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Hot Rods The 55 Chevy 210 two door sedan

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by DDDenny, Jan 18, 2021.

  1. firemangordy
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    My wife and I drove the blue one on our honeymoon 40 years ago. Still have it.
    I built the purple one for my daughter. GNRS 2017-2.JPG CMD 55-154.jpg
     
  2. slug
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    Love the blue one. Nothing wrong with the purple one just like the blue one better.
     
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  3. Matt55folife
    Joined: Nov 28, 2020
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    Heres my 55 210 post. Been working on her for a year now. This car has been in my family since the early 70s. It was my dads car but he passed away 26 years ago and shes just been sitting in the woods. I finally drug her out and with alot of help from some very good family members we got her this far and im planning on putting some miles on her soon!


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  4. chevy57dude
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    Nice car, Matt. 210 is a fav of mine. What part of the world are you in?
     
  5. Matt55folife
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    Im in good ol south carolina!


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  6. chevy57dude
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    More on this one soon. Survivor Del Ray my friend picked up recently. The wheels and duals on the 6 are the only deviation from stock. So far..
     
  7. Deuces
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    I fixed it for ya....;) IMG_1414.JPG
     
  8. chevy57dude
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    Thanks @Deuces - nearly did that myself. Now we need to see more of Matt's car. Like the engine.
     
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  9. Matt55folife
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  10. Butch M
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    thats's going to to be a cool one
     
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  11. Matt55folife
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  12. cavman
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    My Dad bought a cashmere blue one in April of '55, it took our family on trips all over the U.S. for many years.
    IMAG0049.JPG This one was one I had a bunch of fun with in the early 70's but just a 1/4 mile at a time. Dual quad 409/4 spd.
     
  13. arkiehotrods
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    Terry Spears, who grew up a few doors down the street from me in Tulsa, OK, owned this '55. His dad called us
    "Alley Rats" so Terry had Ron Myers do a little artwork on the deck lid.
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  14. stlouisgasser
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    I can’t believe that nobody has posted the famous James Dean photo yet! F8A0E136-78A8-4EE5-99EE-429D3B3D28DE.jpeg
     
  15. DDDenny
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  16. jnaki
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    Not the same car, but the "look" from 1959-62 during our high school days.

    Hello,

    One of my friend’s had a 1955 two door post sedan painted a stock black and white pattern. We put on Traction Master bars and lowered the whole car for a slight rake. It had a 265 and we added a 4 barrel carb. He was next in line of my high school floor shift projects in the auto shop/metal shop. He wanted to be one of the only 55 Chevy two door sedans in our area that had a floor shift and not a column shift mechanism.

    We had just made and installed a Hydramatic shifter for a 51 Pontiac Sedan and everyone wanted one for their cars. The 55 had a stick shift, so I was already in the planning stage to get one drawn up and put together. It would be a lot more intricate, so, I would need his 55 Chevy during class time and after school to complete the job.

    My friend had a good paying afterschool job that no one else had. He was not about to give up two-three days of working to put in a floor shifter for his Chevy. We started to cut the hole in the floor board, had the basic metal shaped and welded/bolted together in raw form. But it was taking longer than expected, so he couldn’t leave the car for us to work on in the afternoon.

    So, his dad stepped in and bought one of those over the counter 3 speed stick shift kits from Pep Boys or another accessory shop in Northeast Long Beach. We put that in, during one auto shop class period. Now, he had a 55 Chevy with a floor shift that looked like the 4 speeds in the newer Chevy sedans.

    Jnaki

    His 55 Chevy had the look of a fast car and it held its own on Cherry Avenue. But, with a stock 4 barrel 265, there was not that much power to overcome the bigger dual quad 283 Chevys and my 348 Impala. So, he was satisfied with the fast, but custom look for his Chevy. The style and stance of this black/white 55 Chevy 2 door post sedan just had the feel of cruising around in a cool car.

    His girlfriend just made the look of the Chevy sedan that much cooler. Actually, being as good looking as she was, she made any car look good. It did not matter if it was fast, it just had that feel. I spent many hours cruising around in the sedan and it was just as cool as being in a custom racecar going down the street.

    Plus, if we had those funny CHP hats, we could have pranked a lot of car loads of people. Ha!
     
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  17. firemangordy
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    This was my dad's '55 in 1963. He bought it used in 1959 from Parkwood Chevrolet in Lakewood. Traded in his black '49 Pontiac fastback for it. My mom learned to drive in this car at the age of 32 and it started my passion for tri-five Chevys. Dad's '55.jpg
     
  18. DDDenny
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    Gordy
    That is so nice in white and those chrome reverse wheels are RIGHT ON!
    Thanks for the post, feel free to add more.
     
  19. Matt55folife
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  20. Matt55folife
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    This is my uncle and daddy in front of my uncles 55 back in the early 70s. You cant see it but my 55 is just on the other side of this car just out of sight.


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  21. wheelguy
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    A few 55s and a 56 that I owned in the last 5 years and a 57 "window" sedan delivery I currently own. 000_0177.JPG 000_0770.JPG 000_0389 (1).JPG 000_0798.JPG 000_1437.JPG 000_1441.JPG
     
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  22. Eric Satterfield
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    Not a 5. But a 56 150 I’m currently building. Arizona car very solid.
     

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  23. MeanGene427
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    Always thought 55 Chebbies were nice looking cars. This one is extra special :D

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  24. lippy
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    HAA that Gene is a ford guy. I have to admit that deal is bitchin. :D Lippy
     
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  25. DDDenny
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    A little nudge.
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  26. flyin-t
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    Finally got the front springs in along with new ball joints and shocks. Rear got shocks and 2" blocks. Car had a 1/2" lean to the driver's side before I did this and it still has it. I'm thinking the leafs are tired?

    Has a slight forward rake and I don't think I'll go any lower, besides the rear wheels are a bitch to get on and off as is.

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  27. DDDenny
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    Love it!
     
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  28. guthriesmith
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    Man, I like your 55 and you are making it better all the time!
     
  29. zjerry
    Joined: Feb 11, 2013
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    I wish I could find out what happened to my dads old custom 1955 chevy. $T2eC16d,!y8E9s2fk297BQsQeUqLK!__60_58[1].jpg
     

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  30. DDDenny
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    Funny story.
    Was scanning the W.W.W. for material and I'm going through a discussion on 55's and looking at photos of a gennie yellow/white 210 sedan and I'm mostly done and I realize that sure looks familiar and guess what, yep, same car.

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    https://www.riverdavesplace.com/forums/threads/‘55-chevy-210.221865/
     
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