57 Chevy Getting Dirty -- Done 2-10

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I get easily distracted, so while I started on my Daily Driver build I dug this one out, and started hacking away.

Basic cage all from 3/32nd tubing.

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All braced up, and ready for some fender banging.

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Possible dash board, from a Monogram NASCAR kit modified to fit.

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Gutted engine bay.

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Checking tires.

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You got my attention with this one. Keep it going.

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Ditto what the Doc said. Hey looks like you've gotten a second opinion with two Doc's watchin this one!!!!

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cool , looking great so far

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After another 7 hours at the bench here is the new progress. This one is taking on a life of it's own.

Added some more interior bracing.
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Made up a fuel cell, and drive shaft safety loops.
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Radiator brackets.
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Gutted the grille.
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Finally found some tires, and rims. The rims will be stripped, and reinforced, then paint a solid color.
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Not shown are the headlight sheet metal pieces, as they are still gluing. Need to make shock brackets next then off to paint.

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Another session at the bench. And the build continues. Modified a set of shocks from a NASCAR kit to double shock the rear end.
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Added more bracing, and reinforced the front corner. This is the side that took the brunt of the force going into the turns. Also you can see the headlight covers I made.
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Needed some gauges, don't want to blow the engine. Made from decals, sheet plastic, aluminum tubing, and split O-rings for necklaces.
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Got the rims soaking to remove the chrome, before they get beefed up, and repainted. Didn't get to much accomplished today, as I had to play nurse maid to my daughter, she had surgery, and all went well. Nothing major, just redo of a old injury.

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Comin' along great Junior. You got my attention.... again!

Tony

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Cool build. I can already see this beast screaming around the track.

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Comin' along great Junior. You got my attention.... again!

Tony

Now that I have it again Tony I have some ocea front property in Arizona I'd like to sell you. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Seriously though, doing this build is almost like building the real one. When I think I got it done, I remember something else. Have to make a set of headers for it yet,, as I got the engine drilled last night for wiring.

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New modifications made. To be legal back then Centerlines weren't around yet so I had to modify them. Gave them a bath in Easy Off Oven cleaner to remove the chrome, as they will be painted.
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Also fuel cells weren't the norm, except for the sprint cars. You were allowed a 10-15 gal tank.So I modified the fuel cell also.
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This is what I used to make the wheel disc's.
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Finally the new modified wheels.
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Also found a new seat closer to what we had back then, from the AMT DD Kit for the Fiat.
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Some more body work today, filled in the holes for the taillights.
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Made a steering column, and bracket, and test fit the seat.
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Then made mounts for the retainer pins for the hood, and trunk.
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Great work, can't wait to see more

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Once again I got side tracked.

These are just the mock up pics so far. I have the main frame done, and cut the wood for the floor. Long way to go yet.
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Gotta get it to the track somehow.
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This is just about ready for paint also. Made up some loading ramps, and reinforced the frame. The floor will now sit inside of the grey frame sides, and will fit tight.

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Kool stuff, just like at the track on Saturday night!!!!!

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The trailer is done ready for paint shop.
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And here is the tow vehicle.

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This is being built as a CBP on another forum. Daily Drivers, not to shiny, or rusty. I removed all of the badges, and also the one pillar to give it a semi Kustom look. Kind-of a project in progress type of vehicle.

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Looking amazing so far. Love the way you've built the trailer. Can't wait to see more!

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Well got a bit more done today, as the roads were lousy for driving on.

Here are the front hood pins.
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Then made headers for it. They still need some tweaking yet.
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Also the body is in the paint booth getting primer.


I didn't like the first trailer hitch I made, so took it off. It was too close, and the clearance wasn't right.
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This way the trailer will clear the bumper. Speaking of which both the body for this one, and the trailer are in the paint booth. The trailer is painted, the Nomad is in first coat of primer.

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The trailer is done. Got the bed floor in, and added bolt head detail.

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Safety chains from necklace chain and a couple of fish hooks.

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Final pic all I need is a license plate for it. I stained the bed to represent leaking fluids, and used a little powder also.

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Now to get the tow vehicle ready.

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Nice work!

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i like how this car is turning out you do some nice work and that trailer is beautiful i can see how you got sidetracked lol ill have to try to build one :-) keep it goin!

jason

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i like how this car is turning out you do some nice work and that trailer is beautiful i can see how you got sidetracked lol ill have to try to build one :-) keep it goin!

jason

Trailer or dirt tracker? I just added this one today for another dirt build.

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Got some paint on them today, here it is with the first coat of paint. I see I have some bubbles to take care of.

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And the stocker.

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Paint is Tamiya Green Metallic, and Lavender.

Now I have to do the frame, and cage painting yet, then assemble it all.

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Looking good Junior. I like how you've roughened up the sheet metal on the 57. Looks very realistic!

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