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Features Let's see all the 55 Chevrolets !

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rusty1, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. DDDenny
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    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!
     
  2. Maybe so, but not in the spirit of this site.
     
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  3. cheepsk8
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    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 IMG952019052595113002107.jpg like this one.
     
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  4. olscrounger
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    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
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  5. ROBRAM
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    Actually, in my opinion, since 55 had the first V-8 for Chevrolet, that makes it the first "hot rod " for Chevrolet as well.
     
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  6. DDDenny
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    Yep!
    Just ask the guy that drove his 54 Chevy to the dealer to look at the new 55's.
     
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  7. alfin32
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  9. Fogger
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    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. SAM_0348.jpg
     
  10. mikebarone
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    Another '55 Delray.

    It's in the classifieds. I have an OT project which I am darn determined to finish.
     

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  11. thomas.parker197
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    My 1955 Chevy Belair built in St. Louis. In Texas all its life. Late August 1955 build.[​IMG][​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
     
  12. benchseat4speed
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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.
     
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  13. 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
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  14. alfin32
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    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.
     
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  15. 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.
     
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  16. alfin32
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    Thanks, Scotty!!
     
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