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General Information

Name
Ray May
Year
1956
Make
Chevy
Model
Custom
Color
Or/Gy
History
Started life as a 210, 2door Station Wagon. Reincarnated in early 2000's. Built to be used (license plate USED CAR). Logged many miles including multiple trips to Michigan to see Family and participate in car events. In 2016 my dash was signed by legendary car builder Gene Winfield.
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Modifications

Drivetrain
350/700R4, disc brakes upgraded suspension
Interior
Mostly stock design with some 55 and later model parts.
Exterior
Custom fabrication using a 2door Wagon. Back window from later model ElCamino. Angled door posts and B-pillar, custom fabrication inside bed area. Changed side trim to Belair moldings with custom modified Nomad only paint divider. Also added 58 Chevy Nomad trim on tailgate. Paint is newer GM Sunburst Orange and Dark Tarnished Silver. 5 spoke mag wheels to give it a 60's/70's look.
Suspension
Tubular A-arms, dropped spindles, disc brakes and sway bar. Stock rear suspension and rear-end.
Wheel and Tire
15" Cragar 5 spoke wheels color coded with silver body color.

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It is rare to see a car that would be exactly the way I would love to have it, but for me, you nailed it! Perfect shape, color, wheels, and you are a wizard with a torch and welder thingy. Love it! Thanks for sharing-
 
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