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55 Chevy Nomad Gasser WIP
Posted by HineMotors on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 11:15 AM

1955 Chevrolet Belair Nomad work in progress

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Posted by TnT on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 2:15 PM

Nice. I started one like this. Almost done. Will finish someday.

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 3:28 PM

Since when is a '55 Chevy Nomad Gasser considered a muscle car?  This is posted in the wrong section.  It belongs in Hot Rods/Street Rods/Street Machines section.

 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

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Posted by HineMotors on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 4:11 PM

I dunno I guess since I was reading down thru this category and found  57 Chevys, 76 Charger, 49 Ford, some 65 Impalas, a 60 Ford, 41 Willys.......and even a 61 Comet and 75 Ford Landau.

How about these 2

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Posted by litespeedsae on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 6:53 PM
Great Nomad Gasser. This is already a home run.
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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 7:27 PM

HineMotors

I dunno I guess since I was reading down thru this category and found  57 Chevys, 76 Charger, 49 Ford, some 65 Impalas, a 60 Ford, 41 Willys.......and even a 61 Comet and 75 Ford Landau.

How about these 2

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I am just trying to point out that your Gasser is not a muscle car.  Muscle cars are defined as an early Sixties intermediate or mid-size car with a larger than stock engine.  Pony cars are also considered muscle cars.  Mustangs, Camaros, Challenger, Coronets, Roadrunners, Chargers, GTOs, Cutlasses, Skylark GS, Javelins, etc.  Those are muscle cars, a '55 Nomad is not.  The two Coronets that you have posted are muscle cars.

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Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, August 03, 2017 11:54 AM

mrmike

Since when is a '55 Chevy Nomad Gasser considered a muscle car?  This is posted in the wrong section.  It belongs in Hot Rods/Street Rods/Street Machines section.

 

 

Should be in the "race car" section actually.

A gasser is built for racing.

 

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Posted by smhardesty on Thursday, August 03, 2017 12:58 PM

Goofy62

Should be in the "race car" section actually.

 

A gasser is built for racing.

 

Steve

Agreed. Gassers were born on the strip in the 50s. They dominated early to mid 60s drag racing as the fastest "stock appearing" cars to race, then faded away in the early 70s as "Pro Stock" entered the arena. Many were actually street legal in some states, but they are definitely drag racing cars.

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Posted by HineMotors on Thursday, August 03, 2017 2:11 PM

Muscle car

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This 1966 Pontiac GTO is an example of a classic muscle car

Muscle car is an American term used to refer to a variety of high-performance automobiles.[1] The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines muscle cars as "any of a group of American-made 2-door sports cars with powerful engines designed for high-performance driving."[2] A large V8 engineis fitted in a 2 or 4 door, rear wheel drive, family-style full-size car designed for four or more passengers. Sold at an affordable price, muscle cars are intended for street use and occasional drag racing.[3][4][5][6] They are distinct from two-seat sports cars and expensive 2+2 GTs intended for high-speed touring and road racing.

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Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, August 03, 2017 2:15 PM

HineMotors

Muscle car

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This 1966 Pontiac GTO is an example of a classic muscle car

Muscle car is an American term used to refer to a variety of high-performance automobiles.[1] The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines muscle cars as "any of a group of American-made 2-door sports cars with powerful engines designed for high-performance driving."[2] A large V8 engineis fitted in a 2 or 4 door, rear wheel drive, family-style full-size car designed for four or more passengers. Sold at an affordable price, muscle cars are intended for street use and occasional drag racing.[3][4][5][6] They are distinct from two-seat sports cars and expensive 2+2 GTs intended for high-speed touring and road racing.

 

That pretty much describes every American car built between 1955 & 1972.

 

Steve

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Posted by smhardesty on Thursday, August 03, 2017 2:17 PM
I'm a little confused by the "Muscle Cars" definition you posted. Can you help me out here? I'm not making a connection. Please explain what you are trying to say here. Thanks.

Steve

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Posted by HineMotors on Thursday, August 03, 2017 2:56 PM

Take from it what you will, I personally am more concerned about going down thru the listings looking at all the great builds and talent shown vs what category the builder may have chosen to put it in, also going thru those listing I saw NO out pouring of like concern on the 61 Comet, the 57 Chevies, the 65 Impalas etc. 

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My Nascar IROC Avenger v8 rear wheel drive Street Driven Musclecar....

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Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, August 03, 2017 2:57 PM

By the way, I'm diggin' the '55 Nomad gasser.

I don't want you to think that we're all piling on just to be nasty.

This discussion could have, and has arisen in threads other than just yours.

It just makes things on the forum much easier to navigate by making sure that threads are started in the appropriate sections.

Keep up the good work!

 

Steve

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Posted by HineMotors on Thursday, August 03, 2017 3:13 PM
I agree sir,Thank You, and truth be told It has been a LONG while since I have been here, and was really into seeing all the awesome pics in the Gallery and the forums and simply posted the Nomad, it was a challenge enough to figure out how to upload and pic and gave up with that method and simply copied the pics and pasted them from my FB page, very easy quick and simple, I also have been on other forums where if someone posted something and it needed to be moved the forum moderator moved it. While it is a gasser, it is still street driven in my world LOL and does loosely fit Webster's description...:)
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Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, August 03, 2017 3:26 PM

HineMotors
I agree sir,Thank You, and truth be told It has been a LONG while since I have been here, and was really into seeing all the awesome pics in the Gallery and the forums and simply posted the Nomad, it was a challenge enough to figure out how to upload and pic and gave up with that method and simply copied the pics and pasted them from my FB page, very easy quick and simple, I also have been on other forums where if someone posted something and it needed to be moved the forum moderator moved it. While it is a gasser, it is still street driven in my world LOL and does loosely fit Webster's description...:)
 

Fair enough.

I'm normally not much of a stickler for this type of thing but it has become apparent recently that some of the forums have become confused as to what belongs where & it makes navigation much more simple if things are posted where they should be.

I build mostly factory stock in general & I have to confess that it does irritate me a bit when I see a flamed out Ford in the factory stock section.

If it didn't look like that on the showroom floor, it doesn't belong.

 

Steve

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Posted by smhardesty on Thursday, August 03, 2017 6:30 PM

Goofy62

 

I build mostly factory stock in general & I have to confess that it does irritate me a bit when I see a flamed out Ford in the factory stock section.

If it didn't look like that on the showroom floor, it doesn't belong.

 

Steve

Yep. Well said, Steve.

And if any of you guys are interested, there is a current project located in the Community Build Projects section that is even more specific than that. Your build has to replicate a car pictured in an actual dealer's brochure. Very little discussion as to what qualifies and what doesn't.

And I'm digging the gasser build too. Looking forward to seeing your progress. I'm a REAL gasser nut. I even suggested a gasser category, but I now understand there isn't enough dedicated interest in gassers for a category. I cruise either the Racecars/Sports cars or Hot Rods/Street Rods/Street Machines sections looking for them. Keep posting your progress, please.

 

Steve

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Posted by markdoo on Thursday, August 03, 2017 8:52 PM

Really like this Nomad Gasser build!  What color of paint is that on the main sections of the body; that color screams late-1950's-to-early-1960's to me and I'd love to put that same color on a few of my own projects!

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Posted by HineMotors on Friday, August 04, 2017 7:01 AM

It was one of the AMT "Predecorated" kits and like you Colors are prefect period.

It took a bit of patience with getting the rear window and gate to work and fit properly.

Then there was the issue that I did not want to do the usual hogging out the wheel opening for the slicks and the rear axle spring were flat, initially upon mounting the straight axle, I was not real happy with the stance.

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Posted by smhardesty on Friday, August 04, 2017 12:53 PM

HineMotors

Then there was the issue that I did not want to do the usual hogging out the wheel opening for the slicks and the rear axle spring were flat, initially upon mounting the straight axle, I was not real happy with the stance.

My recollection of cars from back in the day, and my current research into gasser history tell me that there was never only one way to setup suspension on gassers. Some left the stock suspension in place, some only shoved a straight axle under the front end, and some did what you have done to this build. I never really liked seeing huge sections of the rear quarters hacked out to fit the huge slicks in. I also never liked seeing the slicks stick a foot or so outside the body line. Your build here is really close to what I think is the "true" gasser appearance, but that's only my opinion.

 

Steve

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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Saturday, August 05, 2017 9:16 PM

I posted about your Ford Pro Street before seeing this and said 'I like the nomad....' . Upgraded to I LOVE it !

I am lusting over the two '68 Coronets too ! which ARE muscle cars..... LOL ,

what ever !

Don't do it again !!!!! LOL  

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