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Customs Sometimes you just gotta buy it...1955 Chevy

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 3wLarry, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    3wLarry
    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    I was cruising Craigslist yesterday morning at 7:30am, and found a new ad for this '55 Chevy 4 door...hmm, nice clean little car...283 2 brl/3 on the tree...new engine/trans/new dual exhaust/new 3-tone blue interior/new 2-tone paint/nice chrome/really nice straight body...wait, is that price for real?!
    Called the guy at 7:35am, and found out he lived only 5 miles away and he's owned the car for 8 years and just retired and wanted the space the '55 was taking up to use as a woodworking shop...the car had to go quickly...hence the low price...how could I NOT buy it?...by 8:00am the car was mine.
    I could have bought a new '29 roadster body from Brookville for what I paid for this car...I didn't even haggle...I paid his price.
    I'll drive it for a little while and fix some minor stuff and then sell it, but for now I like shifting the 3 on the tree again. :)

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    Last edited: Apr 16, 2015
  2. I like the new car
     
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  3. Yep, sometimes you just have to give in to temptation. Nice looking little car.
     
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  4. aaggie
    Joined: Nov 21, 2009
    Posts: 2,531

    aaggie
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    It looks like a nice car to me. You may find out that it's a keeper.
     
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  5. luckythirteenagogo
    Joined: Dec 28, 2012
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    Doesn't that thing have WAY too many windows, let alone doors? Nice ride, I would've bought it too.
     
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  6. Way too many windows.
    Pretty sweet though
     
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  7. 7wLarry........
     
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  8. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    3wLarry
    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    The tires are 8 years old and kinda dry checked so they will be replaced..the original vaccumn windshield wipers don't work so I'll put in Newport Eng. electric wipers...the brakes feel a little iffy, might just need adjusting...other than that, everything works on this car as new. Not really a 4 door guy, but it is fun to drive for a while.
     
  9. TITS!-MIKE:cool::D
     
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  10. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,576

    Slopok
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    I'd say you done good, I would've bought it as well.
     
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  11. pontiac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 769

    pontiac
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    Nice car, I like it!
     
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  12. Looks like a really nice car Larry! I am not a four door guy either although have bought a couple that were just too good a deal not to as well...
     
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  13. My wife would kill for that car.
     
  14. Looks good Larry,looks like you hit a home run with that car. HRP
     
  15. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 25,272

    Jalopy Joker
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    Congrats - right place at the right time
     
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  16. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
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    DDDenny
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    from oregon

    In case you forget Larry

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    This would realy make that car FUN
     
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  17. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
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    Blue One
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    from Alberta

    I'd do all that and probably be looking for a couple of 2 door sedan doors and prepare to do a 4 to 2 door conversion.
    I've seen some really nice ones.
    Done properly you would never know unless you were told that they started life as 4 doors.
     
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  18. That thing is sweet, Larry. I would be proud to cruise around Owasso in that.
     
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  19. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
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    belair
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    Neat-o. Would you mind finding out the name/paint code for that blue? I want to paint my 58 Apache that color.
     
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  20. Hey Larry did I ever tell you how much I like you? :D
    You are aware that I have a birthday coming up and you are going to be tired of driving that heap by then aren't you? ;)

    Looks like fun, if it were mine I would be shooting for the "hey look. I screwed with my mom's car!!!" look. Don't know what you paid nor do I care, you bought a whole fist full of fun right there buddy. ;)
     
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  21. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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    Congrats more door Larry!
     
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  22. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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    57JoeFoMoPar
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    My first "old" car was a '57 Bel Air 4 door sedan, 283 2 bbl with an auto. Not hot rod or anywhere near as nice as yours, but holy heck did I have a blast in that car. I was 16 years old, it was my only car. My girl was a freshman in college out of state and I was a senior in high school. Many fond memories of driving up and down the NJTPK to visit her. Congrats on the new ride, hope you have as much fun with yours as I had with mine.
     
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  23. dudley32
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
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    what a nice '55...I love it...
     
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  24. that's a lot nicer than the one I had last year!
     
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  25. Amazing how much fun you can have in about any old heap when you are young and not pressured to not have fun isn't it. :D

    I am usually down on more doors, but no one said you couldn't have fun in one for sure.
     
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  26. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
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    chevy57dude
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    Driver for sure, V8 and straight! Bet that was an easy decision to make.
    Wide whites on chromies would be my vote.
     
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  27. fifty5rod
    Joined: Feb 12, 2011
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    fifty5rod
    Member
    from El Paso TX

    Great score! Enjoy!
     
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  28. traffic61
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
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    traffic61
    Member
    from Owasso, OK

    Nice score. I will keep an eye out for you around Owasso town.
     
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  29. Suck up! :p HRP
     
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  30. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
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    DDDenny
    Member
    from oregon

    My vote= Americans (Gen. 1)
     
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