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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rusty1, Jan 24, 2007.
Here's my 4 Dr. Townsman !!
Anybody got any info on this one? Belive it belongs to George Poteet. Thanxs in advance.
Poteet's 55 article here.
Here's my buddy Mike Endicotts newly completed car...355 rowdy small block, 700 r, vintage air, s -10 clip...
Bought mine in 1980
Nice 2dr handyman I used to own. Rumor has it is still in our area but I have not seen it in years.
Many thanks. Love the look of this one.
here's my 210 sedan
The most famous 55 Chevy of all, the "Aztec"
That car is badass!! You guys in Ohio have the "look" nailed. Nothing flashy, no crazy body mods, and the perfect stance. Mr. Sullivan, your style has influenced a bunch of generations of hot rodders (like me).
I was born and raised in Louisville, and the Southern Ohio, Southern Indiana, and Northern Kentucky guys build some of the best cars in the U.S.
Got any more pictures of anything else you're messing with?
What he said^^^.
I bought the body shell back in the summer of 1970 (right after graduation). If I remember correctly, I paid $100.00 for it. I put a 327 and Muncie 4spd that I had pulled out of my old Chevy II (I had rolled it over a month before graduation), and installed a set of 4.11 gears. The traction bars were were made from a stop sign post as the 2 inch square tubing was priced right( ). I had the car painted by a local guy for $50.00. I had wanted to paint it pasonatepurple, but the paint was almost twice the price of the lime green( both were brand new Mopar colors at the time).
I bought the blue window tint from JC Whitney (remeber that stuff, just load it on and let it drip dry). I wound up cutting the wheel wells out after the car was painted as I couldn't fit a decent size tire under the rear for any traction.This was the first car I took to the drags in October,1970. Ran mid 14's, not bad in it's day. These pics were taken in December,1970.
Here is mine, sorry I don't have any better pics at my immediate disposal.
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Baron, I love to see these vintage shots come out of the closet. Nice!
Here is my mine that I have had for 27 years...
this is mine as i bought it
Here is a couple more old pics. This was my first 55 Chevy. Pd $15.00 for this one in 1968 from a kid in my junior class. Had a “stuck 6 cylinder /power-slide tranny in it when I bought it. I bought a 61 Chevy with a 301 in it and put that in the car along with a 3 spd tranny (the first of many....) with a Hurst Mystery Shifter. I put the biggest TRW springs I could fit in the front end along with the Genuine Suspension lift kit (C type spacers that bolted between the upper ball joint a spindle). Handled awful, but looked great. These traction bars were also made from the same stop sign post. I sold the car shortly after thses pictures were taken to buy a 64 Chevy II that I put an econoline front axle under.
I like your style, Baron, love those old pics ^^^^^^!
You had some badazz '55s to say the least, thx for posting them!
One I had a few years back... yes that's a spray on vinyl top.
One I bought in Chicago, turn key with a 468" BBC for 8k
Looks good brown, and ya can't say that about too many cars!
Here's a few...
These 2 are mine... Not the orange one, it belongs to a friend.
A photo from the 60's
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