The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kustom Linez, Apr 13, 2009.
Hi guys anyone got any info on this car? It was at the H.A.M.B. drags. Cheers ryan ford
What do you want to know? It belongs to a friend of mine, but I don't think he does anything but lurk on here. I saw it built.
thanks for the quick reply, just trying to track down some details for our magazine - running gear, owner, anything would be great. cheers
The 55 is mine, it was at the HAMB drags
The car is a 150 sedan that I built from a hulled out body, I removed the stock frame from the steering box forward and added two by four tubing, mounted an old chrome straight axle that I found at a swap meet it uses econoline spindles. I use a 65 mustang steering box moved in front of the axle and cross steer.
The rear suspension is stock 55 springs with traction bars, a 62 Olds rear axle with 31 spline and 5:38 gears and a poor boy locker.
The motor is a .030 over 454 with a crane roller, vertex magneto ,weiand tunnel ram and two 850 double pump holleys, the transmission is a Muncie M22 rockcrusher with a hurst shifter and an Eelco handle.
The interior is pretty bare no headliner or carpet has lightweight black rolled door panels and a pair of Hemi Dart bucket seats that are super light. It has S/W greenline gauges and a Superior the "500" wheel, A six point rollcage all the side glass is lexan and the quarter windows don't roll down on 55 150's
I painted the car and did all the body work, rear 1/4s are radiused and it has a glass
frontend that is also a period piece from the late sixties. The wheels are all magnesium and fronts are spindle mount with no brakes.
My name is Doug Hakey I'm owner operator of Vintage Speed and Color, where I do custom paint and restoration
If you need any other info feel free to pm me and thanks for your interest
Wow, I dig it!
I'm in, Got any more pics.
Thanks guys I have pictures but have problems posting them I'll keep trying!!
Nice car, very well done.
I saw the car at the HAMB drags, very well done. Thats the type of car that makes that meet the must attend of the year!
Here are a couple more pics:
I have more if you need them.
Thanks Duckus for posting the pics
Got wood now....better go wake up the wife!
Badass!! What times did it run? Looks killer.
Nah, dont worry about the pics, just send the car!
Thanks for the Xtra pics. Very nice period looking piece.
Love the 55! It is the true definition of gasser.
Thats a sweet lookin car
Thanks guys I'm getting it ready for racing again this year and hope to make it to the track soon. The car was pretty fresh at Hamb drags last year and still had some bugs. I've ran a best of 11.82@ 110mph in quarter and have clutch issues. Should get better times this year once I get everything working correctly.
I'm planning to be injected on alcohol sometime this year maybe by Hamb drags '09
SWEEEEEET ride! How come I am just now finding this old thread?!?!
Would love to see some shots of the white 55 sitting next to it and the 57 with the similar grille as well.
Looks good ! good looking car, like the stance, just right!!!
Perfect and Bitchin!
Way cool 55
heres some more, ive got lots of this car. let me know if you want more.
Hell yeah. More please...
ok, these are from last year at the h.a.m.b. drags. the builder/owner is my brother. he runs a shop in sapulpa, ok. and yeah its as nasty as it looks!
hey guys, just to let you know i think this car is posted in the classifieds on here! check it out!
This is a helluva deal guys. You know how the saying goes: you couldn't build it for that. This is a wicked 55!
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