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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 8FLEET9, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. 8FLEET9
    Joined: Feb 9, 2009
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    so after 3+ years i sold my 55 bel air "make pretend gasser". i went looking for a 60ish caddy to replace the void in my life (driveway), but when i saw this on the ol' craigslist i couldn't resist. so here's my replacement 58 bel air.
     

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  2. ME.GASSER
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    I like it. Nice replacement if you ask me.
    Gasser Girl
     
  3. BAD PENNY
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    Looks great man, love the brown color...not typical. Better than a Caddy IMO.
     
  4. Checkerwagon
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    Sweet, 58s have been so under rated. Cool score.

    All the best,
    Dale
    Cleveland OH
     
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  5. Mattilac
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    Daaaamn! What a car!
     
  6. arkiehotrods
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    NICE! my parents had one back in '59-'62.
     
  7. 40Standard
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  8. chevy54man
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    Beautiful '58 Chevy! That's one great replacement ride!
     
  9. 8FLEET9
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    Thanks! I gotta say it does look better in pics.it is nice though, shiny paint & a nice interior. It was restored in the early 80s & some body work is coming through around the rear wheels. So I'll prolly be doing some paint over the winter. for now I did a front disc/dual master swap & I just wrangled up all the parts to bag it. Hopefully in time for my club's season opener show may 5th.
     
  10. Baron
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    Hi Mike. Alex told me the 55 was gone and replaced with the 58.And a hardtop ,no less.
    Looks like a real nice car. Look forward to seeing it at the opener. :)
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  12. 65PANELRAT
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    Wow! That is sweet!
     
  13. 8FLEET9
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    yeah, it's 2 tone. i'm looking forward to getting the air ride in it by the opener. just waiting on a set of front bags, that should arrive tomorrow. here's a few more pics.
     

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  14. hotrodj54
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    real nice car, love 58 chevys................john
     
  15. jpnewlin
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    Great choice. Congrats on the purchase.
     
  16. 8FLEET9
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    thanks!

    ok so i made a lil progress. while i was waiting to get my tank back from my fellow kingpin, who did a killer job handpainting & pin stripping it, all i managed to get done was run the main power wire for the compressors. today, however, i got all the valves installed & the compressors mounted. hope to have it all wired up & in the car by the weekend & finished up for our club's season opener show on may 5th.
     

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  17. autobodyed
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    that's a really nice looking car, i'm sure i'll get to see it person this summer at one of the east coast shows. best of luck with it, eddie
     
  18. olpaul
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    Nice car. Love the root beer color.
     
  19. hoop
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    Very nice!Enjoy
     
  20. davidh73750
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    I'm working on a 58 wagon. I am noticing a lot more of them popping up even 4 door sedans. Nice find.
     
  21. Sting Ray
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    Diggin' the compressor art!
     
  22. blowby
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    Factory or aftermarket? :)
     
  23. Post Apocalyptic Kustoms
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    Thats a damned nice car, good score. Way cooler than a Cadillac.
     
  24. chstitans42
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    Gotta love the 1958 Chevrolet! I know because I got one!
     
  25. 8FLEET9
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    thanks!

    ok fixed some leaking fittings tonite & got it all wired up. grounded every thing to the tank, spade connects for all the valves, power blocks, came out nice & clean if i do say so myself. thursday i'll wire in the switch box, master on/off, pressure switch & relays & such.
     

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  26. 8FLEET9
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    So after work yesterday I buttoned up all the wiring for the airride. It's all in & working just gotta install the bags & lines now. I also registered the car today & finally got to bomb around in it. So far so good. The carb was a lil pissy from sitting around for so long, but a couple cans of seafoam & a heavy right foot took care of that. The exhaust from the mufflers back leaks in about 8 different places, so I can't wait to get the New exhaust on there. Ah well, soon ehough. Def not m
    issing the 55.
     
  27. 8FLEET9
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    Bam!
     

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  28. Wow.....,just Wow!
     
  29. 8FLEET9
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    So far I'm really diggin' the airride. It's like piloting a b movie spaceship around. The exhaust rumble, the humming compressors, blasts of compressed air being dumped combine for sweet soundtrack to a late nite cruise through downtown.
     
  30. awsome ride!
     

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