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Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by Unclekeg, May 20, 2019.

  1. Unclekeg
    Joined: Oct 10, 2016
    Posts: 9


    F4BDA8C0-49DA-4297-A819-C734CE41366E.jpeg 3960DA21-CFBA-41DA-BBE2-CB65D3090E6E.jpeg D177FAB7-788F-4A61-9F67-8B3624442A96.jpeg I’ve been a long time looker and bought my first custom a few months ago. I don’t have much experience and will have many many questions. I have a 1953 Chevy 210 that the previous owner had since 1986. It has a 235, a three speed on the floor, and a power glide rear.

    The car runs, drives, and stops but there is plenty of sorting out to do. Mostly suspension, brakes, and inner patch panels, lots of inner patch panels.

    The plan is to drive it in the summer and do the bodywork in the winter.
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  2. Peanut 1959
    Joined: Oct 11, 2008
    Posts: 1,914

    Peanut 1959

    Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to the HAMB! You'll find lots of custom freaks, like me.

    And since we're fans of traditional builds, here. I would love to see that pinstriping go bye-bye. It definitely screams "eighties"!

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  3. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 2,117

    from ohio

    Welcome from the hills of southeastern Ohio! I will be in your neck of the woods this weekend, I am selling for the first time at the swap meet and car show at the fair grounds.
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  4. captain scarlet
    Joined: Jun 11, 2008
    Posts: 2,400

    captain scarlet
    from Detroit

    Cool ride. Congrats. Welcome from Detroit

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  5. Shutter Speed
    Joined: Feb 2, 2017
    Posts: 833

    Shutter Speed

    That's the way to do it. Get a driver and enjoy it while you work on it.... looks NICE!
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  6. Casey Riley
    Joined: Jun 27, 2018
    Posts: 455

    Casey Riley
    from Minnesota

    Welcome. My family is Springfield. My dad worked for decades at Robbins & Meyers, and my grandfather worked over at International for his entire career painting truck cabs.
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  7. ol-nobull
    Joined: Oct 16, 2013
    Posts: 1,492


    Hi & welcome. Whats really nice about your is it is definitely customized in the style they were doing it in the late 50's - 60s. The engine in my avitar photo is a 1957 235 in my 46 chevy coupe. There is nothing wrong with having a 235 engine if it is in good shape. It will cruise as good as a V8.Or you could drop in a crate engine V8 and be different JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. I chose to be really different and stay with the inline six. For aftermarket repair parts look at both www.filling and Both have patch panels for your car as well as about anything else. I have bought a bunch from both & they both have a huge paper catalog as well as the website. They do not carry much hot rod items but if you want that let us know and we can list the suppliers for the hop up stuff. Jimmie
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  8. Unique Rustorations
    Joined: Nov 15, 2018
    Posts: 397

    Unique Rustorations

    Welcome from Indiana! I have owned and driven several 3 on the floor vehicles and enjoyed them all. Car looks good from the pics. Good luck with the project and keep it on the road as much as possible! Regards, Randy

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  9. Unclekeg
    Joined: Oct 10, 2016
    Posts: 9


    Thank you everyone. I appreciate all of the encouragement.
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