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Projects My 53 Chevy is going down

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mr Diablo, May 31, 2009.

  1. Just like to share some pics of the works being done by 2 very talented friends of mine, Hodgey and Rod.. Full air ride set up with a triangulated 4 bar rear, there work is so clean, I cant wait to get it home...









    Last edited: Jun 10, 2009
  2. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 6,911


    Wow! That thing is down! I like seeing the cars in the middle of the build like yours. Nice frame work, did they build the arch out of flat plate and weld it together or was that box and they bent it? Very solid car. Is it winter down under? Does it really get cold there? Snow? There's no ride like a low ride!!:cool:
  3. PoPo
    Joined: Jan 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,102


    I like it. Looks like great work and a nice ride
  4. rick finch
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 2,003

    rick finch

    I think it needs to be dropped just a tad more;)...(them boys have some serious fab skills!)

  5. brewsir
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 3,278


    beautiful notch !
  6. The Chassis has been blended into the notch to make the flow of the arch some what original, they started with 5 ml plate rolled and plasma cut the shape and weld it from the inside and out side and from the bottom of the original chassis they back cut it and spot welded the old to the new for extra strength.. I will post pics of when the floor and tunnel is done, it will look like its a factory option when finished...
  7. tattedfordguy
    Joined: Sep 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,362


    Those cars are awsome slammed
  8. I saw your thread over at ozrodders.

    I just love those those 53/54 hardtops. I'd have one over a tri 5 any day. and I'm a sucker for the in-line 6 as well. :)

    Thats a pretty slick looking and well executed rear C notch. What have you got planned for the body? Mild custom? or something a bit boulevardo? (LBCC) :D
  9. Dat Dirty Rat
    Joined: Jan 15, 2003
    Posts: 3,504

    Dat Dirty Rat

    Thats going to be awesome....I love hardtops!!
  10. ocfab
    Joined: Dec 26, 2007
    Posts: 678


  11. Matthew
    Joined: Sep 8, 2005
    Posts: 166

    from Burien, WA

    Love those cars...
  12. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,226

    from California

    nice job. good to see one with minimal cutting to the trunk and inner fenderwells.
  13. 33Tudor
    Joined: Aug 30, 2007
    Posts: 763


    I too love 53-54 Hardtops.And It's funny,but I too would take one over a 55-57 any day! Good luck and keep the pictures coming!
  14. Killer work! Yes sir, very clean indeed...

  15. ironandsteele
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 5,479


    very sick. hardtops are the best.
  16. gnarleynick
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 153

    from ____

    I dig the round notch!
  17. resqd37Zep
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,217

    from Nor Cal

    The lower the better for the 53. Thats a nice ride you got there. Post some pictures of the rear links when you get them installed.
  18. aceuh
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,361


    That's impressive to say the least! I guess it's safe to say that they've done this before??
  19. Albie
    Joined: Feb 14, 2009
    Posts: 174


    Sweet work, and I bet your keeping your back seat. Nice. Can I assume (gasp!) some seasoned mini truckers were involved?
  20. scrape53
    Joined: Sep 3, 2007
    Posts: 139

    from iowa

    really like the notch... keeps almost stock looking.
  21. Thanks guys I am so happy with it... I will post some more pics next week of the link set up.. For the body I will be filling the grile full of teeth and frenching and a little bit of shaving...I will keep the six in it and will do the full dress up tricks to it with tri carb set up..
  22. onlychevrolets
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
    Posts: 2,307


    that my friends is how that work is done. I've never seen any better . Great work!
  23. Retroline
    Joined: Aug 20, 2002
    Posts: 1,124


    Super neat work. 53-54 hardtops are nice kustom material. Is this a recent buy? I remember seeing one a similar colour for sale not that long ago.
  24. I bought it last in Melbourne..
  25. Retroline
    Joined: Aug 20, 2002
    Posts: 1,124


    Thought it was the same car, was a good buy too. Good luck with it and keep us up to date with the progress.
  26. yeah, I thought I recognised the car as well.

    Keep us well posted Mr D. I sense already this is going to be a good 'um. :D
  27. poorboy
    Joined: Feb 8, 2003
    Posts: 1,437


  28. steveo10
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 79


    what all did you do to the frontend, is it stock or a clip?
  29. cretin
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
    Posts: 3,010


    Looking good! ^^ I was about to ask the same thing.

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