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General Information

Name
Mark Heidemann
Year
1955
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Bel Air 2 dr sportscoupe
Color
Indego Blue & gray two-tone
History
Car manufactured in Janesville, WI
I bought the 55 twenty years ago from a college student trying to pay tuition. It came mostly in boxes and looked nice on the outside. Little did I know so much of the floor was bad including the braces. So very slowly I took it completely apart and patched it back together. Of course, many years went by raising kids where nothing was done but now most of my kids are gone so I've got time. I hope in 2013 to have it on the road. The shop I finished in 2011. It is a pole shed with window a/c and radiant floor heat. 22 ft X 24 ft, 12 ft ceiling & floor drain.
The 62 Falcon was bought new by my dad. My brother drove it for many years and many miles and then it was parked in a machine shed for many more years. I hope to restore the Falcon back to original.
2022... 55 is done for now. Have upgrades planned. I did a full restoration on the Falcon. It's a show winner. Also have started a radical hemi-powered Studebaker. That may take some time.
The girl on the cover of the Rolling Stone is my daughter.

Modifications

Drivetrain
350, Muncie 4 speed, GM 12 bolt posi, 3.31
Interior
Ciadela Andy Boy
Audio
In dash AM/FM receiver, front & rear speakers, nothin fancy
Lighting
stock
Exhaust
Pypes dual, Sanderson cast exhaust manifolds, not really headers.
Suspension
Lowering springs & drop spindels in front, 2" lowering springs rear.
Wheel and Tire
16 X 8 rear, 235/60/16's
16 X 7 front, 205/60/16's

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