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Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by senone, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. senone
    Joined: Jan 18, 2014
    Posts: 60

    senone
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    from Belgium

    Hi everyone,

    the name's Sven, hailing from Antwerp/Belgium. I've been into aircooled vw's for the last 20 years because, at my driving age, they where the only car I could afford at the time. Having gone through almost every model (and some more then ones) I always knew however I would one day own American iron, and certainly no muscle car!!! A few months ago I finally made the step when I sold my last aircooled car I had ('64 bug) and bought me a very solid '55 Dodge coronet. Having been an avid reader, and photo browser, of this forum for what feels like ages, I know how she will look when I'm finished with her. Since this is something new for me I will try and get everything done myself, with a little help from my club buddy's.

    This is how I bought her...
     

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  2. kuhn1941
    Joined: Feb 15, 2013
    Posts: 194

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    Welcome from Michigan of the USA . What are your plans for motor trans or are you keeping it original and driving it . Keep the pictures coming of ideas and thoughts.

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  3. 270dodge
    Joined: Feb 11, 2012
    Posts: 742

    270dodge
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    from Ohio

    I think that I'm looking at a 56 Dodge in these pictures unless someone has done some extensive body work in the rear fenders(the 55 did not have the fins). Anyhow welcome to the HAMB.
     
  4. senone
    Joined: Jan 18, 2014
    Posts: 60

    senone
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    from Belgium

    Engine wise I'm gonna keep it pretty stock. I still need to change the fuel lines, clean out the tank, redo the brake lines but that's pretty much everything needed to get it running o.k.! Body wise there are only 3/4 small patches which need attention, otherwise it's a nice survivor!!!

    Plans are to redesign the body trim, and ditching the one on the hood. Shaving of all the emblems, redesigning the rear lights (not really made up my mind yet about which model to use), redesigning the bumpers (back should hold the nr.plate) and defenitly fender skirts (if anybody got some????????). AND GETTING IT LOWER ON THE GROUND!!!!:)

    But I'm gonna take my time because I wanna do it right the first time, and finances are stretched since I'm redoing my entire house! :rolleyes:
     

  5. senone
    Joined: Jan 18, 2014
    Posts: 60

    senone
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    from Belgium

    At first we thought '56 as well but the rear light reflectors state '55??
     
  6. Hemishovel
    Joined: Mar 18, 2013
    Posts: 614

    Hemishovel
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    Welcome from.USA good luck with your car
     
  7. senone
    Joined: Jan 18, 2014
    Posts: 60

    senone
    Member
    from Belgium

    Thanks!
     
  8. Welcome from New Mexico USA! Sweet lil MoPaR!

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  9. senone
    Joined: Jan 18, 2014
    Posts: 60

    senone
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    from Belgium

    Thanks Felipe!
     
  10. jfreakofkorn
    Joined: Apr 13, 2010
    Posts: 2,641

    jfreakofkorn
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    welcome to the site ....
     
  11. senone
    Joined: Jan 18, 2014
    Posts: 60

    senone
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    from Belgium

    Having a blast already, thanks!
     
  12. lapropeltis
    Joined: Jan 16, 2010
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    lapropeltis
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    Welkom!
    From "de kempen":D
     
  13. Frogz
    Joined: Jan 15, 2013
    Posts: 454

    Frogz
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    Welcome here. I've seen some of your artworks on the F.A.S.: amazing job my friend!!!!!
     
  14. UK Slingshot
    Joined: Feb 6, 2014
    Posts: 164

    UK Slingshot
    Member

    Hello from the UK. My pontiac is an Antwerp built car, very unusual.
    Your cars looking good.

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  15. 392modela
    Joined: Dec 11, 2013
    Posts: 480

    392modela
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    Hello from the States
     
  16. 55 Ford Gasser
    Joined: Jul 7, 2011
    Posts: 620

    55 Ford Gasser
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    Welcome from Virginia, U.S.
     
  17. Welcome from the US!
     
  18. 270dodge
    Joined: Feb 11, 2012
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    270dodge
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    from Ohio

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