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Do we have any TRI 5 Chevy lovers in the house ? 1955, 1956, 1957

 
 
Stugotz
 
Reply Mon 5 Dec, 2011 05:30 pm
Lets Talk Classic Chevy's

From 1935 - 1980
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farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 5 Dec, 2011 06:16 pm
@Stugotz,
I did many a flame job (airbrush) on 55 through 62 Chevies.
I love the NOMAD with a nice 350 , headers and ground fuel injection.

I really hate the looks of those huge billet wheels and the really skinny profile tires they slap on the classics today. A 55 chevy should look like its grounded by its wheels, not look like some goddam Conestoga wagon
roger
 
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Reply Mon 5 Dec, 2011 06:22 pm
@farmerman,
What I liked about that vintage was being able to open the hood and see the engine. Mostly, todays cars look like they are powered by some magical arrangement of air ducts. Of course, it was nice that chevy had pretty good parts compatibility. Now a days, it seems like you have to pull the old part and show it to the parts guy.
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 5 Dec, 2011 06:26 pm
@roger,
I do not **** with any of mine. The engines are so packed in there and most of em are covered with this metallic stuff. MY hybrid is loaded with all kinds of warnings about fatal consequences if you touch any point that can issue forth 7Kw of juice onto your ass.
(Turns ya into charred mesquite)

I loved NOMADS that was a station wagon with class and srtistic merit. I also like 67 through 71 Merc Cougars although the 351 Cleveland engine has a propensity for blowing push rods
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Stugotz
 
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Reply Mon 5 Dec, 2011 06:38 pm
@roger,
Agreed Roger, I still have the blue steel bolt 6 cylinder in mine,(235) and it is still stock except for the rims and electric wiper motor. 3 on the tree, with the cast iron tranny to boot. I named her Lizzy, and she gets driven almost daily.
She is Turquoize over cream white.
I can load up some pics of her.
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 5 Dec, 2011 06:40 pm
@Stugotz,
Were you named after Tony Sopranos boat?
Stugotz
 
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Reply Mon 5 Dec, 2011 06:56 pm
@farmerman,
bada bing, bada BOOM
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Mon 5 Dec, 2011 08:08 pm
oo! oo! me ! pick me!

Right now I am hunting a 79 to possibly 81 camaro.

preferably the 79

http://files.conceptcarz.com/img/Chevrolet/79_Chevy_Camaro-Z28Cpe_DV-06-BJ_c01.jpg


if I remember correctly the 68 body style could hold a much larger engine... im just NOT really fond of the wide oval shape nose.

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roger
 
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Reply Tue 6 Dec, 2011 12:10 am
@Stugotz,
Crap. I forgot those stupid vacumn powered wipers. Maybe someday they'll learn that high priced, complex designs are only better if they work better.
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Tue 6 Dec, 2011 10:46 am
@Stugotz,
My son's car is the love of his life.

BBB
Stugotz
 
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Reply Wed 7 Dec, 2011 09:04 pm
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z467/nughtylynass/058noplate.jpg

http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z467/nughtylynass/057.jpg
BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Thu 8 Dec, 2011 09:24 am
@Stugotz,
Stugotz, why don't you show A2Kers your beautiful wood work that you create in your garage? I'm so glad you are able to work on them again now that you've recovered from your difficult leg/hip surgeries. They might be interested in the types of woods you've collected.

BBB
shewolfnm
 
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Reply Thu 8 Dec, 2011 09:26 am
@Stugotz,
bbbeeeeautiful.
Absolutely beautiful.

There are a few shells for sale here in austin, some with a good amount of original interior ...
if I had a shop, or even a garage.. i tell ya.. I would lose most of my life and sanity working on one.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Thu 8 Dec, 2011 02:34 pm
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
He already has in another topic.

http://able2know.org/topic/181305-1
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