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Old 01-03-2005, 12:05 PM
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Fewer Chevys (Bel-Air) were produced in 54 than in 55,6,7.
Here are the numbers:

53: 514 760
54: 486 240
55: 773 238
56: 669 064
57: 702 220

Source: Automobiles of the Fifties, 1993, Publications International Ltd.

54's numbers are not significantly lower but I guess it still makes them that much harder to find.

btw, Winnipeg is a good two day drive from Vancouver. Three if you're driving a 68 VW bug with no heat in the a cold snap in December. Trust me I know

Paul.
Thanks for the production numbers...
Yikes thats quite a long drive!! A little too long for me at the moment.

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Keep on lookin' around in the papers. The wait will be worth it.
If you ever do come to Winnipeg, shoot me a PM.

By the way, I'm the same age as you and am also looking for project cars. Have you ever tried driving down back country roads and lookin on farmers fields? You'll be surprised how much you'll find.


Here's a couple I've found so far

sittin in someones yard


at the junkyard


farmers field


side of the road


and many more that I dont have pics of.


Good luck,


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I actually live out of town, but in a small town so I don't see a lot. There is this one place about 10 minutes from my house, there is a big lot ( a couple acres or so) of land, with a building of somesort (not a house) that must have around 30 trucks ranging from late 80's and down. I saw what i THINK is a 50's ford p/u that I wouldn't mind having (the two main vehicles I want for projects are a 50's ford f-100 and a 53/54 chevy sedan) but I don't know if I should go ask if any of them are for sale. I never see a vehicle parked in there, but there is sometimes a makeshift barbwire gate so people can't drive in (or maybe they have horses?) I don't know. I will check it out from the street again and maybe snap a picture for you guys to identify... I never saw a car in there though. I just have to wait for the snow to melt a bit.

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54s

My brother just bought a nice 54, runs and drives. Interior is still nice, and only 1 small dent, no rust holes at all. Was in a farmers barn. He got it for $400.00 so there are bargins out there. Will post photos soon as i can.
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IS there any where thAT U Cn get Sheetmetal for a 54 chevy
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That is a question I have had for many years but on an expanded scale. Where are ALL the cars other than tri-5s? They surely made a reasonable number of Fords, Old's, Plymouths, Buicks, etc. in those three years - so how come you see tri-5s all over the place and RARELY see any other car? And even Chevies from '58-'64 are rare as hen's teeth. Sure those 3 years of Chevy were popular but to the exclusion of all other makes and years? I don't get it.
there's an old pontiac (55?) coupe in my photo album. click ont he avatar and poke around a bit. Sea green and white. not much left of it, sadly.

I noticed that there's not many BOPs from the 50s around. Hmmm...

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Keep on lookin' around in the papers. The wait will be worth it.
If you ever do come to Winnipeg, shoot me a PM.

By the way, I'm the same age as you and am also looking for project cars. Have you ever tried driving down back country roads and lookin on farmers fields? You'll be surprised how much you'll find.


Here's a couple I've found so far

sittin in someones yard


at the junkyard


farmers field


side of the road


and many more that I dont have pics of.


Good luck,


Mike
my photo gallery contains heaps of pics like that, and I do have a 53-54ish Chevrolet sedan. It's about a mile from my house.
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Re: 54 Chevy

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Try looking at Romo's wrecking yard in Fresno Cal. or Turner's, I don't have the phone #, but those guys have everything old. The Central valley is a treasure chest of classic cars. I can get anything I want for my 62 Nova SS at Turner's.
Is Jensen's wrecking yard still there in Fresno, on Hwy 99? I got a bunch of parts there when I was going to FSC in the late 60s - early 70s. It was the premier wrecking yard in the whole San Joaquin Valley.
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I don't know if Jensen's is still there, there was a pick-a-part type outfit there last time I was down that way. (About 3 years ago).
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Is Jensen's wrecking yard still there in Fresno, on Hwy 99? I got a bunch of parts there when I was going to FSC in the late 60s - early 70s. It was the premier wrecking yard in the whole San Joaquin Valley.
The last time I was at Romos, about 10 years ago to pick up a front end for a 41 Plymouth, ($150, complete)he had a virtual treasure trove of parts and cars. One side of the yard had frontends, hoods, misc. body parts, stacked up by the fence. A Chrysler Airflow had a "sold" sign on it, I wonder where it ended up at, maybe the one in the show circuit last year? Turner's Auto wrecking in Fresno is supposed to have a lot of old iron.
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I checked that place I was talking about that had all the trucks... one of the older trucks (I don't know what make or model) didn't have a bed, and it looked longer than normal. Maybe it was a flatbed truck? The second one I can't see anything but the front, and the grill is covered up so I couldn't tell if it was a ford.
I wwill keep looking.
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