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Username Post: 1955 1st Series "Green Bubble"        (Topic#355700)
TYTILIDIE 
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03-20-19 05:02 PM - Post#2762556    

Hey guys, thought I'd share a new project I picked up. It is a 1955 Chevy Truck 1st series. It has a 1984 Camaro sub frame and is nothing short of a PITA. My plan so far is to doll this baby up and then possibly sell it. I would love to keep it but I don't think it will be practical due to lack of storage and a wife that would love to see me dead after I just spent 4 years on this project https://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showtopic.php?t...

Step one will be to fix the floor shifter. Someone tried to set this thing on fire about 15 years ago. It looks like the cable sheath burned away. Basic back story here is; it belonged to a good friend of mine. Initially we went to high school together and HATED each other. Then I ended up dating his sister. He moved in with me and we hit it off. He had the truck when I met him and had the sub frame installed. He moved to Florida in 2000 and his dad took it over. His dad had the body work done which was semi OK and then had it painted which wasn't a great paint job at all.

He did little things to it here and there but the truck never made it to any complete type phase. So at this point, I need to install an interior, raise the front about 2", clean and detail the engine/bay, install a new bed kit, re-set some body panels and the list goes on. I bought it for $5,000.00 and think I could get $10k for it as it sits. I got it cheap because his dad passed away last week. He is living with his mom and she has no money. He offered to sell me the truck a few months ago for 10k. I declined because not only did I really not have the money or time but I really don't have the room for it. So last week he offered to sell it to me for 5. How could I say no?? I feel kind of bad knowing I might sell it but at the same time, he never drove it much or put any real time into it. I'll bet I have driven the 59 more in the last 2 months than this 55 had driven in the last 25 years.

Stay tuned, I will be ordering a bunch of stuff for this thing this week and plan on having it in good sell-able shape in less than 6 months.

















1959 Biscayne with Impala Moldings, 5.3l LS Swap, 4l60e trans, factory PCM
1992 GMC Typhoon - Bowtie block and heads, forged everything, PTE76mm Turbo, 4L80E, Stock PCM's

"You'll never get anywhere if you keep starting over".

Me


Edited by TYTILIDIE on 03-20-19 05:07 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 


Keith_Knox 
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03-20-19 07:35 PM - Post#2762564    
    In response to TYTILIDIE

Good looking project. Good luck with it.

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TYTILIDIE 
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TYTILIDIE
Age: 43
Loc: Colorado Springs
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04-11-19 04:58 PM - Post#2764070    
    In response to Keith_Knox

Got the coil overs and shifter cable. The front was so low the bumper would scrape and the tires rubbed constantly. I have raised the front end 1.5" and no more scraping or rubbing.



This thing also has a B&M Mega Shifter and the cable was toast so it got hard to put it into gear and what not. Got that replaced as well.

Goodies are showing up and I am getting ready to prioritize a list of to-do's and start getting this thing together the way it should be.

1959 Biscayne with Impala Moldings, 5.3l LS Swap, 4l60e trans, factory PCM
1992 GMC Typhoon - Bowtie block and heads, forged everything, PTE76mm Turbo, 4L80E, Stock PCM's

"You'll never get anywhere if you keep starting over".

Me


 
TYTILIDIE 
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Posts: 217
TYTILIDIE
Age: 43
Loc: Colorado Springs
Reg: 10-21-15
04-22-19 04:12 AM - Post#2764801    
    In response to TYTILIDIE

Got to spend a few hours on the truck this weekend. Got the engine cleaned up so I can work in there and start swapping some parts. ZEP is AWESOME!!!




Got the seats with new burlap, jute, foam and covers. I need to get some minor wrinkles out but other than that they turned out OK. I also got the carpet and firewall pad installed along with painting the steering column and installing the new steering wheel.






Next up is getting the wipers working. installing the new gauges, stereo and kick panels with speakers.

On a side note, I thought I was pretty cool getting door panels so cheap as I just forked over $8xx or so for my 59 Impala panels but when I got them they are just leather printed card board. Is how these came from the factory?

1959 Biscayne with Impala Moldings, 5.3l LS Swap, 4l60e trans, factory PCM
1992 GMC Typhoon - Bowtie block and heads, forged everything, PTE76mm Turbo, 4L80E, Stock PCM's

"You'll never get anywhere if you keep starting over".

Me


Edited by TYTILIDIE on 04-22-19 04:12 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 


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