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Projects R. Seghi's 55 Chevy gasser build.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Kiwi Kev, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. I just installed a Speedway Motors straight front axle kit in Robert's 55, he picked it up yesterday and took it back to the paint shop to get the dash and roll bar painted.





    Here are some pic's I took during the installation.....



    Before the front end was cut off the spindle centerline was measured and the car was leveled.....









    Crossmember for the radiator core support....


    Last edited: Jul 19, 2011
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  2. traffic61
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,514

    from Owasso, OK

  3. Cool, my first race car was a 55 back in 1964. I still love em! p.s. somebody knows how to lay down a bead too.
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  4. bbc 1957 gasser
    Joined: Aug 3, 2007
    Posts: 685

    bbc 1957 gasser

  5. Old-Soul
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,612


    The last two shots get me all sorts of hot 'n bothered.

    Good work!
  6. Rebracer
    Joined: Dec 2, 2007
    Posts: 158


    Looks great and beautiful welding work. Are those painted panel portions only on the roof or are they on other parts of the car, they are understated but gorgeous.
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  7. flynstone
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
    Posts: 1,717


    hey rob what happened to the windsheild? i need one
  8. Very nice work as usual. Im just starting to learn to weld, and hope to be as good one day.
    The paints bitchin too. Nice car.
  9. Nice and clean. Way to go Kev!
  10. The lace panels are only on the roof.
  11. Johnny Gee
    Joined: Dec 3, 2009
    Posts: 9,386

    Johnny Gee
    from Downey, Ca

    Holy shit Robert!!!!!!, just when I thought your car was never going anywhere. Looking good.
    Hey Groucho, do like this pic with Robert and his long beautiful hair ? :D
  12. Johnny Gee
    Joined: Dec 3, 2009
    Posts: 9,386

    Johnny Gee
    from Downey, Ca

    Nice work on Robs car Kevin. Question on the Rollbar. Did you just plate and weld it to the floor or is there also stubs on the underside to mount it to the frame.
  13. 4406
    Joined: Dec 29, 2009
    Posts: 659

    from Oklahoma

    Robert that thing is looking BAD ASS!!!
    Joined: Jan 9, 2007
    Posts: 2,851


    Nice...I was hoping we'd get to see some pics soon!
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  15. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 49,556


    Beautiful work! that'll never pass as a period car :)
  16. johnybsic
    Joined: Oct 8, 2009
    Posts: 612

    from las vegas

    Very Killer!
    Dig the lace job too!
  17. Aaron Kahan
    Joined: Apr 29, 2011
    Posts: 123

    Aaron Kahan

    Nice work as usual. I never get sick of seeing your garage/workshop! Oh yeah, neat car as well...
  18. redlinetoys
    Joined: May 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,301

    from Midwest

    YEAH!!!!!! Loving it!
  19. Thank's guys. The rollbar is just plated to the floor. We weren't worried about it being NHRA legal. It will work fine if needed. The interior will be buckets with black pleated seats and side panels. There will be a carpeted panel where the back seat used to be.
  20. Johnny Gee
    Joined: Dec 3, 2009
    Posts: 9,386

    Johnny Gee
    from Downey, Ca

    Thanks for the info.
  21. Great job are a master at giving cars a much needed attitude adjustment! :)
  22. BITCHIN!!!!!!!!!!!!! Glad to see it comin along,Maybe someday we can all meet at the broiler,you,me,Johnny gee......etc.............come to think about it,how cool would Johnny's car look with a axle.Kev whata great job
  23. Johnny Gee
    Joined: Dec 3, 2009
    Posts: 9,386

    Johnny Gee
    from Downey, Ca

    Come on meatball, somebody has to keep the A-frames and stock wheel openings alive ;).
  24. Looks bitchin! Wish my welds were that perfect too!
  25. Very nice! Is that one coming to MoKan as well???
  26. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,471


    Looking good man
    See ya in Joplin in a few weeks
    This should be an epic year
  27. True Dat!
  28. Butch M
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,590

    Butch M

    Great work Kev car looks killer....Robert that is one bad 55 chevy

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