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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Centurion9, Mar 31, 2011.
Built 390 motor.
Jalopy Joker posted a 54 similar to mine. Most people add extra grill teeth ... and that looks great. Not too many get rid of all 5 ... really cleans it up, especially if you have a one-piece front bumper
Or you can add more teeth.
Those die cast teeth aren't super light, that grille bar must weigh 200 pounds!
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Then there`s this one I took a pic of 30 years ago.
So...How much does a '59 Buick need?
Not much...a kool wheel treatment, a lowered stance and a set of keys in my hand. Great pics.
I can't remember for sure sure, but I think this one may actually be cut to HT height.
Those Lincoln tail lights do it for me. What a class act!
"Paint it Black"...
You should HEAR this one...Those pipes are the real deal!
I got a 37 teeth count and an older catalog pricing of $75.00ea. = $2,775.00 plus shipping & sales tax..
WoW dyno dave
Who has the article about the Merc in Rod and Custom with the Desoto grille. It said something like $650 to replate each tooth. Or was it like $850. Or higher. I know it was an extremely high price.
Was this the car driven by a young kid(21). Eli or something. Took it on Americrusie in the mid 90`s. The motor went bad, so he bought a crate motor, installed it(hotel parking lot) and kept on going.
Mo, tell them about the accessory Bloomers. A feature we need to see a lot more.
The Bel-Air Bloomers, the aftermarket extension of the stock stainless gravel shield on the lower quarter panel, fix an "ugly" problem caused when running stock 53/54 fenderskirts. The stocker have an awful line to them, don't line up with front or rear of wheel opening.
I run aftermarket 'foxcraft' skirts with a lip on the bottom, goes over the quarter panel, not up in it. They won't work on a BelAir because of the dual long trim on the BelAir only quarter panel.
Sorry to jump in Mo, I know Jim asked you about the Bloomers. Also, doesn't appear the the Black Bloomered Bel Air has been 'cut'. Real nice looking car, tho.
I'm betting it's the same car, stanlow69, as this one IS Chevy powered.
The driver is no longer a young kid, however! (It happens to the best of us! )
Who didn't know one like this when they were "growing up"?
(I love the cheater plugs!)
Today...(Still owned by Tom Clementz!)
(Photos Courtesy of Matt Avery Media)
Love the Pontiac bumper on your car Mo. I was going to put one on my Fleetline years ago and kept it when I sold the car. Might put it on the Lavender Lady one day.
Thanks, drdave! I would love to see it, if you do!
This one must have been posted...Ain't she a Beaut?
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