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Old 09-04-2003, 09:40 AM
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55 front end....yep monkey hair or steel?

so...I've had this 55 chevy I got from texas a few months ago. Now granted I was told the body was straight and it ran good but needed a tune up. when the car got here I noticed that the front end is not all there..well, it is but the drivers side fender is a bel while the car is a 210 model. it's got hail damage in the hood also in the roof but I think with a torch and some cold rags I can fix that....I've gotta make the car arrow straight as I plan to paint it the deepest black there is. so in other words I'm trying to make the best of my sitaution...oh yeah forgot the lower quarters have been clipped for biger tire clearance....he didn't mention that one either..so those are being replace. But thanks for reading this boring post this long, here's my question. I've been looking at fiberglass front ends. Such as the one peice, and then the build up ones where the panels are all fiber glass but look like the stock with the reg type opening hood. Now since I'm painting the car black should I go with the steel and would anyone know of any decently prices sites that have these? and two if not how would the fiberglass fronts made by up22.com hold up to daily use? yep she's gonna be my daily driver...

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Michael

oh yeah dr chop I'm half tempted to take you up on your ofer of doing chops on a decent price scale...::shakes head::it''ll be awhile but I'd like to take a 210 down to hardtop scale.

"well theres a 49 mercy goin round, ridin about half inch off the ground, I'm in a hot rod gang, 4 barrel caberator with duel exaust don't worry what I spend, just forget about the cost"

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Old 09-04-2003, 09:53 AM
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I'd personally prefer steel for 2 reasons:
-it's original...US steel...something to be proud of. =)
-in the event of a collision, I know for a fact that the steel will help you.

I was actually talking to an EMT and he said that he sees less injuries in older cars where real metal was used.

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I think that is the 55 that I dove up to Tyler to see, what a disappointment that was.

Steel is the way to go, given the choice.

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