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1958 Chevrolet Nomad "Frost Bite" Patina Rod

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mr.1961, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. Mr.1961
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    After the departure of my 1961 Chevrolet Parkwood, I was in the market of building a 1958 Chevrolet Nomad. I've always loved the style of a 1958 Chevrolet Nomad and the rarity of them. This Nomad is rough, tough and bad as f*ck! Onto the build up.

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  2. Mr.1961
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    CLR BATH TIME
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    Roof came out incredible, lots of blue still underneath all that surface rust
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  3. Mr.1961
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  4. Did you clear the roof, or is it wet? Cool car. A friend of mine in Iowa has one with a factory 348 and AC.
     

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    Wash time that was taken, but clear will take place soon. ;)
     
  6. Jagman
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    I always thought Nomads were all 2 drs?
     
  7. Sauli
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    Wow!!!What a find! A bone-dry top-of the line Nomad, and You couldn´t have asked for nicer colors, either! I have a similar-year Impala in those same colors; Silver Blue/white exterior, Fathom Blue interior. Pretty impressive how that roof came out! Thanks for posting, I´d sure like to see more of Your progress reviving it back on the road!
     
  8. Mr.1961
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    Time to blow apart the Olds 350 Rocket
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    Vacuum sealed since 1985
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    Did some detailing and refinishing on the motor
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    Cleared the Original 283 air cleaner
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  9. Mr.1961
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    Picked up a set of BFG Silverton 7.50-14 Bias Ply Gangsta whites to wrap around a set of 1962 Chevrolet 14x6 Wagon Wheels.

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  10. Mr.1961
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    Nasty mirrors be gone...
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    The original replacements
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  11. GassersGarage
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    Wow, the wagon is looking good. Subscribed.
     
  12. Mr.1961
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    Removed the dingy mismatched brown carpet for a new ACC molded bright blue correct bubbleloop 80/20 along with new 1958 blue kickpanels.
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  13. Mr.1961
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    I started laying down some lines on the Nomad.

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    I double line striped freehand the entire dash Light Blue and Peacock Blue One Shot.
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    A little design I came up with directly center of dash
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    Big piece on the pass side dash
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  14. Roscoe Clyde
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    Looking pretty sweet. You might get some crap from some of the folk here for not stripping it down and repainting the whole thing, but I like it.

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  15. Mr.1961
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    Drivers side dash creation...Gaudy and Ugly, I love it.
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  16. Mr.1961
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    Thanks man. I don't build cars for the critics, never have and never will. The ones who talk the most, do the least amount of work on their cars. :D

    Freestyle Rocket on the original air cleaner
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  17. davidh73750
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    I saw that car forsale sometime back I think. the olds motor stood out to me. ebay or CL? I got one I'm working similar paint colors and all. I cant believe a OHIO car that old is left thats rust belt country.
    those rear fender skirts have to be rare
     

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  18. Gman0046
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    Where did the Parkwood go? I loved that car.
     
  19. Mr.1961
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    Added a Vintage Suicide Knob for added steering benefit on this Manual hog.
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  20. Mr.1961
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    Sold to NY.

    Spiders on the B Pillars.
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    A little flair on the wheel
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  21. davidh73750
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    with skinny tires and a good front end it won't be hard to park only parallels will be tough
     
  22. Mr.1961
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    Ripped out the gas tank, had to cut off the clutch heads and twist out the studs of the sending unit. They were completely frozen, boiled it and installed a new sending unit. Gas gauge working once again like a champ.

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  23. Mr.1961
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    Next up was altitude adjustment for a full air ride system.

    Smashing ants....
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  24. Mr.1961
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    No doubt. :D
     
  25. Mr.1961
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    This was the first year of the Nomad four door, Nomad was only offered in 4 door in 1958 and until the last year of production 1961.
     
  26. Never seen a four door nomad! Dare to be different!
     
  27. Nads
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    from Hypocrisy

  28. davidh73750
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    all nomads past 58 are 4 door
     
  29. Jagman
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    Thanks, my uncle had a black 57 that was just too cool! 2 dr of course, that was my only experience with a real one.
     
  30. Mr.1961
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    Schott replacement caps I purchased to section in on the 58.

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    Eventually, they will be welded in.

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