 2012
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    Went to look at a 38 ford pickup and couldn't help but notice this through some broken boards where two barns connected. Owner painted it in the early 70's and been just sitting more or less since then. Its got a long long way to go but fun for now and ready for Torquefest next month. Did a 8.8 diff swap with disc brakes, front brake disc conversion, and some wheels and tires for now. Also all new coolant system, brakes, and fuel system.

    So anyway its got some ugly but I like it anyway. Not so many chances left to do something like this with my dad so I better take advantage while I can.

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  2. Very kewl. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go find some barns to dig through...
     
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  3. chevy57dude
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    Hell yeah! The hacked core support is worth replacing. It ties the tops of the fenders together and the front end will flex without the complete brace. Great find!
     
  4. I have some vintage (stamped in the 1950's) lower body patch panels for that car if you need them.
     

  5. Daddy_O
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    Very nice!! Watcha gonna run for induction to spin those slicks?
     
  6. Model T1
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    Nice find.
     
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  7. Squablow
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    Cool car, looks good all cleaned up. The vinyl interior is cool too. The wheels that were on it were probably late 80's or early 90's vintage, so I doubt it sat there untouched since the 70's, but regardless, looks much better without them.
     
  8. That's real cool. I grew up in southeast Iowa and wish I could go back in time and pick up some of the old cars I ran across as a kid in farmers barns....cool stuff.
     
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  9. KoolKat-57
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    from Dublin, OH

    Was the fiberglass on the rear quarters used to lighten the car?
    Sorry I couldn't resist.
    Nice find, will make a great car!
    Have fun with your "new" 55!
    KK
     
  10. k-ville
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    We built a brace out of some scrap. I just didn't have a picture of it. Thanks for the advice though!
     
  11. k-ville
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    I'm afraid patch panels won't cut it...
     
  12. k-ville
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    They are all show for now... Blown small block someday I hope.
     
  13. k-ville
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    Thanks. Its been moved around a bit a messed with here and there but I've actually been around the car my whole life just didn't know it was still around the last few years. The tire still have nipples and are hard as rocks haha
     
  14. k-ville
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    With all this rust I figure it weighs about 1200 pounds haha
     
  15. hudson48
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    I like what looks like a Metro in this picture. IMG_20150127_082531780_zpss4zni9m4.jpg
     
  16. whats up with 2 master cylinders?
     
  17. Cool find, have fun with it!
     
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  18. theHIGHLANDER
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    That's a line-loc. Stab the brakes, hit a button inside, let go of the brakes and the fronts are locked.
     
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  19. brady1929
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  20. k-ville
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    I think thats for sale if you like it enough haha. He had over 100 cars at one point.
     
  21. jfreakofkorn
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    looks like its going to be a fun little ride =0)

    what is the tire size tho ... ??
     
  22. k-ville
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    the rears are 10 wide 28 tall.
     
  23. Phillips
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    Nice find, I recall about 20 years ago there were a bunch of tri-fives lined up behind a motorcycle shop East of town. Wonder if this is from that collection?
     
  24. GoinGreen
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    Nice car. I'll be looking for you next week!!
     
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  25. k-ville
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    yeah they owned a couple motorcycle shops. this one has been inside most the time but they have a bunch more. mostly 4 doors now.
     
  26. k-ville
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    sounds good! we will be there friday night through sunday
     
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  27. AHotRod
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    Who did you get the rear tires from?
     
  28. Hot Rod Nut
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    Lucky you, I want that car!! So cool. I have been looking for one like that. I'll be at TF ,can't wait to see it. Congrats!
     
  29. k-ville
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    Towel City. They seem nice and round and balnced easy... hope they dont come apart like stories ive heard.
     
  30. k-ville
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    Thanks I love it. First correctish car ive had. all my other toys are newer. Hope we see you a TF.
     

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