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Projects my sketchy 55

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 8FLEET9, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. 8FLEET9
    Joined: Feb 9, 2009
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    from MASS.

    so it begins.
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    here is my new project. i traded my nice shiny, running, driving cadillac lowrider for this pile of parts. she's a not so solid roller with no drivetrain or interior. this is gonna take awhile.
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2010
  2. Old61
    Joined: Sep 20, 2008
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    from PA

    Ahhh, but someday this can be a shiny pile o parts!
     
  3. mtrhead
    Joined: Jul 17, 2006
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    isn't that the way they all start out... looks like a great start to me.:D
     
  4. 8FLEET9
    Joined: Feb 9, 2009
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    from MASS.

    satin black, candy red bass boat flake roof, red tinted windows, it'll eventually be a gasser but it's gonna be goin down the road in one form or another next spring.
     

  5. Nitrid
    Joined: Jul 27, 2007
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    from Kansas

    Good trade!

    That window sticker REALLY needed to go.
     
  6. you'll never look back dude!
     
  7. Dat Dirty Rat
    Joined: Jan 15, 2003
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    I was sooo stoked for you man when you sent the text but wished you kept that og chain!! :)
     
  8. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    that there car gost potential!
     
  9. Looks to me like you got the better car. Nothing like a four geared Chevy gasser tooling around terrorizing the old women and children! Nice trade....
     
  10. 8FLEET9
    Joined: Feb 9, 2009
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    from MASS.

    don't go knocking the lo-lo's ability to freak out the squares! haha. that was my best build yet, but i'm totally stoked on this project. i got a 283 with it and i just found a dual quad tunnel ram complete with carbs velocity stacks and some nice finned aluminum valve covers for a screaming deal. i still need a day to inventory all the bits and pieces and see where to begin. not gonna lie i'm a bit overwhelmed at this point, but i keep telling myself i've been there done that before. i aint scuuuured.
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2009
  11. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
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    You can probably start by patching or replacing the floor in a 55 but if you dont need to you are way ahead of the game, congrats I like it!
    My first car was a white 55 like yours, so yeah I really like it!
     
  12. hvychvy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2005
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    55's RULE!!:D ... anyway,looks like an awesome start to a killer gasser.
     
  13. Cshabang
    Joined: Mar 30, 2004
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    I think Ive seen your Caddy before....BUT i think you need to look up Shakey Puddin.....you want a 55 straight axle car...that's one to copy... good luck man..one piece at a time
     
  14. wickedgoodracer
    Joined: Feb 16, 2009
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    nice trade! lots more options,plus u can ALWAYS get cash for a tri 5!
     
  15. Cut55
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    I agree! Nobody messes with you either. Even the cops smile.
     
  16. ironandsteele
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    you got the better end of that trade by far.
    55's are cool. if it were mine, i'd slam the piss out of it and drive it until i could afford paint.
    it is screaming to be very, very low though for sure.
     
  17. layin_frame_56
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    Nice score keep us posted and updated..
     
  18. squirrel
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    either very low or very high

    :)
     
  19. 8FLEET9
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    very high. i've had low and slow for the past 3 years. time to go racing.
     
  20. Dirk35
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    Holy shit......you made a killer deal there!
     
  21. str8axle55
    Joined: Dec 19, 2006
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    from MA

    Looks like a sweet deal to me. I think that car was worth what he was askin. How bad are the floors & braces?
     
  22. 8FLEET9
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    floors and braces aren't too bad. they've got some patches from previous butchers but it'll do for now. plus it's got all new body mounts.
     
  23. chris55
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
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    Great trade! Can't wait for the build thread, just love those 55s.
     
  24. George G
    Joined: Jun 28, 2005
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    You done good to dump the Caddy. Welcome to HAMB.

    Everyone has an opinion here and they are not scared to share it. As long as you have a tough skin this is great forum.
     
  25. shoestring
    Joined: Apr 2, 2009
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    She has tons of potential. Good Luck.
     
  26. 8FLEET9
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    tough skin huh? i'm used to getting a ton of shit for having a traditional lowrider with, god forbid, airbags in it. so yeah i aint scuuuuured. plus i'm building this car for me, the way i think my 55 chevy should look. i got one tattooed on my forearm when i was 21 cuz i figured that was the only way i was gonna own one. so now i got this shitbox and i got to make it look like the one in my head.
     
  27. Butch M
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    looks like agood start.....
     
  28. falfas55
    Joined: Apr 21, 2004
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    Are you gonna radius the rear wheelwells? I like your idea of the black and red. It otta be bitchin.FALFA
     
  29. .......ditto......nice score.
     
  30. poorboy
    Joined: Feb 8, 2003
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    congrats! looks like a good starting point
     

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