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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by low budget, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,562

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    Let me start by saying That I like a stock 55 sedan style best and in general dont care for chopped tri fives but I must admit, I think this "idea" looks kinda Cool,:cool: Its on the auction site but rough.
    It may have been a 4 door at one time??? Im not buying it but thought it to be a pretty neat conversation piece......
    What are your thoughts?
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  2. It's roof may have been on a '58 Chevy at one time!
    Ruff stuff...
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  3. Well, I can't say anything good about it so.....
  4. Looks pretty scary to me. I almost guarantee it was once 2 to 3 separate cars before it was resurrected.

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  5. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 18,329


    Ugly with a capital Ugh!
  6. That's a no from me, Dawg.
  7. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,980

    from SW Wyoming

    I wouldn't build one that way, but I wouldn't turn it down if the price was right either. If you like it, go for it. It kinda looks like it may have a rear clip from a 4 door.
  8. traffic61
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,521

    from Owasso, OK

  9. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,562

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    Also 53,54 hardtop style.
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  10. BadgeZ28
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
    Posts: 1,131

    from Oregon

    Body man special:)
  11. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,562

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    Amateur photo shop patched a little....Im surprised that I like it...but I do!;)
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  12. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 16,449

    from oregon

  13. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,695

    Member Emeritus

    Saw that, thought it looked like it started out as a 4 door sedan. Does't really matter though, it's still an absolute miscarriage/abortion, and a terrible thing to happen to any Tri-Five Chevrolet. Not only NO, but H*LL NO!!! JMO.
    I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
  14. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 29,197

    Jalopy Joker

    20191122_195245.jpg 20191122_195322.jpg sitting on '74 Monte Carlo frame, no suspension mods, $3,999 OBO, non stock rear glass, Iowa rust - I would not even look at
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2019
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  15. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,967


    chop one with a 54 bel air hardtop conversion. might be o.k. then. that one is junk. kinda like the thought though. maybe someone can do a photoshop of a stock 2 door with a 54 hardtop roof.
  16. 427 sleeper
    Joined: Mar 8, 2017
    Posts: 1,908

    427 sleeper

    The roof is intriguing to me, I kinda like it. That being said, if I had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING but time and an assload of money on my hands I'd be inclined to make it right. As it stands right now, not so much...
    WTF did it start out as is the REAL question?
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2019
  17. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 3,795


    Looks like the PERFECT gutted out, bare-bones '55 gasser project. At least no one would accuse you of cutting up a nice '55;)
  18. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,257


    Nasty. Proof that drugs and old cars don't mix.
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2019
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  19. carolina chevrolet
    Joined: Nov 14, 2018
    Posts: 166

    carolina chevrolet

    That right front fender looks salvageable .
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  20. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 9,293

    Bandit Billy

    200S wheels on a 55 Chevy is far out. Other than that...
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  21. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 6,280

    from Ks

    Another five minutes of my life wasted. Again. Your not serious.
  22. Hope someone can save that poor old '55. HRP
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  23. lowrd
    Joined: Oct 9, 2007
    Posts: 365


    Turn around and run, now!
  24. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
    Joined: Nov 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,567

    0NE BAD 51 MERC

    That roof is from a 49 to 52 Fleetline, not a 53-54 hardtop. If I was 25 years younger I would build it because I think the basic concept is cool. Larry

    Did not see the picture of the rear window at first. That reminds me of the center glass of my 51 hardtop or possibly a 57 olds. a lot of somewhat misguided style going on, but still not the worst I have ever seen. As the old saying goes "Anyone can restore an old car, but a real car guy cuts them up". It is a rusty old sedan, not a mint original hardtop so no harm done.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2019
  25. ididntdoit1960
    Joined: Dec 13, 2011
    Posts: 1,024

    from Western MA

  26. The Iowa rust and Monte frame are a big plus for me. Makes for an easy 4" channel, and with the roof already chopped, it's icing on the cake. Full house BBC, prepped powerglide, fenderwell headers, spooled 9" with 5:38's, tilt front end, full cage, Hoosier dirt tires at the corners and we're going dirt tracking. I know plenty of cheater mods for the Monte frame to make it handle. Windows? We don't need no stinkin' windows. That's what screen, face masks and helmets are for.
  27. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,562

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    Good eye, I think its still the 55 roof thats been modified to look like the cars mentioned.
  28. Stay FAR FAR away
  29. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 22,192

    from Michigan

    Needs to go to that boneyard in the sky.... :(
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