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Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by 58ChevyBelair, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. 58ChevyBelair
    Joined: Apr 6, 2010
    Posts: 8

    58ChevyBelair
    Member
    from Australia

    Hi everyone from Australia, my name is Mitch I am 14 years old and I own a 1958 Chevrolet Belair in need of a restoration yeah I know this might sound strange to a lot of you because of my age.But my parents got it for me as a birthday/christmas present as my birthday is close to christmas but I did put money into it myself.

    I'm hoping to get the Chev completed in a couple of years and join a rodders club.The plans are at this stage that it will be a rat rod but if the body work turns out well enough two tone turquoise and white powered by a 235 blue flame inline 6 either way.All I want is a nice cruiser.I will try to post some pics up here but they may not work as I've never tried.:confused:
     
  2. I suggest you keep[ the words and thoughts of "rat rod" well away from this site.
    Can only assume a not so nice welcome otherwise.
    Do a bit of lurking/browsing here before posting and you will learn more.

    Anyway, welcome to the HAMB from NZ.
     
  3. G,day Mitch welcome,check out the 58 chev that won a few trophys at Bussellton rod run.
     
  4. 58ChevyBelair
    Joined: Apr 6, 2010
    Posts: 8

    58ChevyBelair
    Member
    from Australia

    Ok thanks for the tip LIFESTYLZ I've heard that traditional rodders don't like rat rods.
     

  5. fat57
    Joined: Feb 15, 2008
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  6. 58ChevyBelair
    Joined: Apr 6, 2010
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    58ChevyBelair
    Member
    from Australia

    I will probably go with the turquoise and white combo as it would match the interior nicely.But I'm not sure I'll see how it goes as I'm not even old enough to get a job yet only paper runs. I'm selling some of my more valuable things to buy parts I need for the Chevy.It's alright for now though as I'm just dissasembling and sanding it down so no big dollars getting lashed out yet but that time will come.
     
  7. Welcome to the HAMB mate. I've heard about you, a mate of mine named Jackson who owns a '60 Chev was talking to you on Ozrodders and he told me about you / your car.
     
  8. 58ChevyBelair
    Joined: Apr 6, 2010
    Posts: 8

    58ChevyBelair
    Member
    from Australia

    Yeah I've been talking to Jackson on another forum.I had been searching through HAMB and saw that I could get some good advice on certain things so I decided to sign up plus theres quite a lot of people on here with 58's.On most Australian forums theres not many people 58 Chevs that can give sound advice on this model of car.
     
  9. KUZTOM
    Joined: May 6, 2008
    Posts: 909

    KUZTOM
    Member

    Welcome & good luck with the Chev.
     
  10. Mark H
    Joined: May 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,461

    Mark H
    Member
    from Scotland

    Hi Mitch and welcome from Scotland.Good luck with your project.
    Mark.
     
  11. Sir Woosh
    Joined: Dec 1, 2008
    Posts: 2,273

    Sir Woosh
    Member

    Welcome from a stone skip over the water away............ (Yeah, takes a strong arm).......

    Dig the 58 Chevy's, Even the butt up star from American Graffiti...... Just something about those cool lines!
     
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  12. Big Fat Daddy
    Joined: Jan 26, 2009
    Posts: 38

    Big Fat Daddy
    Member
    from California

    Welcome from California!
     
  13. Stefan T
    Joined: Sep 15, 2008
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    Stefan T
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    from Sweden

    Welcome from Sweden
     
  14. Welcome & kia ora from the Shaky Isles! I think it's cool that your folks support you in your hobby. What seems like centuries ago for me (1966), I had an eye (and the cash) for a '54 Studebaker coupe, but my folks wouldn't let me buy it - I was around your age at the time.

    I'm sure you'll enjoy driving that '58. I suggest that you keep the ol' 235 under the bonnet and add a split exhaust+glasspacks and some other Old Skool accessories and go cruisin' once you're old enough to drive it.
     
  15. 58ChevyBelair
    Joined: Apr 6, 2010
    Posts: 8

    58ChevyBelair
    Member
    from Australia

    Yep I don't mind about power and speed just as long as it looks good and sounds respectable also cruising well on the highway so the 235 sounds good enough for me.
     
  16. redlinetoys
    Joined: May 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,300

    redlinetoys
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    from Midwest

    Hi Mitch, Do a lot of reading here before you post too much. A very serious crowd with a lot of talent, but not a lot of patience. Read away and start gathering ideas. Sounds like a cool project. Welcome.
     
  17. RDR
    Joined: May 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,416

    RDR
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    G'Day and welcome...bought my 49 Chevy when 15 years old with paper route $$$...six cyl Chevys work just fine to get you to school and start a lifelong love affair with real automobiles! Hope you have great times with your Belair....know about those Christmas/birthdays too...(12/7/43)
     
  18. Welcome From Oregon! I'm Jon, I'll be 14 in June. I got a 1959 Ford F100 project (my second car) there needs to be more kids like us....good luck with your 58!
     
  19. Gday bloke & welcome, it dosen't sound too strange. My nephew is 12 and has a very clean original '36 ute which came from Clifton. He's going Super Bell 3", 9", 302/ C4. Original taupe factory colour with righteous Halibrands and rubber rake.
    We had a '58 inline Chev like yours here in Adelaide in pale yellow/ white done in a mild bomb style ( low but not stupid- low). A beautiful 4 door, very straight, very clean & carefully done paint/ trim. 14" wheels, 2 1/2" whitewalls & Lancer caps.

    Can't go too wrong leaving the body stock. Just add tube grille- Voila !
     
  20. Deano55
    Joined: Jan 21, 2007
    Posts: 6

    Deano55
    Member

    Check out my 55
    Blue Flame mild cam Fenton twin carb manifold, fenter split headers
    twin 2" exhaust redline straight thru mufflers
    Oh yeah thats my old mans '34 Ford Coupre ute in the background

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vTAx7AdyJE

    [​IMG]

    Good luck with the build up mate
     
  21. Deano55
    Joined: Jan 21, 2007
    Posts: 6

    Deano55
    Member

    Check out my 55
    Blue Flame mild cam Fenton twin carb manifold, fenter split headers
    twin 2" exhaust redline straight thru mufflers
    Oh yeah thats my old mans '34 Ford Coupe ute in the background

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vTAx7AdyJE

    [​IMG]

    Good luck with the build up mate
     
  22. 58ChevyBelair
    Joined: Apr 6, 2010
    Posts: 8

    58ChevyBelair
    Member
    from Australia

    That's a mean sounding 6 cylinder it sounds like a V8 when idling.Love your '55.
     
  23. Ah, I thought you'd eventually come to your sences and join the HAMB. Haha
    I'm often lurking ozrodders or the hamb, So my post count remains low, but i know everything going on, Haha.
    Anyways, Jackson here, With the '60.
    Done anything to the 58 since we last spoke?




    Jackson
     
  24. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,463

    edcodesign
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    Enjoy from NoWeConn., U.S.A. Good to see young guns getting into it!
     
  25. big bad john
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 4,727

    big bad john
    Member

    ...........Welcome from the U.S.A.
     
  26. Welcome from Arkansas. Why not start a pre 18 social group? That way them old farts will leave ya alone...
     
  27. Deu55
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 758

    Deu55
    Member

    welcome from brissy....Rod.
     
  28. badgeree
    Joined: Feb 6, 2009
    Posts: 339

    badgeree
    Member

    Welcome, from Australia's Mexican State. Jeez when I was 14, I had a push bike...and that was ahand-me-down girl's bike from the neighbours. Have fun with the 58.
     
  29. Welcome from Connecticut U.S.A[​IMG]
     

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