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Hot Rods The 55 Chevy runs again.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kickstarter, Apr 29, 2021.

  1. Kickstarter
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    I picked this 55 up quite a few years ago and fixed the rear pan and put a clutch and pressure plate in, then it got put aside while I started up a business. Now to make it a daily driver for the summer, it’s pretty solid, I have to repair a botched job on the doglegs, but over all it’s not to bad. It’s got a 283 and a four speed. Let’s see some pics of four doors done well so I can get some ideas.



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  2. Mr48chev
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    That sound a bit nasty in a good way.
     
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  3. Kickstarter
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    Hopefully it will be fun to drive!


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  4. Cool....have fun !
     
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  5. Kickstarter
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  6. Put a piece of wire mesh in there, and make it look like a dirt track racer!
     
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  7. An old guy i knew said he had a 55 when he was a kid. He said he drove it with no windshield for a awhile but he wore a full face motorcycle helmet.:D
    Your car sounds great!
     
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  8. Kickstarter
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    Thanks, rustydusty and scotty t! I’m not sure the law would like the windshield less idea!. That and it’s going to be one of my daily drivers and I don’t like getting wet on the way to work.


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  9. Kickstarter
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    I’m not sure if the other video works so maybe this one will.




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  10. chevy57dude
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    Glad you're making progress. Too bad you aren't closer. I've got a pair of original sedan windshields you could have to experiment with.
     
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  11. Very cool! Those Carolina back roads remind me of Thunder Road!:D..Love the '55.
     
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  12. Rusty Heaps
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    I love a green ‘55 Chevy! The first car I fell for was a green 4 door ‘55 in my dad’s body shop decades ago. Nice project.
     
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  13. Kickstarter
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    We’ve got endless back roads in the mountains here!


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  14. Kickstarter
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    I’m also looking for a set of hubcaps like these if anyone has some.[​IMG]


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