Repair or Replace: Chevy Nomad

Click Here to Begin Slideshow Kudos to JSBFoto for capturing a fantastic shot of one of America’s favorite station wagons. Well done! The Chevrolet Nomad could be one of the coolest vehicles to restore, hands down. The infinite amount of ways in which they are brought back to life is why anyone can spend boo-coo bucks in the pursuit of their dream Nomad. Maybe you remember a television show featuring a funny, DIY character named Tim the “Tool Man” Taylor and his reliable partner Al Borland? If so perhaps you can also recall the hot rod that Tim’s wife drives around on the famous TV series called Home Improvement. That was the first Nomad I remember swooning over. Maybe you remember your first encounter with a Chevy Nomad too? Regardless, today these cars are worth a ton of money, that’s for sure! So much, in fact, it begs the question: Does a person buy a good, solid, previously restored car? Or do they find one to fix themselves? I suppose that all depends on how many old barns you’re aware of with an old, vintage Chevrolet Nomad buried in the corner.

Repair or Replace: Chevy Nomad

Click Here to Begin Slideshow

Kudos to JSBFoto for capturing a fantastic shot of one of America’s favorite station wagons. Well done! The Chevrolet Nomad could be one of the coolest vehicles to restore, hands down. The infinite amount of ways in which they are brought back to life is why anyone can spend boo-coo bucks in the pursuit of their dream Nomad. Maybe you remember a television show featuring a funny, DIY character named Tim the “Tool Man” Taylor and his reliable partner Al Borland? If so perhaps you can also recall the hot rod that Tim’s wife drives around on the famous TV series called Home Improvement. That was the first Nomad I remember swooning over. Maybe you remember your first encounter with a Chevy Nomad too? Regardless, today these cars are worth a ton of money, that’s for sure! So much, in fact, it begs the question: Does a person buy a good, solid, previously restored car? Or do they find one to fix themselves? I suppose that all depends on how many old barns you’re aware of with an old, vintage Chevrolet Nomad buried in the corner.

1955 Fun Facts From The Past

F.Y.I. The average price for a gallon of gasoline was .25 cents in 1955.

Living in 1955: The average yearly income was just over $3,300 dollars.

In the Movies 1955: “Lady and the Tramp,” starring Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Peggy Lee and Bill Thompson, was a big hit at the box office in 1955.

Billboard Charts 1955: The song “Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White” by Perez Prado was a smash hit in 1955

Fact: Unemployment in the United States was 4.4% in 1955.

1955 NBA Basketball Champs: Syracuse Nationals

Miss America 1955: Lee Meriwether

Repair or Replace

1955 Chevrolet Nomad

Online Pricing: $40k+

Quick Look Paint:

Fenders x2-
Doors x2-
Rockers x2-
Hood-
Roof-
Quarters x2-
Rear Gate-
Add for jams on all parts-
Undercoating-
Misc-$$$$-
Materials-
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(Paint) Labor and Materials- $10k + (Media Blast)- $2K



Quick Look Body:

Body (Glass, Chrome Trim, Interior, Exterior)- $5-10k+
Repair existing damage after media blasting.
2750 hrs repair at $100 a billable hr. (including prime and block).
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(Body)-Labor and materials- $27.5k



Quick Look Total: (Body, Paint, Parts, Material, Etc.) = $85,000+

Repair or Replace: Chevy Nomad 1

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