55 Chevy Resto-Mod - Page 2
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    


Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > General Discussion Forums > The Club House >

55 Chevy Resto-Mod


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-07-2011, 12:28 PM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Oklahoma city,Oklahoma
Posts: 51
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.


Cadoll is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2011, 01:54 PM   #12
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
robocop10mm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin,Texas, by God!!
Posts: 10,853
Liked 3475 Times on 1791 Posts
Likes Given: 375

Default

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.


__________________
In life, strive to take the high road....It offers a better field of fire.
"Robo is right" Fuzzball
robocop10mm is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2011, 02:39 PM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
dunerunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Florence, Oregon
Posts: 8,480
Liked 34 Times on 24 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

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!!
__________________
People get the government they deserve.
dunerunner is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2011, 01:59 AM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 644
Liked 16 Times on 13 Posts

Default 55 chebby

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 .
powg is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2011, 02:04 AM   #15
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
spittinfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Maiden,NC
Posts: 9,663
Liked 85 Times on 55 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

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?
__________________
If the pain is lacking so is the discipline...

"the only 911 call I need is chambering a round" - Mr. Muller, MO car dealer
spittinfire is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2011, 02:19 AM   #16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
General_lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lumpkin,Georgia
Posts: 1,268
Liked 17 Times on 9 Posts

Default

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.
General_lee is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2011, 02:44 AM   #17
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
wmille01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: south of louisville,Kentucky
Posts: 508
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

(drooling)... more beautiful then the Mona leasa
__________________
"ever man out here has a timer, no one know how long it will take but no one last forever"
Sargent Miller

"cake or death! I'll have the cake then... SORRY WHERE OUT OF CAKE!... so it's or death? I'll have the chicken then please." Eddy Izzard

"so a suppose your going to kill me now? no he is I'm just here to watch"

"you know why guns are better then a woman?... you can put a silencer on a gun."
wmille01 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2011, 03:38 AM   #18
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
towboater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Somewares,Ky
Posts: 3,594
Liked 1734 Times on 902 Posts
Likes Given: 3667

Default

A beauty. I would not change a thing.
i have a 53. When can he get to it?
55 Chevy Resto-Mod - The Club House

Last edited by towboater; 06-09-2011 at 03:48 AM.
towboater is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2011, 03:57 AM   #19
FAA licensed bugsmasher
FTF_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ScottA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Davenport,IA
Posts: 7,140
Liked 2474 Times on 1326 Posts
Likes Given: 879

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by spittinfire View Post

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.


__________________
Scott

Quote:
If you're not representing Jesus in a way that makes people want to hang out with you, you're doing it wrong.
Quote:
Those who refuse to participate in politics shall be governed by their inferiors. -Plato
Join the NRA
ScottA is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes




Newest Threads