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wrecked falcon update, bought a new project....

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by t-town-track-t, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. t-town-track-t
    Joined: Jan 11, 2006
    Posts: 884

    from Tulsa

    OK, so I got things worked out with the insurance company on my car, and I am retaining the salvage. I got nowhere near what I should have out of my car, but I'm moving on and doing what I can, with what I've been dealt.

    I purchased a '55 chevy wagon about a year ago, and never got around to doing anything with it. To be honest with you my heart was never really in the project, but the money was right, so I bought it.

    Today I sold it:


    And drove directly over and purchased this:






    Its a 1954 Chevrolet Belair. Its the closest thing to a rust free car that I have seen in an un-molested car. Its a column shift 6 cylinder car, with lots of factory options. The car has around 120k on it. The engine runs, has factory electric wipers, wheel covers, visor, parking brake light, dash compass, and tissue dispenser under the dash. It will need a few minor things like a tune up and all the brakes gone through before its road worthy, but I intend to make it my daily driver. I'm really stoked about it, and it almost makes me fell better about the front end of the falcon getting wadded up. I plan on throwing some www's on it, dropping the ass down, and driving the snot out of it right away.

  2. t-town-track-t
    Joined: Jan 11, 2006
    Posts: 884

    from Tulsa

    I figure it will probably get some extra teeth in the grill right away as well. Was it common to see a car come with an overrider in the rear and not the front? That kinda threw me off.
  3. lorodz
    Joined: Jul 26, 2009
    Posts: 3,728


    nice buy ...good luck with the build
  4. TERPU
    Joined: Jan 2, 2004
    Posts: 2,230


    Great score! Mine didn't come with overrider in the front either. Bumperettes but only overider on the rear.


  5. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,253


    Cool....looks like a fun driver and lots of potential for even more if you so choose later.
  6. t-town-track-t
    Joined: Jan 11, 2006
    Posts: 884

    from Tulsa

    You can see where the previous owner had scrubbed the sap off her, and polished the paint on the drivers front fender. I intend to give the rest of the body the same treatment, and re-shoot the roof. I think a little elbow grease, and a new front bumper, and I'll have a pretty sweet little driver.
  7. redoilman
    Joined: Dec 20, 2009
    Posts: 24

    from iowa

    Nice score! Tons of possibilities there! Enjoy!
  8. 61TBird
    Joined: Mar 16, 2008
    Posts: 2,640


    You've now joined the ranks of "Rockstars"....
  9. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,564

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    Cool old 54;) I have to admitt tho that I really like that wagon,
    I wish It was in my garage beside my 2 door sedan 55.
  10. Rudebaker
    Joined: Sep 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,598

    from Illinois

    The '54 is cool but I love that wagon! I'd almost trade my Stude for a '55 wagon.
  11. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,862


    Glad you're back at it!!!:D
  12. jxnslotcar
    Joined: Apr 26, 2009
    Posts: 321


    I like the new project but i would had loved to have been able to buy the wagon. Just out of curiousity,what did the wagon sell for? Once I get my 52 truck to where I want it,my next project will be a wagon or sedan delivery-something along those lines that I could use with the bike shop.
  13. redlinetoys
    Joined: May 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,302

    from Midwest

    Very cool ride. Glad to hear you are heading towards a happy ending...
  14. scrape
    Joined: Sep 22, 2003
    Posts: 1,131


    looks like a clean 55 wagon.... what did it bring????
  15. historynw
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 806


    ford begats a chevy....:p
  16. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    You little shit...I would have loved to have that 55...didn't even know you had it. What'd it go for...just to rub salt in my wounds.
    kidcampbell71 likes this.
  17. g-lover51
    Joined: Oct 23, 2006
    Posts: 587

    from Dallas Ga

    That's a great looking 54 have fun with it
  18. lonelywanderer
    Joined: Dec 2, 2009
    Posts: 15

    from hawaii

    nice pick up, i like the wagon too but if your not feeling it. you should put your time into something you like
  19. Bosco1956
    Joined: Sep 21, 2008
    Posts: 545

    from Jokelahoma

    nice 54 good luck with it
  20. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,620

    from Nebraska

    Looks like a nice solid driver... Cool!!

  21. t-town-track-t
    Joined: Jan 11, 2006
    Posts: 884

    from Tulsa

    Larry, I have owned it for around a year now, and its not moved from the garage where I bought it from until today. The previous owner just kept storing it for me. HE HE.

    I'm not going to let you know how cheap I sold it, because you'd just get mad at me. Just know that it was headed north down the road to your neighborhood once it got onto that trailer.
  22. heavytlc
    Joined: Apr 13, 2005
    Posts: 472


    Nice 1954. 53-54 2door chevrolets make nice drivers. Easy to find parts, and they are hard to make look bad. Short of bucket seats and billet wheels, they look good all most any style. I love wagons, but I would have made the same car swap. Have fun with the new ride.
  23. poofus1929
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
    Posts: 897

    from So Cal

    Sweet ride. What a score. Finally something positive came from the situation.
  24. thejim
    Joined: Mar 25, 2009
    Posts: 9

    from Wisconsin

    Sweet score.....
  25. upperwhitetrash
    Joined: Oct 12, 2009
    Posts: 124


    Nice score!!!!! 54's are my favorite, Thats what I would like to have next!
  26. chevyshack
    Joined: Dec 28, 2008
    Posts: 950


    Early 50's chevy's sure are getting popular. Ive been thinking about selling mine and buying a 55-57 belair or truck but just cant bring myself to it. My 52 probaly will have billet wheels by the way. I like them. 17" or 18". Thats right. I said it.
  27. 214Gearjammer
    Joined: Jan 22, 2009
    Posts: 181

    from Dallas, TX

    If I remember correctly, it was an S-10 pickup that ruined the Falcon. It will take alot more than that to bend up this tank! Love it, JUST like it sits! Love the side window louvres. Looks like your headliner and rear seat back might need some work.
    .....and like everyone else says----don't tease us with that 55--are you nuts??!! There had to be some way you could have hung on to the wagon--even though you say you never had your heart in it. Looks like you got some of that snow we sent up to you guys last week!
    I bet you end up regretting that sale one day!...but as they can't keep them all!
    Enjoy the 54--it looks like a really, really good find and a great daily driver. I bet the more you drive it the better it runs.
  28. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,844

    from trevose pa

    Im glad things worked out for you.I dread the thought of that happening to myself .At least you did well.Nice chevy .................
  29. onedge
    Joined: May 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,000


    Nice score! how do you find 2 nice sought after chevys in such a short time? 54 is great & your plan is a good one.
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2009

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