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Projects My 49 chevy build

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  1. bonneville bones
    Joined: May 17, 2006
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    Picked up this 49 from a friend, started with no motor, trans or rear. I'll post progress as I go. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1369573135.916333.jpg barn fresh....


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  2. bonneville bones
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1369573267.080818.jpg
    Picked up the motor and trans 350/350
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1369573427.839802.jpg
    Got a 55 chevy rear
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1369573481.162315.jpg
    Got her sitting right
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1369573522.736737.jpg
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1369573542.216826.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1369573556.600875.jpg
    And motorized!


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  3. Looking good, great progress and looks like a solid body! Looked kind a high when you first got it, gasser wannabe or what? :) What are your plans for it!?
    / primerkid
     
  4. bonneville bones
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    Yeah, it was sitting really high! I threw a ford 9" under it just to roll it out/ tow it. Was Easyer to put it under the springs that over, so it was jacked up lookin. I'm gonna do it ass dragging led sled style. Something fun to cruse with the family


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  5. 49styleline
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    Lookin' good! Can't wait to see more of this one.
     
  6. bonneville bones
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    Thanks man!


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  7. bonneville bones
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    Been making some progress on the 49. Brakes are done. Waiting for a new gas tank to come in and we'll be cruising! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1388200381.857394.jpg


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  8. 56sedandelivery
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    Almost identical to my 51 Bus Coupe I gave to my nephew; who then used all my parts, help, and some money to put it all together. .030 over 350 with a mild hydraulic cam, One of my built aluminum Powerglides with a 2800 RPM stall converter, and 4.88 Positraction, 56 rear end. We blocked the front suspension up 2 inches, used coil wrapped overload shocks on the rear, big and little Cragar S/S wheels/tires. It sits at a good height, but not extreme, and blocking the front end up does't change the ride. And like yours, the 51 needs paint and interior. Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
  9. gene schultz
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    from nebraska

    why dont you see more 49s or 50s in drag racing? ive heard they want to fly at 90
     
  10. chevy54man
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    Hey she's looking great! Best to you and yours!
     
  11. bonneville bones
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    Wow! Been a while! I finally got my shit together and got this car on the road. [​IMG]


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  12. fastcar1953
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    cool . any more pics?
     
  13. This has got to be one of the shortest 6 year build threads on the hamb. lol
    Congrats - car looks great!
     
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  16. fastcar1953
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    looking good. reminds me of a 50 buisness coupe i had 22 years ago. wish i had pics. was building a gasser before they became cool again. i swapped the body on a 52 chevy truck frame. moved the 1 inch wheelbase forward on the front. centered the back wheel. swapped in a 350 th350 camaro reasrend. body matched up pretty well. just 6 inch spacers in the trunk area to mount body. lol used the truck steering column. no cutting of frame. put the rearend on top of springs to lower rear. better weight transfer. lotsa of fun. friends thought i lost my mind. oh my was black also.
     
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  17. Hey it looks good when I first saw it I thought it was the chev I see in Saunders Parking lot in Phoenixville PA


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  18. bonneville bones
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    That’s the one! I’m the mechanic there.


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  19. bonneville bones
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    Project update, I blew up the small block that I put in originally, on Father’s Day this year so the car has been sitting again. Slowly I’m getting another SBC ready to go but it’s motorcycle and fishing season so still not done yet. [​IMG]


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