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55 gasser build 60s style

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ottos, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. VintageBuzz
    Joined: Jul 5, 2008
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    Great job! Thanks for sharing with us. Gassers rule!

    Back in the late '50s and early '60s when I wasn't even a teenager yet, the Bernard Conway and Johnny Woodhouse (Soda Pop Gang) '55 Chevy Gasser built out of Cheyenne, WY got me hooked on '55 Chevys for life. I'd love to locate the owner of their car now. I heard that it might be in Rock Springs, WY?
     
  2. ottos
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    thanks guys , well i think my m22 is here to stay as i love the sound of them whining down the road ...:cool: but yes im gonna have an estimated hp of around 650 and I know it can be stress on the muncie but im gonna roll the dice and run it.
     
  3. ottos
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    This was a pic when I rescued it ...what a heap of sh*t
     

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  4. 1971BB427
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    Very nice save! Can't wait to see how it looks sitting on 4 wheels!
     
  5. MalibuKasey
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    I dont mean to sound negative AT ALL.... but this picture makes me VERY happy with my purchase.
     
  6. Racrdad
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    Looking real good so far, nice progress you are making. Gotta love another 55 with a straight axle!
     
  7. ottos
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    NOT AT ALL ....I sold the original chassis under it and with that sold i have 400 dollars in the intial purchase so not bad...but not for the faint of heart...:eek:
     
  8. ottos
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    few pics i didnt post on progress...
     

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  9. ceegrey
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    Keep it up it's gonna be a cool tool
     
  10. ottos
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    put some rubber on my rims ..checkem out....
     

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  11. billys54
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  12. ottos
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    thanks, just getting the wheels mounted is getting me crazy ...cant wait to see it all together.
     
  13. bigfive
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    that was defiantly a rescue! It's a shame to see em go
     
  14. boogeracng
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    Too bad you didn't have access to, or use Nomad quarters. The factory radius is spot on. Congrats otherwise for keeping good ol' USA iron in the USA. May be one less Kia or Hyundai or other "global economy improver." See 'ya at Bakersfield in October......
     
  15. Pluck
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    Love the wheel/tire combo. The car is gonna look bad-ass!!
    Pluck
     
  16. Nice work so far, now about that rear radius ???????
     
  17. ottos
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    got to get weight in car set height and im going to radius it out. i cant wait to finish that part as ive been planning how im going to do it for months...:eek:
     
  18. ottos
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    i looked at the nomad quarters but my rear wheel base is altered a bit and wouldnd look right due to wheel not centered..
     
  19. Jalopy Joker
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    someone in NorCal looking for a project? search sacramento craigslist auto parts for sale:
    '55 Chevy 210 Gasser project - $4,000 (current ad-not mine)
     
  20. biscaynes
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    good stuff! please keep the updates comin! :cool:
     
  21. ottos
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    well worked tonight on the 55... I think Ive got the quarters and trucklid and rear pan under controll ...car was smacked in the back and is challenging to get good gaps .

    wont be able to work on it till monday but i think im ready to do some welding now ..:eek:
     
  22. I know your pain! Look'n good!
     
  23. ottos
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    will get some pics up soon but got alot done. I moved my car last weekend to my az house where Im much better setup to do my work. Hopefully i get to put my mockup motor in the chassis and do that setup. Also looking to set up my main hoop so I can finish the floors this weekend.
     
  24. ottos
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    update is here . got my mock up motor set into car, did more welding , and installed main hoop, and a bunch of misc.
     

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  25. KustomCars
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    from Minnesota

  26. the other me
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  27. Butch M
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    Oh yes lookin real good...........
     
  28. 1971BB427
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    from Oregon

    What a difference from where you started! You've done a great job with it so far!
     

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