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Bohannon Concepts main focus is to produce quality products for allcustomers. We use the finest materials that the industry offers, for allof our products to assure quality, reliability and durability. We specialize in the production of our fiberglass Chevy 55 SS, and 32 Ford Roadster, all made to the customers order of completion.
By Dakota Wentz
Photography: Bohannon Concepts
Gas station owners figured out long ago that they had to cater to two types of customers: those who wanted to serve themselves, and those who demanded full service. On one side of the pump, the driver hops out of the car and fills up, while on the other side, an attendant comes out and pumps the gas for you. Bohannon Concepts in Cookeville, Tennessee, has taken the full-service/self-service approach with regard to their ’55 SS (Super Shoe Box) vehicle.
Bohannon Concepts has designed and built a one-stop shop fiberglass car modeled after the legendary ’55 Chevy. The fiberglass body, which is built in-house, follows the lines of a ’55 Chevy. The only non-stock aspect of the shell is that it features a 2 1/2-inch chopped top. For the self-service guy, the car is available with a number of options. First, the body itself can be ordered in several versions. One design is a street-rod body, while the other is a lightweight drag-race body. On both bodies, the firewall has been relocated to allow a big-block to be installed with ease, and the rear wheel openings have been enlarged for bigger meats. The drag-race body consists of a solid one-piece, lift-off front-end with a cutout floor pan to save weight. Because the body is designed for the nonprofessional builder, Bohannon Concepts has taken every step to ensure the smoothest assembly possible. The body comes with hung doors (complete with glass and power operators), an operating trunk, hood hinges mounted, and a dash panel installed, as well. Bohannon has also given the self-service user an assortment of chassis options for the body, the first being the stock frame with or without upgrades, second being an Art Morrison Tri-Five GT chassis, and last, the Art Morrison mandrel-bent 2x4-inch frame rails with high-tech, late-model Corvette suspension and steering. Any of these combos can be ordered direct from Bohannon.
On the flip side of things, the less hands-on buyer can have Bohannon Concepts build the entire car for them. All the options listed above are available, along with more. Bohannon works in conjunction with big name players in the aftermarket world to bring the buyer a variety of options. Such companies as Wilwood, PPG, Currie, Newstalgia Wheel, Vintage Air, Paul Atkins Interiors, TCI Automotive, Flaming River, Hooker, and many more offer up their finest. Everything from A to Z will be taken care of by Bohannon when ordering your ’55 SS. The buyer’s only obligation is to pick the parts and to be the one to jump behind the wheel. The full-service package is designed to be as simple as a mail order catalog for those who don’t want to deal with the hassle of taking their car from shop to shop, scurrying to get it done before their clothes go out of style. For more information, contact Bohannon Concepts at (931) 432-2953 or check ’em out on the Web at: www.bohannonconcepts.com. Either way, there’s a new kid in town when it comes to producing a cool Tri-Five, one that will definitely raise the bar among the new classic car crowd.
We also produce other Products with mainly theChevrolet enthusiast in mind.
Bohannon Concepts doing business as Corvettes Limited is a specialty fiberglass shop for cars and the like. We specialize in our latest specialty creation in fiberglass cars is the 55 SS. The 55 SS has a 2 1/2" chop top as its main difference to the body. A 2 1/2" chop top complements the body of your choice, either a one piece front end or separate fenders, power windows, door poppers, Art Morrison frame, or our in house built Corvette Frame etc. The SS has reinforced quarter panels, one-piece floor pan, doors, door jams, roof section, and fire wall for added stability and cosmetic beauty. The SS may be completely customized to the customers taste and budget. From a turn key car to a race car body, Bohannon Concepts is ready to build your dream car. Overall the 55 SS is a rock solid, stunning, one-of-a-kind show car that is made to turn some heads & tires..
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