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My new project (1950 Chevy)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by riseabove_xxx, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. riseabove_xxx
    Joined: Dec 3, 2010
    Posts: 217

    from Michigan

    I got rid of the model a body and some parts then picked up this beauty.
    I have a small block chevy that I did alot of work to and a th350 trans for it. Also a camaro rear end thats already done with some red rims and whitewall tires. I plan on getting it running before I do any body work or interier. I might just go to the junkyard and find a good bench seat for the front and rear im not sure yet what to do. I want to chop it but ive never chopped anything before, so we will see about that. Still has the straight 6 and powerglide trans (I plan on trying to sell it when i get it out). Also the rear end is still in it (ill try and sell that also).
    What do you guys think?
  2. t-buckethead
    Joined: Jun 20, 2006
    Posts: 256

    from texas

    good choice,and a great start !
  3. riseabove_xxx
    Joined: Dec 3, 2010
    Posts: 217

    from Michigan

    thanks dude!
    My buddy hooked me up with floor pans for it. Now to weld them in.
  4. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 7,432


    Get it running and cruise!
    The PowerGlide rear has 3:55 gears, and is very desirable. Someone will be happy to get it.
    (Mine came from Canada.)

  5. 1950heavymetal
    Joined: Sep 9, 2008
    Posts: 323


    Alright nice project! I have a 50 fleetline myself and its the same color green. If you dont mind me asking, what are your plans for the front suspension?
  6. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    Simple to install a 250 six or a V8 with std or auto along with a 68-74 Nove rear and upgrade the front end to discs if you choose. Nothing wrong with the stock brakes when rebuilt either.
    Great fun and more to be had when its done!
  7. LeftCoastErik
    Joined: Apr 23, 2010
    Posts: 907


    Sweet, good luck man! Happy to help if I can
  8. Mike Rotch
    Joined: Jul 15, 2010
    Posts: 166

    Mike Rotch
    from Easley SC

    You asked what we think so...I say don't chop it. It looks cool just the way it is, but if you just can't resist the urge, make it into a rust free two door first.

    What should be done first is get the windshield cut down to size and then fit the roof around it. Go to the junkyard and grab a few old truck windshields and practice cutting them down with various methods. After seeing the rate of success with cutting the curved glass, and weighing in the cost of a 49-52 windshield you'll probably rethink the roof chop. If you want to chop something, for experience or whatever,I'd suggest doing a pre-52 Ford or something with a flat-glass up front.
  9. 1950-mercury
    Joined: Mar 20, 2011
    Posts: 534


    Looks like a pretty clean car!!! Congrats on your new find!!!
  10. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,006


    Wow that looks really clean! Great raw material for a build!
  11. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 5,834

    from Indy

    good luck on your project. keep the pics coming

  12. ^^^ I agree, and I'll add that those floor pans look better than what I have in my current '53!:eek:
  13. riseabove_xxx
    Joined: Dec 3, 2010
    Posts: 217

    from Michigan

    I have no clue at all yet. I need all the sugestions I can get. Im courious on what other people have used. Ive seen alot of mustang 2's but im not to sure about that.....
    The more I look at it i dont think I want to chop it. Ill see how it looks once the rims are on and its at ride hight.
    thanks for the responses people! its cool to have people to encourage you.
  14. kaiter
    Joined: Feb 5, 2012
    Posts: 7

    from Cork

    Looks like a very nice car!![​IMG]
  15. 60 ford
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
    Posts: 1,806

    60 ford

    Good luck with your build.
  16. 53chevtrev
    Joined: Jul 26, 2011
    Posts: 403

    from Langley BC

    nice start. will keep an eye on your build
  17. butcherted
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
    Posts: 762

    from hagerstown

    Looks good, they make nice cars.

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