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Found!! 55 Chevy Gasser

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ARNIE, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
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    Great, lookin forward to seein it at the Meltdown.
     
  2. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
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    My old California '55 sits about 3 miles from me in barn where it has been resting of the last 51 years. The guy who bought it was just a 19 year old kid with his first job an had BIG plans and no extra money to make them happen. He stuck it in his fathers machinery shed, got a job a GM and started dreaming of the day he would transform it into his vision of the prefect street machine. The next 20+ years found him working 50-60 hours a week while GM was at the height of their empire and the '55 became " someday, maybe when I retire". Even when the overtime went away due to foreign competition he rarely.gave the '55 a thought. I've approached him on a couple of occasions about selling but it's a NO GO as the dream is still there.........................but seems to me not a real commitment. Someday it's going to be a terrific "barn find" for some lucky soul.

    Frank
     
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  3. ARNIE
    Joined: Nov 15, 2004
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    YEE_HAA!! I got it. Deposit made, diggin it out between the holidays!!!
     
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  4. rottenleonard
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    Right on. Congrats
     
  5. slowmotion
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    Congrats! We want full pic documentation when it see's daylight for the first time in a while!
     
  6. chevy57dude
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    That's awesome for you! Bet you're looking forward to that road trip.
     
  7. ARNIE
    Joined: Nov 15, 2004
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    The road trip is 10 minutes!! The diggin it out IS 4 HRS+!!
     
  8. I'm giddy as a school girl for ya!
     
  9. Jeremy Jalopies
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    thats rad! congrats
     
  10. 35chevymaster
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    from indiana

  11. FANTASTIC !! Going to be a great holiday season for you, and the car. NICE!:D
     
  12. bluecar
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    Congrats !! Can't wait to see the pictures of the digging.
     
  13. Congrats man, happy holidays indeed !
     
  14. We will expect pictures....

    Congrats!
     
  15. chevy57dude
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    ARNIE - Ya gotta re create the picture of you and the car. Red flannel and all!
     
  16. ARNIE
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    Actually, I do have a shirt like that. I wore it when I won the Red Green look-a-like contest!!
     
  17. AHotRod
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    Take along someone that can video the 'digging out' so we all can be apart of your celebration!
    Glenn
     
  18. bluecar
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    Red Green !! ha ha that's great.
     
  19. primed34
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    Way Cool! I've had my '55 almost 45 years. Where has the time gone?
     
  20. CGkidd
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    Damn thats awesome. Can't wait to see you bring it back to life.
     
  21. gwarren007
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  22. Dragrace66
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    Great story. Congrats
     
  23. partsdawg
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    Perseverance pays off. Congrats!
     
  24. Kan Kustom
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    Four hours and ten minutes of being a kid again, piss pants excitement !!!!!!!! Happy for you man !
     
  25. ol55
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    from Virginia

    Congratulations!

    Plug for mine- 2 Door Bel Air Post Sold in Denver,Colo '78 to a guy named FORD from Ohio. California car with the rear quarter fenderwell arches brazed in back to stock.

    Anyway subscribed- Larry
     
  26. ARNIE
    Joined: Nov 15, 2004
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    Fri. Dec. 26 th , Its coming home!! Merry CHRISTmas!!
     
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  27. volvobrynk
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    from Denmark

    I'm so happy for you!!

    Please make a link to the future build threat! :cool:
     
  28. opunui
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    from Honolulu

    Congrats and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.
     
  29. nelson845
    Joined: Apr 21, 2011
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    from Sewaren,NJ

    Wow .....Merry Christmas to Ya!
     

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