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Flapper's 55 gasser

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mudflap65, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. mudflap65
    Joined: Jun 19, 2009
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    I started on the 55 in November, I have been working on it every weekend and almost every night. Hope to be ready for first ONDR race in May. BB Jerico Ford 9" should go pretty good!
    Flap
     

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  2. jangleguy
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    Flap: Looks good man. More info would help. Keep us posted...
     
  3. lawman
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    Very nice !!!!!!
     
  4. Looking good brother....see you at the track.
     

  5. Jeff Norwell
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    Hey Flap...55 looks good and the Roadmates still don't disappoint.
     
  6. biscaynes
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    sweet, keep the progress pictures comin pls! :cool:
     
  7. mudflap65
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    Here is the Jerico 4 speed for the 55 with the Long vertigate shifter
     

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  8. 36couper
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    Looks good Craiger. I haven't been around in a couple of weeks. You're making good progress. Show them your other 5's.
     
  9. Jalopy Joker
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    looks dog gone good (Ha!). nice work. what class will you be running in?
     
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    from Colorado

  12. mudflap65
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    It will be running in Nostalgia Gas class
     
  13. Very good progress......it is coming along great........all the right ingredients for a nostalgic drag 55. Thanks for the pictures.:)
     
  14. Butch M
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    Like it lookiN good
     
  15. Mopar Jack
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  16. DOUGIEB59
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    What a pleasure to view your build, and yes the beers are well earned... D/b
     
  17. roddin-shack
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    Flapper, Holy Shit you work fast, Chris was telling me about going to Grand Bend I had no idea you might be ready with the 55, I thought it would the Ole reliable 57. Anyway awesome and Good Luck. Oh Ya, Welcome to the HAMB you are going to love it. Larry :cool::cool:
     
  18. ARNIE
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    How do you get all that work done, & Drink Beer?
     
  19. 55chieftain
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    Looks good, you may want to take them spring perches off the rear for some housing floaters instead with using the ladder bars. There going to fight each other if you don't.
     
  20. uwonamos
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
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    WOW, that looks all too familiar... You guys are doing a great job!!! And I know, THE DOG DRANK ALL THAT BEER. Hope your wife hates you less than mine hated me through the process...:D
     
  21. mudflap65
    Joined: Jun 19, 2009
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    Thanks for the positive comments!! The Vega steering box is in and the clutch is fabricated and ready to install. The Drag link and tie rod bar are in. The beer is always drank after the fabrication!! Lots to finish up this week

    Flapper
     

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  22. mudflap65
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    I installed the bearings, rotors, calipers. It was a feel good night, the car is sitting on the ground at ride height in the front. I think the wheelbase is killer!!
     

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  23. koolkemp
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    Its a Canadian thing eh! :D Nice work on the 55 ...I would love to build one someday....
     
  24. chris55
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    Looking good, nice work.
     
  25. mudflap65
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    Another night of mock ups. Rear tires and ride height
     

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  26. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    Nice work, the 55 is looking great! Hope the beer was being consumed grinding welds vs. when you were welding!
     
  27. I love this car!! Tri-5's make sweet gassers.
     
  28. Dummy question. Why did you scratch fab a new Z bar? Was it easier than trying to make a stock one work with the big motor?
    I like the work.
     

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