Randy Taylor's

1954 Chevrolet

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23 May 2005

From Randy: 

      Yes, I'm another new guy ...

      Well a couple of months ago, I decided that I needed a new project to work on. So let the search begin. I watched eBay for weeks. I also scoured the local papers. I was really looking for a '48 Chevy, so I could take it to the NSRA shows.

      Well, I seen this '54 on eBay and for some odd reason, I had to own it. Heck, forget the bidding process. I selected the "buy it now" approach.

      Well, after another month of a crazy training schedule at work, I was able to drive to New Jersey to pick it up. (Glad the seller was patient with me.) When I left Wisconsin it was in the 80's (mid April). I got out east and it was rainy and cold. Of course, the truck was in bare metal. (It snowed all the way home.)

      It may not look like much, however it already has a Mustang front end a 9" installed. It also included boxes of new parts, including the bed and all the patch panels.

      From what I can gather, the previous owner (not the guy I bought it from) did all the work on this truck. The guy I bought it from appeared to have just purchased it and sat on it for three years.

      I have already started striping it down. Picked up a gallon of DP90 last night. (Boy, they don't give that stuff away!) Can't wait to get priming and painting. As for the drivetrain ... stay tuned. I'm still up in the air on that. Leaning toward a RamJet 350 with a 4L60E auto trans.

      As for the dog house, well I'm still married. Even though I had to also buy a new trailer to pick it up.

      Thanks for letting me ramble ...

Randy Taylor

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