Milt Goodman's 1955 Chevrolet

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Milt's Chevrolet at an indoor car show in 1958 Photo from The Milt Goodman Photo Collection.
Photo by Bud Lang
Photo by Bud Lang
Photo by Bud Lang
Photo by Bud Lang
Photo by Bud Lang
Photo by Bud Lang
Photo by Bud Lang

1955 Chevrolet owned by British Columbia Custom Car Association member Milt Goodman of Vancouver, Canada.


Restyled by Milt and Jack

The car was designed and restyled by Milt and his friend Jack Williams. The stock grille cavity was filled out with a cut-down 1958 Chevrolet grille; a simple grille swap for the 1955 Chevrolet. The car was also fit with 1958 Chevrolet quad-lights mounted vertically, and a sectioned 1958 Chevrolet front bumper which was narrowed 6 1/2 inches. "Flares" were molded to the fenders and a hand-built airscoop with chrome trim was mounted on the hood. The car was nosed, decked and shaved; removing the door handles and the vertical trim stripe on the side. Short lakes pipes protruded just behind the front wheels. The stock rear bumper was replaced by one from a 1956 Chevrolet and the rear fenders were extended 4 1/2 inches and formed to house complete 1956 Buick taillight units. Hubcaps were Chrysler Imperial.[2]


Scallop Paint Job

In order to lower the car Milt re-worked the spindles and dropped the front end 4". In the rear 6" lowering blocks were used. Once the bodywork was done the car was painted Iris white with moderate scallops in contrasting color.[2]


Raced

Milt's Chevy was powered by a hopped-up 1956 Chevrolet engine with a competition cam, Mallory ignition and a McCulloch supercharger. In addition to car shows, Milt ran the car ran at the drags.[2]


Magazine Features and Appearances

Custom Cars August 1958
Car Craft October 1958
Trend Book 189 Custom Cars 1960 Annual


References

  1. Canadian Rodder Hot Rod Community Forum - pics of old hot rods
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Car Craft October 1958


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