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anybody cut up a 55 chevy 4 door & make it into a pick up

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Vandy, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. johnybsic
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  2. nowaxn5
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    Well... this thread has proved that you can and shouldn't.
     
  3. Blackmaria60
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    I'm just about to land my first Tri Five Chevy. It's a '55 4 door but I'm just HAPPY to have one!
     
  4. MoparFinman
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    heres a 57 Chevy that was at the KKOA in salina show.
    Very cool!!!:cool::cool::cool:
     

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  5. dana barlow
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    1. Y-blocks

    59 El Camino roof dose look like a great match with 57 fins,but not with 55/56 so much
     
  6. I just threw up a little in my mouth . . .
     
  7. 1964countrysedan
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    I guess if it is your only vehicle and you need to haul hay for a livin'...


    You might be caught on the stigma of a 4 door. Forget what people say about four doors. Fix it up as a driver and haul girls, dogs, friends, family, whatever, then sell it for a profit if you want a truck.

    or as someone is dying to post

    MAKE IT A GASSER!
     
  8. winner!



    and agreed, this looks pimp
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  9. low budget
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    I like 4 door 55s alot better than any of those trucks.
    I just saw the nicest 4 door 55 that has ever been cut, this past weekend at the somernites cruise tri five weekend in somerset ky.
    It was a 4 door roadster, I wouldnt recomend doing this either but this one was extremely nice.
    [​IMG]
     
  10. hotrodchevy
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    I like this one too and think all 4 door cars should be cut .
     
  11. Blackmaria60
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  12. BLZEEBUB
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    there was a black 57 Chevy (passenger car/sedan) pick up on the show circuit years ago in UK (i think) - think it was a 'mainland europe' based builder; basically the rear half of the 57' chopped off and a tilt wooden flat bed out back - remember seeing a pic of it in 'Custom car' mag I bought years ago.... as I remmeber it had 'short front doors' so started life as a 4 door, and it won a prize or two... I remember thinking 'what a waste of a 57 chevy...'
     
  13. oldpaint
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    Anyone have a real nice Nomad they would give me a good deal on so I could build one of those pre-caminos?

    It could have some rust in the roof as long as the rest was solid.
     
  14. Gromit
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    That right there is funny, I don't care who you re! lol!

    for the record my sainted father turned my 1960 Biscayne 4 door into a submarine. used it to anchor his dock. It leaked. It's still there though, I could probably find it:eek:
     
  15. this is what I invision as seen on a Mo. farm

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  16. _ogre
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    arcane is the new sexy...


    this is sweet
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Not a Submarine, but I remember a story someone posted that they made a '53 Chevy into a septic tank. That close enough?


    Also, worth a search for an old custom '54 Olds hardtop that was made into a pickup. Top shortened and moved up and an El Camino style bed fabricated for it. Wasn't bad looking but I would imagine the headroom was tight.
     
  18. junkyardjeff
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    This one could have some possibilities and would like to have it.
     
  19. VoodooTwin
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    Anyone ever take a 55-57 pickup and turn it into a 4-door? :)
     
  20. low budget
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    Yes,someone built a crew cab, sorry I dont have a pic.
     
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  21. 40Standard
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    do what makes you happy. I'd make a 2 dr out of it
     
  22. CARtoons Magazine
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    Only el camino I ever thought looked right was the 59 impala version. I want one.
     
  23. Vandy
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    After looking at the 5 window (whats left of it) in your avatar, Are you saying that to modify this car is some kind of sin ? Cut up a Chevy = burn in hell. Cut up a ford = Now you are super kool
     
  24. Vandy
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    Thank you for offering to do this. I will get pics up tomorrow for you. Some of the stuff posted is great but I don't see a step side look yet. if you have time maybe a version of the car in DreddyBears Avatar only with a 55 Chevy body, front fenders missing, rear tires over the deck lid, well you get the idea & add a giant air valve on the roof to inflate it.
     
  25. OahuEli
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    Thanks for the vote of confidence Jon, hope this earns it. A pickup style back looks kinda boxy; in this case if a combination of Nomad style B pillars and curved back glass is combined it gives the cab more flow.

    As for the source of this photoshop, the car was originally a Nomad in PHR magazine, found it on the 'Net.
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  26. OahuEli
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    Whoops just saw your last post, I'll give the stepside look a shot.
     
  27. Vandy
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    Thanks that is nice. The four door will have a short door. What gave me the idea besides getting this 55 - 4 door was remembering a guy with a 64 GTO that was rear ended, then cut off and a step side box fitted, this was back in the 70's
     
  28. OahuEli
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    Here's a stepside version, sorta, but with the Nomad style rear wheel radius. Go ahead and post your pic, it'll give me a better idea of the short vs long door. Being a Ford guy I can't quite picture it.
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  29. Scumdog
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    That's a Holden from Australia - most likely an FC model

    And they were factory produced:cool:
     
  30. Scumdog
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    Australia produce a ute model of that - only the rear of the roof was rounded (Kinda like a coupe) with a small 1/4 window.
     

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