1955 Bel-Aire

1955 2 door Bel-Aire hard top

This project has a pretty fair amount of rust. It is going to receive a complete 1 piece floor. I gutted the existing trunk and wheel wells, and fabricated all new panels.

The new tubs were hammer formed and will be large enough to accomodate the 13″ wide Michelin’s. New quarter panels have been fitted, and the gas door has been removed. The existing rear suspension was scrapped. A new Strange Engineering 9″ Ford housing was installed with a triangulated 4-bar suspension with coil overs. I fabricated a new 16 gallon fuel cell from aluminum, to replace the existing tank.

The car will have a new hand fabricated firewall, inner fender panels, and many other custom modifications. I will reuse the bench seat with a 4-speed. I like the old school look! I will be building a 377 stroker motor, which will give the car plenty of power. I will update the pictures as work progresses.