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Features Pumped about my new car. . .1950 Chevy Deluxe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jetcycles, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. jetcycles
    Joined: Dec 14, 2008
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    Sold the old rough riding econoline pickup and found myself something a little more H.A.M.B. friendly to drive. . .1950 Chevy Deluxe. I'd like to get the car a little closer to the ground and throw some www's on it and drive it for now. Time to start searching for information and parts(carb kit, wheel cylinders, etc). I'd love a mild chop and some scallops, but both are beyond my level of experience and budget for now. I'll keep absorbing info off of you guys/gals for the time being. . .always impressed by what I see on the H.A.M.B. Feel free to tell me what you think, good or bad!!!
    The 66 Econoline Pickup shitbox is long gone. . .
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  2. Nice score! Now go join the Rockstars with Torquewrenches social group and check out Chevytalk.com. Lots of good info there. Todd
     
  3. Irish Dan
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
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    NICE ride! Good Luck!
     
  4. LarzBahrs
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    from Sacramento

    OMG! That cars gorgeous! That econoline wasnt a slouch either!
     
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  5. jivin jer
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    That was my first car.I wish I knew what I know now and had the H.A.M.B..Congradualations.Looks like a great start.
     
  6. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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    That is a good looking car. Nice buy.
     
  7. Sir Woosh
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    Good friend of mine has one like that. Visor, bubble skirts, lancer hub caps. Cool. Nice score! Have fun with it!
     
  8. shooter54
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    that is a beautiful car. i think you're right on track with the www's and lowering it and driving.
    congrats!
     
  9. thewishartkid
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    If you don't lower the Chevy like the Eco. it may not ride as rough!I have one of those 50s also.
     

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  10. marx
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    Great score. That thing looks plenty solid. Got a friend with one, and these cars have lots of potential. You've come to the right place for good info. Keep us updated as you go!
     
  11. Nice car, I'd like to have it in my garage. That is almost identical to my first car. Keep us posted on the build.
     
  12. billygoat67
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    great looking chevy
     
  13. oh yeah, that chevy is nice, it;ll be even nicer with some lowering and a chop, good luck.
     
  14. great find!!! Should look good when lowered with www's
     
  15. truckncoupe
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    nice looking ride....get on the net and find Chev'softhe40's, they have everything you need for the car...:D
     
  16. moon man
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    nice car, she looks solid.. keep us posted...
     
  17. 76ironhead
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    Good looking starter car really liked the look of the econline though the lower you go the rougher the ride!
     
  18. Labold
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    I dig it. I wouldn't change a thing other than ride height.
    Enjoy!
     
  19. 19chevy53
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    from Nanaimo

    Nice Ride Its goin to look sick with the white walls and lowered stance!!! Can't wait to see more.
     
  20. Ian Berky
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    Bitchin!!! Wanna chop it!!:)
     
  21. Rickybop
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    Chopped tops are so cool, and Ian would do a beautiful job for you, (Hi Ian!) BUT, there's a lot to be said for a nice stock-lookin' Chevy like yours. You've got the right idea. For now, do all you can to bring all the mechanicals up to snuff and enjoy the ride. Slight lowering in the rear, whitewalls, fuzzy dice...wait...no fuzzy dice! I had a completely stock '52 Chevy sedan years ago, and I was really impressed with the ride. Even railroad-tracks were no problem. If the 216 six runs good, stick with that. If it needs help, a 235 replacement is easy and inexpensive. For real driveability, if yours has the standard-shift trans, you might consider contacting Patrick's about some highway-gears for the rear axle...works great with the 3-speed. Good luck, jetcycles! Congrats.
     
  22. sledish
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    Cool ride, someone photoshop that thing lowered With some wide whites.
     
  23. Rickybop
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    from Michigan

    One other thought. If you ever need to replace the fuel-pump, consider spending just a few extra dollars to get the "combination" pump that also generates more vacuum for your wipers. You'll fine that those wipers will slow down just when you need them the most...passin' another vehicle in the rain!
     
  24. ...doc...
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    I like the Econoline, wish I had one.
    Where are you at in Houston? I'd like to see that 50 in person, there are a lot of H.A.M.B.ers in Houston, bring that car to one of the next H.A.M.B. Sunday cruises
     
  25. Ian Berky
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    Thanx Rick, I have to agree with you, stock is pretty cool too!!! One day im gonna own a nice stock one for sure!!! Just slightly lowered , that's it!!!
     
  26. teddyp
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    car looks great enjoy it
     
  27. set of supremes,lower it ! and drive it ! enjoy your ride !
     
  28. jetcycles
    Joined: Dec 14, 2008
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    doc I'm located just south of La Porte in ShoreAcres. As soon as the car is running right I'll start making it to some Sunday cruises.
     
  29. poboyross
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    I wish mine had looked that good when I got it!
     
  30. burt21
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    Thats going to be one nice ride. hope you enjoy the heck out of it.
     

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