Don't know if this is the correct place for this but if anyone's interested I am waiting for my first american car a 55 Chevy more-door 210 from California is being loaded this week so in a month or so I will have another project to tidy up.
I always wanted a Tri Chevy ever since Real steel imported them in the late 70's early 80's but I couldn't get the money together for one, then as you do I was not well and feeling sorry for myself at home and surfing the net I decided I needed a pickup truck to tool around in until my Pop is finished which incidentally is going to take twice as long as I had hoped for (familiar to anyone)? I've seen some nice trucks done to all different levels of niceness so I started looking around but after looking at a few I thought they needed too much work and that would take too long to tidy to a decent driving standard for me.
I stopped looking as I was getting despondent about not having a vehicle to do some shows in next year as going as a punter when your mates have their vehicles in attendance knocks the edge off it for some reason.
Then I spotted the 55 and immediately knew I had to have it, I looked at it with the rose tinted glasses (as I don't drink) I couldn't blame anything else and thought yep MOT quick tidy up bit of interior (mexican blanket) and a service be out in it in a couple of weeks. :****er:
The deal was done and by the time that happened I had made a list out of the things I wanted to clean up
350crate engine, new carb, inlet, hei dist, alternator, radiator, interior trim, carpets, seat belts, door seals, lowered spindles, disc, servo, adjustable shocks front and rear roll bars wheels and tyres, new brake lines, rear cyls, shoes, clean up prepare and paint bulkhead de-rust front wings and 2 x doors full respray, window rubbers etc etc
I thought maybe that isn't going to be too quick, so I know how I want it so it will be like a rolling resto for a lot of it and off for periods of time but hopefully operational at least for Wheels day next year with at least all the mechanical bits done.
I enclose a couple of pic's in case anyone is interested, if anyone on here feels like they want to offer any advice on best place to get insurance, parts or what combinations of things I may need then feel free to comment please as as far as these cars go I am an ignoramus. Or if anyone has any parts they need to punt at a reasonable price then I may be interested.
Any advice would be most welcome.
Many thanks John
This car made me do it..........