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Old 03-26-2006, 03:57 PM
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46 or 55... some advice for a new jack please!

Hey everyone, I'm real new to hot rodding, I have wanted to get a hold of an old Yank pick up for a while now, and I can't wait no more!
Can some of you guys guve me some advice on a good car for a first time rod? I have basic mechanical skills and will have help from a couple of friends. I've been looking at both a 55 and 46 chevy and was wondering which anyone would suggest goin for, or if something else entirely would be a better idea. Bearing in mind that Yank cars are way harder to come by over here in London, so choice is more limited (well if you're on a budget it is!). Thanks for reading.

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I would go with the 55....nice styling and a SB Chevy will bolt right in there.
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Without a doubt...I would go with the 55. You really ought to get both of them though.
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Chevrolet pickups come in two entirely different models in 1955

The first series......which looks a lot like the 53 and 54 bodies....
The second series..which looks like the 56 and 57 bodies....





The Red one is a 1st series and the Yellow one is a 2nd series.

The 2nd series come already 12 volt and are open drive also....I much prefer a 2nd series....lot easier to work on and better looking too......in my eyes...

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The 2nd series IMO is fairly ugly.. or perhaps its just the picture.
With these things you usually have to go on cost.. so its the '55 for me
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46/55?

I say 55. I built a 57 Chev PU, tons of parts out there, lots of aftermarket improvements. Bill
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