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  1. Moriarity
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  6. Parkman
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    Here is pic of my 55 chevy that i have owned 46 years. It is 302z powered.
     

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  7. enloe
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    Some from Pigeon Forge this weekend. I will be posting more pics on the thread that is linked in my signature on Sunday evening. AF854F6E-1CE1-410F-B26A-CD14E183B5D5.jpeg 226023C1-F479-4E4C-B375-3644A858097C.jpeg B17783F1-78C9-4432-8B3E-938B6DE9206E.jpeg 3A38B654-E997-4AF7-BE50-BD494053C54E.jpeg 9862D5DD-AE3E-422C-8141-1CAD91C0AE9F.jpeg
     
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  9. ...my kind a 55,...
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  10. PONTNAK123
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    danny koker,s car aka the count 22-chevrolet-bel_air_gasser_1955-credit-graham_heeps.jpg DSC_0177.JPG DSC_0178.JPG DSC_0185.JPG
     
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  12. cktasto
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    [​IMG]
    Samoa drag strip couple weeks ago. Great event, lot of nice people.


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  13. You got a better than average example to start out with. Lots better than my 55 wagon was when I bought it. I think you might be better off to buy a complete 4 door and use it for parts. That's what I did. The first pictures are what I started with. the last was taken yesterday. To date I have about a $1,000 spent on the wagon. 55 chev 3.jpeg 55 chev 7.jpeg 55 chevy 1.jpeg 55 chevy 2.jpeg 55 chevy.jpeg 55 chevy.jpg 55 more door 1.jpeg 55 more door.jpeg 55 moor door 2.jpeg 55chev4.jpeg RUFF& TUFF 004.JPG
     
  14. soshoresig
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    IMG_0099.jpg Here's the sixth member of our family. Got her my senior year of high school. I took my love to the prom and home from our wedding in her. Brought the kids home from the hospital and took them to prom.
     
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    PERFECT!!
     
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  19. alfin32
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  20. jnaki
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    Hello,
    In our early drag racing days, we read the Drag News weekly paper like it was a school assignment. Despite what was on the cover page, we whipped through to the Lions Dragstrip page and read the story/results. Most of the time, the Long Beach Lions story was usually on the front page as big names and big time happenings appeared weekly at that dragstrip.

    When we won a trophy or two or took movies of the action on special days, it was fun to see what was written about the action for the day. It was like reliving the moment all over again. Then, something happened, we were reading more stories about drag racers from the Midwest going fast and setting records. What record setting racers, somewhere else, other than Florida, Texas and California?

    Since we were interested in all forms of drag racing, but especially in the Gas Coupe and Sedan Classes, we read about them first. One of the most interesting cars from the Midwest that we constantly read about was the 1955 Chevy Bel Air hardtop in the B/Gas and C/Gas classes. There was a red and white Chevy Bel Air locally in Bixby Knolls, but it was nowhere near the high performance quality of the one from the Midwest.

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    Like the time we read about Don Garlits setting speed records from Florida. There were doubtful people from all over the West Coast about the accuracy of those early speed records. Then in the Gas Coupe and Sedan Classes, the records fell to some drag racers from the Midwest. What?

    Our doubts were satisfied in March of 1960 when we actually saw the red/white 1955 Chevy Bel Air at the 2nd Annual Bakersfield Smokers March Meet. What an impression that 55 Chevy made on two teens from Long Beach. It was impressive to say the least. We went home thinking what we had to do to make our 40 Willys Coupe faster and better. That was the goal for us. (671, Bigger motor, cam/lifters, blower pistons, Joe Hunt Vertex mag, polished heads, Reath Crank, M&H, Halibrands and Hilborn two port injection.) We came close, though…

    Mike Marinoff 55 Chevy Bel Air


     
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  21. low budget
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    Ran across this pic and posted in the gasser thread but this is the thread I was trying to find.
    I want it! :)
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  22. ...put some steelies on my 55 with thin ww's,..I like it but one tire has a broken belt so can't run em;...(the new kid that mounted the tires tried mountin one tire from the wrong side of a reversed rim and broke a belt.)
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  23. davidh73750
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    I think yours has the diamond tuck interior. I made copies of pictures for my upholstery lady.


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  24. davidh73750
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    I have some parts. I dig your 150 wagon. I sold a rough 210 handy & used profits to get this yellow one.[​IMG]


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  25. Flamed48
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    My dads 55back in 1976 and 1977 with the mag wheels
     

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  26. 18n57
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    Mine, about 50 years ago IMG_2842.JPG


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  27. paul55
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    My Nomad in 1974. PD_0009[2].JPG
     
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  28. Not much of a "show" car, but did well on the street at the local hang-outs......'55 BelAir HT, I put together a 315 HP 283 back in '63, my 1st FI motor....

    '55 Chev 283 FI Engine - 1964.jpg '55 Chev - 1964.jpg
     
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