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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by ZThompson53, May 30, 2020.

  1. ZThompson53
    Joined: May 29, 2020
    Posts: 18

    ZThompson53

    Picked this up last week and drove it 150 miles home. 53 Belair, 235, 3 on the tree. Bone stock other than being lowered and partially converted to 12 volt. Spent last weekend rewiring and updating the exterior lights. This weekend I plan on fixing the wipers and smoothing out the ride, it's sitting on the bump stops in the rear . Over all the car is in pretty good shape and won't take much to get it right. 20200522_213217.jpeg 20200530_104244.jpeg 20200530_104317.jpeg 20200530_105406.jpeg

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  2. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,438

    Rickybop
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    from Michigan

    Good for you, Z.
    Drove 150 miles home. Obviously runs well. Steering and brakes good, too?
    Poor old yellow paint's hangin' on for dear life LOL. Clean her up, maybe some paint, install a dual exhaust... yer stylin'.
    Welcome to the HAMB.
     
  3. F-ONE
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
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    F-ONE
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    from Alabama

    Good for you.
     
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  4. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    The37Kid
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    Welcome to the HAMB! I drove a '54 version all through High School, have fun with it. Bob
     
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  5. Welcome to the H.A.M.B. looks like you’re off to a good start.


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  6. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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    Looks great.
     
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  7. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
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    clem
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  8. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
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    clem
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    and won't take much to get it right.

    famous last words..........
     
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  9. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
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    41rodderz
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    from Oregon

    Welcome and congrats. Keep the old car fire burning.
     
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  10. Greg Rogers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2016
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    Greg Rogers
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    oh yeah..baby....
     
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  11. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 24,919

    Jalopy Joker
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    hitting bump stops will ruin more than your body - look at auto parts store for short neoprene type - replace shocks - consider using blocks 1/2" shorter
     
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  12. Welcome...and doing that 150 gets through most of the 100 mile break down runs on here ! Have fun !
     
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  13. ZThompson53
    Joined: May 29, 2020
    Posts: 18

    ZThompson53

    Thanks everyone!! Lots of great info on here, it's really helping me out. I got it riding better, trimmed the rear bump stops and put on a set of airshocks in case the 67 year old leafs drooped more than desired. Definitely needs some new bushings all around, ordered and that's next weekends project. I've pretty much rewired the whole car minus the insturment cluster, not fun but at least all the wire nuts are gone haha. I've also got a set of Fenton headers on the way, going to hold off installing them though until I get the intake and do it all at once.


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  14. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
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    Welcome aboard...
     
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  15. brokedownbiker
    Joined: Jun 7, 2016
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    brokedownbiker
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    Welcome to the Board! Nice car, it is just right for a starting point, I mean that in a good way! If you drove it that far home, it must be dialed in okay. Enjoy it; you're approaching it right, little projects that don't keep it off the road are the way to go- too many times, they end up as garage queen's; torn apart and sitting in the garage because the owner got too deep too fast and got overwhelmed.
    Yeah, been there done that! Keep her on the road and have fun!
     
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  16. Nicholas Coe
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    Nicholas Coe
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    from Tontitown

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  17. Shutter Speed
    Joined: Feb 2, 2017
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    Oh Man Z, born on the same day 34 yrs apart! You’re makin a good connection here!

    Welcome,
    Where you at?
     
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  18. ZThompson53
    Joined: May 29, 2020
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    ZThompson53

    This isn't my first classic, I've learned my lesson from the first two. Doing only little projects I can get completed on my day off. No point in having a cool car if you can't drive it
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  19. ZThompson53
    Joined: May 29, 2020
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    ZThompson53

    So you're 3? Haha. I'm in North Carolina, Madison to be exact.
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  20. Shutter Speed
    Joined: Feb 2, 2017
    Posts: 801

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    Yeah, ain’t it a hoot? We got a whole life of hot roddin ahead.
    Can you give me a lift for 12 yrs till I get my permit? o_O
     
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  21. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
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    Rickybop
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    from Michigan

    Joins the HAMB at 3 years old.
    Awesome.
    Wish the HAMB was around when I was 3.

    For that matter ... wish I was 3.



    Everybody have a good Sunday.
     
  22. Nicholas Coe
    Joined: Jul 5, 2017
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    Nicholas Coe
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  23. hotrodzmartin
    Joined: Jul 26, 2016
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    Welcome and cool ride!
     
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