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Username Post: My new project 55 gasser        (Topic#354538)
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12-24-18 07:55 PM - Post#2755523    

Hi I have been gone for several years since I sold my 55 bel air
I needed a winter project after spending two years adding on to my house. So I drug my short car 55 out and decided to make it a gasser.
I’m sure I’m going to need some help from you experienced masters.
So far I have took the body off the frame, cut the front end off and fabricated new front frame, installed straight axel and motor mounts. I have bought a 502 HO out of a burnt boat with not many hours on it. It looks real nice inside.

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12-24-18 08:13 PM - Post#2755525    
    In response to Shortcar55

More photos
I made all the motor mounts with three 1” adjustments so I can move motor ahead or back as needed. I took lots of measurements wile tearing it down but never enough. Getting close to putting body back on for a test fit of every thing.

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9” rear 49” flange to flange

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12-25-18 02:59 PM - Post#2755577    
    In response to Shortcar55

That’ll be a handful.

Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
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1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
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12-27-18 08:57 AM - Post#2755690    
    In response to wagonman100

I’m old enough I don’t need to go 200 mph but young enough to still want to play.


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