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Username Post: Big news: A second Chevy :)        (Topic#366489)
drew1987 
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09-22-21 03:41 PM - Post#2827717    

Hey so figured I’d share this here as this has been my favorite place to share my Chevy love for the better part of a decade…

Tonight we bought a 1954 Chevy truck. It is in pieces, but everything is in really good shape except for the rear fenders and the back/bottom edge of the bed. I’m sure there’s more surprises with the bed, but all in all a very solid contract. It comes with three motors, the best of which is a 1956 235.

The next step is finding somewhere to squirrel it away for when I have the time and space to work on it and my wife can be involved. The plan for it is a stock restoration but with a five speed manual, obviously an open rear end, and power steering possibly AC.


The photograph is the truck in its current state, add the previous owners barn. There is also a photograph of the truck when it was last together

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Andrew D. Carapella (Drew)

'50 Deluxe 4dr v8 auto

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Dean50 
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09-22-21 03:58 PM - Post#2827718    
    In response to drew1987

Nice catch! Have fun.

Dean50



 
drew1987 
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09-22-21 04:06 PM - Post#2827720    
    In response to Dean50

Yea I’m stoked need to get a lot of other things done first but nice to know it’s there waiting

Andrew D. Carapella (Drew)

'50 Deluxe 4dr v8 auto

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Mike JW 
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09-22-21 04:08 PM - Post#2827721    
    In response to Dean50

You'll have fun with that, I just sold a 51 with a 327 in it. Good find.




 
drew1987 
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09-22-21 05:20 PM - Post#2827728    
    In response to Mike JW

Yes very excited already looking into what I want to do

Andrew D. Carapella (Drew)

'50 Deluxe 4dr v8 auto

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2D51STYDLX 
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09-22-21 08:04 PM - Post#2827742    
    In response to drew1987

Looks like a solid platform to get started from, congrats !!!

Roger
1951 2 door Deluxe Bone stock, well not quite, bucket seats.
Broken hearts and dirty windows
Make life difficult to see
Thats why last night and this morning
Always look the same to me
John Prine



 
drew1987 
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09-23-21 03:39 AM - Post#2827750    
    In response to 2D51STYDLX

Yea it’s a lot more than what I expected! It’s all there and it’s all solid minus a little of the bed and rear fenders!

Andrew D. Carapella (Drew)

'50 Deluxe 4dr v8 auto

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rrausch 
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09-23-21 05:41 AM - Post#2827762    
    In response to drew1987

Congrats Drew. You'll love that truck.

'54 Chevy trucks are my favorite. I restored 2 of them. (first one got stolen). 2nd one was a 3/4 ton... it was actually a first series '55, but looked exactly like a '54. I put a '69, 3/4 ton, 3.55 rear-end under it, used a granny-gear 4-speed behind the stock 235, and drove it as my daily driver for 9 years. I loved that truck. This was in the pre-Internet days, and I scrounged original clock housings and radios for both trucks. '54 truck radios were a one-year only option. Ditto clock housings.



1953 210 Convertible, 261 with dual Carter YF 966S carbs, P.S., Remote Bendix P.B. Booster... shade-tree restoration about done.




 
38Chevy454 
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09-23-21 06:44 AM - Post#2827768    
    In response to drew1987

Looks like a great condition project.

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eplantage 
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09-23-21 06:56 AM - Post#2827769    
    In response to drew1987

You'll enjoy that one. I've had a '50 half ton for 40+ years. It's in pieces now for a rebuild after I retire. My Grandpa had one when I was little and my dad bought it from him for a second vehicle after my mom learned to drive. He put a 265 junk yard engine in it after the 216 gave up the ghost.

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drew1987 
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09-24-21 03:59 PM - Post#2827897    
    In response to eplantage

Thank you all! And love the stories too :-) I am very excited about it, but if I’m being honest, I am so rundown from trying to survive “the new normal“ I barely have enough blood flow to be enthusiastic. It will be going into storage and I will tend to it when I have the time. The fenders and doors are ready for paint, sitting on a tarp in my dry basement… The cabin is mostly ready for paint, the hood is ready for paint, the bed is a bit rough. I will need to learn how to fabricate the lower a couple inches of the fenders, but other than that, the rest will be easy





I am extremely, extremely conflicted about what to do about the powertrain. It comes with a great 1956 235, The 1955 motor that runs but it’s not show quality in perfect like to 56,
In the original motor which was stuck but has been freed and is now stuck again. It is a part. I will likely sell the 55 in the 54 fund the project.

The 1954 transmission torque tube and rear end are present.

There is also a three speed from a 1956, which of course is open drive.

This is where I am very conflicted. A five speed, power brakes, and perhaps one degree of caster More would make this car great at all speeds and all types of Road, But I would be sad to give up the three on the tree. I am going to look into what it would take to find a three speed overdrive and more importantly run it with 12 V… But those are getting hard to find. I know I want open drive, so I will likely use the newer three speed with the stock linkage if it comes down to it, and run some thing like 323 gears, which are probably about as tall as one could use with such a low horsepower engine. This would be the beauty of a five speed, I could run 355s and have lower cruising RPMs. i’m sure what’s in it now Hass to be at least 4.11:1. So sticking with a three speed means either dog slow or higher RPMs at 55 mph.



Andrew D. Carapella (Drew)

'50 Deluxe 4dr v8 auto

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drew1987 
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10-11-21 05:49 PM - Post#2828998    
    In response to drew1987

I will start a thread in the truck section when we start on it. My wife has wanted on of these for almost ten years so she was stoked when we stopped by the house with it on the way to storage today! The boys love it too. My daughter (4.5 years old) seems to wonder why we were all more excited about it rather than the tundra (finished truck haha)

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Andrew D. Carapella (Drew)

'50 Deluxe 4dr v8 auto

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Lead sled 
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10-11-21 08:12 PM - Post#2829003    
    In response to drew1987

Looks like you've got a damn good start for your next project. Lots a luck with it.

Late yr model (Dec. 51 Bel Air/ 52 trim), with a basically stock 68 Camaro SS350/300hp Turbo Fire Edelbrock 1405,Saginaw 4spd/355 geared 55/6 Chevy rear.2,1st places, and 1 top five award trophies so far
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drew1987 
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10-13-21 02:49 PM - Post#2829103    
    In response to Lead sled

Shoot I’d say so! I don’t have anywhere to work on it, because we use our attached garage for the business, and also, I’ve got some projects with our house to finish first, but I am inclined to think if it was Home and other things weren’t taking my time, I can have that girl hauling firewood by the spring

Thank you!

Andrew D. Carapella (Drew)

'50 Deluxe 4dr v8 auto

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Edited by drew1987 on 10-13-21 02:49 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 


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