Members Login
Post Info TOPIC: 55 chevy gasser build


GUELPH, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 140
Date:
55 chevy gasser build
Permalink  
 


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



-- Edited by Chad on Sunday 29th of January 2012 06:38:10 PM

__________________


ALLAN PARK, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 2541
Date:
Permalink  
 

Keep it coming Chad....love 55s

__________________

Ontario Rodders Administrator



INDIAN RIVER, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 151
Date:
Permalink  
 

I like it, look forward to seeing updates!



__________________

http://www.flickr.com/photos/59233090@N04/?details=1



GUELPH, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 140
Date:
Permalink  
 

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



-- Edited by Chad on Sunday 29th of January 2012 06:39:16 PM

__________________


NIAGARA FALLS, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 91
Date:
Permalink  
 

you do some nice work man, i paint for a living and im looking to learn every aspect of this i can, if ya ever need a hand and are willing to show a young guy some **** id happily donate a few hours of time on a weekend

__________________


GUELPH, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 140
Date:
Permalink  
 

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



__________________


GUELPH, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 140
Date:
Permalink  
 

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

 

 



__________________


MARKHAM, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 679
Date:
Permalink  
 



Looking good. You're a sucker for punishment. no
And I thought I was bad.

Keep the updates coming.



__________________
PUGSY


GUELPH, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 140
Date:
Permalink  
 

123pugsy wrote:



Looking good. You're a sucker for punishment. no
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



-- Edited by Chad on Tuesday 31st of January 2012 06:38:23 PM

__________________


MARKHAM, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 679
Date:
Permalink  
 

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.



__________________
PUGSY


LINDSAY, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 634
Date:
Permalink  
 

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 biggrin



__________________

Adam - '65 Ford F-250 Custom

LOSERS CAR CLUB

 



NEWCASTLE, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 32
Date:
Permalink  
 

Gassers are awesome! keep pics coming.

__________________


GUELPH, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 140
Date:
Permalink  
 

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

All gone

New one tacked on



-- Edited by Chad on Wednesday 1st of February 2012 06:25:51 PM

__________________


LONDON, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 111
Date:
Permalink  
 

Nice work .. keep em alive. A lot of talent for 34 years young. I'm jealous.



__________________


TORONTO, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 385
Date:
Permalink  
 

Nice work. I am doing something similar with my 55 chev 2 dr wagon, but decided to use a caprice chassis.

__________________


NIAGARA FALLS, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 471
Date:
Permalink  
 

Great work Chad!

Very clean approach. Keep the progress photos coming :D

__________________

Nick M.

A journey in design and fabrication begins with a vision, a single pen stroke ... and in some cases the blow of a hammer.



GUELPH, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 140
Date:
Permalink  
 

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



__________________


ONTARIO

Status: Offline
Posts: 620
Date:
Permalink  
 

I love Gassers, keep us posted 'cause she's gonna be sweet.


__________________


COBOURG, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 1280
Date:
Permalink  
 

thanxs for the progress shot, awesome work.

__________________

There are 106 miles to Chicago. We have a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses.



LINDSAY, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 634
Date:
Permalink  
 

Any progress is good, no matter how small... another step closer

__________________

Adam - '65 Ford F-250 Custom

LOSERS CAR CLUB

 



SAULT STE MARIE, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 168
Date:
Permalink  
 

awesome. Great work. thanks for the pics.

__________________

meoracing - 48 Studebaker 1 1/2 ton dually stepside.  LOSERS CC




OUT WEST

Status: Offline
Posts: 18
Date:
Permalink  
 

Great to see another tri five Chevy saved. Keep us posted on the progress. I love where this one is going.
Doug

__________________


SUDBURY, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 699
Date:
Permalink  
 

got to be doing this for yourself ...............would cost a fortune to get this kind of work done on a car

__________________

hi



GUELPH, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 140
Date:
Permalink  
 

nope doing it for a friend of mine lol

__________________


SUDBURY, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 699
Date:
Permalink  
 

wowww you sure you don t want another friend ? sure won t see that done over here .........of every people i know that are in cars and know how to weld i be lucky to find one to do a fifteen minute welding job............unless there s $$ involve........... funny how life goes of all the friend i got to know through life only one did something big free and its the stereo installation that is on my car picture....................

__________________

hi



NORTH BAY, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 245
Date:
Permalink  
 

Flatduck...Chads a good guy to know...his work is awesome and very reasonable..he isn't out to try and get rich like a few other builders i know..the pride and knowing he has helped out a fellow rodder is half of fee i think. Met him on another site a few years ago and he offered to do a job for me about a 3rd of what another builder south of here wanted,,,and that included alot of the parts the other guy wanted me to supply...i'll travel the 5 hours to get something done by Chad without hesitation anytime,,,if you ever get to see my car you will understand why.

__________________


GUELPH, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 140
Date:
Permalink  
 

Thanks for the kind words Larry.

__________________


CLARINGTON, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 11
Date:
Permalink  
 

Fantastic work Chad! Please keep the updates coming...Cheers, Whitey

__________________

Whitey

1968 Beaumont Custom Hardtop

1969 Beaumont Custom Convertible



BARRIE, ONTARIO

Status: Offline
Posts: 94
Date:
Permalink  
 

I'm new here so I just breezed through this thread for now, but I like this car! You're doing a great job!
I'm looking forward to following along as you make progress. Have you got a powertrain in mind yet?

__________________


GUELPH, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 140
Date:
Permalink  
 

The owner is talking about a blown 383 sbc.. I have some new pics I will post soon



__________________


BARRIE, ONTARIO

Status: Offline
Posts: 94
Date:
Permalink  
 

Chad wrote:

The owner is talking about a blown 383 sbc.. I have some new pics I will post soon


 Cool!



__________________


GUELPH, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 140
Date:
Permalink  
 

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

 



-- Edited by Chad on Friday 10th of August 2012 07:52:14 PM

__________________


ELORA, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 827
Date:
Permalink  
 

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?



-- Edited by Gearhead on Friday 10th of August 2012 08:29:51 PM

__________________

Tom Laughlin "Billy Jack" RIP - a true Hollywood hero



BRANT COUNTY, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 768
Date:
Permalink  
 

Nice build. Thanks for post'n

__________________

slab----66 Nova Wagon, 67 chevy II 2dr post

          and the kids 87 Camaro



GUELPH, ONT

Status: Offline
Posts: 140
Date:
Permalink  
 

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.  



-- Edited by Chad on Sunday 12th of August 2012 05:02:59 PM

__________________
Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.



Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard