Project 50 In A 55 was named so because of a desire to drive. Once finished, the goal is to drive this car to all 50 states! Yes, including driving it to Alaska and shipping it to Hawaii to drive! We want this car to be as reliable as a brand new car and put the miles on it to prove it!
With this car, we started with a bare shell and are building it from the ground up.
Engine: 5.3L LM7 with Comp Cam, CPP Headers, Holley Intake, and complete LS Classic kit
Transmission: Stock 4L60e
Rear: 10-bolt Posi
Front Suspension: Complete CPP Tubular Control Arms, Viking Performance coil-overs, CPP Sway Bar, CPP Steering Box, Baer Brakes
Rear Suspension: Complete CPP leaf springs, CPP sway bar, Viking Performance shocks, Baer Brakes
Wheels: 17″ Rocket Racing “Fuel” Series, Toyo Tires
Stories and Installs on Project 50 In A 55:
- How to Install CPP High Clearance Front Sway Bar for Tri-Five ChevysOn our Project 50 in a 55 build, we installed a CPP high clearance front sway bar. The process is pretty easy and straight forward, but a video makes it even easier to show off! [Read More]
- Project 50 In A 55: Installing Engine, Trans and Steering’55 Bel Air Engine, Transmission and Steering Now Complete! A few months back we worked on The Big-Block That’s An LS for our Project ’55 Bel Air. The time had come to nestle the engine down into [Read More]
- The Big-Block That’s An LSBuilding An LS Engine To Look Like A Big-Block There’s no doubt the LS engine is the new SBC that was shoved into the frame rails of anything and everything for decades. The one complaint [Read More]
- 1955 Bel Air Frame RestorationWhen we decided to build our 1955 Bel Air Project 50 In A 55 as it’s own separate build, we started by sliding the frame out from under the body. We wanted this to be [Read More]
- Project 50 In A 55 – The BeginningHow and why did we end up with not only one, but two 1955 Bel Air four doors? Well the answer is fairly easy. A few years ago we started to take apart Project Half-Price [Read More]
- The Summer of ’69The 1960’s is where this journey began. My Dad in high school had a 1955 Bel Air. At this point, they were cheap cars. His older brother had one too. However, his brothers was custom [Read More]