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cootschop
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14 Nov 2017, 19:36 #1

   take this sweet unmolested 54 and cut it up . lower it 3' . add smallblock and auto . likely a 3-55 rear .  
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14 Nov 2017, 22:37 #2

Dude, she's screaming for a big block!
All aluminum 502 and a 700R4!
And, a 9" Detroit Locker!
AC, power steering, 4 wheel disc brakes,
chop 3" out of the roof and slam it down low!!!!!!!!
A cruisin' machine with enough HP to tell them all
to "go kick rocks"!!!!!!!
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14 Nov 2017, 23:15 #3

rakeNtrail wrote: Dude, she's screaming for a big block!
All aluminum 502 and a 700R4!
And, a 9" Detroit Locker!
AC, power steering, 4 wheel disc brakes,
chop 3" out of the roof and slam it down low!!!!!!!!
A cruisin' machine with enough HP to tell them all
to "go kick rocks"!!!!!!!
Rake that would be sweet But for me I would not do that to a 4 door. My 2cents....
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15 Nov 2017, 04:27 #4

and i'm a poor farmer 
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15 Nov 2017, 11:19 #5

38000 original miles .
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15 Nov 2017, 18:10 #6

rakeNtrail wrote: Dude, she's screaming for a big block!
All aluminum 502 and a 700R4!
And, a 9" Detroit Locker!
AC, power steering, 4 wheel disc brakes,
chop 3" out of the roof and slam it down low!!!!!!!!
A cruisin' machine with enough HP to tell them all
to "go kick rocks"!!!!!!!
I'm thinking a 216 Inline 6
3 on the tree
A big ol' factory visor across the top of the windshield
Fender skirts
Green and White paint
and bias-ply tires

At least, that's what my '49 four door Fleetline Deluxe had.
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15 Nov 2017, 19:30 #7

Beautiful. 
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10 Dec 2017, 06:46 #8

Looks like a nice ride already. The engine bay is a little tight for a V8 swap, but it can and has been done. The steering box will be in the way. I've built a few 53-54 Chevys and my last one had a Fatman front suspension with rack and pinion. It makes a world of difference in both fitting the engine/transmission and everyday driving. If I was building this on a budge however, I would keep the stock 235 6 with split exhaust and a 4 barrel intake. Makes a good running combo when you put a T5 behind it.  
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12 Dec 2017, 15:35 #9

so the plan so far is to put my chassis engineering mustang front end in it and a lowering setup on the back . take out 3' . convert to 12 volt immediately . i'll run the 235 for now but i have a 292 inline 6 and a chevy automatic with overdrive for next winter . i'll do split headers , and likely a 4bbl . maybe a new lumpy cam . and a trailer hitch to pull my hondachopper around (just to comply with the posting rules).
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12 Dec 2017, 19:56 #10

I had a 292 I-6 mated to a Spicer 4-speed manual transmission and a Dana NP205 transfer case in my old 3/4 ton four wheel drive hunting truck that I drove for years. I installed a set of Clifford performance split headers with dual exhaust on it the first time that I rebuilt it. I always wanted to drop in one of Clifford's twin 38/38 split manifolds w/dual downdraft Weber carbs, but I just couldn't convince my self that I needed to spend more money on carburetors and intake than what I paid for the truck. I have always wondered how that combo would have run though. I just ran the stock intake with the Monojet carburetor.
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