The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rusty1, Jan 24, 2007.
092317 Cruisin' for a Cure 205 by Dave Lindsay, on Flickr
Exhibit A for you guys that don't consider 55 Chevys a "hot rod".
That's a hot rod if I've ever seen one!
Maybe so, but not in the spirit of this site.
Lots of good looking cars, Over at a buddies house last Saturday celebrating his purchase of a bare bones 150/57. he snapped a few pics. I really
like this one.
wife's 55-"Mamas 55" was our main car for many years. Last painted in 86. Still a very nice car. Snotty 327 etc. Pics in 1980 and today
011418 Cruisin' Grand Fundraiser 098 by Dave Lindsay, on Flickr
032418 South OC Cars & Coffee 262 by Dave Lindsay, on Flickr
032418 South OC Cars & Coffee 274 by Dave Lindsay, on Flickr
052018 Trabuco Hills High Benefit Show 126 by Dave Lindsay, on Flickr
052018 Trabuco Hills High Benefit Show 148 by Dave Lindsay, on Flickr
052018 Trabuco Hills High Benefit Show 322 by Dave Lindsay, on Flickr
Actually, in my opinion, since 55 had the first V-8 for Chevrolet, that makes it the first "hot rod " for Chevrolet as well.
Just ask the guy that drove his 54 Chevy to the dealer to look at the new 55's.
This is probably my fave-o-rite 55, understated yet bad ass!
I've owned four '55 Delrays since '63, this is my current one. Purchased from the original owner in '14. Pulled the I6 and Powerglide and installed a '57 283 with a 097 Duntov, Richmond 5-speed and 3.08 rear gears. Disc front brakes on 2" dropped spindles and 3" drop Global West 5-leaf rear springs. Reliable driver and 18 mpg on the freeway.
Another '55 Delray.
It's in the classifieds. I have an OT project which I am darn determined to finish.
My 1955 Chevy Belair built in St. Louis. In Texas all its life. Late August 1955 build.
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Alfin32 you got the coolest 55 man. Clean, simple, and tasteful. Period correct too!!
All these ‘socalcarculture’ 55’s suck. Delete all of em. Not a single one is true to the 50’s/60’s. Like the one that has ‘C/Gas’ on the door with Centerlines on it, or that red, cowl hood street outlaws thing....wtf man. We need some QC here. badly.
yeah,..times change and so do the cars,...still a nice bunch of 55's,..since I started this thread back in 07, I don't think I posted my favorite 55 that I owned back in the mid 60's,..it was a six cyl , 3 speed overdrive,, but I sure had fun with it...wouldn't mind havin it back today...
it was a faded chocolate milk brown with a cream top,...was originally an A&W Root Beer salesman's car
Thanks man, I'm trying to decide if I want to put a '59 Corvette steering wheel on it, and whether it should be Tan, or White? But I really love the patina on this wheel. The car was an original 36k mile 265 / PG when I started, and is mint, original underneath.
I had an early vette wheel in my 55 convertible, they have less dish so it worked out great for my short legs. I just drilled and tapped the hub to mount the turn signal “ actuator”. The bell on the vette wheel is a little larger diameter then the 55 column it it wasn’t all that noticeable. I think tan would look best.
032419 Model A Pancake Breakfast 245 by Dave Lindsay, on Flickr
051419 Classsics at Carl's 122 by Dave Lindsay, on Flickr
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