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About Chuck56R

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  • Birthday 02/19/1959

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    Farr West Utah
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    Hot Rodding, building antique black powder firearms, antique tools, fly fishing, white water rafting.

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I am restoring a 1955 Buick Super 56R Riviera 2 dr hardtop.  The car is mostly disassembled, I am currently grafting in a '91 Caprice (GM B-body) rear frame stub notched to fit inside of the stock Buick X-frame.  Works out very nice, after some fitting the cut '91 frame stub slips up inside the stock '55 frame and is fairly easy to weld in - very nice to have the tri-angulated 4 link, heavy sway bar, shock mounts, e-brake mounts, and a GM 8.5 inch posi with 3.08 gears.  I have a '66 Riviera 425 nailhead and switch-pitch TH400 rebuilt and ready to install.

I just inherited the 1952 chev pickup my grandfather bought new - 5 window, short bed, non-original 235 stovebolt 6 cyl.  I hope to use the 322 V8 out of the 55 Super in the pickup with a 3 spd column shifter and Saginaw transmission, will probably try to preserve the stock patina with a little fresh chrome, wide whites, and artillery wheels.

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