1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

A forgotten project found in pieces in a barn, brought back to life as a turn-key daily driver to enjoy the pavement once again.

This 1955 Bel Air was located in a barn just ten minutes from the shop. We quickly loaded the dust-covered body panels and scattered interior pieces into a trailer. Once they were washed and cleaned, new hardware and weather stripping were added where needed. The shell of this once-forgotten project started to become whole again.

Pulling this tri-five down the highway is a freshly rebuilt small block Chevy 350cu in V8, topped with a Fi-Tech fuel injection system, Edelbrock aluminum intake, and March Performance serpentine pulley system. We used all stainless steel hardware to finish off the engine bay. A 700R4 level 2 FTI crate transmission spins a custom driveshaft to the built ’69 Camaro 10 bolt rear end, sporting a 3:73 posi unit.

A full-powered disc brake kit brings the Bel Air to a stop. A 2” ultimate lowering kit brings the car closer to the pavement where the 17” US Mags Rambler wheels wrapped in Nitto Tires roll.

Inside, keeping the theme, is a black molded carpet From Auto Custom Carpets to match an interior package from an early Chevelle installed in a prior customization. Added Stewart Warner instruments update the driver. A Pioneer head unit powers a Phoenix Gold Audio system that consists of 6.5” components up front and 6X9’s in the rear. A Vintage Air Sure Fit Kit for the AC system provides a comfortable ride.

Custom Build Details:


  • SBC 350cu in V8
  • 700R4 Level 2 FTI Transmission
  • March Performance Serpentine Pulley Kit
  • Edelbrock Aluminum Intake
  • Fi-Tech Fuel Injection System
  • High Torque Mini Starter
  • Billet Air Cleaner
  • ARP Fasteners
  • Tubular Shorty Headers
  • Custom Dual Exhaust W/3” Tips
  • Flowmaster Mufflers
  • Griffin Aluminum Radiator w/Spal Fans
  • Tank’s INC Fuel Tank
  • Tank’s INC High Flow Pump
  • Custom Driveshaft
  • 1969 Camaro 10 Bolt Rear W/Posi 3:73 Gear


  • Front And Rear Disc brake Conversion
  • Power Booster And Master Cylinder
  • 2” Ultimate Lowering Kit
  • Front And Rear Sway Bars
  • Gloss Black Painted Chassis


  • Frame Off Partial Restoration
  • Soda Blasted Floor And Firewall
  • Gloss Black Axalta Coatings Used On Floor And Firewall
  • Patina Finished Body


  • 17” X 7”, 17” X 8” US MAGS Rambler Wheels
  • 225/50ZR 17, 245/45ZR17 Nitto Motivo


  • 60’s Chevelle Interior
  • American Auto Wire Harness
  • Auto Custom Carpets Black Molded Carpet
  • Electric Wiper Conversion
  • Vintage Air Sure Fit Kit AC System
  • Stewart Warner Gauges
  • Pioneer Am/Fm/Cd/Bluetooth Head Unit
  • Phoenix Gold 6.5” Coaxial (Front)
  • Phoenix Gold 6X9” Coaxial (Rear)
  • Stainless Steel Cup Holders
  • Gray/Black Splatter painted Trunk