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56 Chevy..Mild Kustom or Gasser?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dannyego, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. dannyego
    Joined: Mar 12, 2008
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    So heres the deal. I picked up a 56 chevy 150 for a good deal last winter. Im into kustoms so I was gonna make it a mild kustom and keep the 235 in it. I picked up 7 desoto grille teeth for it and some 56 packard taillights and was going to do the usual custom stuff. Well here is my delima. The 235 was a dog so I im putting the cookie cutter 350/350 combo in it. Now that I have the car all stripped down nose sitting high(no motor) I am kinda of thinking with going the mild gasser look. I dont have the bankroll to straight axle it. But I can raise the front end a little maybe some fenderwall header a decent street strip cam etc... I just cant decide which way to go. If I went mild gasser I would ditch the packard taillights but I would still like to use the desoto grille teeth. I love the way it looks on the roadracers/planet terror car. I know its my car and I should build it how I ant but I need some opinions here.
     
  2. zman
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    Custom....
     
  3. henry29
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    I vote custom.
     
  4. Impala65
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    from Brazil

    Custom too !
     

  5. The Shocker
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    Custom please.The planet is over populated with Tri-5 gassers as it is...
     
  6. borndead327
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    no mild custom

    go full on custom
     
  7. teddyp
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    custom too many faux gasser,s
     
  8. daddy-o63
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    custom.or kustom.,whats the cool(kool)way to spell it now.im confused.but anyway,go mild custom.
     
  9. touchdowntodd
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    full custom, classy though
     
  10. abe lugo
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    how about a mild Gasser Kustom?
     
  11. Tony
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    As much as i like both style's, how about something different?
    Maybe a sleeper, like they were back in the day....
    ya know, simple paint, slight stance with blackwall's and dog dish caps.....Especially being a 150...Very unassuming.
    But with some heat under the hood to surprise the faux gasser's out there now ways :D
    Just a thought :)

    If that's nothing but wrong for you, i'd lean towards a custom.
     
  12. Gasser! They all didn't have straight axles. Just lose the front bumper, skinnies up front, pie crust slicks out back, white fenderwell headers and mebe some lettering.
     
  13. xtralow
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    from So Cal

  14. Custom please!
     
  15. Kustom7777
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    from Austin, TX

    kustom,,,,,
    i think 55-57s make nice kustoms,,,
    and for some reason, not a lot of people build them,,,
     
  16. Torkwrench
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    What about something else? As in a Jr. Stocker from the mid 60's.
     
  17. senior fried
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    I saw this 56 on the friday art show. I hope the photographer does not mind me posting it. This is one of the nicest looking 56's out there.
     

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  18. PUNK RODDER
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    from KC, MO.

    I chose Gasser for my '56, but to each is his own.
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  19. dannyego
    Joined: Mar 12, 2008
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    I always liked the look of this car. Im definately doing the desoto grille. Im just not sure about the paint. I am definately going with a suede paint maybe a burgundy or metallic purple. I still havent decided against the flat black. I know it has been done to death but I still think it looks good on 56s'. Dont worry there wont be red wheels.
     

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  20. Fifty5C-Gas
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  21. petritl
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    Can't you have a little of both?

    This car was for sale last year.
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  22. YES GASSER!, there are much fewer '56s anyway.
     
  23. Baumi
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    Here´s mine. It´s got a 350HP 327... Chris
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  24. bohner
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    vintage stockcar
     
  25. Moriarity
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  26. Custom, gassers are the flat black/red wheels of tomorrow.
    FIRE AWAY!:D
     
  27. slammed
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    Mild custom. petritl that car is neat-old-stuff.
     
  28. ThatOne49
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  29. SpadezTX13
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    I kinda like that idea, and I was thinking that one day I may have to build a copy of the Fireball Roberts M-1 Fish Carb car...

    P.S. Yes I know it's already been done but hell I like the idea...
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2008

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