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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 325w, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. image.png When will we ever learn not to buy and old car. Have liked 32 Fords and 54 Chevys all my life. As a kid I drove my 54 thru town wishing it was a 32 Ford. Now I drive my 32 thru the town and think about my old 54. So here is my newest 54. Will go get it in a few days. No chop no bags just an old mans car for an old man.
  2. R Pope
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
    Posts: 3,309

    R Pope

    Where's the pix?
  3. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 12,285

    from Zoar, Ohio

    Boy that's solid looking. I like it. Have fun!
  4. WZ JUNK
    Joined: Apr 20, 2001
    Posts: 1,850

    from Neosho, MO

    It looks like a good solid start. I have been working on a 54 in between many other projects. We started driving it this last month. I wanted to work the bugs out of it, then paint the front clip and do the interior this winter. Although mine is a 210, I used a combination of 210 and 150 trim. I really enjoy driving the car. We plan to use it for coast to coast trips.

    John 54driver20.jpg
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  5. Thumbs WAY up!!!
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  6. mike bowling
    Joined: Jan 1, 2013
    Posts: 3,560

    mike bowling

    AGE doesn't mean squat; it's ATTITUDE that matters!
    I'm 68 and just started building that thing in my avatar and I'm having a blast doing it . ( it has caused some of my friends to question my sanity)

    Good luck with it.

    Update, 3/2/2018- I'll be 70 in August and it's not ON the road ( legally) but it is IN the road. Starts stops and shifts. DSCN3616.JPG
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2018
  7. mcsfabrication
    Joined: Nov 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,057


    Got the Anglia running last year, using many pieces of your old induction, (thanks for the great deal) and just bought a '55 Ford Customline. You hit the nail on the head, another old car, for another old guy! Gonna be a V-8, automatic with air. NO BAGS, just old school down low and comfy.
    Best of luck.
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  8. That was a terrible decision, I think you should just pack it up and send it to me- I will pay the postage, of course! That looks like one neat Chevy you got yourself!
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  9. Think I need another 54. would be my 4th. I see the wagon I traded off 10 years ago still bouncing around town in the same condition
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  10. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 9,015


    Cool. What engine will you use?
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  11. Unless a great running 235 falls from the sky it will be the same ole thing. The free 350 350 that I've been offered. Actually two 350 long blocks of unknown condition.
  12. Chaz
    Joined: Feb 24, 2004
    Posts: 5,016

    Member Emeritus

    54's are some of the best looking cars out there! Right on the cusp of big styling changes for Chevy.
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  13. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 9,015


    Look on CL for a 235. You never know...
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  14. Dick,that's a good looking car and I know exactly what your talking about.

    Like you I am a Deuce nut but I remember driving my old '54 Ford as a teenager and dreaming about a deuce,now that we have Brenda's wagon on the road we are really enjoying both,I am sure you will do the same! HRP
  15. Dick,where's the link? I see there are more photos.HRP
  16. I would bet that most of us on here at some time have said we are building our last car, only to buy another one when it comes along. If its in your blood, its what you do until you can't move anymore.
  17. Model A Gomez
    Joined: Aug 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,695

    Model A Gomez

    My first car was a 54 Chevy 210 2 door sedan and I keep looking at them myself. If I ever get the coupe I'm working on finished I would like to find another one. Looks like a good solid car.
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  18. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 7,874

    from Idaho

    I'll GIVE you a 270 if you come get it ... there's already enough 350 $&#$#$#&*(&%@# around.
  19. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,843


    My brother gave me his beat up '53 convert back in the 60's cause he couldn't get it started. He came home from work and I had it running.........he took it back!
    That's ok, I didn't have a drivers license yet!
    Showed him what I did to fix it.
    Took me off to buy me a triple scoop ice cream cone.
    He traded it in on a 4dr post '57 bel air which he let me drive when i finally got my license.
    I'd rather have had that '53 rag top!

    They are good solid cars, enjoy!
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  20. Danny I'll try to figure out how to do the link stuff. But I'm thinking I can get it too your email. Thanks
    HRP check your mail. 50 50 chance it's there.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2016
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  21. mike bowling
    Joined: Jan 1, 2013
    Posts: 3,560

    mike bowling

    Put a nice 283 in it!
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  22. Got the e-mail,I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it. HRP
  23. In High School one of my classmates had a 54. It was nosed and decked with elec doors. Had a nice 6cyl in it with 3 one barrels. 3 speed on the floor. It was kinda candy red with black primer where it was nosed and decked as well as where they removed the door handles. The big plus was it had a solid white tuck and rolled interior. At the time I thought it was one of the coolest car I had ever seen. If I had money I would make one just like it today.
  24. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    So.....he has a 350, but he should look for a 235?? Is that right?? Man, I don't think I will ever get this traditional" hot rod" thing...:confused:
  25. steinauge
    Joined: Feb 28, 2014
    Posts: 1,507

    from 1960

    Nice solid looking car! Free is an excellent price,I would be going to get that 350\350.
  26. Rand Man
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 4,877

    Rand Man

    That reminds me of the '54 hardtop I almost bought when I turned sixteen. The interior was full custom. Seats, dash, everything.

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  27. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 9,015


    Read post 11 George. Sounds like he wants a 235.
  28. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    Still not clear what getting rid of a 350 and replacing it with a 235 has to do with hot rods? I don't get it...
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  29. 'Cause its traditional to slam SBCs duh! ;)

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