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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Cerberus, Apr 12, 2020.
Does this car make my head look big?
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.
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.
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.
set of American 5 spokes!
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.
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.
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.
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.
There's a little Henry J in the side view, now.
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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.
Dude, you don't want to get stuck with that abomination.
They made it look better than a "shorty" and did some good work, but it's still not worth a dime in my opinion.
KIll IT WITH FIRE !
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Fill it full of clowns......
Which h•••? well you know!
Thanks for the wake-up call. I was having a bad dream.
You weren't serious were you?!
I have a problem with the proportions. Just because you CAN do something doesn’t mean you should...
Cerberus, I would not blame you if you never asked a question on here again, especially with some of the replies you have received.
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.
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
I'd be embarrassed to be seen driving that thing.
No, don’t do it.
Coulda Shoulda. Jack E/NJ
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
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.
Cut the top off and build a soft top.
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