1955 Chevrolet Belair Nomad. Work was started on the body, by cutting, welding and replacing with new rocker panels, complete front floor pans, X-bracing, rebuilding rear floor panels, splash pan, mini-tubs
the rear wheel housings and inner wheel wells, rebuilding inner and outer rear quarter panels, replacing rear quarter windows with steel side panels, adding rear roof third
brake light housing, smoothing and filling firewall and enclosing cowl vent area.
The body was completely bead blasted, then all holes and weak metal was cut out and new
metal panels were welded in, hammered and shaped to fit.
The chassis was replaced with an original 1955 California "seamless" (one piece) frame being modified for safety and updating by relocating rear shock mounts
with new X-member with an additional rear X-channel and new transmission X-mount.
4 wheel power disk brakes were added and a rebuilt GM "605" power steering unit.
Updating the front suspension included Heidt tubular upper and lower "A" arms along with Heidt's 2" dropped spindles. A TCI heavy duty 1 3/8" front stabilizer was mounted
on front end. The front end utilizes Ride Tech Shock Wave double air bag, model #SKW1010-A ,with HAL adjustable billet shocks. These units were originally designed for 70-81 Camaro, but bolt directly on front end with no modifications. This provides 3" of travel on the front end (at 100 psi).
The A arms have rubber bump stops.
Rear suspension has RB's relocated frame pocketed dropped leaf springs with Ride Tech Shock Wave "9000" sleeve type bags over HAL Adjustable billet shocks, model #SKW9001,
are mounted in front of axle. 2 of the 4 leaf springs were removed and a rubber
bump stop is located top of axle.
The running gear came from a 1993 Pontiac Firebird TA. This includes the condenser, radiator, dual electric fans, power brake booster, 350 cid LT-1 motor, 700R4/4L60 4 speed
transmission with overdrive, and a GM 10 bolt 3:23 posi-traction rear end.