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Cant decide what do with this thing..Custom or Gasser Style?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chevrolet150, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. chevrolet150
    Joined: Jan 12, 2009
    Posts: 125


    I picked this thing up a while ago.It is a bone stock 54 chevy 150 4-dr. Runs but need lots of work. I have parts to do it either custom or gasser. I just cant decide. What do you guys think? Both Custom and gasser style has a lot of examples. I am on the fence. SO ..chopped and on the ground or up in the air with radiused fender wheels and fender wall headers.

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  2. Willy301
    Joined: Nov 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,426


    I have never seen a 4 door gasser, seems like it might look out of proportion to the gassers I have seen. It would be interesting to get one of the guys on here to photoshop it with some gasser stuff to get an idea of what it would look like...
  3. raidmagic
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,437


    Low and smooth custom is where I'd be.
  4. madgrinder
    Joined: Feb 5, 2005
    Posts: 323


    Go Kustom. Driving a gasser every day sucks.

  5. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792

    Member Emeritus

  6. willowbilly3
    Joined: Jun 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,356

    Member Emeritus
    from Sturgis

    Parts car. I wouldn't tackle a 4 door that needs a lot of work.
  7. mild custom or somewhere in between the 2
  8. moefuzz
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 4,950


    4 door Gasser?
    I'd go with a mild custom, 4 doors are fine with a little altitude adjustment, a fresh suede coat and a Mexican blanket or 2.
  9. william.ali.kay
    Joined: Nov 20, 2009
    Posts: 824

    from Milwaukee

  10. What to do with it? Umm, parts? It's a 4 door dude.
  11. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,273


    custom or parts. might sell enough parts to get two door.
  12. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,604

    from California

    what's wrong with just a paint job and interior on what you have. some cars are just better off being left cool old cars.
  13. Imperial Kustom
    Joined: Dec 20, 2007
    Posts: 269

    Imperial Kustom

    If it was mine, I would lower it way down or put the evil air ride on it, shave all four handles, nose and deck it and leave only the beltline trim. Then get the interior comfy and nice appearing, put some nice color on the body and wheels with new whites and some tasty caps. Drive it daily. But that is if it were mine. I also have a hankerin' to do a nice restoration on a four door, but have it on air ride. Factory color, stock interior, factory hubcaps, lookin' good under the hood and in the trunk. Just a nice 'n' low stocker. That too may be the direction I took, again, if it was mine.
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  14. Johnny Gee
    Joined: Dec 3, 2009
    Posts: 11,399

    Johnny Gee
    from Downey, Ca

    Then your not paying attention at the car meets you go to. Ever see a more door thats been chopped and the B piller's removed. When done right, there Bad Ass.

    I guess I could of just said Custom ;)
  15. 50 customcoupe
    Joined: May 8, 2011
    Posts: 412

    50 customcoupe

    My vote is for a mild custom; maybe as if it was built in 1958 or 59; something that a high school kid would have had back then. Would be very hard to cut out the rear fenders and make a four door like right. GO CUSTOM !!
  16. Shane Spencer
    Joined: Oct 3, 2009
    Posts: 2,161

    Shane Spencer

    i personally vote kustom, and first off keep the 4 door and build it. everyone has a 2 door, which makes seeing a bitchin 4 door that much cooler. bo huffs merc......


    if you must go to a 2 door, heres a good car to look at. called " citric acid" only thing that hints of its four door past is the curvature at the end of the rear quarter window


    if you do go gasser, check out this vid. pretty gnarly little 4 door. he has many vids on there. fellow hamber i believe
  17. A custom would definitely be much cooler, but its your car you gotta be happy with it
  18. that 54 "citric acid" was on my classic car today
  19. 1951Streamliner
    Joined: May 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,875

    from Reno, NV

    Mild custom, with STANCE.. aka not laying on its rocker panels
  20. Custom, paint it, bag it and enjoy. For all that 4 door hate in here, my bagged 54 4door has never been asked to leave a cruise night or forced to park in the back at shows.... Just saying :cool:
  21. chevrolet150
    Joined: Jan 12, 2009
    Posts: 125


    Thanks for the replys. I was leaning to the custom end of the spectrum. As for it being a 4-dr. Oh well...they are cheep as in I got this next to free so i will build it and have fun with it. Besides I have to haul family in these things so moredoors fit my life style. If later I want a 2-door I will just convert it. Thanks again, Tim
  22. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,078

    scrap metal 48

    4 doors can be cool.. Make a nice mild custom......

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