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Customs Lanny Ericson 56 Chevy arived today (Restoration Thread)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by PeteFromTexas, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. PeteFromTexas
    Joined: Apr 4, 2007
    Posts: 3,837


    Delete for legal reasons
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2011
  2. 00 MACK
    Joined: May 10, 2004
    Posts: 3,680

    00 MACK

    This is too good to be true! good Luck! Have fun!
  3. Church
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
    Posts: 2,822

    from South Bay

    Oh HELL YEAH!!!!!
  4. OhioRiv
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 286


    That's awesome. Looks like there's some good paint in the trunk to match the original color off of too.

  5. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,793


    That is really great news and she looks to be in pretty good shape too.

    Have fun with the restoration... and please keep us informed with plenty of pics
  6. Sweet! I have an old B&W of that car...never knew the origins...pretty sad since I'm from Modesto.
  7. Kiwi Tinbender
    Joined: Feb 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,155

    Kiwi Tinbender

    Was lucky enough to spend some time with Gary and Mary Minor and Richard Glymph at the GNRS this year. We were standing outside one evening and Lanny walked up (of course Gary knew him...) and we were all introduced, then were able to listen to Lanny relate some stories about the car and it`s build....another unreal case of meeting people I had only heard about in old Magazines....
  8. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,006


    Awsome!! I never knew the car still existed, cant wait to follow your progress!!
  9. John Denich
    Joined: Nov 20, 2005
    Posts: 2,718

    John Denich

    That is great news! I really like that car.....
  10. 00 MACK
    Joined: May 10, 2004
    Posts: 3,680

    00 MACK

    Im surprised this thread isnt 9 pages long already.
  11. So many people say 55 and 56 Chevys and Fords don't look good chopped but I like this one and it seems to be popular.I'd like to chop my 56 Ford sedan about the same.
  12. ka-zoo
    Joined: Oct 20, 2004
    Posts: 509


  13. WOW!!! Please keep us Kustom guys updated on this one.
  14. pecker head
    Joined: Nov 8, 2006
    Posts: 3,998

    pecker head

    Suite ! Can't wait to see it in person .
  15. OH YEAH!!!!!!!!! good luck
  16. 296 V8
    Joined: Sep 17, 2003
    Posts: 4,666

    296 V8
    from Nor~Cal

    I gotta say in my book a 56 was always a hot rod. This one changes my mind. I like that alot.
  17. expletive words were all i could muster....
  18. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,708

    from Hypocrisy

    One of my faves, great story. I hope Gene gets tp paint it once more.
  19. Tuff Tin
    Joined: May 23, 2004
    Posts: 921

    Tuff Tin

    About 90 or 91, Lanny came up to me and a friend at the Oakland Roadster Show and asked if we knew where the car was as he had heard that it was in the northwest. My friend knew that it was in a bone yard in British Columbia and the search was on. It took some time but the car was found and Lanny hauled it home and on to Louisiana where he lived before moving to Texas, you know how those displaced Californian's are lol. Anyway, still keep in touch with Lanny but he dosen't play on the puter so it usually means a phone call. Nice to see the car being finished. It took a couple of doners as well.
  20. resqd37Zep
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,217

    from Nor Cal

    Give it all the attention it deserves in the rebuild. That has to be one of my all favorite Chev's.
  21. happy hoppy
    Joined: Apr 23, 2001
    Posts: 2,328

    happy hoppy

    very cool, definitely a favorite of mine and I am glad its in good hands.
  22. pimpin paint
    Joined: May 31, 2005
    Posts: 4,937

    pimpin paint
    from so cal


    It's great to see that this one has survived, and not turned into another Datsun or Kia!
    I hope the restoration/repairs will be made in lead, jus' as it was built all those years ago. Plastic filler is great for collision work and Cameros, but has no place in traditional kustom restoration/repair.

    Swankey Devils C.C.
    "Spending A Nation Into Generational Debt Is Not An Act Of Compassion!"
  23. Rudy J
    Joined: Sep 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,485

    Rudy J
    1. Austin HAMB'ers

    Wow man! Thats too cool
  24. halfcockedcustoms
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 640


    once again,,,This is why I still get on the HAMB
  25. Faded Love Garage
    Joined: Mar 30, 2003
    Posts: 958

    Faded Love Garage

    Did someone put the stock hood and fenders on that car?
  26. Rusty
    Joined: Mar 4, 2004
    Posts: 9,453


    too cool!!!!!!!!!!! And I even hate custom tri fives but that is cool
  27. 00 MACK
    Joined: May 10, 2004
    Posts: 3,680

    00 MACK

    Are you gonna duplicate the striping?Something tells me you dont want to . Do ya have to? huh?
  28. Faded Love Garage
    Joined: Mar 30, 2003
    Posts: 958

    Faded Love Garage

    Ahhh. I guess i should have done more reading and less drooling.
  29. mikes51
    Joined: Oct 4, 2001
    Posts: 2,195


    This is great news. I can't wait to see the restoration. I remember a thread a few years back about this car. I think we were trying to figure out if this pic was of a clone or the real car. Now we know the answer.

  30. I normally hate chops on tri-five chevys. But this car pulls it off. It's gonna be bad ass.

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