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Technical 56 CHEVY 2DR HARD TOP MEASUREMENTS/COLISION DATA?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kona Cruisers, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. Kona Cruisers
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 1,074

    Kona Cruisers
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    Do any of my hamber buddies have any collision data on a 56 2dr HT? I can find frame plans, interior dimensions, but not any body measurements.
    Mine is in salvageable condition for a 2dr HT, but my floors and supports are gone. The body itself is in surprisingly good shape when compared to the floors.. But I would want to run a tram gauge to make sure it didn't get outa whack when I put the new floor in.

    Any help?
     
  2. Oilguy
    Joined: Jun 28, 2011
    Posts: 400

    Oilguy
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    Go to the GM Heritage website and look at Vehicle Information Kits. I found body dimensions on about page 6 of the 1956 catalog. There is a ton of information on your car on their site.
     
  3. cretin
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
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    cretin
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    I never knew about this! Just looked up info on my '54. Very cool! Thanks!
     
  4. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 5,272

    brigrat
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    from Wa.St.

    Kona Cruisers of Hawaii? In your profile you list AK.
    I ask because last time I was in Kona there was a Black & White '56 Hardtop sitting in a fenced area about 20 miles north of Kona. Seemed kinda odd there, always wondered what happened to it, yours?
     

  5. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,007

    koolkemp
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    If you can find an assembly manual it's full of great drawings and measurements, I found it invaluable doing several 55's over the years.


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  6. Kona Cruisers
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 1,074

    Kona Cruisers
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    Previously of Hawaii... lived over there in 03-08 been a hamber for a while. unfortunately it wasn't my car.
    I get around. Might be calling Alaska home now (was born here) , but at some point the wunderlust will come back.
     
  7. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,359

    56sedandelivery
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    Another displaced Alaskan native here too (Anchorage), and when I was in the USAF, they sent me to Texas and Alaska; one extreme to the other extreme! My "1956 Passenger Factory Assembly Instruction Manual" does't have a lot of body specific measurements. There are lots of frame measurements where the body bolts TO the frame. But, those have a pretty good variance in +/- specs. I have a friend who deals in 55-57 Chevrolet cars AND parts. He happens to have a wrecked 2 door hardtop in his hoard that's more or less complete (a tree fell crossways across the trunk area). If you need any parts, I can send you his information; if you'd like it, send me a PM. I've had TEN 56 Chevrolet's myself, but none of them have been hardtops or convertibles. Good luck with yours. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     

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