39 Chevy gasser-outside my comfort zone-finished

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Well Im stepping out of my norm here....Got a few thats being finished up and started mocking this one up....Front wheels from the AMT 56 Fairlane and tires from the 49 Merc....Still not sure about the rears yet.Still debating to go with or with out scoop...Gonna use the s/c 427 supplied in the kit...Im gonna do some more research before I decide on colors..

First thing first...Get rid of the exhaust

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Mock up

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Scoop(un decided on which way or even have it on there)

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Mock up at box stock and wheels drilled to fit

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Cool project. Not that you asked but I think it looks better without the scoop. Just my 2 cents.

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lol too late already cut the whole for it haha....If I do go with out it Ill have the engine thru the hood

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i like the car without the scoop as well

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Lotsa gassers were runnin' scoops in the mid-60's, lots.

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I like this project; you're off to a good start! I think the hood scoop looks good. My only suggestion; the rear wheels in your first photo appear to me to be too "modern" for a 1960's-era gasser. It looks like you went to a different rear wheel in your last photo, but it might also be a little too modern-looking.

Of course, wheel-choice is entirely up to you and whatever wheels you think look the best on your build! (I've build many a race car with wheels that weren't "correct" for it, but they just had the "look" that I wanted).

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nice start !!!!!!

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Thanks everyone...

And Mark,I will be goingwith totally diff ones as well....Im gonna go the 5 slot halibrand style wheels for it

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It's got the right attitude. Keep the scoop, but keep it facing forward.

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Borrow some lift blocks from the 62 Belair kit for the front and got the back setup in these pics...gonna open the rear fender wells up some too

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yea i like the scoop too..........i would lose the headlights tho, they lightened gassers up any way they could, drillin holes everyhwere, removing parts that werent needed...

very cool project!

cheers

bryan

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This looks very cool. I'm looking forward to this.

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love da gassers, lookin good so far

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Very nice start Shane..

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oh wow......ok better leave them on there then. i didnt know that was a requirement....the 33 willys i did i left the headlights out. dang! i would have been disqualified!

keep it goin, lookin great so far. youve got me thinkin about a gasser project now.

cheers

bryan

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i just looked at those requirements, and never realized that gassers had to have interiors as well..... i guess my 33 would be considered an altered. thanks for the list, never hurts to learn something new!

cheers

bryan

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I didnt know what the requirments was either.....I was just gonna do this like and oldie restored and just show these days lol

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its lookin cool so far, so im sure no matter how you do it, it will be sweet! keep it goin

cheers

bryan

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Thanks man...

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Havent got to mess with any of them much this week.Been getting my truck ready for Good Guys this weekend in Nashville...

But I finally decided on rear wheels ans tires.....Picked up the AMT 4 pack of M&H tires and using some wheels from the stash...May paint spokes gray on it...

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I certainly do approve of the wheel/tire choice. Nice work.

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Thanks man...Now to decide on some color for it

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kandy green or red would look killer on it but gold base.

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Great wheel and tire choice Shane. love the stance..

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