The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by uwonamos, Apr 27, 2009.
PRO STREET meets GASSER!
Dan...that is one purty somebitch! God, I love that look. Well done!
Nice stance and altitude/attitude. The color looks like a 65 Chevy color referred to as Evening Orchid or is it silver, either one it looks great, 3/4 pics of 55's are the best. Great progress in your time frame. Gives me inspiration on my 55 build. thanks for posting.
Thanks. Good to hear there's still some stability in the world. The hot rod scene seems strong back there - keep up the good work, guys!
Damn!! Looks like I'm about to get my ass kicked.
Yes they are, but who knows for how long. Mike Sr. is about 30 in the picture with his '55. He's about 70 now. Here's a pic the old man doing the heads for my motor.
Here's some pics of the hoop, It's made of .100 3/4 sqare tubing, hope they help. Cost me about $60.00
Yeah, the cats out of the bag, It's a hemi.
Congrats on a first class build--I remember the one in the photo --Oh Yeah!! Can't wait to see this bad boy run. Daly's Rocks On!!~Sololobo~
Jim, makin horsepower & goin fast are 2 different things. I would take a 9.73 anyday bangin on my 4 speed. Your still my HERO... Dan
Shakey Puddin Wheelie!
wow that's nice.
Dan, are you running the Hilborn Mechanical 4 port injector or will it be converted to EFI?
I have an old one that I will be using on my Willys someday.
thanks for posting this video and pictures. Gives me the chills watching this ( or maybe it is the fever that I am layed up with)
Your a bad mother f bleeeeeep.
Jim, mine is an EFI conversion. This thing will be driven some, not alot. I toyed with doing a mechanical unit but didn't know any body with one to talk to. You tell me, Shakey Puddin's got mechanical, would you use it on a fair grounds special-race car. The new EFI units from hilborn have a fuel rail instead of seperate hoses(see pic), bummed me out. Your Willys looks good. Dan
Hey Nitrohonkey, here's how I radiused the wheelwells. Hope it helps...
Sweet 55, nice stance, I dig the Hemi is it a 392 and did you say your using a 4 speed?
Back in the day, to open up the wheel wells, they were cut to the radius shape, ground to a clean edge and fuel line tubing was welded on to get a smooth rolled edge. The real purpose was that 55 Chevy's have a small wheel tub and not many shops shortened rears. When you put wide rear tires (M&H) they stuck out past the quarters. Joe
Som bitch that thing sure looks tight
That is one of the best looking '55's, I have seen.....The Blowen, injected Hemi motor looks great between the rails.....keep the pics comin'!
Great car, lots of luck with it, my friend opened his rear wheel opinings with some patch panel he got for a Buick, worked very well , that was back in the day!! Does it run as good as it looks???
Super nice car! How about more pictures of the build?
Wow. That's nice.
Right on man, that car is nice, color to stance and of course motor-vation too.
very cool car
I keep coming back to look at this car...like this car so much I traded my 36 ford pickup off this week for a 55 2door! Nice !!!
I cant believe how easy that was instead of using the hammer/dolly thing. It took about 30 mins. to each fender and all I have to do now is smooth it out. Instead of in I went out and now my car looks like the 2lane blacktop radius. Thanks for the photos!
Fuh - kin sah- wheat !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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