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My Dad’s 1957 Chevy


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Another build stated on a car my dad has owned for quite some time. My dad restored the 57 over the course of some years and is now allowing me to drive it to high school after it warms up. Till then I’ll be working on this scale version of it. The 283 has been replicated complete with dual 4 barrel carburetors and wired distributor. Also includes is a picture of the frame during restoration. The engine looks different because grandpa must’ve had a hot rod bug and decided to stick some extra corvette valve covers on the engine. Also includes is a picture of the finished car that I’m hoping to replicate.

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TR

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Beautiful looking 1:1 Bel Air. Corvette valve covers were pretty normal dress up item back in the day and I think they may still be for anyone running an early small block.  

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Thanks for all the support. Now have the interior fully completed and it’s fairly close to the real thing. The body is also now in primer so the paint should be completed in the next few days. Getting closer… 

 

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TR

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The body has now been painted and mounted to the frame. Paint doesn’t look too bad but I’ll definitely do better next time. Still have to put some chrome on and other miscellaneous items yet. Nearing the end…

Thanks,

TR

 

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That's a beautiful car he has. Treat it gently and he'll let you drive it more!!

Although, a high school parking lot is not exactly the safest venue to tool around with a classic car.

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Well I’m calling this thing pretty much done. Just have to mount the rear axle but besides that it is complete. Got some pictures with its bigger brother today after a wash. May is coming and with it warm weather. It’ll definitely the oldest car in the high school parking lot. 
 

Thanks Again,

TR

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