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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by slo-dat, Nov 3, 2015.
Looks familiar, Did you get it off someone on here?
I don't think the guy I bought it from is on here. I think it changed hands a couple times after the initial build.
Great looking car. Who ever did the chop did a good job getting the lines on it right.
I agree. It is exactly how I would want to have done it. I love the car!
Car looks good with the chop and ride height. Previous builder did a good job on both of those.
Dream come true!! Sled parked outside of my shop.
Very nice.Please keep the updates coming.I can see lots of fun miles ahead for you.
Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
That's a darn nice-looking ride . I'd rock that sucker all day and all night !!
Awesome car! I love the T-bird interior and hope you keep it!!
Good looking car. Im down in the portland/vancouver area. Maybe we'll see ya around at some point this summer.
I'd like to make down for cruisin the gut. I lived in Vancouver prior to moving out here.. Also hoping to do the rod run to the end of the world..
Your '53 is a good looking car! Nice work!
sweet ride with nice drive train. I would like couple more pin stripes to show the lines on the sides. SWEET....
Great looking car! Can you do us a favor and take a couple of photos and give a description of the C10 trailing arm rear suspension? I know of three companies that make a trailing arm kit for the 49-54 chevy (Jimenez Brothers, No Limit Engineering, and Classic Performance Parts) but they use a custom made crossmember and shorter trailing arms than the stock C10s. This would be very helpful to a lot of do-it-yourself guys.
I found these photos when the original builder was selling..
Perfect - thanks
Ordered the Walton Fabrication firewall mount booster pedal, a Wilwood combo valve/proportioning valve and a black powder coated 8" dual diaphragm booster today. The power brakes will be a welcome improvement to what's already been done.
Took the car on a short drive today.
Hey there SLO that is one hell of a starting place, and the perfect car for a Watson outlined Panel paint job
Maybe a curved chrome trim strip on the front sides, would be spot on period correct
What color are you going to paint it ?
My high school buddy had one just like that and one week end we put in a cam & twice carbs on the inline 6 , and thought we were hot stuff going to school on Monday with a little more power and cool exhaust sounds
I'm pretty sure I want to paint it black.
<----Big Grin. I love a black car!
Painted mine black back in '02-'03. Still looks good
That is one cool ride..
Love it like it is...but understand your improvements.
And yes, keep us in pics...
Just got this guy wired in. Have one on the Harley. Works great. About $43 on eBay. Much better than buying batteries all the damn time.
Power brake parts starting to roll in. This Wilwood combo valve with built in proportioning valve is going to be nice.
What size tires are you running on her?
What kind of shocks are you running in the rear? Great looking car.
A buddy gave me a great deal on a '94 Caprice yesterday. Going to use the LT1, transmission, steering column and whatever else I can out of the donor car. I'll save the 327/th400 setup for a future project. I really want EFI in this car.
The shocks say Ridetech on them..
Please refrain from putting that steering column in this car.
Elaborate. A quick glance it appeared to be a simple GM tilt column with key and shifter.
I'm not keeping the Genie shifter in the car. It's an accident waiting to happen. I had been thinking a column shift would keep things simple. I've seen similar setups in lots of customs and thought it looked good...
Yea, a GM tilt column and is going to look like shit. There is nothing wrong with a Genie shifter. Adjust it properly and you'll have no issues.
There is no tilt column that will ever look better than the stock column.
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