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    Cool Hello TriFives

    My name is Ralph, I live in East Texas, and I've been building a 55 210 2 door pro street for what seems like about 100 years. But, my goal is that I plan to drive it in 2018. The frame is finished, (I hope) and the 350/700R4, is bolted in place. I am currently working on smoothing the fire wall and preparing to paint it so I can put the body on the frame. I will try to post pictures as soon as I can so maybe some of you guys that actually know about building a 55 can clue me in that maybe I need to forget it and go buy a fishing boat. Bye for now.

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    Welcome to the site Shoebox! I sure understand where you're coming from. I've been working on my 56 Nomad for too many years too, but it's getting closer to completion every day. I look at it like I do hiking....every step is that much closer to your destination. My problem is I have too many hobbies that take a lot of time. Show some pics when you get a chance!
    56 Nomad, Ramjet 502, Viper 6-speed T56, C4 Corvette front and rear suspension

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    Welcome aboard, Ralph! And hang in there. Remember...... For those of us who build our own cars its mostly about the journey (the build)...... Not the destination. Besides, they are never really finished anyway and almost always remain works in progress to one degree or another.

    Happy Motoring,

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    'G-d Bless The U.S.A.'...... Lee Greenwood......

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_5aoptI5j0

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    Been working on my 56 for over 11 years now. I'm close to being able to drive it, but still have plenty to do. I retired last week, so hopefully I'll have lots more time to devote to it now.

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    Welcome! Sounds like your ride is going to be awesome when you get it on the road, best of luck with it!
    The problem is not the problem.
    The problem is your attitude about the problem.
    Savvy?” ~~ Captain Jack Sparrow ~~

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    hi Ralph and welcome. good to have you here. two happiest times for a boat owner: the day they get it and the day they sell it.
    ARMY NAM VET, very proud!

    56 210 4dr

    drive and enjoy them while you work on them, life is to short.

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    Welcome to the site Shoebox. Lots of us with the same long term build plan happening. You're in a good therapy group here.

    Post some pics of your ride, so we can encourage you.
    1957 Nomad- LS1/T56 on C4 chassis- [URL=http://s78.photobucket.com/user/pcardey/library/57%20Chevy%20Nomad%20wagon[/URL]

    1959 Fleetside Apache 1/2 ton, shortbed, big window- [URL=http://s78.photobucket.com/user/pcardey/library/59%20Apached%20Fleetside%20Big%20Window%20Shortbed[/URL]

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    Quote Originally Posted by carls 56 View Post
    hi Ralph and welcome. good to have you here. two happiest times for a boat owner: the day they get it and the day they sell it.
    Thanks guys for all your encouraging comments. I'm already feeling right at home.

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    Glad to have you here Ralph!

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    Welcome aboard!
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