Just another '57 Chevy...................

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.............Okay not really...................but sort of........................................................................................

Bought this bel air in the condition of the first four pictures below from a friend and member here Howard Cohen at the Ajax 32 show back in October. It was so Different I couldn't pass it up.

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Shortened the axles, parts boxed the wheels, tires and wheel backs, parts boxed the engine, 427 BB from a Revell '68 Vette.

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After some primer. Posing with my '57 150 TMP car

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Nick

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Now this will be different! A monster '57 Chevy has never entered my sick little mind, I'm gonna enjoy this one Nick!

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Looking forward to watching this one.

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I like where this could be going.... :wub::rolleyes:B)

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Nock, that is going to be quite different. I like the Toronto Police car. Steve

Nick not Nock :)

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I'm not much into monster trucks and such, but it you'll have the only one on the block for sure. :rolleyes: Having said that, I really do like the police car! That's a nice build! :D:D:D

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Wow, that looks nice.

Which primer do you use?

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you need bigger tires for the lift you got B)

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Now this gives me an ideal for the amt 57 body I have thats had the engine bay removed. great progress on it so far.

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Thanks guys, The Toronto Metro car I built last year, won a second place last year at the show that I bought this kit at this year.

I use Duplicolor's Light Grey primer, always have.

as for the tires I tried every set of tires I own on this car, I had to compromise, these were the best I had, everything was either too small or too big, I even whacked a bit out of the springs and I still had the same problem.

Nick

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I like where this one is going.

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Thanks Jim, little update, got some paint on it, and got the 427 together.

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Paint still needs cleared then polished.

Nick

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Oh Nick. You know how much I like SHINY :) :) :) . Looks killer!

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B)

Awesome job Nick!!

Thank You for sharing

Later
Russ

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nice paint job.

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nice paint job.

I was just thinking the same thing. I'm not sure if Matador Red/Onyx Black was factory or not (I'm seriously going to check), but that does look nice on that car.

I'll admit, I'm not too into the concept, but this is going to be a nice build when done.

Charlie Larkin

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Had paint issues ended up stripping it, went with a slightly different black, it's called Nighthawk Black Pearl, it actually changes color between blue and black, and has a blue metal flake. Still need to polish it out. and BMF it (Why do I constantly build 50's Chrome Monsters)

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Nick

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nice mudder nick :wub:

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OK Nick, spill it, who makes the killer Nighthawk Black Pearl? I want a bunch of it, that's gonna be a beautiful color when it's all polished out!

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OK Nick, spill it, who makes the killer Nighthawk Black Pearl? I want a bunch of it, that's gonna be a beautiful color when it's all polished out!

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner Mike, it is a Duplicolor, Color, Honda color actually.

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Nick

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I must say, it's shaping up rather nicely Nick.

Charlie Larkin

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Really nice paint and foil work...

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Wow! Not what I was expecting, "Just another '57 Chevy". I never will get bored with '57s but, this is not just out of the box, it's out of the ball park and I love it! :wub:

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Now this will be different! A monster '57 Chevy has never entered my sick little mind, I'm gonna enjoy this one Nick!

ive seen one before my dad took the mpc? bronco monster truck chassis and put it under a 56 monogram belair. Thats back when his imagination worked. Now its just stock street or drag with scratch parts. He did use the amt 57 chevy's class of 57 decals on it. but his 57 is stock.

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Nice built, Nick...I really like it!

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