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ghost28

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Re: Got a 55 chevy 2 door sedan gasser project
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2017, 09:50:32 PM »
I was stripping the chevelle buckets of upholstery, and found this picture of the car when it was still in Kansas. I know Kansas is a big place, but does anybody recognise the car. On another note I got the 55 cleaned of all the mice droppings and packed it away for later in the year. I  have oficially started on the customers 35 chevy sedan again
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Re: Got a 55 chevy 2 door sedan gasser project
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2017, 09:54:02 PM »
Ghost, I've got a few guys asking around. The pic looks like late 60s, early 70s? Color appears to be close to the '57 Sierra Gold. My buddy Lonnie said he didn't remember one that color around the Greensburg/Pratt area. My Uncle in Dodge said he had never seen it in the Dodge City area, but was going to ask some of his buddies. He said most "Street" cars never left their 50 mile radious. If it had a reputation of fast, they were better known.

Use to be availible(prob still is) Kansas title history search form. It use to be $15 (and fill in form with S/N or VIN) back in the late 90s. You would get a packet with photostat pics of frt/back of title from each owner as transffered through it's time in Kansas only.

I'll let you know if somebody recals it. Good luck.

Oh, in your pic....that water drop spot below the right tail light. Is that Kenny Rogers or Dan Haggerty? ;D   (may just be my phone)
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Re: Got a 55 chevy 2 door sedan gasser project
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2017, 07:53:05 PM »
Sammons I forgot to check the title for the previous owner location. I t looks like the car came from  the Witchit  area.

A buddy called said he heard about the big block in my 55 and sold me a couple of his twin 4 tunnel rams one with dual hollys on one of them. There newer big 750's but maybe I can sell them and get some smaller street carbs, or even d tune them.

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Re: Got a 55 chevy 2 door sedan gasser project
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2017, 10:27:51 PM »
Sammons I forgot to check the title for the previous owner location. I t looks like the car came from  the Witchit  area.

Ghost, that narrows it down quite a bit. I have a friend who lived in Wichita back in the mid 60's, he had a '55 and worked at Contenental Fiberglass(?) making carnival ride stuff (before he won the lottery for a vacation to the far-east). He said after hours he cast some fiberglass fenders for his '55 and then for a few others. I was just over to his house friday night, I'll show him the pic and see if it rings a bell.

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Re: Got a 55 chevy 2 door sedan gasser project
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2017, 10:09:58 PM »
Ghost I caught up with my friend Lloyd. He didn't remember ever seeing the bronze color pic around Wichita in the late 60s, but said your pic in it's current state (black) looked familiar. He said a guy he knows, Schneider from Ness City (I've met several times)use to have one like it back around 2000.

Schneider had bought it from a guy who raced a few times in Great Bend. Lloyd didn't remember but thought it was in primer then. Schneider had painted it satin black, had a 454, glass flip front and had installed blue lexan (or plexi) side windows and raced it a few times at Great Bend before selling it. Lloyd said he was running around the 13s.

Who knows, just "throwing out" what he thought it looked like.

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Re: Got a 55 chevy 2 door sedan gasser project
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2017, 09:20:32 AM »
Sammons thanks. I found out the owner in Wichitas last name was Leafgreen.

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Re: Got a 55 chevy 2 door sedan gasser project
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2017, 06:26:54 PM »
awhile back I posted about a friends 55 chevy 2 door sedan  that got clobbered while parked in his garage. It sems a neighbor had some medical thing going on. He is buying a brandnew body and is strpping his down to the bare shell. Really all it needs is a drivers quarter and my parts off my car to repair it.

The car was  beautiful with solid floors, and a real clean frame, but with a small twist over the rear axle drivers side.He sold me the bare frame , stripped down body,  both front fenders and wells. No doors, hood, trunk lid or trim. This will make my build a lot easier since I wont have to replace floor and trunk pans, rocker panels and so on.  Since he is a buddy he gave me an unheard of price on all of it. I did pick up his supercomp fenderwell hooker headers and full 3 inch exhaust also off the same car.  I think my 3 times of being lucky is all but over.

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Re: Got a 55 chevy 2 door sedan gasser project
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2017, 06:32:35 PM »
Great score Ghost!

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Re: Got a 55 chevy 2 door sedan gasser project
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2017, 07:07:47 PM »
Awesome John, nice when you can save a little work!
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 #24 on: May 27, 2017, 04:40:23 PM »
Ghost28 are you going to put a 59 chevy truck streight axle under the front.If so i have ione for you just completely rebuilt   vette59jdwl

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Re: Got a 55 chevy 2 door sedan gasser project
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2017, 08:21:03 PM »
Ghost28 are you going to put a 59 chevy truck streight axle under the front.If so i have ione for you just completely rebuilt   vette59jdwl
If you were closer I would jump all over it. I am putting a complete sub frame set up under it with a afermarket axle. I was looking for the chevy axle before I found  this one.

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Re: Got a 55 chevy 2 door sedan gasser project
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2017, 09:43:31 AM »
Good for you Ghost! It sounds like you have a pretty full plate!
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

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Re: Got a 55 chevy 2 door sedan gasser project
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2017, 01:21:54 PM »
Well i purchased a complete 1959 truck axle to fit the 41 chevy axle that is going under the 32 chevy roadster.At first i did not think it was going to work,but now if i drill out the bottom holes on the spindle to 9/16 it will work I also changed from course thread to fine tread with castle nuts on the ends.This way i can stay with 6 bolt chevy pattern and at any time if i decided to switch to disc's on the front it would be simple get disc kit for 50 chevy truck set up and change the master to disc / drums

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Re: Got a 55 chevy 2 door sedan gasser project
« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2017, 09:00:01 PM »
hey ghost28, i also have a 55 chevy that i am building so far for 5 years. i'm going street rod, low but fast. i'll be keeping my eye on you. sounds like you got a great start. jeff
see ya later, keep on cruzin!

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Re: Got a 55 chevy 2 door sedan gasser project
« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2017, 04:32:06 AM »
Leeps and bounds going on here.
John, how's the sale of the Buick coming along, any bites?
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