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Hot Rods I finally have my car sitting the way i want it..........

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by gasalley, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. gasalley
    Joined: Jan 10, 2013
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    Yes, the door panels match the seat. But the seat is pretty faded. The back panels are just black panels, almost like fiber board. It's all original but I have found very little pictures of other cars like it. My car has 37,000 original miles. I have the original bill of sale when it was purchased new in '54. My keys are numbered and they match the numbers on the original bill of sale. Just a little history......

    The car is actually a 150 utility sedan.....

    M-


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  2. A beautiful car.
    The rear seat is not a "delete item", instead, as already stated, the car was sold as a specific model, known as a "150 utility sedan".
    It was sold as a 3 passenger vehicle, without a rear seat.
    It was used by salesmen and reps who could store their products inside, on the rear floor.
    Model would have been a 1512 or 54-1211WB.
    1st digit on serial number on door jamb would be an "A".
     
  3. gasalley
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    Yep, this is correct.......

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1412075265.136390.jpg

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  4. mj40's
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    I had a friend in High School (1965) that had a 54 with no back seat. He always said it was a factory experimental car. Another friend had a 62 Impala and said the same about his 409 4 speed car.
     
  5. belair
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  6. Yes, nice car, and now I've also learned something.
    Can't beat the combo of chrome wheels, wide whites and gloss black paint IMHO.
     
  7. Mom's first car was a '54, but I understand it wasn't anything like that. Uncle Bob painted it two tone. When he finished the bottom (green) he laid the brush on the top (white), then went to get more beer.
     
  8. I gotta admit that the car is absolutly beautiful and this is coming from a hard core Ford guy.

    Just proves building a car with the old school style and keeping it simple will be a winner ever time.

    If I were to build a '54 Chevy I would pattern it after your car. HRP
     
  9. Hdonlybob
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    Stance can make or break a cars final touch..
    You nailed it IMO..
    Clean and sanitary...
    I like it. :)
     
  10. Buddy Palumbo
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    What a beautiful '54 .Pretty well near perfect to me !
     
  11. indyjps
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    Great looking car, can you share details on the suspension set up, what'd you /Phipps do to get the ride height, how's it ride and drive
     
  12. WOODEYE
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    Wide whites, Chrome wheels and nose down stance. It doesn't get any better. Nice looking ride.
     
  13. tbcworks.com
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    Nice! Got two 54's, awesome cars! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1417101972.095209.jpg


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  14. gasalley
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    The front suspension is stock except for 2-1/2" coils cut off the springs and fatman fab 1-1/2" dropped spindles. The car ride great, but the steering radius is greatly reduced. It takes alot of planned turns.......

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  15. gasalley
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    Wow, that car looks alot like mine. Did you car have the rear bumper license plate holder?

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  16. need louvers ?
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    Looks great! Thank you soooooo much for making sure the proper end was down! Did you ever go back to the 6'70s like you were talking about? Pictures?
     
  17. gasalley
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    Working on that now. I have two sets of wheels and tires so i bought new 6.70 Firestone black walls and 3-1/4" whites. I just haven't had time to mount them yet........

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  18. woodz
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    That is a fantastic car, I have a real soft spot for 54 chevs. You did this right. Very cool with the Utillity option, I learned something today, and that you have the factory keys and bill of sale. Enjoy it.
     
  19. tbcworks.com
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    Just holes in the smooth bumpers...


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