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December 17, 2013

Lee Pratt’s ’55 Nomad Recreated

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Written by: Rik Hoving
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LEE PRATT’S NOMAD

In the late 1960’s Lee Pratt built a gorgeous 1955 Chevy Nomad for himself. Lee is now putting the final touches on the recreation of this trend setting Nomad.

Lee Pratt spend the last couple of years working his spare time at his shop on the recreation of his own personal 1955 Chevy Nomad he did in the late 1960’s. The car he used this time needed a little more work that the about perfect Nomad he started with the first time. Lee had hoped he would have finished the car already by now, but the rough state of the Nomad took him a little longer to get the car up to his standards than he had anticipated. All the restoration work has been done and Lee is now in the last stages, adding the paint and the rest of the details.
Brandon Glymph shared some photos of Lee Pratt recreating his old 1955 Chevy Nomad custom on his Facebook.

We are looking forward to see Lee finish the car and see it outside and at shows in the near future.

CCC-Lee-Pratt-Nomad-00-WAs it looked like in the early 1970’s.

 

CCC-Lee-Pratt-Nomad-02-WGetting ready for paint

 

CCC-Lee-Pratt-Nomad-04-WMetalflake based coat for the top.

 

CCC-Lee-Pratt-Nomad-07-WMasking off the sections that will not get the lace pattern.

 

CCC-Lee-Pratt-Nomad-08-WCovering the top with the lace.

 

The photos below were taken from a computer screen so there is a slight pattern in the photos making it look like the paint is not even.

 

CCC-Lee-Pratt-Nomad-14-WFinished paint, except for the thin flames.

CCC-Lee-Pratt-Nomad-11-WWith the line thin flames added.

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About the Author

Rik Hoving
Rik is the CCC editor in chief. As a custom car historian he is researching custom car history for many years. In 2004 he started the Custom Car Photo Archive that has become a place of joy for many custom car enthousiasts. Here at CCC Rik will bring you inspiring articles on the history of custom cars and builders. Like a true photo detective he will show us what's going on in all those amazing photos. He will write stories about everything you want to know in the realm of customizing. In daily life Rik is a Graphic Designer. He is married to the CCC webmaster and the father of a 10 year old son (they are both very happy with his excellent cooking skills)




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