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Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by jophus, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. jophus
    Joined: Jan 3, 2012
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    Where have I been? I just discovered this great forum. Love all the pics and feedback provided in the HAMB. Thought I'd share my newest project, 55 gasser. I found this car in a backyard in No. Ca. where it had been sitting since the early 80's. Needs floor pans, but the body is really straight. Just started on it last week. Got the new frame rails tac welded. Gonna order the straight axle from Speedway and hopefully have it installed in the next couple of weeks. I'll continue to post pics as I progress.
     

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  2. Dave Rondou
    Joined: May 26, 2008
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    Welcome from SO.Cal. Love gassers.
     
  3. khead47
    Joined: Mar 29, 2010
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    Welcome from Mi.
     
  4. Welcome aboard! Keep us posted on the build!
     
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  5. Jimbo17
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
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    Howdy from the West Coast of Florida.

    55 gasser's rule!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You are off to a great start and to find one sitting in a back yard in that kind of shape!!!

    Can't wait to follow along with your project.
     
  6. jophus
    Joined: Jan 3, 2012
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    Just received the axle kit from Speedway. Hope to have it installed over the weekend.
     

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  7. jophus
    Joined: Jan 3, 2012
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    Got everything welded up. Set the axle at 7.5 degrees. Next is the shock mounts, engine mounts, brake line brackets and radiator support cross beam. Hope it sits right!
     

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  8. 60 ford
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
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    Straight axle cars are great, I'm building a Falcon. Welcome from Indiana and good luck with your project.
     
  9. robleticia
    Joined: Oct 15, 2007
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    Welcome from Texas! Looks like you are off to a great start! And LOVE the Nova!!!!!
     
  10. jophus
    Joined: Jan 3, 2012
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    Completed the shock mounts. Waiting on my P-ayr motor and tranny to start on the motor and tranny mounts.
     

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  11. jophus
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    Just finished tacking in the radiator support.
     

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  12. jophus
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    Finally got the motor and drag link mocked up.
     

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  13. SaltCoupe
    Joined: Jun 10, 2010
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    from Indiana

    Welcome from one 55 owner to another!
     
  14. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
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    from South Indy

    Welcome from Indy....nice shop!
     
  15. spikez57
    Joined: Nov 5, 2008
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    Welcome from N.E~~~o-HI-o
     
  16. jophus
    Joined: Jan 3, 2012
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    Finally made the decision to radius the quarters. I think I made the right choice.
     

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  17. Sonicjagstang
    Joined: Mar 21, 2011
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    from IL.

    Welcome from So.ILL. I have loved the gasser 55's since childhood. I had one that I rounded up all sorts of period correct items for but bad health and finances forced me to part with it before I really got into building it. I'm doing better now and have pursued other things (41 Ford pickup,50 Ford tudor). Good luck on your build and thanks for keeping us posted on progress.
     
  18. Isabella8688
    Joined: Mar 16, 2012
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    Hello and welcome!
     
  19. Isabella8688
    Joined: Mar 16, 2012
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    Hi guys, Im a newbie. Nice to join this forum.
     
  20. jophus
    Joined: Jan 3, 2012
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    just finished installing a hem joint. Really strengthed the panel.
     

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  21. styleline
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    from so-hol

  22. mikeallcars
    Joined: Feb 16, 2012
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    Neat ! Welcome from Tennessee .
     
  23. Jimbo17
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
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    Howdy and welcome from the west coast of Florida.

    Now that is really a cool car project.

    Can't wait to see it with the new front look.

    Long live the Gassers!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Jimbo
     
  24. E HANSEN13
    Joined: Aug 2, 2009
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    Welcome from so cal...nice build...
     
  25. Willy_P
    Joined: Mar 19, 2011
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    Welcome from Kansas.
     
  26. jophus
    Joined: Jan 3, 2012
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    Just mounted my tires on the rims and threw them under there to see how they look. Tires are 295/65/15's on 10 inch wheels. I'm pretty happy with it. Picked up a 1957 ford 9". Smooth pumpkin and narrow width made it hard to find. In the process of relocating the leaf spring pads. Hope to have it rolling again soon.
     

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  27. raymay
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
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    Welcome from New York.
     
  28. draider
    Joined: Jul 12, 2004
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    from Texas

    Looks like a great project. I'll be looking forward to more pics and details.
     
  29. jimvette59
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
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    Welcome from the east end of NY.
     
  30. jophus
    Joined: Jan 3, 2012
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    Few pics of the trunk floor work. Had to replace about 8" of floor and put in a new rear body brace.
     

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