Two-Lane Blacktop meets modern!
You don’t typically see a tilt front-end on cars that are shooting for six-second ETs. The idea here was that a tilt front-end would allow for a single person to raise or lower it to check fluids–or even work on it–rather than have to have another person to help lift up the front end and take it off. And if they wanted it removed and out of the way, that is an option as well.
Check out Alex’s vision and Dennis’ handiwork on the front-end in this video. Check back later as Alex provides additional thoughts on this mini-project for the ’55!