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    Default '55 Chevy Bel Air Build Thread

    Just going to drop some stuff in here until I can get back and organize it.

    Details on the drive train:

    327 out of a 67 Chevelle
    4 Speed Saginaw Gear Box
    4:10 rear end
    Heads are 1971 and 1972 350ci, 75cc chambers, 2.02/1.60-valves.

    Pics from 5/31/20 picking it up.









    At Gary's Garage after tear down.



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    Ordered a disc brake conversion kit today with a new master cylinder and a bunch of other bits a pieces.

    Still need to find a radiator.

    I'm partial to these wheels.

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    was this car sitting over in madison heights by chance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsxtreme View Post
    Ordered a disc brake conversion kit today with a new master cylinder and a bunch of other bits a pieces.

    Still need to find a radiator.

    I'm partial to these wheels.

    Yes same wheels I am going with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twotwoturbo View Post
    was this car sitting over in madison heights by chance?
    No sir. Dearborn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsxtreme View Post
    No sir. Dearborn.
    oh ok, just was curious cool find for sure!
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    Very cool, I love a 55'!!! I like the wheel choice, maybe a little wider for the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spys gt View Post
    Very cool, I love a 55'!!! I like the wheel choice, maybe a little wider for the rear.
    I'm kinda thinking matching widths all the way around, with coker tall white walls eventually.

    I do like the idea of some winder torque thrust 2 wheels with some low profile wide tires too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsxtreme View Post
    torque thrust 2 wheels with some.

    Stooooooop.... Lol

    Is this thing a candidate for a vinyl wrap? Friggin sweet project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AutoRoc View Post
    Stooooooop.... Lol

    Is this thing a candidate for a vinyl wrap? Friggin sweet project.
    What!? I think something like below would be sweet.

    Not really. Not with out taking the body all the way down to bare metal and fixing any subsequent holes. I'm thinking the drivers side thats been primered might get stripped.

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