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DAD turned 57 210 into GASSER

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by t-buckethead, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. lawman
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    Very Very nice !!!!!!!
     
  2. 40FORDPU
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    Damn, I didn't realize it was an opinion poll.
    Good for your Dad to do a makeover of what he envisioned..he must have been real motivated to get it done so quickly.
     
  3. 1971BB427
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    He did a great job, especially considering the two week build time! Screw anyone who doesn't like it! There are tons of '57 Chev's that look similar to what he had before. He made it what he likes, and that's all that really matters. If he's happy, then it doesn't matter what anyone else would have done.
     
  4. Lytles Garage
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    COOL CAR... THANKS Chris
     
  5. 55chieftain
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    I would lose the cheapo adjustable fuel pressure regulator and all of the rubber fuel line in the engine compartment area, it's just an accident waiting to happen.

    Something like this would be better, it has 2 outputs so you can mount the pressure gauge right on the regulator. I have one I used last year I would sell if your interested. Also a decent section of -8 socketless hose and fittings..

    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/HLY-12-803/
     
  6. ironandsteele
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    Cool car. I hope he plans on racing it.
     
  7. Bean Dip
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    Gasser?!.....have you guys seen the price of gas lately??! I would chop the top off and put up a mast and sail and go REALLY old school. You laugh now but I will be laughing at you at the pump!............sigh.

    It's a cool car man. Your Dad did good.
     
  8. Johnny Gee
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    <<<<< What!!!!!!!:eek:
     
  9. superprojoe
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    Screw what anybody else says....car looks awesome! And looks great without a front bumper(gasser style '55-57 chevy cars look like ass with a front bumber!).;)
     
  10. I think it's burn out picture time!
     
  11. superprojoe
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    What he said!!!!^;)
     
  12. outlaw256
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    well i like it.would have done a few things different, but who really gives a shit.he built it to his liking and thats all that counts.(besides being safe to drive on the street) hes done more in two weeks than ive done in two months.way to go dad.BUT i would change that ugly ass color.lol
     
  13. 55 gasser pickup
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    Burn out video please!!!!!
     
  14. Blk210
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    Other than a few engine compartment things the car looks awesome!! Its funny about some peoples views cause i often look at 57's like the before picture and think what a waste and then see ones like your dads and it gets you fired up!
     
  15. Boones
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    Digging the car, including the breadbox scoop. He did good I think
     
  16. chopo
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    ? i see disc brakes on it
     
  17. yardgoat
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    It help to enlarge the photo,yes it does have disc brakes,thanks......YG
     
  18. KustomCars
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  19. 1971BB427
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    I use that same pressure regulator on everything I have. They're very nice, and have great adjustability. Doesn't suddenly change presure as you turn the screw in.
    I prefer bending up lines myself, rather than AN lines, hoses, or any of that stuff. Bending and flaring the lines really gives the engine a nice finished look.
     
  20. Personally if I had a 57 I would build a clone of the Project X version Hollywood Knights. That being said I like it way better now than before, two weeks made a hell of a difference in that car.
     
  21. t-buckethead
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    i told dad to put his 348 out of his bucket in there.thanks for all the replies,he is still in the process of changing some things,mom said he needed some chrome stuff on the front suspension.
    And yes he's really liking what he did,it will be all over TUCSON for sure!
     

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  22. Matthew
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    Nice car; just remember, you can't please all of the poeple all of the time, LOL...
     
  23. chopt55bc
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    don't wanna sound like another critic, but the only thing i would do is change the front wheels to something more period correct. skinny slots,skinny cragars or torq thrusts. those bolt on fake spindal mounts really bug the crap outta me. GREAT JOB beside that.
     
  24. frankenstein1948
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  25. n847
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    I dig it...I think it would look bad ass with no hood! But then again I can't afford a 57 so what does my opinion matter!
     
  26. Model A John
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    I like it. Keep the hood scoop.
     
  27. R Frederick
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    YES, it would look much better with the rocker panels level.:cool:
     
  28. Dreamweaver
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    Looks fun!

    2 week build, wish I had some of that motivation.
     
  29. t-buckethead
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    went to tucson this weekend to hang out with dad and his gasser at the 50th TUCSON DRAGWAY HOT ROD REUNION,here is the lastest pictures..
     

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  30. richie rebel
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    car looks kickass
     

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