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ghost28

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Got a 55 chevy 2 door sedan gasser project
« on: April 16, 2017, 10:37:56 PM »
I just bought a nice project. 454, muncie m21 4 speed, tilt front. This a project that came with a complete 4 door parts car and a ton of new parts still in the packages.I guess I am gonna try to re live my teen years
I dont havet to sell the Buick to build this but it would help, and I do have the 24 dodge roadster truck to bookend the 55 if i need to.
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Re: Got a 55 chevy 2 door sedan gasser project
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2017, 11:49:36 PM »
And im having enough fun just doing one car. 8)

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Re: Got a 55 chevy 2 door sedan gasser project
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2017, 12:31:32 AM »
That's not nice John, teasing us with no pics.... haha,  ;)we who know you you, know the pics are coming.
Can't wait to see them. :)
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Re: Got a 55 chevy 2 door sedan gasser project
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2017, 07:02:20 AM »
Where are you going to put it all?
Working for a living gets in the way of finishing my car

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Re: Got a 55 chevy 2 door sedan gasser project
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2017, 08:10:53 AM »
Where are you going to put it all?
Oh YEAH. I Iorgot abou storage.

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Re: Got a 55 chevy 2 door sedan gasser project
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2017, 03:41:34 PM »
 I went and finalized the deal and I am glad I did  Two cars and a ton of new body and big block performance parts that I didn't know came with it. The 55 chevy was the first look at a hot rod for me. My brother had a 150 sedan that started it for me, so Iam back to the beginning. Here are a few picture of both cars. The 4 door is a attempt to make 2 door not quite right.

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Re: Got a 55 chevy 2 door sedan gasser project
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2017, 08:06:41 PM »
Nice car to start with John.  Keep us posted.
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Re: Got a 55 chevy 2 door sedan gasser project
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2017, 08:42:49 PM »
Nice!...assume it has a glass one piece front?
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Re: Got a 55 chevy 2 door sedan gasser project
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2017, 10:34:43 PM »
Nice!...assume it has a glass one piece front?
  Two complete steel front clips and anew glass tilt front.

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Re: Got a 55 chevy 2 door sedan gasser project
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2017, 11:48:28 PM »
My son and I had a '55 two door several years ago. Some rust but not too bad. Our plan was a blown 292 six gasser. But we sold it to do other projects when we thought $1500 was a lot of money for a complete '55. ;D
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Re: Got a 55 chevy 2 door sedan gasser project
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2017, 04:07:21 AM »
Woo hoo, this is getting exciting.
Nothing like a few pics to liven things up.

I saw the Buicks classified ad, and hope it all works out for you.

I'm ready to go...... when do we start? ;)
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Re: Got a 55 chevy 2 door sedan gasser project
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2017, 08:40:42 AM »
Nice project Ghost!. Ya, that 2dr conversion didn't go well just welding up the rear door. My friend that passed several years back had built his '55 210 post by '70. It was a Two Lane Black top looking car BEFORE  the movie ;)  Radious'd rear w/open, flip front (steel) fenerwell headers, w/327 tall tunnel ram w/2x4's cheesy JC Whittney long tall fiberglass hood scoop, Cragars all around and dark grey primer. ;D  I went thru it in the late 80's and turned it back, more stock yellow/white two tone.

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Re: Got a 55 chevy 2 door sedan gasser project
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2017, 10:58:36 AM »
John I couldn't find the before pics, but found the almost complete pics of "Pooh Bears" '55.  He was buying all the Bel-Air trim and hadn't got it all yet. He brought down a good stock frt clip due to his being welded together, and an extra set of used rear qtrs so we could do away with the round radious as he wanted me to just raise the original wheel opening so the 12" wide tires would still work. He had installed a shorter tunnel ram but the air cleaners still touched hood. So I cut and welded in a 70-72 big block Chevelle scoop as it followed the lines of the '55 hood. (Taper, narrower at front)

Here was the old JC Whittney scoop(yuck). He hadn't replaced his Cragars yet, so I loaned him my chrome smoothies.

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Re: Got a 55 chevy 2 door sedan gasser project
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2017, 06:27:16 PM »
Sammons you do nice work. I hadn't thought of raising up the stock openings a bit. I'm sure that would confuse a few people.

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Re: Got a 55 chevy 2 door sedan gasser project
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2017, 09:05:43 AM »
Ghost, don't you have enough projects?! ;) They both look pretty solid, you gotta be happy, even the snowman's smiling.
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

 


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