View Full Version : 55' Fastmad

Travis B
04-18-2005, 07:20 AM
Just got the body back on the chassis sunday! It is starting to come together!

1955 Nomad, 00'vete LS1 and 4L60e, vette rear, scotts hot rods front clip, shockwave air bags with ride pro E, 18" 20" GT41's w/kumho ruber all the way around, wilwood brakes, etc.....

Pics will be up in a minute

04-18-2005, 10:04 AM
Now thats cool, finally another Shoebox...im thinking a 502 Ramjet for mine?!? yeah i know im stuck in the 90's

Andrew McBride
04-18-2005, 10:12 AM
looks good.

04-18-2005, 04:21 PM
i just got my 18x7......20x8.5 budnik's need tires, kumhos how do you like those tires,what do they cost,if you don't mind me asking.WOW that is going to be one bad 55 mad.

04-18-2005, 05:33 PM
I can't wait to see that one done. Right now the only Nomad I like more is the blue one with the 54 Vette nose grafted on. Your gonna have one sweet ride.


Travis B
04-18-2005, 08:33 PM
Kumho Ecstas are decent tires nothing real speacial they are a good price and they have a killer tread pattern!

Muscle rodz
This is actually my bosses dads car! It has been built three times! Hopefully this time will be the last! It has been a long project and I think the quality of the finished product will be amzing!

Thanks for the complements I will keep posting as it gets further along!

04-18-2005, 09:40 PM
that looks awsome! are they 40/45 series tyres out back?
Do you guys have a homepage? Troy trepanier is building a
wild nomad also! Great work!

Steve Chryssos
04-19-2005, 03:14 AM
Looks awesome.

Travis B
04-19-2005, 05:16 AM
that looks awsome! are they 40/45 series tyres out back?
Do you guys have a homepage? Troy trepanier is building a
wild nomad also! Great work!

295/45R20! No we don't have a homepage yet! still working on it! The Nomad Troy is building is going to be wild creation as normal for him!

Roger Poirier
04-22-2005, 08:55 PM
I love the frame being the same color as the car. It does sit very low. Is that the correct height? Will it steer properly that low? Or are we talking air bags? R.P.

Travis B
04-24-2005, 04:11 PM
Shockwaves on all four corners with ride pro-E
And ya it will roll with the car all the way down the frame is 1/2 off the ground when it is on the bump stops!

04-24-2005, 06:26 PM
Awesome machine , hopefully my 55 will be their someday.........

Ralph LoGrasso
04-24-2005, 06:28 PM
Looks good!!

04-25-2005, 03:54 AM
Yeah, that's low enough! Looks killer.

04-26-2005, 06:42 PM
that is badddd. i love it

05-03-2005, 02:08 PM

Awesome car!!! You nailed the wheel/tire combo, & stance. Can't wait to see it done. Keep posting pics!


05-03-2005, 06:40 PM
The only thing I would do is lower it a little... :)

Seriously, looks VERY well done.

05-03-2005, 08:22 PM
The only thing I would do is lower it a little... :)

Seriously, looks VERY well done.
Yeah I mean come on you havent even chaneled the body yet!!

05-04-2005, 04:00 AM
Looks great!! Nomads are so:cool: !!

Travis B
05-04-2005, 05:22 AM
Thanks for the compliments everyone! We have been wiring and running lines to everything! It is starting to come together still waiting for chrome peices! I will post some pics when I get done buffing it and get some chrome on it and it is back down on the ground!
Thanks again

05-04-2005, 06:17 AM
Beautiful, I love nomads and ls1's :) Great combo! I wonder if I can talk my wife into one of those?

09-28-2005, 09:53 PM
Sorry if you've posted a new update somewhere else, but I'm new here, and would love to see more pics and updates. Looks awesome! Why are wagons soooo cool? They're wagons...but they just are!

09-29-2005, 06:48 AM
Here are pics of a local 'Mad from a show early this year...

10-17-2005, 12:54 PM
Travis B.
What is the Status of the Nomad Build!!!!!!


Travis B
10-17-2005, 01:04 PM
98% finished.......... interior is done, all powertrain done, minor nicks and bumps to fix here and there and it will be ready to put up for winter! It can be seen at SEMA in the Buckaroo pub. booth under the semi canopy! I will see if Kenny has some pics.....it turned out real nice!

10-18-2005, 06:38 AM
Yeah, yeah, pics pics.

10-18-2005, 10:47 PM
Really cool!

The tires makes really funny marks on the streets, the center gap in the thread makes it 4 tracks ;)

Travis B
11-04-2005, 07:34 AM
I robbed these off the SEMA links.....but here they are