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Hot Rod ’55 Chevy Done, Drove Back To Texas, Happy Guy!!

Hot Rod ’55 Chevy Done, Drove Back To Texas, Happy Guy!!

Purchased new by the customer’s grandparents, we did our thing, now it’s fast and fun to drive.  Check out the full photo history of the build!  

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1955 Chevy Resto-Mod Restoration About Ready

1955 Chevy dash is restored, gauges, updated sound system, grille and front end is all done.

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1955 Hot Rod Chevy Restoration And Engine Upgrade

So, little bit by little bit it’s coming together.  Another customer who was patient while we pressed out the Make a Wish pickup. New custom rear bumper that’s a lot slicker looking without all of the gingerbread.   Grill being installed, climate controls being modified for Vintage […]

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1955 Chevy Electrical Work, New Harness, Guages, Column/Wiring

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1955 Custom Chevy Restoration LS Installation Air Conditioning Update

Notice the awesome, photo-worthy fitting on top of the AC compressor.  If you don’t get it, just pretend so your friends don’t laugh at you.                   Lots of cool new parts in bags, the drier installed, fuel pressure regulator.

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Hot Rod ’55 Gets Some Sounds

Just a few photos of the new sound system pieces before they get installed.  Great quality good looking stuff from Danchuk.   And some photos of how the car looks with the new exhaust and some cool wheels.  These wheels are for another project but we thought […]

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1955 Chevy Hot Rod LS 3 Custom Exhaust

Another view of the very good looking LS 3 Engine and accessory drive. Very high quality, good-sounding custom exhaust from Borla, side dump in front of the rear wheels. Radiator and fan setup arrived and the new core support.

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Blue 1955 Chevy Restoration LS 3 Engine Installation

Installing an LS 3 engine in a ’55 Chevy is always the right thing to do.  We’re restoring this nice old car and giving it plenty of hot rod.  Body and paint restoration, LS 3 crate engine and 4L65E transmission, stainless exhaust, billet accessory drive, new fuel […]

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1955 Custom Classic Chevy Restoration LS 3 Engine Upgrade

OK, now you really get a look behind the curtain.  The LS 3 install required some, uh, firewall modifications.  The most cost-effective and ultimately great looking solution: shape the firewall as the engine goes in.  Lower it in place, see where it touches, lift the motor out […]

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1955 Chevy Hot Rod Restoration Paint Details

After this classic 1955 Chevy gets painted we sand it!  You know, the hand-rubbed look, perfectly flat, no orange peel or dirt.  Then it gets polished and assembled.

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