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Customs Hello New Member Here My 54 Chevy Bel-Air 2dr HT

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Daniel Hearn, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. Daniel Hearn
    Joined: Oct 21, 2016
    Posts: 17

    Daniel Hearn

    I am Daniel, from NC. I am new to this forum, and wanted to share my new project.

    In 1987 when I turned 15 my dad approached me with an idea to find and fix up a car like he had when he was 16! He showed me some pictures of his 53 Chevy Bel-Air 2dr HT. I loved it, so we proceeded to search and found what ended up being my 1st car! Great memories, we fixed it up and I drove it all through high school. Lost interest when I went to college and the car got sold.

    FF to 2016, I am 44 and my dad is 69, we just found our new project....a 54 Chevy Bel-Air 2dr HT! Local NC car, all original body, chrome, stainless, complete car! Older 1990s restoration, black lacquer paint, 15x8 Rally Wheels, white letter tires, 12v conversion, 305 SMB, Turbo 350 trans, 1960 rear end gears, tilt wheel.......

    So our new adventure starts!
     

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  2. welcome.....and good luck to you and your dad on the build
     
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  3. Welcome to the Hamb. Good looking car Dan. Keeps us posted as to your progress. Tim
     
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  4. Daniel Hearn
    Joined: Oct 21, 2016
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    Daniel Hearn

    Thanks guys, will do...you might get tired of my posting...lol
     
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  5. harleyjohn45
    Joined: Aug 27, 2012
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    harleyjohn45
    Member

    Welcome, looks like a nice body, it will be finished in no time. Does it drive ok now?
     
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  6. Daniel Hearn
    Joined: Oct 21, 2016
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    Daniel Hearn

    Thanks, yes runs and drives....it's at the local Quadra jet guru mechanic right now, it runs a little rich....he's rebuilding the 4 barrel now....
     
  7. slack
    Joined: Aug 18, 2014
    Posts: 521

    slack
    Member

    Welcome to the HAMB. The guys on here are a veritable gold mine of information as well as being, in my estimation, genuinely good people. Once you get used to the subtle (and not so subtle) eccentricities inherent in the organization, you will find it indispensable and often entertaining. And we love us some pictures:D. Sweet ride by the way.
     
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  8. harleyjohn45
    Joined: Aug 27, 2012
    Posts: 190

    harleyjohn45
    Member

    Get an Edelbrock! about the same price a having a quadrajet rebuilt.
     
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  9. Daniel Hearn
    Joined: Oct 21, 2016
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    Daniel Hearn

    THANKS!
     
  10. Daniel Hearn
    Joined: Oct 21, 2016
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    Daniel Hearn

    He's very reasonable and has another Quadra jet if this one isn't worth rebuilding....
     
  11. Welcome from Merrimac Ma.
    Nice ride, drive it like you stole it!!


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  12. Devin
    Joined: Dec 28, 2004
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    Devin
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    from Napa, CA

    Welcome and nice car! What direction do you plan on going with this? Hot rod? Kustom?


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  13. Daniel Hearn
    Joined: Oct 21, 2016
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    Daniel Hearn

    Probably two stages.....1st daily driver, hot rod, patina paint.....air ride...

    Stage 2 RestoMod.....
     
  14. Welcome and I'll say it's always good to know where you're from.
    You may get help from a HAMBER, in your town.
    Of course, if you're in the "witness protection program", you may not want to enter your town.
     
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  15. Daniel Hearn
    Joined: Oct 21, 2016
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    Daniel Hearn

    Lol...funny.

    Thank you
     
  16. Early Ironman
    Joined: Feb 1, 2016
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    Early Ironman
    Member

    Sweet!
    I am building one now and have another to build when this one is done.
    Does it have a Camaro or Nova front suspension?


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  17. Daniel Hearn
    Joined: Oct 21, 2016
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    Daniel Hearn

    Nope, it's stock except for rear air shocks
     
  18. Jimmy2car
    Joined: Nov 26, 2003
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    Jimmy2car
    Member
    from No. Cal

    Daniel
    Welcome!
    You'll create great memories working together with your Dad.
    Enjoy
    Jim
     
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  19. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
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    sololobo
    Member

    welcome aboard, very cool ride, keep on keepin on
     
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  20. chevy54man
    Joined: Feb 7, 2013
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    chevy54man
    Member
    from NC

    Welcome! You have one of my favorite cars! Best to you man!
     
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  21. Daniel Hearn
    Joined: Oct 21, 2016
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    Daniel Hearn

  22. Daniel Hearn
    Joined: Oct 21, 2016
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    Daniel Hearn

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    54 Chevy Build Update!
    Homemade Whitewalls Done
    Wheels Painted Red, with spinner centers
    Dash Project Done
    Carpet installed
    Bucket Seats Installed
    Steering Column Painted
     

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  23. Early Ironman
    Joined: Feb 1, 2016
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    Early Ironman
    Member

    Any updates?
    Gotta say, I'm not big on the high back buckets. I know they are a lot safer if you get rear ended though. But otherwise, it's a cool looking ride! I'm a bit biased though. I have two of them.


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  24. Daniel, welcome to the H.A.M.B. Man I wish I had a website to come to when I was your age.{my play toy was 2 rocks lol}Really though you will find a lot of good people here and very helpful. They have helped me through of rough spots with cars. Bruce. 002.JPG
     

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