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Projects new '55 chevy project

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ol'skool29, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. ol'skool29
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
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    its a 55 210 with a fiberglass flip nose, otherwise its stock. i'm gonna be going full force at this car over the next few months.

    the car came with a 350 and a turbo 350 transmission. for now i'm going to run the th350 trans, but eventually i will be looking for a muncie 4 speed, probably when either the engine or the transmission blows :D

    first things first i'll clean it up a little in the engine bay, and fab up some side mounts for the engine, and go right through everything to get it road worthy.


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  2. qzjrd5
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    Wow - that is one clean '55. Love the tilt nose too! Good luck with the build!
     
  3. Abomb
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    Starting a 55 chevy collection ? Good luck with the new project...
     
  4. ol'skool29
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    thanks guys! i wish i was starting a 55 chevy collection, but the 55 4 door was sold off in december so i got this one to replace it hahaha
     

  5. F&J
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    So, you did a 55 2 door "conversion" the old school way:D
     
  6. Johnny Gee
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  7. Nice place to start..... the old 55 looks good.....best of luck with the build.
     
  8. 42 chevy
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    Nice looking car.
     
  9. 29ToyA
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    Cool I'll watching!
     
  10. ol'skool29
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    yeah ahaha weird how things happen huh? i wasnt even planning on getting another 55 right away, but i guess i did!

    thanks!
    awesome, i'll have some updates coming along pretty soon!
     
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  11. partsdawg
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    Pictures like those reinforce the notion that I need to sell my projects and get back into another '55.Have fun with that!
     
  12. trukin55
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    Could you post a pic of the tilt nose hinge setup? I have a 55 Chevy truck that I am considering a tilt front end on and it may or may not help .
    Thanks
     
  13. Butch M
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    looks like a good one good luck..
     
  14. Looks like gasser material! Ahhhh yea! Sweet!:D
     
  15. 56gasser
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    This one would make a cool Gasser!!
     
  16. chris55
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    Looks like a great car to build on.
     
  17. ol'skool29
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    it will definitely be some sort of gasser, i dont plan on doing a straight axle right away. i plan on having the car a long time, so i'll run the stock setup for now with beefier springs up front, i'll get to the straight axle when it comes time to start replacing balljoints and things like that.
     
  18. rickman454
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    Holy shit! I think I looked at this car a couple of years ago. Did it come from Iowa? Here are the pics I took. Same red engine bay. Same missing tail light. Same rusty master cylinder. Same tilt frontend with hole in the hood. Same bar. Here are a few pics I took:

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  19. ol'skool29
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    HOLY SHIT! thats my car! small world huh? i have the old iowa title for it too. i wonder what happened to the big block, the rear bumper and the smoothies...

    do you have any more info on the car?

    from the rest of the documentation i got with the car it went to hooksett, NH, the guy i bought it from was out of new hampshire as well, so the guy in hooksett must have stripped the car.


    wow i still cant believe this, thanks for the pictures!!

    BTW: the car still has the three broken studs on the drivers side hahahahahaha
     
  20. stewartwhite
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    Looks like where I was a year and a half ago I will be interested in your progress. Just got done installing a front end slide and tilt setup on my 57. The front end is the original heavy steel and slides forward 8" so the fenders clear the body then tilts. The aluminum blocks are industrial slide bearings with a carbon steel shaft.

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  21. jakedmoe
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  22. Keep us posted. Lots of pictures!!
     
  23. Talk about a small world! Wow!!
     
  24. rickman454
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  25. retro rodder
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    cool car look forward to seeing progress and hopefully soon this car will be around as much as your 69 truck
     
  26. Looks like a good solid start. Good luck, have fun.
     
  27. ol'skool29
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    thanks! unfortunately i had to let the truck go to get this car, swore i would never let it go unless it was for a 55 haha. where do you know my truck from? the halifax show?
     
  28. 55X150
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    That will make a cool gasser,good luck
     
  29. Dynaflash_8
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    Im REALLY gettin the 2 lane blacktop feel from that car...

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  30. retro rodder
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    yes and no i know you truck from all around I've seen it mostly at Plums, Halifax from time to time at the upper cape shows and around wareham you'll probably see my dodge demon around this spring and summer from time to time not to mention wareham its the one with the high school kid driving it (that would be me)
     

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