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Hello to everyone, Im not only new to the site but also to the whole GASSER lifestyle, Im use to chop tops and laying everything that drives. I have a 49 studebaker that I recieved in a trade for helping a friend move. For the last 8 months its been just sitting while I tried to figure out what I wanted to do untill a week ago when a 454 complete and running fell into my lap for $200.00, after speaking to my Pops and arguing a good fight he won and now we are turning the heap into a gasser. Unforantly again I dont know anything about building a Gasser or this damn car. So hopefully y'all can help me out!
 

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Welcome to the site, Charles. That should make a cool car. You'll find that you are more than welcome here.

I used to live down there on Wilbur, a few houses from Liberace. ( yeah, that was a long time ago) I heard it's a lot different there now.

Post some pics and I'm sure we'll have a hundred ideas to help.
 

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....... we are turning the heap into a gasser. Unforantly again I dont know anything about building a Gasser or this damn car. So hopefully y'all can help me out!
WELCOME!!! You have come to the right place. Lots of hot rodders here that have built some really great old school gassers.
 

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Welcome to the board Charles. Lots of gasser knowledge and lots of good guys to back you up on your decisions. Yes, get some pics up, go to the project section and start a thread. Let us know what you are thinking about or the direction you want to take. We can help in most any direction. Good having you here and enjoy the site. Looking forward to seeing you on the board. Mark L
 

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Charles, good to have you here. Ask any questions you may have. We'll do our best to keep you on the right track. Post some pix and tell us your idea of what you want your "finished" product to be.
454 in a Stude gasser = BAD *SS!!!
 

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Thank you all for ur warm greetings and Im thankful to have awesome MEN and knowlegded mechanics in my corner. The only pics I have to post are the ones that are also on my profile! The car so far has a corvette rear end in her and soon to have a turbo400 tran with a 454 rebuilt in it! I want to go straight axle front end but Im confused on what kind, do I go dual parrelle leaf springs or single leaf spring? and where can I get my hands on one in a small budget, with todays economy, a job that doesnt pay much, and a wife that has more shoes than days in a year money is a little tight? Again thanks for the welcoming and also all your help
 

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Oh yeah and tires :), this will not always be sitting in my garage I believe in why build something great just to hide it from the world! Im not saying I would make it a daily but at the same time I dont want to have to worry about not being able to drive it whenever I feel the urge to, so what are some good street and drag tires (if those even exist)?
 

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hahaha no big deal! The tires arent for a while anyway Im more worried about getting a straight axle. Is it safe and ok to purchase a used axle off of ebay? I hear from some of my friends no and that I should buy new always (but they are all rich and single) and other say yes you can buy used just need some cleaning
 

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ok so what kind of front end our they doing and putting in their cars? and are you able to post any pics to give me an idea
 
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