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Old 06-25-2014, 02:15 AM
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Well...... against my better judgement, I made a purchase last night. I have not picked it up yet, but allow me to introduce Bertha. She is 60 years old, but would appear that there is some life left.

Found this 1954 Chevy hiding next to a tree row outside a friend of a friends shop (pretty cool place I might add), we haggled back and fourth and settled on a price that I thought to be fair enough. I will be going back with the trailer in a few days to pick her up. Comes with 95% of the trim, front fenders, bumper, hood, grille, and lower panel are all sitting in a barn. Not sure of the rear end that is in it, but appears to not be stock. Frame as solid as it gets. Needs some floor pans. Seems to me like it could be a fun project.

Sitting in the front is a 500 Caddy, not sure what the trans is backing it up. We will see if that stays or goes. One thing for certain, the motor mounts have got to go.

I didn't take too many pics, it was not sitting in a favorable spot, and not all parts attached. But I will show a couple I did take.





I have some visions forming, but I will have to wait until I dig in to see what turns up.
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Old 06-25-2014, 06:18 AM
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Looks good to me! Guess you will have to put an addition on you new shop.
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:31 AM
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Looks good to me! Guess you will have to put an addition on you new shop.
Plans already in the works.... 15ft on the back by the end of fall....
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:39 AM
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Looks like you have something there to get started with.
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:45 AM
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Fix the Mounts.
Leave in the Caddy engine.
Chop it.
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:14 AM
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Fix the Mounts.
Leave in the Caddy engine.
Chop it.
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That is pretty much the plan. Plus frenched lights. Side skirts I think... and leg pipes.
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Looks like a sweet start!
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:12 AM
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I love 54 chebbies!
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:42 AM
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Glad it worked out and glad u got it
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:54 AM
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Nice One, Neverdone.
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