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History The Astorian 55 Chev

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Moriarity, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
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    Here it is, was at a small car show in South Lyon Michigan, summer of 1983.
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  2. ^ the irony of the dentist drooling........ :rolleyes:
     
  3. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
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    Found my copy

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  4. Too bad the caption about the headlight project doesn't mention what bezels were used.
     
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  5. LOST ANGEL
    Joined: Jan 2, 2003
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    Three pages and no one said it, " You got it made!"- MIKE:p:D
     
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  6. belair
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    Piece of cake. Only a 3 page project. I really like the last picture. Would like to see one closer to stock, but with the chop.
     
  7. jonzcustomshop
    Joined: Jun 25, 2007
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    I would love to see some pics of the frame. according to this article the front was "Z"ed. I am curious to see what it looks like.



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  8. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
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    Interesting that the name was misspelled in the above article. ("Astrian".)
     
  9. Moriarity
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    I guess that's show biz for ya, the frame is not z'd but the rear is c'd
     
  10. TerrytheK
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    I sure am a sucker for canted quads.
     
  11. Jack Florence built my Riv , I called him once still ambitious
    nice car , enjoy
    you are the kid with the big toy box like the above illustration
     
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  12. Jim Cheek
    Joined: Nov 9, 2015
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    I am not a regular on this site so I needed to sign up to get a message thru. My name is Jim Cheek and I wrote and photographed an early 80's article about this car for Street Rodder. We shot it in Ann Arbor Mi I believe I still have a few copies kicking around. Jack Florence is still in Flushing Michigan that last time I heard. I also did an article on Jack's Gold Carson top Merc.
     
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  13. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    $(KGrHqJHJFcE9130GhoDBPegG!P9OQ~~60_35.JPG They look like 61-63 T-bird inserts, but the screw heads look bigger on the car, unless they had to drill them out a bit bigger to make them work for some reason.
     
  14. You're gonna need a bigger garage! :)
     
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  15. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
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    You're a lucky man to own an iconic car like the Astorian.Congratulations!
     
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  16. Do you need an adopted son?
     
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  17. The Astorian just got the best caretaker It'll ever have.
     
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  18. jerseymike
    Joined: Sep 25, 2008
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    any chance we can see a picture of both '55's side by side?
     
  19. I have my issue (well my dads old mags anyway) I remember that car in a magizine from long ago. Such a cool ride.
     
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  20. Moriarity
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1447281451.738339.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1447281477.538062.jpg

    Lol that's as good as I can do for now, winter storage mode....
     
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  21. stanlow69
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    from red oak

    Show the people what the interior looks like. This is a car you won`t forget after seeing it in person. Not meaning it`s a bad thing. Could it of been at the KKOA show in Springfield Ohio in 83. I know I`ve seen it somewhere. Very kool car. Looking forward to seeing it again.
     
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  22. Nads
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    from Hypocrisy

    Incredible car
     
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  23. stanlow69
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    I just found a colored picture of it in a magazine called Custom Cars put out by Hot Rod. It was at the Des Moines KKOA show in 82 which I was at. So it could of been in Springfield the following year.
     
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  24. Moriarity
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    This is a 1984 classic and custom article, sorry for the crappy phone pic of it

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  25. Tuck
    Joined: May 14, 2001
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    I think those quads are from a tbird- they're different from 61 to 62 a little bit- and I was just thinking that I wanted to see that car next to the blue one and there they are... :) this thing is Rad!
     
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  26. Very nice Mark!!!! You got it made!!!
     
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  27. Had to find this after you mentioned it in the KKOA 82 JJ post. What a neat car. I've been a hot rod guy from birth but I gotta itch for a custom...
     
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  28. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
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    Man, you have all the great stuff! It's rad that you ended up with this one. Congrats.

    Here are those pics from this thread. (to keep it all together)

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  29. flamingokid
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    It's rare that an old Kustom ends up in the right hands,you need to go out to your garage and tell her how lucky she is ;)
     
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  30. Moriarity
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    So I went to the junkyard on Saturday with Titus and looked at a lot of 50's and 60's cars headlights. These are trimmed down from a 58 dodge, the original pics are kind of fuzzy and it is tough to tell. But these look good to me at least until I figure it out ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1449192407.797489.jpg
     

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