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Projects Warsocki's 54 Belair

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by xderelict, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. dolsen37
    Joined: Mar 7, 2006
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    dolsen37
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    from Nebraska

    Finally saw this car in person and I must say "killer kustom" work. Keep it up Dick.

    South O Rules!
     
  2. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    Tim
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    from KCMO

    man i look forward to hearing those pipes rap!
     
  3. xderelict
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
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    xderelict
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    Thanks all. Good times at the Olsen's last night. I cant wait to start on the front.
     
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  4. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
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    Lookin great pal, loved listening to the 302 Jimmy when we drove her out to the Olsen Speed Shop festivities last nite! The pipes sounded as good as Natalie's enchilada's tasted, real damn fine!! Cool cruz! Thanx bro ~sololobo~
     
  5. xderelict
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
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    I like repetition of design. This hood treatment echoes the quarter trim.

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  6. Zed
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    wow ! great idea , and really well done ! :eek:
     
  7. fab32
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    Can't wait to see how the 302 Jimmy scoots this one down the road. At the last base my dad was stationed when I was still living at home there was an old Master Sgt. that had a 302 GMC in a plain Jane '55 2dr. He put the hurt on many Yblocks and SBC's. He had the combination worked out gearing wise (a close ratio 3spd Corvette Trans with a home brewed floor shift, a posi rear (don't know the ratio) turning a set Atlas Bucron tires that would jump out of the hole and the competition just never seemed to catch up. A mismatched dual exhaust (two different kinds of mufflers) made it sound at idle like you could beat it on foot just added to the bait.

    Frank
     
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  8. xderelict
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    This is the top part to a 1956 Buick bumper. Now it's going to be my grill bar.
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    I had to pinch it in the center to get a peak and then again on the ends to bring them back in line.
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    I think the front bumper is going to need pushed back a bit.
     
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  9. xderelict
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    Pieced together a bumper over rider.
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  10. rob lee
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    from omaha,ne

    It's a trip looking back at the pics,great vision buddy! Oh ya ,hope I don't kill the thread. Haha
     
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  11. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
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    Looking good man.
    You turds heading to salina?
     
  12. xderelict
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    Ryno, I'm going to come down for a day trip on Saturday. I need to keep kicking butt to get this Chevy on the road in a week.
     
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  13. xderelict
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    I tried the three bumpers I had to choose from. The stock 54, a 56 Chevy or a 53 Ford. I didn't like any of them. After spending a couple hours flashing thru a 1,000 Chevy customs. Thanks Rick Hoving. I noticed that most all of them had bumpers. Examples of ones without are hard to find, so.... This is a day in the life of my 54 Bel Air.
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  14. xderelict
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    Set the peaked hood on this evening.

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  15. Tim
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    i can dig it. going to have it in kc for labor day weekend?
     
  16. xderelict
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    Probably will be making the Greaserama Tim, be seeing you there.

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    Roughed in the other corner of the roll pan. Now it's back to tack and grind.

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    This hood gave up a cool roll pan.

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  17. xderelict
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    Roll pan to wheel opening lines, nice shapes.


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  18. xderelict
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  19. tjmercury
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    Lookin great Dick, can't wait to see it in a few days!!!!
     
  20. 54delray
    Joined: Dec 18, 2004
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    54delray
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    from Fremont NE

    Been too long since I looked at your thread, gotta say I really like it. You got a good eye, making mods that look great, but are not like something that's been done a lot.

    Just saw a 56 Buick rear bumper at an auction in Hastings NE yesterday, and the top part caught my eye as 'having possibilities'. Then saw your thread using it on your BelAir. Great minds think alike??

    Bill

    PS Did anyone notice how he sneeked in a 56 Ford trim piece into the Bel Air quarter cove? NIIICE!
     
  21. BIG REDD
    Joined: Dec 4, 2011
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    BIG REDD
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    from upstate NY

    looks good! Are you interested in selling your stock 54 bumper? Im looking for a clean original chrome driver condition one.
     
  22. xderelict
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    I passed it on to a club brother who had need of it. It was a repop.

     
  23. xderelict
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    Plans for the trim.
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  24. xderelict
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    We'll try it like this.
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  25. tjmercury
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    Looking great! Hope to see you in a couple of days!!!
     
  26. Anderson
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    It looks great, but have you tried to turn the wheels?
     
  27. xderelict
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    Yes the wheels and tires turn and clear, even under full compression.
     
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  28. 54EARL
    Joined: Oct 12, 2007
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    54EARL
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    from Idaho
    1. A-D Truckers

    I am really enjoying this thread, on another note Ted is a hell of a guy.
     
  29. Dunk54
    Joined: Oct 24, 2012
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    Yeah, diggin this alot. Love my 54 stock(ish) but the work you are doing here fits so good, that front end in particular. Just a question, how did you set up the slave cylinder on your clutch fork? We used your idea for the master cylinder (although using a land rover one cos I'm in the UK) but the slave mounted on the bell housing fouls on the body mount. This is on a 350 with a TKO600 behind it though. In the process of seeing what can be clearanced but might need to go to a hydraulic T/O bearing (and more f**king cash). Cheers anyway and keep doing what you're doing!!
     
  30. Really nice work there. Different look with the roll pan. Looks like something from back in the day. Excellent.
     
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