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Customs '56 Chevy 2 door conversion & build thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Squablow, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. Squablow
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    Here it is in fill primer, I had to reweld a lower door seam and punch the holes in the door and forward quarter panel for the '56 210 trim, now it's ready for a first blocking, hoping to see paint by the end of next week.

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  2. henry29
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    Looks really good, can't wait to see it in paint. What color you going to paint it?
     
  3. Squablow
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    Thanks. It's going to be two tone, blue with a white top/quarters. Another guy is doing the bodywork and paint, I'm just welding/fab on this project. Real excited to see it come together, makes me want to jump on my '57 soon.
     
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  5. raymay
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    Very nice work and you picked a great looking car to do the conversion. Donor cars are always a big help.
    Doing a similar 2 door Nomad conversion on a newer 66 Malibu long roof. I ended up cutting an ElCamino completely apart for my doors, pillars and quarter sections. Some of the extra parts have also proved to be usefull on the build.
    Good luck, your Dad is going to have a good time with the finished project.
     

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  6. Frankie47
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    from omaha ne.

    updates...........?
     
  7. Squablow
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    It's painted, and the paint job turned out real nice, but no pics yet, will post some up soon. The car really looks great.
     
  8. AHotRod
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    How about some finished pictures?
     
  9. benchseat4speed
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    Nice:cool: Excellent work. That 56 looks really solid to start with, and that's the only reason I did mine. Dunno why solid 4-doors are so much easier to find than 2-doors:confused:

    And yea X2 on what Glenn said got any finished pics?
     
  10. GaryB
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    that is awesome,had 2 56 post back in the 60s,I now have 56 sedan delivery
     
  11. Squablow
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    It's had paint on it for a couple months, but I don't have any pics of it yet, will post some as soon as I have them.
     
  12. bbc 1957 gasser
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    so its a titled 4 door ?that's a 2 door
     
  13. Squablow
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    My dad got the title changed when he transferred it into his name. I did the same thing when I did this to my '62 Chrysler.
     
  14. Okiedoker
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    Great post, can't wait to see some new pics
     
  15. jfreakofkorn
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    doesnt even look like it started its life as a 4 door

    good work .... =)
     
  16. Very cool keep the updates coming.
     
  17. Squablow
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    Haven't updated this in a while, it's painted and I've been working on the interior some, but still needs some more reassembly before it's totally finished, here's a pic I took today while I was moving cars around for wintertime.

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  18. low budget
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    The 17th of this month will be 2 years since your first post on this one.
    Think you can have her done by then? Just kiddin, Shes lookin good, keep up the good work.
     
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  19. guz04087
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    from Maine

    Updates?


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  20. JOECOOL
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    Yeah ,I would like to see all in process pics if you still have them. Thanks
     
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  21. Squablow
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    Still a few small things to tidy up but it's pretty much done. Will be cutting into a friend's 56 this winter for another conversion.
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  22. Slopok
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    If I hadn't have seen it I wouldn't have believed it, sure could've fooled me. Congratulations on a job very well done. Your Dad should be very proud of what you accomplished.
     
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  23. chevy57dude
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    Saw your pictures on the "conversion parts'' thread and wanted to let you know the car looks like GM did it.
     
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  24. 1959Nomad
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    great work on the modification and final build
     
  25. You rule. Most excellent !!
     
  26. Tastefully done...!
     
  27. COCONUTS
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    I wonder if the modification was done using quarter panels from a 2 door station wagon?
     

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