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Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by Dead End Sleds, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. Dead End Sleds
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
    Posts: 224

    Dead End Sleds
    Member

    I am 39 year old attorney living in Northern Minnesota. I have a wife and two young children, (one girl, one boy), two dogs. I know enought about mechanics to get myself in trouble. Last summer we bought a '54 Chevy 210 post. It currently is maroon, looks very stock. My daughter named it "Suzie." It has a Chevy 400 c.i.d. of unknown age, and a new transmission. I have always wanted an old car to fix up the way I want it and drive. The car is in good enough condition to drive, so I can work on it in winter and drive in summer. Kids love it b/c it is fast and there are no seat belts (yet). I am putting seat belts in next week. I am hoping to exchange 400 for 350 so parts are easier to find and want dependability w/o breaking the bank. Also want to exchange front end and rear end for safe steering and braking. When running and driving soundly, will chop top approx 3 inches, lower and paint red w/white top, shave handles, add solid rims and wide whites. Also looking to put in rear seat from 64-66 T Bird. At least, that is the plan for now. Have house projects that need to occur first. Hoping to learn more or get ideas. Don't know much, but I do know what I like.

    Ryan
     

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  2. Sir Woosh
    Joined: Dec 1, 2008
    Posts: 2,273

    Sir Woosh
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    Don't mean to steer the boat, but I'd hang on to that 400 as long as it's not giving you problems. Still not that hard to get parts for. Had a 54 Belair hardtop 2 door sedan myself. Sure enjoyed that ride. Enjoy yours. Welcome from Maryland!
     
  3. rayford
    Joined: Jul 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,238

    rayford
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    from calhoun ga

    welcome from Ga
     
  4. Flatheadguy
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,037

    Flatheadguy
    Member

    A hearty welcome from SW Nebraska. Nice looking 54. I second the vote to keep the 400...unless you are going to pop in a 350 or similar. But, whay not drive it until Suzie get tired of it dragging her around?
     

  5. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 7,717

    farmer12
    Member

    Welcome from the Netherlands!
     
  6. william.ali.kay
    Joined: Nov 20, 2009
    Posts: 824

    william.ali.kay
    Member
    from Milwaukee

    Welcome from Milwaukee Wisconsin. Nice ride you got there.
     
  7. Dead End Sleds
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
    Posts: 224

    Dead End Sleds
    Member

    Thanks for the friendly posts. The snow is melting and I can't wait to take her for a spin.

    rkieson
     
  8. greaser57
    Joined: Feb 7, 2009
    Posts: 252

    greaser57
    Member
    from minnesota

    Welcome from forest Lk Mn.......................Rich
     
  9. Metaltwister
    Joined: Jul 10, 2007
    Posts: 891

    Metaltwister
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Welcome to the Madness... New here myself but its starting to feel like home in a sick twisted sorta way.:D again welcome!
     

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