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History ID this gasser shell?

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Pro Stock John, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. Friend posted this on FB:

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    "Dad and I were at pauls auto yard today and found this shell of a 55. Appears to be an ex gasser of some sort. This is all the lettering thats left."

    Chicagoland or near Indiana I guess...
     
  2. It could have been a jacked-up gasser, but, with the stock wheelwells, most likely a Modified Production runner.
     
  3. 1971BB427
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    from Oregon

    Looks like it read, "Magnum Racing Engines" possibly. I've seen a Fiat Gasser with that name on it, but not sure if it's still the same company or? Here's some info I found on the Fiat. Maybe someone knows about the '55 Chevy?
    http://meltdowndrags.com/?page_id=36
     
  4. How about this...the site seems familiar...

    Seems like it's been a topic a few times.
     
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  5. Mr48chev
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  6. No kidding well it's somewhere called Paul's Auto Yard.
     
  7. Looks like a 55 Chevy,,but a Gasser,,I don't know? HRP
     
  8. From post 11 of thread linked by mr48chevy.

    Looks like its deteriorated further over the last few years.
     

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  9. You bet it has,,,or they had more than one car. HRP
     
  10. henry29
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    Definitely the same car, looks like someone started stripping the paint then gave up,
     
  11. hemifalcon
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    ...kinda strange..
     
  12. It would be fun to hear the story.
     
  13. henry29
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    Anyone know what junkyard it's in?, or what state?
     
  14. n.z.rodder
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    According to the other thread it's at Pauls Auto Yard, Westville, Indiana.
    http://www.paulsautoyards.com/
    But it does seem to move around a bit.

    Scotty
     
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  15. 2racer
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  16. halfsack
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    its the jolly roger 55 chevrolet. sponsored by magnum racing engines up in wisconsin
     
  17. halfsack
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    im the one that took the picture. the firewall has a cutout for engine setback, chassis is still underneath it, stock style front suspension, no axle, holes cut into the dash for gauges, huge hole in the trans tunnel for 4 speed clearance, no dog house or anything. a sad abandoned restoration that at one time could have been saved. it is too far gone now
     
  18. So what's the story ? If you know it
     
  19. halfsack
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    id honestly like to know more. this kind of thing intrigues me. id like to see pictures of the car from the glory days of when
     
  20. Yeah how does an old racer get found, big plans for returning it to it's former glory and then it ends up in a junkyard turning back into dirt ? I read the other thread and while I can relate to giving up on a project because it turned out to be too much I have to wonder why it wasn't sold to someone with more desire. The OP of the original thread still posts here but so far isn't talking.. Was the junkyard owner going to rebuild it and he threw in the towel too or what ? Sucks to see a cool old car rescued only to be abandoned again. Kinda like pulling a drowning victim out of the lake only to beat him to death with a hammer.
     
  21. drumyn29
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    I'll build it!!!!
     
  22. Lol.....yeah no shit. This one would be an easy one for you. Lol awesome. Now go get it !!
     

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