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1955 Chevy BelAir

54.9k PapaKernels  12 days ago
Auto Credit Based on PapaKernels's 1955 Chevy BelAir HG BI

The golden age of automobiles


history

The Chevrolet Bel Air is a full-size car produced by Chevrolet for the 1950–1981 model years. Initially, only the two-door hardtops in the Chevrolet model range were designated with the Bel Air name from 1950 to 1952. With the 1953 model year, the Bel Air name was changed from a designation for a unique body shape to a premium level of trim applied across a number of body styles. The Bel Air continued with various other trim level designations, and it had gone from a mid-level trim car to a budget fleet sedan when U.S. production ceased in 1975. Production continued in Canada, for its home market only, through the 1981 model year.

1955 model year:
The Bel Air received new, revamped styling for the 1955 model year. The Bel Air was 3,456 lb (1,568 kg) and 16 ft (4.9 m) long. It was called the "Hot One" in GM's advertising campaign.
For the 1955 model year, the bel air gained a V8 engine option and the option of the 2 speed Powerglide automatic, or a standard three speed Synchro-Mesh manual transmission with optional overdrive. The new 265 cu in (4.3 L) V8 featured a modern, overhead valve high compression ratio, short stroke design that was so good that it remains apart of the DNA for every V8 GM produced even up to modern LS motors. The base V8 had a two-barrel carburetor and was rated at 162 hp (121 kW) and the "Power Pack" option featured a four-barrel carburetor and other upgrades yielding 180 bhp (134 kW). Later in the year, a "Super Power Pack" option added high-compression and a further 15 bhp (11 kW).

taken from wiki


controls

  • ag1- hood
  • ag2- doors
  • ag3- lights
  • ag4- trunk
  • Pitch- throttle
  • yaw- steer

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Builders note: I say it every time but I'll say it again, this has been the best build I have ever made, from all the options, to the level of detail, everything I could have added i tried adding and i think it turned out spectacularly. I tried challenging myself to make the best looking bel air on the site while still being reasonable on parts and i feel i succeeded. The 55 chevy is a definite dream car of mine and is so iconic. I plan to eventually make a gasser and pikes peak car like i did with the 57 Bel Air a year or two ago. I hope you enjoy driving it as much as i did building it.


other versions

Glacier Blue and Shoreline Beige

India Ivory and Onyx Black

full Gypsy Red

Harvest Gold and Shoreline Beige

Gypsy Red and Shoreline Beige

Skyline Blue and Shoreline Beige


thanks to LiutenentSOT and muskarosis for testing and feedback and MVC for the beautiful screenshots. Thanks bros!


keep looking to the stars

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor 1955 Chevy BelAir HG BI
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 5.9ft (1.8m)
  • Length 16.4ft (5.0m)
  • Height 4.9ft (1.5m)
  • Empty Weight 5,425lbs (2,461kg)
  • Loaded Weight 5,566lbs (2,524kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 86.2lbs/ft2 (420.8kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 64.6ft2 (6.0m2)
  • Drag Points 1867

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1037
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Performance Cost 3,491
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    54.9k PapaKernels

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    Vagos car

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    Looking10/10
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    54.9k PapaKernels

    @MobileBuilder21 thank you!

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    Excellent work

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    @froge thanks!

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    this looks really nice

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    the automobile of the century

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    @Kroixo thanks brother!

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    AMAZING!!!

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    @MAHADI thanks for the spot brother!

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    A BEL AIR OMG IT'S BE AIR!!!! I love it

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    @F1Fan8910 thank you! I agree (for now 😉)

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    8,935 F1Fan8910

    Holy crap man, this is your best build yet!

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    @Kerbango thanks for the spot brother!

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    @Tingly06822 thanks brother!

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    @Cannabis @PrussianAirlines thank you!

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    @LieutenantSOT lmao, thanks brother! Yea I think i finally found the limit for my phone 😂

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    No problems

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    30.0k Tingly06822

    Incredible job bro👌

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    This looks soo good..

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    Holy shit dude amazing job.

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    Yoooo bro! This is sick!
    Your part count is going so damn high lmaooooo
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    I need to catch up

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