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Features 55 Chevy sectioned and shortened

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Cerberus, Apr 12, 2020.

  1. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 1,594

    from norcal

    Does this car make my head look big?
  2. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 1,821


    I keep flipping from the before and after pictures. That car is modified every which way. I would be curious as to how much bondo was involved. Looks well done in the pictures, though.
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  3. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,932

    from Iowa

    My next car will be another '55 Chevy 2 door sedan. One of my all time favorite cars.

    That said, I wouldn't drive across town to see that chopped up mess and I live in a very small town. Wouldn't give it a second look after seeing it the first time. Worth absolutely nothing to me.

    Sorry, but you asked for opinions and I'm being honest.
  4. Jimbo17
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,712


    I can appreciate the amount or work that someone put in to change the complete look.
    But I would not be interested in owning that car no matter what the price was.

    It took a skilled craftsman to build it and countless hours of work but I just do not like the finished product.
  5. harpo1313
    Joined: Jan 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,871

    from wareham,ma

    Keep looking.
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  6. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 6,593

    from Nicasio Ca

    Wow, Sweet..

    set of American 5 spokes!
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  7. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,217


    I actually like the shorty wagons, but only if they're done right, and a lot of them are't. The 4 door cars shortened into two doors are just too "clown carish" for me. Looks like someone took a parts car and actually did some improvement, and it is a good job compared to most, but I still don't care for it/them. I rode in a shorty 56 wagon one time many years ago; it was sort of 'bouncy", but could turn around in a narrow, 2 lane, country road. I wanted to buy it, but the guy I told about it bought it out from under me. The shorty wagon craze started with an altered class drag car here in the Pacific Northwest in the 60's, appropriately called, "The Jelly Bean". I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
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  8. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,406


    I'm with Mimilan, if we're just commenting on it's value, I'd say it's worth less than the untouched 4 door sedan he used as a starting point. At least with that car, a builder could still do a proper 2 door sedan conversion (I've done several, it's way less work than what was done here, and done properly is indistinguishable from a factory 2 door sedan), or just drive around in a 4 door sedan.

    I really don't like to crap all over someone else's workmanship, and it appears that the execution of this was at least pretty well done, but I'm not personally a fan of the finished product, and it's miles away from a traditional hot rod or custom car.
  9. They drive like shit, there is no way to get the ackerman right. It feels like you are steering the thing from the rear bumper. We had a customer bring one in and dropped Waayyy to much money into it. They are basically worth nothing to anyone that knows tri five chevies. Would have been worth ten times more in its 4 door state. Run, run fast and far.
  10. If I didn't know what a 55 chevy looked like and viewed it (like you said) as a sports car, I could almost get behind it.
    But the proportions do seem just a bit off. I can definitely see what the builder was going for, tho.
    Not worth what I would pay for a stock 55 chevy.
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  11. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,438

    from Michigan

  12. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,075


    If nothing else this should show why it is worth less than a standard 55 Chevy. Now, whether others like it or not shouldn't hold you back if you do. That's all that really matters but the car is a limited market car.

    A standard 55 Chevy in that condition would have a huge market. That particular car has a small market. If you like it, it's worth what it's worth to you.
  13. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 5,540


    Dude, you don't want to get stuck with that abomination.
  14. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,407


    They made it look better than a "shorty" and did some good work, but it's still not worth a dime in my opinion.
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  16. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,359

    jimmy six

    Fill it full of clowns......
  17. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,359

    jimmy six

    Which h•••? well you know!
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  18. Cerberus
    Joined: May 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,381


    Thanks for the wake-up call. I was having a bad dream.
  19. 6sally6
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
    Posts: 1,108


    You weren't serious were you?!
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  20. Bullit68
    Joined: Sep 16, 2009
    Posts: 91

    from Verona, PA

    I have a problem with the proportions. Just because you CAN do something doesn’t mean you should...
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  22. 1934coupe
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
    Posts: 3,922


    Cerberus, I would not blame you if you never asked a question on here again, especially with some of the replies you have received.

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  23. oldiron 440
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
    Posts: 1,507

    oldiron 440

    I've got a friend who did that too a 62 Chevy and it looks just as fucked up. He thinks it's cool but he drinks way too much.
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  24. Wonder if it was the same guy that designed the porch roof on his house.
    Like Rickybop, I thought it looked like a henry J with 55 chev stuff mounted onto it
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2020
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  25. I'd be embarrassed to be seen driving that thing.
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  26. OLSKOOL57
    Joined: Feb 14, 2019
    Posts: 445


    No, don’t do it.
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  27. Jack E/NJ
    Joined: Mar 5, 2011
    Posts: 585

    Jack E/NJ
    from NJ

    Coulda Shoulda. Jack E/NJ coudashouda.jpg
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  28. I keep thinking, lower the front, open the rear wheel wells up to match the front, change the wheels and cut the roof off completely, it would work. @themoose
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  29. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,836


    Still wouldn't look right IMHO but what if it was a convertible? Of course it someone tried to make a top for it we'd be right back to where we started. Bottom line not much demand for a misfit convertible with no top.
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  30. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,159

    from Berry, AL

    Cut the top off and build a soft top.
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