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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by FlynBrian, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. FlynBrian
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Posts: 759

    FlynBrian
    Member

    Howdy Hambers,
    I'm excited about my recent score off of craigslist, for once I was the first caller on the for sale ad. A little background why this recent purchase of the craigslist 55 is so important to me. In 2006 I had really Cool 55 Chevy 2dr. Post Gasser. My father had cancer and no insurance, bills had to be paid, so I had to sell the 55 Gasser at the 2006 Spring Daytona Rodrun/Swap. This was the 55 I parted ways with:

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    So the 55 above got a new caretaker and the bills got paid. My Dad passed in 2007 "F" Cancer, my love of everything mechanical from tractors to hotrods came from him, I grew up around his hotrods, he had some cool ones. Fast forward 7 years, I am a 47 year old Marine about to graduate in the spring of 2014 with my Aeronautics degree from Embry-Riddle in Daytona Fl. I hardly have time to tinker with anything, so tuesday of this week I had a few minutes to jump on craigslist and look at stuff local to me. I see a 5 minute old post for a old 55 Chevy 2dr post dragcar, no pictures in the ad. Price seemed good, so I called, I was the first caller, the gentleman described the car to me, sounded like my dream of owning another 55, might be possible, the car was a hour and fifteen minutes away and I had a test in the morning to study for, I said to myself you better go check the car out and worry about studying when you get home. So, I jumped in econobox and headed to where the 55 was. I arrive at Tim's house, he greets me and takes me out to the garage, Tim opens the door to garage and I am smacked in the face with the vision of a Badass 55 Chevy in front of me, a brief few minutes of negotiation with Tim and I am the new owner of this:

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    I got home late, studied and got a "A" on my exam. For once everything aligned perfectly and I own the makings of very Wicked 55 Chevy Gasser. It will be getting a straightaxle in the future, I have a nice collection of period correct gasser parts I have collected over the years that will go on this car. As my time is limited due to college, the build will be slow until I graduate in the spring, there will be a build thread in the future, stay tuned!
    Another pic:

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  2. redlinetoys
    Joined: May 18, 2004
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    redlinetoys
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    from Midwest

    Congrats. Looks like a great start!!


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  3. Wildman1
    Joined: Jul 10, 2009
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  4. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,222

    F&J
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    I still like Bel Air trim, even on a Hot Rod style 55 post. very good find
     
  5. raidmagic
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,438

    raidmagic
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    ohhhhh I like that. Just can't imagine your face when he opened the door and you saw that.
     
  6. y3
    Joined: Jul 2, 2012
    Posts: 34

    y3
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    from Terrell Tx

    Very Cool!!!

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  7. Toast
    Joined: Jan 6, 2007
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    Toast
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    from Jenks, OK

    Wow! Nice score, love it!
     
  8. lakeroadster
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
    Posts: 604

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    from *

    Awesome, congrat's.

    So glad you live in Florida... I hate it when this happens locally and I miss out...
     
  9. pug man
    Joined: Apr 9, 2007
    Posts: 1,010

    pug man
    Member
    from louisiana

    Very honorable of you to have sold your 55 to help pay the bills for your dad and sorry to hear of his passing. Think maybe your dad help line up the stars to make this possible? Best of luck to you in the build......
     
  10. alfin32
    Joined: Jun 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,427

    alfin32
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    from Essex, Ma.

  11. Very happy for you, make sure you do a build thread!@
     
  12. Hotrodbuilderny
    Joined: Mar 20, 2009
    Posts: 1,646

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  13. Butch M
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
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    Butch M
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    Congrats that is a bad ass 55 very cool
     
  14. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,529

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    from Reno,nv

    hell yeah,tri-fives are the CARS that got the gassers started. not to mention the 41 willys, good score
     
  15. Stevie Nash
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
    Posts: 2,999

    Stevie Nash
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    You going to put a straight axle in it?
     
  16. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,160

    sololobo
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    Congrats bro, great score and you deserve this one. Congrats on your grades as well, keep the pedal to the metal and you will be back racing soon. Best wishes man. ~sololobo~
     
  17. FlynBrian
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Posts: 759

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    Thanks everyone! I am beyond happy to have this 55, I think my Pops is smilin. This will get a straight axle and I will build it as period correct as possible and still be able to pass tech to race it. I hope to be able to make some passes with Quain Stott and his Group of Gassers at Greer Dragway South Carolina one day. Got to see the unvailing of the Moonlighter and meet Mr. Gene Cromer back in May, a very big honor for me plus I got to watch Quain and the boys run the Gassers, absolutely the best drag race show I've ever been too, if you guys ever get a chance to see Quain and the boys run the Gassers do go, they put on a Hell of a Show.
     
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  18. henryj1951
    Joined: Sep 23, 2012
    Posts: 2,304

    henryj1951
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    from USA

    con grats

    &

    sorry to hear about yer DAD

    but i was thinking thats MY CAR...stop now before all the headaches,
    and cost factor bring it over to my house...j/k

    keep the pictures comming
    its one of my fav cars
    :cool:
     
  19. FlynBrian
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Posts: 759

    FlynBrian
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    Me too it's going to stay, makes the car.
     
  20. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 26,110

    Jalopy Joker
    Member

    sounds like you deserve a break like this - you have it right about keeping school the priority. put a ad in Wanted section here for parts you need - state that you are on low budget and right deal might show up.
     
  21. Craig Owens
    Joined: Jun 28, 2006
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    Craig Owens
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    Nice find...congratulations! Looks like the right guy got it...
     
  22. 5559
    Joined: Oct 25, 2012
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    5559
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    from tn

    sounds like a good guy got a good deal---------------way to go!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  23. roughneck424
    Joined: Jan 10, 2009
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    roughneck424
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    Right On - Good for you. Karma Points came back your way
     
  24. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
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    Awesome score, what a very nice project!
     
  25. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,633

    jcmarz
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    from Chino, Ca

    A very wicked 55 Chevy, Milner ain't gonna beat that.
     
  26. 1955IHC
    Joined: Aug 20, 2013
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    1955IHC
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    Awesome man you deserve it!

    Sent via Western Union Express
     
  27. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
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    40FORDPU
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    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    I'm envious..nice score.
     
  28. Super/Stock Poncho
    Joined: May 11, 2009
    Posts: 93

    Super/Stock Poncho
    Member
    from Missouri

    Great score on the 55 and your test. Sorry for the loss of your dad, I'm sure he had a connection with you getting this 55. Give us your plans, Drivetrain, wheels/tires, etc. ?
     
  29. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,725

    BamaMav
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    from Berry, AL

    Cool 55! Looks like a great start!
     

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