I have built a full tube chassis for this rough old 55 Chev, I will post pics as I make progress on it, if anyone's interested. This car is a tough old bird but deserves to have a second life breathed back into her, Plans are for a smooth firewall all flat custom floors The frame is already built, I built it a few weeks ago but broke my camera. So i will take pics of the chassis when the body comes off it again.
The firewall will be removed and a new smooth one fabbed up.
Old tar paper floors and patched up junk
All gone now LOL
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I like it, look forward to seeing updates!
Keep in mind this car is very rough, it's had about about 4 floors put in it all done with everything form fiberglass to aluminum siding to tar paper. It needs the whole bottom 10'' all the way around. Its gonna be sweet though. Its really no better than a car from a feild, other than it has shiney paint and 10 gallons of fill in it. lol
LOL. I am not all that old. I am 34 , I do everythign except wiring and interior , I have done body work since I was 11 my dad was a body man for 40 years so I learned early, If u ever wanna come by just give me a shout I am alway puttering around somewhere
More shots of the decontruction of the shabby old floor and an overall shot of what I am working with, Dont let the shiney paint fool you. Shes a tough old girl.
Tar paper and aluminum patched floor
All gone LOL
Just a peak of the rear clip before the body gets positioned on the chassis right
Looking good. You're a sucker for punishment. And I thought I was bad.Keep the updates coming.
123pugsy wrote:Looking good. You're a sucker for punishment. And I thought I was bad.Keep the updates coming.
LOL thats not the first time I heard that.
there were no inner rockers or floor braces or body mounts left in the car , it was all rotten. Hope to have the new inner rockers in and start fabbing up the body mounts this week
Chad wrote: LOL thats not the first time I heard that.there were no inner rockers or floor braces or body mounts left in the car , it was all rotten. Hope to have the new inner rockers in and start fabbing up the body mounts this week
Right on. Don't forget to come back with the progress pics.
Great work! It's nice to see someone making the effort to save this car, and not let it melt into the ground (although it was close lol) Good job man!! And yes keep us updated with progress
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A teeny bit of progress, some is better than none.
you can really see how rotten the old girl is in this shot
Rotten rear quarter
New one tacked on
Nice work .. keep em alive. A lot of talent for 34 years young. I'm jealous.
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A bit of an update havent really done much due to life getting in the way.
door post rebuilt and new inner and outter rocker installed
Inner rear quarter panel lower panel is toast
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The owner is talking about a blown 383 sbc.. I have some new pics I will post soon
Chad wrote:The owner is talking about a blown 383 sbc.. I have some new pics I will post soon
life has been crazy and hectic, so not a lot of progress, just sheared up the new floor pans and firewall, I gotta trim and bead roll the floor pans yet. I got all the floor braces done and inner rockers , started mounting the mustang gas tank
great looking build Chad, that car sure was rotten. The paint on the dash and upper half indicates that this car was a nice looking machine at one time, how long was it sitting? Assuming it was parked in the grass...is that 16ga HR you are using for the firewall and floors?
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actually this car was still on the road as of last year..it was a tar and bondo buggy that looked good until we dug into it. the owner payed way to much for it and was in it for too much , so it is what it is now... a complete rebuild..everything is just mocked up, its gonna be a drag car so no need for original floor pans and stuff, just make it all flat and smooth.