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Just brought home a new Hot Rod yesterday. This is a car I found on Craigslist and was such a "HUGE" bargain I thought it was probably to good to be true. It was about 350 miles from me and as this deal was coming together and it was such a deal I almost didn't even go and look at the car. I mean at least for me when it is just too good to be true it usually is. No body sells a car like this for the kind of money I bought this thing for. But in the end I did drive over there yesterday to take a look at least, but to be complettly honest for the whole trip I thought I was probably coming home with an empty trailer. When I actually got my hands on the car I was in shock at the condition and the way it drove. There are I guess unbelievable deals still out there every once in a while.

Dont have certain plans for it yet, but this one would make a very cool gasser car. rear wheel wells are already done, and it does have the look. maybe but time will tell.....

Roland
 

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This thing is almost done! Just raise the front a bit - maybe taller springs for now - and fill those rear wells with tire and voila! You are a lucky guy. Good luck.





Later,

Mike

p.s. is it a delivery or a wagon with filled sides? Either way it's cool!
 

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This thing is almost done! Just raise the front a bit - maybe taller springs for now - and fill those rear wells with tire and voila! You are a lucky guy. Good luck.





Later,

Mike

p.s. is it a delivery or a wagon with filled sides? Either way it's cool!
What Mike said !........... :cool:
 

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MT94ss, I believe it is an actual Sedan Delivery. It has the correct back door, and from what I can find doing a little research the correct VIN prefix of 55B.

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Holey Schnitz Bat Man, that is the perfect find for making a gasser. I almost bought one back in 1967, a year before I got my license, but my Dad would not loan me the $75 bucks to buy it. Of course it was stock with the 6 and three on the tree but in my mind it already had a blowen small block and a Hydro. My best friends first car was a 2 dr handyman '55 wagon in 1968. We dropped in a 283 with the 3 speed overdrive behind it and the 4:10 rearend it ran really well. One night we embaressed a new 383 4 speed Road Runner a local rich kid got for his Birthday and ended up in a street side fight. The drunk rich kid and my buddy rolling around in the middle of the street while the rest of us held back the crowd. If my buddy had really let loose he would have hurt the guy bad but he just held him in a big ol' bear hug until the guy gave up (then threw up, heh). Ahh, dem were da days. Great find even if you leave it the way you found it or any way you make it. That thing is a classic. I'm jealose!! Mark L
 

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congrats , very cool find. have fun with it roland.
 

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The fun about that car is,you could go several different ways with it. Gotta love em even more when ya can get em on the cheap,,,,,,,,,,,,
 

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MT94ss, I believe it is an actual Sedan Delivery. It has the correct back door, and from what I can find doing a little research the correct VIN prefix of 55B.

Roland
Roland,

All Sedan Deliveries, the VIN starts with the letter "D" at the front.

ex
D55BXXXX would be a '55 Sedan Delivery assembled in Baltimore, MD.

My windowed Delivery.
D57KXXXX '57 Delivery assembled in Kansas City, MO.
 

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Thanks RJ, But it doesn't matter any more as it is gone. made a deal tonight to swap it for another car that actually has a Gasser History. I'm going to start a new thread take a look I think I'm in business now and it's not a Chevy which was important to me.

Roland
 
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