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My next project....take a look

Discussion in 'Other Rides' started by Okiemuddog, Apr 2, 2003.

  1. Okiemuddog

    Okiemuddog 1/2 ton status

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    Well I was just given my next project by a family member. This car I have been trying to get my hands on for years and I finally got it. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif 1956 Chevy Bel-Air with a 283 and a 4 speed Muncie from a '65 Malibu. here is one pic, there is more in this link. More pics [​IMG]
     
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    That is going to be one sweet looking 56 when you get it done /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I want to see pics from durring the build up !!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    When you say "Given", you really got that for nothing!!??? Great starter. Body looks good, chrome looks good. I'm envious.
     
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    Sounds like a great project! I want a 55-57 Nomad really badly.
     
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    i wish my blazer were that solid!
    very nice, good luck with it, tons of potential there!
     
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    Very Nice. Keep us posted on the progress. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    John [​IMG]
     
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    Cool /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    You'll have lots of fun with that project.
    Those projects are a LOT of work, but worth it in the end.
    Im pretty much finished with mine so decided the Blazer is next.
    Heres mine: http://home1.gte.net/res096qi/71elky.htm
     
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    I will be sure to take lots of picture when I get started on it. yes it was GIVEN to me, no money, just a lot of promises not to tear it up. I couldn't bring myself to tear up a car like that anyway. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    does it run?
     
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    Yep, needs a battery and the Holley carb rebuilt, but will start and run with no smoke.
     
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    So what are your plans for it ?? I'd love to have something like that, tubbed with some big meats up in there. That thing deserves to be made into a show stopper !!!!!
     
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    Well I hope to float that fine line between hot rod and stock setup. I am leaving most everything as it sits. Going to be these colors or pretty close eventually (grey and blue). [​IMG] I am going to put a set of Edelbrock 409 wheels wheels pics and some lower profile wide tires on it. I have all of the chrome for it and the blue carpet. I have got to change the carb, it has a Holley 850 double pumper on top of an aluminum high rise intake /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif, a little over kill. I am leaving the engine and drive train intact, the tranny is a Muncie 4-speed short shift, the throw between gears is like 2 inches. I plan on putting a disc brake conversion and a vintage air a/c unit in. I am sure there wil be more that I decide to do along the way. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    SWEET!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    a 55 or 56 has always been on my "project" list! I helped a friend do his 55 over, then he totaled IT!! jackass!!
    also did some work on a 57 pontiac. the "antique" cars are built different!!
     

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