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Username Post: '52 gasser        (Topic#331713)
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Age: 67
Loc: Jefferson City mo,
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12-30-15 07:10 PM - Post#2598822    

Thought I would share my 180 day gasser build.
I found this '52 Delux out in a field for $500. The car was pretty solid and straight, very little rust. No engine or trans, no interior.
Weather was nice, so I was in shop and out of shop while building it. Install a Speedway Straight axle with disc brake and cross steer, Installed a ford 9" "n" locker with 3:73 gears, HO Made ladder bars and coil overs with disc brake, so it is a four wheel disc brake set up, non power.
I had a Speed Shop out of Texas build a full roller 383 stroker for it. Then I built a TH350 with trans brake, revers valve body and 3500 stall.
So story short and 180 days latter with 20K plus invested, I have one heck of a bad hot rod to play with,,, Here's a few photos,,, Dad

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12-30-15 08:51 PM - Post#2598845    
    In response to Dad

Can't wait to see more pictures and see it run down the road

Bill Wilson 50 styleline deluxe 2 door sold,- 51 styleline Deluxe 2 door ,'56 235 with dual carter webers on an Offenhauser intake, Fenton headers, 56 chevy rear end and 700R4 transmission.

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12-30-15 11:38 PM - Post#2598887    
    In response to Dad

Hi dad great project. What else can a man do when the original motor and interior are gone. I have attached a photo of Gene Schwartz's Gasser. I think of it as the spiritual father of all 49- 52 gassers.
Cheers kiwi

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48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

And when it was laid to waste, they called it peace.

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