Southeast Gasser Association

Period Correct Gassers

O.D.B. - Justin Moses

Justin "JT" Moses - Braselton, GA


     The car was originally bought new by a bootlegger and highly modified to run moonshine from Fredricksburg, VA to DC. It served its purpose for over 10 years until it's owners went on the "straight and narrow". Then the car just sat, rarely used. There were multiple attempts to buy the car, but the owners turned everybody down. So she just sat, in the barn for a while, in the field for a while, and became pretty run down and derelict until 2009. Around town the car was a local legend among all the hot-rodders, with tall tales and numerous accounts of evading the authorities. A buddy of mine, who grew up hearing all of these stories, went to the owners' house to do some handyman repair work. The owners didn't have a lot of money to pay for the repair work, so the car was given in lieu of payment. My buddy was planning on getting the car back on the road and restoring it, until his wife entered the picture. He knew that in it's state, he would have to clean it up before he took it home. Some friends of his owned a garage and let him bring the car over there to clean up. It was a labor of love, sanding the body and putting it in primer, cleaning out years of rodent droppings and wiping down the interior. Finally, when he got the car cleaned up and back on the road, he moved it into his garage. He was anxious and excited for his wife to lay eyes on his masterpiece. His wife came home and said "what the hell is this in my garage?" He replied that it was the 56 he was going to restore. She promptly demanded "get that ol' dirty bastard out of my garage! It can't stay here!" Disheartened he reluctantly put the car up for sale. I ended up purchasing the car and transported it back to Georgia with the sole purpose of turning it into a street/strip period correct gasser. The modified 283 motor still ran good but needed a few updates to make it reliable. I was pleased to see that the car had a M22 rock crusher 4 speed transmission and a 4:11 posi trac rear end. I then removed all the factory front suspension and added a straight axle. I kept the car in that configuration for a couple of years and just drove it on the street, to cruise-ins and did a little local Friday night drag racing. I decided I wanted to step it up and get a little faster. So the faster I got, the more stuff I broke. When it broke I've replaced it with better parts to last. 


Then, one day at Atlanta Dragway, the Southeast Gassers put on a show. Upon meeting the guys and seeing their cars, I realized they all shared the same ideas on period correct cars and nostalgia drag racing. It's an honor to be a member of this awesome group of guys and gals. I will continue to make the car faster, making new friends and lots of awesome memories!


Car Specs


GENERAL

Make: CHEVROLET

Model: 210

Year: 1956

Time to Complete: CONSTANT WORK IN PROGRESS


PAINT

Type of Paint: PRIMER/BLUE

Color: PRIMER/BLUE

Painter: JT

Special Paint Work: ALL HANDPAINTED SIGNAGE CUSTOM DONE BY CROOKSOMEBODY FROM WINDER, GA


INTERIOR

Details: NOT MUCH TO SAY HERE


ENGINE

Year: 1966

Model: CHEVROLET

Displacement: 427

Details: BUILT BY ME AND MY 9 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER


CHASSIS

Make/Year: ORIGINAL STOCK 1956

Type:

Alterations: CUSTOM STRAIGHT AXLE FRONT END

Built By: JT


TRANSMISSION

Details: CLUTCH SHIFTED JERICHO


REAREND

Details: 9" FORD


WHEELS/TIRES

Front: ORIGINAL TORQ THRUST 15X4/COKER RED LINES

Rear: TORQ THRUST 15X8/SLICKS