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    Quote Originally Posted by 55 Tony View Post
    It's Superman!

    OK, it's a plane that everyone calls a bird because that sounds cooler.
    Well, we could even question whether it's a plane (or not)... no question though that it's a HOOD ORNAMENT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 55 Tony View Post
    OMG. As far as you like to go away from stock, that's a shock. You actually used the word "classic". But it figures because our tastes are completely different, I don't have a bird on the 55. It doesn't go with the hot rod theme.
    OMG, for a guy who claims he likes "stock" cars and has a "stock" 454 in his, I'm shocked that you actually removed the "classic" bird!

    My car has always been completely stock-looking outside except for wheels, stance, paint, and glass. I don't like "shaved" cars although I did shave my bumper guards. Where I've deviated most from stock is the drivetrain and chassis, and the interior. The exterior has every script, molding, and emblem that came with the car. I even added stock outside mirrors.....and have considered adding some NOS fender birds and rocker moldings that I have, but not sure about that.

    My car will look very similar to this one....

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    Planes don't have "beaks". Birds don't have twin vertical stabilizers. So it's a Birdplane!

    56 Nomad, Ramjet 502, Viper 6-speed T56, C4 Corvette front and rear suspension

    You can see my 56 Nomad build here http://www.picturetrail.com/chevynut

    For affordable C4 Corvette Suspension conversions for your car, visit http://www.classicedgedesigns.com

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    56 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    57 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
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    Quote Originally Posted by chevynut View Post
    Planes don't have "beaks". Birds don't have twin vertical stabilizers. So it's a Birdplane!

    Beak or a chin turret and or radar dome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick_L View Post
    I think MP&C nosed a 55 hood in an article years back. Might be worth a search to get info and discussion. The 56 is a bit more work as the 55 doesn't have the raised area under the bird wings.
    Thought I had posted that on this site but couldn't find it... will do so when I have a bit more time.. Until then, here ya go.....



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    I like the bird/ plane whatever on my 56. However my 55 has a Thunderbolt/ Teardrop scoop and I molded the bird
    mount into tail end of scoop for reasons expressed by Tony. I do not have Roberts talent or tooling at my disposal.

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    It was not a bird. Everything in the fifties had an aircraft/jet/rocket design of some sort, and they where cool. I loved the bomb sights/exhaust ports on the Buicks.

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    Rocket 88 anyone.

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    It IS a bird because that's what most call it.

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    Is it a bird or a plane? No, it's Superman.

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