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Old 05-21-2022, 4:44pm   #1
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Default Ok...so I got bored again....

New project....I sold the Dodge Gasser project for two reasons. MOPAR shit cost a fortune....and second....I made money.... But Im always looking for my next project and stumbled upon this '51 Chevy Bel Air. It is very similar to one I owned a few years ago that I should not have sold. Anyway....this car was on FB market place for trade. I asked him what his cash price was and bought it on the spot... Needs paint, body work and interior. Already has Camaro sub frame, so power steering, and power disc brakes. Well done too. Eng/trans and 10 bolt posi rear. New wheels and tires, 17's in front and 20's in the back. Car is drivable so I will have something for CTC in October if the '32 isnt on the road by then.

Last pic is my old Bel Air...
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Old 05-21-2022, 4:47pm   #2
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Nice... I had a 52, what a tank.
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Old 05-21-2022, 4:50pm   #3
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Nice... I had a 52, what a tank.
Not really....when you compare the 50-52 Chevs to the tri-5's or the 58 and up, these were small in comparison..
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Nice! What’s the plan for it?
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Old 05-21-2022, 5:17pm   #5
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Nice! What’s the plan for it?
Most of the hard stuff is done. I plan on doing the paint an body myself and as much of the interior as I can. Only has a shitty pair of racing buckets in it so Im gonna scrounge the junk yard for a pair of buckets and a back seat that will fit. Car is already drivable and just needs some tweeking.

As you can see...the interior is seriously lacking creature comforts....
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Old 05-21-2022, 7:04pm   #6
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Looks like a fun project.
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Your air cleaner stud is wavy....
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Sounds like a big “time” upgrade over the Mopar…. Enjoy
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Nice to see that it has a big block, dont be messin with any of that 396 stuff,
if you are going to have a 750# engine, it should be a 600HP 454
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Bored, with money to burn....How bout you offer your neighbor 3k to help him clean out his garage?
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Bored, with money to burn....How bout you offer your neighbor 3k to help him clean out his garage?
I already offered to help him do a garage sale awhile ago....It was even his idea....but the fool will NEVER part with anything....


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Nice to see that it has a big block, dont be messin with any of that 396 stuff,
if you are going to have a 750# engine, it should be a 600HP 454
Believe it or not....that is NOT a big block...I thought the same thing when I first saw it. It's a 350/350 eng/trans combo. It has some kind of dress up kit on it to resemble a big block. I never knew there was such a thing...
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I already offered to help him do a garage sale awhile ago....It was even his idea....but the fool will NEVER part with anything....




Believe it or not....that is NOT a big block...I thought the same thing when I first saw it. It's a 350/350 eng/trans combo. It has some kind of dress up kit on it to resemble a big block. I never knew there was such a thing...
Took a second look and it looks like an adapter to bolt on big block valve covers
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Put a real carb on it. That 600 Holley POS ain't cutting it. 750 DP minimum
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Should be very nice. I wonder if you could get that grill shiny again. You may not want to.
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Put a real carb on it. That 600 Holley POS ain't cutting it. 750 DP minimum
It's a stock 350.....A 750 would be severe overkill....


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Should be very nice. I wonder if you could get that grill shiny again. You may not want to.
I plan on stripping off that black paint. Dont know what I will find under it...
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I picked up some cheap seats from a 2012 Acura TSX today just to see what will fit. They actually fit pretty well. Back seat will need some minor modification, but should do nicely. Now at least I have a good idea how I want the interior to go.
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Credit where credit is due… You are really talented and have an eye for this stuff. Very awesome.
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Credit where credit is due… You are really talented and have an eye for this stuff. Very awesome.
Don't encourage him!
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Credit where credit is due… You are really talented and have an eye for this stuff. Very awesome.
I love picking up other peoples projects that they have given up on or are tired of....That way I get to do the fun stuff....




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Don't encourage him!
STFU No0b.....
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