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Let's see your patina'd 55-57 chevys

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by grandet23, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. WOW! I am impressed. I would never have thought of this...
  2. Gator
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,016


    My '55 pickup - just finished installing a Camaro subframe and flipping the rear axle. Dropped it 6"

  3. MrGasser
    Joined: Oct 24, 2001
    Posts: 1,791

    from DETROIT

    Do I win?.....

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  4. Craig Owens
    Joined: Jun 28, 2006
    Posts: 393

    Craig Owens

    The patina on your 56 looked great, but I whole-heartedly agree with you about not throwing a cheap paint job at it just to make it shiny and get by. That cheap paint job will just cost whoever eventually tries to do a nice job more work and more money to sand through when the time comes. The wrap is a slick idea...did you do it yourself or have someone do it, and did all the chrome and stainless get to stay on the car while the wrap was being applied? I have a 56 150 2 door sedan in the same colors as your 56, and it has a cheap paint job on the white part. If that portion could be vinyl wrapped and look good at a reasonable price, I'd be interested because re-doing the paint and doing it right would require taking off all the stainless and removing the windshield/back glass.
  5. I think it was perfect before the wrap. If you ever want to sell I'd interested. But that wrap would be gone.

  6. davidh73750
    Joined: Apr 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,523


    A 55 we picked up a few months ago. Looks like they started to make a race car of it. Radiused quarters. Metal riveted on back seat trunk area. The 3 on the tree still there, 6 cyl motor mounts.
    No holes for shifter auto or standard
    It will go back 4 speed sbc . Nothing to radical I want to put miles on it

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  7. MrGasser
    Joined: Oct 24, 2001
    Posts: 1,791

    from DETROIT

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  9. That 55 could be a "lightweight" Gasser.
  10. Seeing all the negected and rotted out piles of crap in this thread makes me really appreciate lowriders.
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  11. Geinnraptor
    Joined: May 18, 2019
    Posts: 11


    Heres my 57 Belair. Was a 70s era drag car at Great Lakes Dragway in Wisconsin. Pulled out of a barn and made into a runner. Built 355sbc with muncie 4 speed, 12 bolt posi rear end, 4.11 gears, tunnel ram with dual quad 500s.

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  12. vinfab
    Joined: Apr 18, 2006
    Posts: 127


    My son's 55 that came out of a cattle yard. Really solid car with virgin floors and trunk. The only rust is in the dog legs and the lower edge beneath the deck lid. L-79 cammed 283/4 speed. Gets 18mpg and will bark the tires going into 3rd.
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  13. davidh73750
    Joined: Apr 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,523



    Got one for my son to start on.

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  14. rudestude
    Joined: Mar 23, 2016
    Posts: 2,108


    The day mine went away.
    Old strip car that I bought and put it on the street for a few years, broke the engine so I thought now that it's down I would tear it down change some things and put it back together....well work got slow then nothing...but I held on to it and things got a little better meanwhile a few other projects came along and almost 10 years flashed by...then cancer hit..figured the end was near so the 55 went away along with 6 other Hot Rod drivers and projects, I did keep 3 or 4 , then after around 8 surgery's they tell me I'm going to live...well that almost pissed me off after selling off my Hot Rods...but I did keep some and I have been working on them and been cancer free for almost 6years now... 20151103_160141.jpeg

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  15. Cancer free Rude is the goal. Cars come and go. I'm 2 years Cancer free and just happy. Didn't sell my cars though. Not giving up til they lower me in the ground.
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  16. OLSKOOL57
    Joined: Feb 14, 2019
    Posts: 283


    Patina........... could be maybe, think not. Just needs completion!!

    Cancer free, neck & thyroid 14 yrs/still checked every 6 months.
    Skin cancer hopefully has cleared up in recent months.
    Cancer Free / Family & Friends /Old Cars / Life is Good!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. 55 p.u. before and after $11.00 paint job...
    55 chev pu 070.jpg 55 chev  good 002.jpg
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