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1950 Chevrolet Chevy Is All Custom

“blue moon”

1995 Pontiac Formula Firehawk

“Da' Hawk!”

 
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Head to Head

 

About “blue moon”

Rick May out of North Plains, Oregon, has built a collection of outstanding customs, all done historically for the period but with concession to modern safety such as disc brakes, 12-volt electronics, and airbags. His current project is no exception to his guidelines and adds one more beautiful car to a garage full of vehicles, many of which Rick rarely sells.

He started with a solid car, but in his words, it was a "basic, ugly old '50 Chevy two-door" he drove back to his home in the hills. After going up a short hill and past a quiet pond, there stands an old barn that houses future projects. Just beyond that is a traditional-style home and a two-door garage that belies the fact that there is a downstairs to the place, housing a dozen or so finished cars, a couple of new daily drivers, and a Vette or two. Rick does all his own work when it comes to building his cars, and then he takes them to a few craftsmen for body and paintwork and upholstery. He builds one car a year, and at this rate is going to have to add some more garage space.

The little '50 Chevy was totally taken apart and restored from bottom to top in concours quality. The original chassis was modified in the front with Fatman dropped spindles, KYB shocks, and airbags. The rear rides on an '89 Pontiac Grand Prix axle with 3:00 gears and airbags by Air Ride Technologies. In between, the power comes from a '55 Chevy 235-inch six-cylinder engine, which is basically stock, with the addition of an Offenhauser dual-intake manifold and Holley-Weber two-barrel carbs with progressive linkage. An Offy valve cover crowns this cool-looking setup, while an '89 Chevy S-10 five-speed transmission is used instead of the old three-on-the-tree transmission-whose linkage was prone to hang up between gears-and it really helps the six keep in its power curve.

The ugly duckling comes to life on the outside. It has many style cues taken from the time when guys would buy a brand-new car, take it right to the body shop, and start cutting it up-try that now with the price tags hovering at more than 40 grand. The headlights are '54 Merc bezels molded into the stock fenders, and taillights are '52 Buick with the same treatment. The hood is stock in appearance, but it has many mods, including being made into one piece, peaking in the front, and the corners being rounded, front and rear. The entire front splash apron and fenders are one piece, with a '53 Chevy surround molded in to enclose the '57 Corvette grille. Kevin Bischoff of Vancouver, Washington, even rounded off the bottoms of the doors, also removing the door handles, just before he sprayed the body with Sikkens two-tone blue. The bumpers were filled and smoothed, with the front one installed upside down for a more custom appearance.

Using the stock dash and seats follows the overall theme, but adding tuck 'n' roll upholstery in blue and white Naugahyde from Al Lyda gives the interior a unique quality. Steering wheels are frequently the last thought on a car, and a wrong choice is often made. Rick is not one to make bad design decisions and certainly followed through here with an icon of steering wheel design-the '59 Impala.

Chevys of the 1950s have always been custom fodder and are still holding their own into the 21st century. Rick May's '50 model is truly representative of the time when a few body modifications and a way-cool tuck 'n' roll interior could transport a standard street car into a standout

About “Da' Hawk!”

Well, I bought this car a couple of years ago. I really haven't done much to it, just pretty much stock. I have always been a Chevrolet man, but this car turned me to a GM man! Just an all around fun car to drive and toy around with. Is defiantly a head turner going out. Really don’t want to sell, but its time to move on pay for my new garage.

(715) 748-2043 Cory


Check out the Album below, lots of pictures.

 

Specs for “blue moon”

Rick May out of North Plains, Oregon, has built a collection of outstanding customs, all done historically for the period but with concession to modern safety such as disc brakes, 12-volt electronics, and airbags. His current project is no exception to his guidelines and adds one more beautiful car to a garage full of vehicles, many of which Rick rarely sells.

He started with a solid car, but in his words, it was a "basic, ugly old '50 Chevy two-door" he drove back to his home in the hills. After going up a short hill and past a quiet pond, there stands an old barn that houses future projects. Just beyond that is a traditional-style home and a two-door garage that belies the fact that there is a downstairs to the place, housing a dozen or so finished cars, a couple of new daily drivers, and a Vette or two. Rick does all his own work when it comes to building his cars, and then he takes them to a few craftsmen for body and paintwork and upholstery. He builds one car a year, and at this rate is going to have to add some more garage space.

The little '50 Chevy was totally taken apart and restored from bottom to top in concours quality. The original chassis was modified in the front with Fatman dropped spindles, KYB shocks, and airbags. The rear rides on an '89 Pontiac Grand Prix axle with 3:00 gears and airbags by Air Ride Technologies. In between, the power comes from a '55 Chevy 235-inch six-cylinder engine, which is basically stock, with the addition of an Offenhauser dual-intake manifold and Holley-Weber two-barrel carbs with progressive linkage. An Offy valve cover crowns this cool-looking setup, while an '89 Chevy S-10 five-speed transmission is used instead of the old three-on-the-tree transmission-whose linkage was prone to hang up between gears-and it really helps the six keep in its power curve.

The ugly duckling comes to life on the outside. It has many style cues taken from the time when guys would buy a brand-new car, take it right to the body shop, and start cutting it up-try that now with the price tags hovering at more than 40 grand. The headlights are '54 Merc bezels molded into the stock fenders, and taillights are '52 Buick with the same treatment. The hood is stock in appearance, but it has many mods, including being made into one piece, peaking in the front, and the corners being rounded, front and rear. The entire front splash apron and fenders are one piece, with a '53 Chevy surround molded in to enclose the '57 Corvette grille. Kevin Bischoff of Vancouver, Washington, even rounded off the bottoms of the doors, also removing the door handles, just before he sprayed the body with Sikkens two-tone blue. The bumpers were filled and smoothed, with the front one installed upside down for a more custom appearance.

Using the stock dash and seats follows the overall theme, but adding tuck 'n' roll upholstery in blue and white Naugahyde from Al Lyda gives the interior a unique quality. Steering wheels are frequently the last thought on a car, and a wrong choice is often made. Rick is not one to make bad design decisions and certainly followed through here with an icon of steering wheel design-the '59 Impala.

Chevys of the 1950s have always been custom fodder and are still holding their own into the 21st century. Rick May's '50 model is truly representative of the time when a few body modifications and a way-cool tuck 'n' roll interior could transport a standard street car into a standout

Specs for “Da' Hawk!”

SLP makes the following modifications to make the “base” Firehawk: Ram air hood, ram air filter housing and intake tube, Corvette spec large air filter, high flow exhaust, stiffer suspension bushings, Firehawk decals (doors, headlight, rear bumper, serialized plaque on ash tray cover. Stock power increased from the base LT1 275hp to 300hp. In 1995 they made about 600 units.

Can get rubber in 4 of the 6 gears.

 

Factory Options for “blue moon”

Rick May out of North Plains, Oregon, has built a collection of outstanding customs, all done historically for the period but with concession to modern safety such as disc brakes, 12-volt electronics, and airbags. His current project is no exception to his guidelines and adds one more beautiful car to a garage full of vehicles, many of which Rick rarely sells.

He started with a solid car, but in his words, it was a "basic, ugly old '50 Chevy two-door" he drove back to his home in the hills. After going up a short hill and past a quiet pond, there stands an old barn that houses future projects. Just beyond that is a traditional-style home and a two-door garage that belies the fact that there is a downstairs to the place, housing a dozen or so finished cars, a couple of new daily drivers, and a Vette or two. Rick does all his own work when it comes to building his cars, and then he takes them to a few craftsmen for body and paintwork and upholstery. He builds one car a year, and at this rate is going to have to add some more garage space.

The little '50 Chevy was totally taken apart and restored from bottom to top in concours quality. The original chassis was modified in the front with Fatman dropped spindles, KYB shocks, and airbags. The rear rides on an '89 Pontiac Grand Prix axle with 3:00 gears and airbags by Air Ride Technologies. In between, the power comes from a '55 Chevy 235-inch six-cylinder engine, which is basically stock, with the addition of an Offenhauser dual-intake manifold and Holley-Weber two-barrel carbs with progressive linkage. An Offy valve cover crowns this cool-looking setup, while an '89 Chevy S-10 five-speed transmission is used instead of the old three-on-the-tree transmission-whose linkage was prone to hang up between gears-and it really helps the six keep in its power curve.

The ugly duckling comes to life on the outside. It has many style cues taken from the time when guys would buy a brand-new car, take it right to the body shop, and start cutting it up-try that now with the price tags hovering at more than 40 grand. The headlights are '54 Merc bezels molded into the stock fenders, and taillights are '52 Buick with the same treatment. The hood is stock in appearance, but it has many mods, including being made into one piece, peaking in the front, and the corners being rounded, front and rear. The entire front splash apron and fenders are one piece, with a '53 Chevy surround molded in to enclose the '57 Corvette grille. Kevin Bischoff of Vancouver, Washington, even rounded off the bottoms of the doors, also removing the door handles, just before he sprayed the body with Sikkens two-tone blue. The bumpers were filled and smoothed, with the front one installed upside down for a more custom appearance.

Using the stock dash and seats follows the overall theme, but adding tuck 'n' roll upholstery in blue and white Naugahyde from Al Lyda gives the interior a unique quality. Steering wheels are frequently the last thought on a car, and a wrong choice is often made. Rick is not one to make bad design decisions and certainly followed through here with an icon of steering wheel design-the '59 Impala.

Chevys of the 1950s have always been custom fodder and are still holding their own into the 21st century. Rick May's '50 model is truly representative of the time when a few body modifications and a way-cool tuck 'n' roll interior could transport a standard street car into a standout

Factory Options for “Da' Hawk!”

RPO Codes:

AAA Standard Safety Features
AG4 2-way manual adjuster drivers seat
AK5 Driver and passenger side inflatable restraint system (Air bags).
AR9 Front bucket seats manual reclining (European style)
C60 Air conditioning, manual controls
DL5 Decal roadside service
D35 MIRROR,O/S LH REM RH DIRECT CTL,PAINTED PAINTED O/S MIR
FE2 Touring Suspension system ride and handling
FE9 Federal emission certification
GU6 Rear axle gear ratio 3.42
G80 Limited slip positraction rear axle
IPB TRIM INTERIOR DESIGN (PB)
J1F Brake Provisions Special
J65 Power front & rear disc brake system
KG9 Generator 140 ampere
LT1 Engine gas, 8 cyl, 5.7L(5.7P), MFI, HO
MM6 Manual transmission T-56 6-speed, borg warner, 85mm, 1st 2.66, 6th 0.50, O/D
MN6 6-Speed manual transmission
NA5 Emission system, federal requirements
N36 STEERING WHEEL, 4 SPOKES, SPORT
N60 Wheel 16" Aluminum 5-spoke Painted
QLC P245/50ZR16 performance tires
STE Ste. Therese, Quebec assembly plant
UB3 Instrument cluster (Oil, Coolant temp, Voltmeter, Tach, Trip, ODO)
UQO Speaker System, 4
U1C Delco 2001 Series ETR AM/FM stereo with CD player
U73 Fixed antenna
VK3 License plate front mounting package
VM3 Bumpers standard impact 5 MPH front & rear
V73 Vehicle Certification US
WS9 Model Conversion Pontiac Firebird Formula
W66 Merchandised Pkg Pontiac Firebird Formula
R6V Firehawk Option Package
1SA Package option group - 1SA
1OU Exterior Color - Arctic White
12B Graphite cloth trim combination
12I Interior trim graphite
6HD COMPONENT FRT LH COMPUTER SEL SUSP
7HD COMPONENT FRT RH COMPUTER SEL SUSP
8TH COMPONENT RR LH COMPUTER SEL SUSP
9TH COMPONENT RR RH COMPUTER SEL SUSP

 

Mods for “blue moon”

Rick May out of North Plains, Oregon, has built a collection of outstanding customs, all done historically for the period but with concession to modern safety such as disc brakes, 12-volt electronics, and airbags. His current project is no exception to his guidelines and adds one more beautiful car to a garage full of vehicles, many of which Rick rarely sells.

He started with a solid car, but in his words, it was a "basic, ugly old '50 Chevy two-door" he drove back to his home in the hills. After going up a short hill and past a quiet pond, there stands an old barn that houses future projects. Just beyond that is a traditional-style home and a two-door garage that belies the fact that there is a downstairs to the place, housing a dozen or so finished cars, a couple of new daily drivers, and a Vette or two. Rick does all his own work when it comes to building his cars, and then he takes them to a few craftsmen for body and paintwork and upholstery. He builds one car a year, and at this rate is going to have to add some more garage space.

The little '50 Chevy was totally taken apart and restored from bottom to top in concours quality. The original chassis was modified in the front with Fatman dropped spindles, KYB shocks, and airbags. The rear rides on an '89 Pontiac Grand Prix axle with 3:00 gears and airbags by Air Ride Technologies. In between, the power comes from a '55 Chevy 235-inch six-cylinder engine, which is basically stock, with the addition of an Offenhauser dual-intake manifold and Holley-Weber two-barrel carbs with progressive linkage. An Offy valve cover crowns this cool-looking setup, while an '89 Chevy S-10 five-speed transmission is used instead of the old three-on-the-tree transmission-whose linkage was prone to hang up between gears-and it really helps the six keep in its power curve.

The ugly duckling comes to life on the outside. It has many style cues taken from the time when guys would buy a brand-new car, take it right to the body shop, and start cutting it up-try that now with the price tags hovering at more than 40 grand. The headlights are '54 Merc bezels molded into the stock fenders, and taillights are '52 Buick with the same treatment. The hood is stock in appearance, but it has many mods, including being made into one piece, peaking in the front, and the corners being rounded, front and rear. The entire front splash apron and fenders are one piece, with a '53 Chevy surround molded in to enclose the '57 Corvette grille. Kevin Bischoff of Vancouver, Washington, even rounded off the bottoms of the doors, also removing the door handles, just before he sprayed the body with Sikkens two-tone blue. The bumpers were filled and smoothed, with the front one installed upside down for a more custom appearance.

Using the stock dash and seats follows the overall theme, but adding tuck 'n' roll upholstery in blue and white Naugahyde from Al Lyda gives the interior a unique quality. Steering wheels are frequently the last thought on a car, and a wrong choice is often made. Rick is not one to make bad design decisions and certainly followed through here with an icon of steering wheel design-the '59 Impala.

Chevys of the 1950s have always been custom fodder and are still holding their own into the 21st century. Rick May's '50 model is truly representative of the time when a few body modifications and a way-cool tuck 'n' roll interior could transport a standard street car into a standout

Mods for “Da' Hawk!”

2006 GTO 17 inch Rims
Sun Coast Ram Air Box with K&N Filter
Specter Ram Air Bellows
Polished Just About Everything I Could Under The Hood
Magnaflow Cat-Back Exhaust (Sounds Wicked)
16 inch Stainless Exhaust Tips
Trans Am Rear Tail Light Filler (Without Trans Am Stickers)
12 Inch Kicker Speaker
Skip Shift Eliminator
Hurst Shifter
Tremic 6 speed Knob
Soft Ray Tint All The Way Around
Throttle Body Intake Airfoil
160 Degree Thermostat
LT4 Knock Module

Other Then That Pretty Much Stock

 

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Cover photo of blue moon album
blue moon
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Firehawk with Goat Rims
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Firehawk
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