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New guy with a 50 chevy. Hello

Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by malibustevens, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. malibustevens
    Joined: Jan 7, 2012
    Posts: 287

    malibustevens
    Member
    from Illinois

    Hey everyone, I'm new to this site and new to posting on any site. I always seem to end up here when surfing for parts or ideas on my 50 fleetline, so i figured i would join. Tonight I have been tossing around the idea of doing a straight axle on it. The project is just getting started and at this point I'm in the design (dreaming) stage. I do however have the engine, i scored a 283 complete and have started some body work....mostly the roof, got the car cheap as a oak tree had decided to use it as a bed. So hello to all and look forward to any advice, input links ect.

    I attempted to add some photos, one of the day I got it and one after i gutted and washed the interior. I think it sat in a flooded field but who knows.
     

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  2. "T'RANTULA"
    Joined: Aug 6, 2011
    Posts: 658

    "T'RANTULA"
    Member
    from Ohio

    Welcome from the buckeye state.
     
  3. Cruiser
    Joined: May 29, 2006
    Posts: 2,240

    Cruiser
    Member

    Welcome to the HAMB a '50 Fleetline would make a cool cruiser. Whatever you do don't put a straight axle in a body style like a fleetline, it would just be plan ugly and destroy the good looks of the fleetline.

    CRUISER :cool:
     
  4. malibustevens
    Joined: Jan 7, 2012
    Posts: 287

    malibustevens
    Member
    from Illinois

    Yeah, cruiser that is what me and my buddy were just saying about the fleetline! I just love the gasser look but most likely going the cruiser route, plus it will save me a ton of time and coin. And be a bit more practical
     
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  5. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,395

    tommyd
    Member
    from South Indy

    Welcome from Indy.
     
  6. GREASER815
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
    Posts: 973

    GREASER815
    Member

    What part of Illinois you from? If you go cruiser....I am pulling the running, driving, stock drivetrain out of my 50 Chevy, and it has a powerglide rear axle in it so you can cruise 60-65 comfortably. Drove it all summer, ready to go. I am going to a T5 andopen drive so no use for it. But either way, welcome aboard.
     
  7. malibustevens
    Joined: Jan 7, 2012
    Posts: 287

    malibustevens
    Member
    from Illinois

    Small world Greaser! Talked to you a week or so ago, looking forward to getting them springs from you!
     
  8. fbama73
    Joined: Jul 12, 2008
    Posts: 990

    fbama73
    Member

    Another welcome from Indy!
     
  9. 60 ford
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
    Posts: 1,806

    60 ford
    Member

    Welcome from Indiana.
     
  10. Welcome from SC. Your car looks solid and a great start. good luck on it. Hay isn't there a small tractor maker in that part of the country,
     
  11. hot_rod_bones
    Joined: Sep 25, 2011
    Posts: 195

    hot_rod_bones
    Member
    from topeka, ks

    welcome and thats a great looking starter you got. have fun with it.
     
  12. butcherted
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
    Posts: 762

    butcherted
    Member
    from hagerstown

    Welcome from Hagerstown,Md.
     
  13. You have great taste in your choice of vehicle!
     
  14. malibustevens
    Joined: Jan 7, 2012
    Posts: 287

    malibustevens
    Member
    from Illinois

    Thanks for all the greetings! The car is kinda solid, needs the usual fixes, floors, bottom of quarters and rockers.....and of course that 61 year old paint looks nice wet. Any one used the floor braces they sell, i was just gonna use square stock for the bracing and make the floor myself as the repops are way to pricey for me, but just was wondering if the bracing was worth it to buy.
     
  15. Angliaguy
    Joined: Jan 21, 2008
    Posts: 108

    Angliaguy
    Member

    Welcome. Lots of nice 49-54 Chevys on here with good ideas.
     
  16. monkeyspunk79
    Joined: Jan 2, 2011
    Posts: 553

    monkeyspunk79
    Member

    Another warm Fleetline welcome from Peoria.
     
  17. JMD82
    Joined: Mar 1, 2009
    Posts: 191

    JMD82
    Member

    Hi from Texas!! Cant wait to see more updates!!
     
  18. Rideron66
    Joined: Dec 2, 2010
    Posts: 44

    Rideron66
    Member
    from Virginia

    Hi, and welcome aboard
     
  19. lincolnhead
    Joined: May 29, 2010
    Posts: 305

    lincolnhead
    Member
    from Marysville

    welcome from the rainy state!
     
  20. robleticia
    Joined: Oct 15, 2007
    Posts: 2,499

    robleticia
    Member

    Welcome from Texas!
     
  21. cl350rr
    Joined: Jun 29, 2011
    Posts: 216

    cl350rr
    Member

    Welcome from VA
     

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