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Old 06-07-2011, 12:28 PM   #11
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Default 55's are classic

This year chevy holds a special place in my heart. It was my first car when in high school. My dad found one for me and it was a project restoration car that i drove daily. I paid 50.00 for it and when i got it home we found that it had three coats of paint on it and idont mean professionally done. I still remember using zip strip in the driveway on the thing to get it down to primer. Tore the engine out and overhauled it in auto mechanics class in high school. Alot of work, but a lifetime of memories. Tell your dad that i think it's a Beauty.



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Old 06-07-2011, 01:54 PM   #12
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She's a beauty! Side pipes/cut outs are fine by me. The 55 Bel Aire is my favorite non-Vette Chevy and I'm a Ford guy.



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A very nice Bel Aire!! He has done a wonderful job restoring it.

My sincere congratulations and thanks to him for keeping a piece of American history on the road, in presentation condition!!

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Old 06-09-2011, 01:59 AM   #14
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congrates on the resto .....im not a chevy guy ...mopar or no car .but any project is cool . one thing about the tri 5 's is that the street rod and pro street builds have been played .....the next revolution in bad ass is the retro gasser . high front end straight axle , old school ladder bars ,fender well headers ...im getting a chubby just thinking about it .

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Not a bad looking car. I would make a few changes but that's just my taste. If he's happy, keep on motoring.

Can you share a little about the drive train?

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That's a nice '55!

I kinda like the modern touches on the interior, not enough to take away the classic look, but just enough to give it "everyday driver" type comfort.

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(drooling)... more beautiful then the Mona leasa

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A beauty. I would not change a thing.
i have a 53. When can he get to it?

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Can you share a little about the drive train?
350 and a 3 speed out of a 70's Monte Carlo. I don't know the gear details off the top of my head. Completely rebuilt and tricked out. I haven't had the chance to drive it yet as it had a over-heating problem and went immediately into a garage in hometown. Also has a front suspension issue that needs to be fixed. My father describes it as dangerous power and a sloppy front end... not a good combination.

I'm just thankful it's finally out of the hands of the restoration shop. It was a real trial getting this thing done. The shop had done two previous cars (62 MGA, and a 69 Electra Convertible), but this project was just out of their league. It was endless and frustrating beyond compare.


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