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Just came across this site. Looks like a good place to to see who's building or rebuilding some of my favorite cars. Here is a pic of my 55 Chevy that I bought back in 2006. It was a straight,rust free body,stock chassis with no motor/trans. The framed had been blasted and painted, the body stripped and DP 40'd. Inner and outer floors were sandblasted,etc. Perfect start for what I wanted to do with it. 3 years later,it is pretty much finished. Running a 1957 blown 392 Hemi, 727 tranny with a 9 inch Ford. Built it as a driver, but hope to see some strip time this coming year. Spring will be here before we know it.
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I think it was on the Hamb tha tI saw you rcar. Nice, nice 55 gasser. And a blown 392 hemi yet. Gotta get her to a track so we can see its potential. Must be a handfull? Great car Baron. Welcome to the board. The more the merrier. Mark L
 

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hi baron and welcome. good to have you here and nice intro. very cool 55.
 

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Welcome, Baron. The 392 is a nice touch. My brother was supposed to get me a 392 from Wyoming. He used to live out there and had a 'friend' who had a couple that he was trading off. Deal fell through. I love your car.

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Welcome to the group Baron. Love your car! In fact, I'd seen a picture of your car and I'm currently using it on my desktop at work. Hope you don't mind! It's a beautiful car. In fact, I'd like to see additional pictures of it.
 

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like your choice of power & the 55 chevy also

Just came across this site. Looks like a good place to to see who's building or rebuilding some of my favorite cars. Here is a pic of my 55 Chevy that I bought back in 2006. It was a straight,rust free body,stock chassis with no motor/trans. The framed had been blasted and painted, the body stripped and DP 40'd. Inner and outer floors were sandblasted,etc. Perfect start for what I wanted to do with it. 3 years later,it is pretty much finished. Running a 1957 blown 392 Hemi, 727 tranny with a 9 inch Ford. Built it as a driver, but hope to see some strip time this coming year. Spring will be here before we know it.
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like your choice of power.I have a blown 392 hemi in my 33 willys & a 426 blown hemi in my Flashback 33 willys & having a ball racing them.

I also have a 55 2 door wagon turned into a sedan delivery that I am doing for a tow car for my33 willys (FINDERS KEEPERS ) & &8 Plymouth alcahol funny car LOSERA WEEPERS & hope to have it done by the end of the year.

I orginally lived in Mass .Do you know Teddy Lacock Or Frankie Cabral.

They are my high school buddies & i try to get back and see them @ the TY-RODS show
 

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Just came across this site. Looks like a good place to to see who's building or rebuilding some of my favorite cars. Here is a pic of my 55 Chevy that I bought back in 2006. It was a straight,rust free body,stock chassis with no motor/trans. The framed had been blasted and painted, the body stripped and DP 40'd. Inner and outer floors were sandblasted,etc. Perfect start for what I wanted to do with it. 3 years later,it is pretty much finished. Running a 1957 blown 392 Hemi, 727 tranny with a 9 inch Ford. Built it as a driver, but hope to see some strip time this coming year. Spring will be here before we know it.
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Welcome Baron. Neat 55 ! Hope you have as much fun as I do with mine . Bob
 

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Baron, I just came across your intro. I just signed up here the other day and am still looking around at everyone's cars. I just wanted to give you a big thanks for all of the tips and your build thread on the HAMB. I have numerous pictures of your car in my shop. Mike (munciemike on HAMB)
 

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Hi guys. Thanks for the replys. Car is running great. Still have not had it to the drags yet. One thing I have to do before I race it is to replace the rear wheel studs with longer ones and open lug nuts. At the time I was building this car, the only direct bolt on Cragars I could find were for a Ford Lightening. They are 14 x 1.50 with a shank size is .730 ". These are much larger than the normal Cragar lug nuts, so this has been a minor setback. I think I have found a Ford dealer who sells the studs I need. Just have to take the time to give them a call.
Here is my newest addition to the family. 355 SBC with a 6-71, Turbo 350 /9 inch Ford. 3500 stall, with 3.90's on a spool. Runs 10.5s on street tires and pump gas.
Paint is 10 years old. I'll redo it this winter and be all set for spring.

 
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