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Projects 57 belair custom ideas

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by gmpartsgod, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. gmpartsgod
    Joined: Jan 22, 2012
    Posts: 51


    guys..need some help.just got a pretty nice original 57 belair 4dr ht.want to turn it into lite custom taildragger.any help?old pictures or some good ideas? thanks...
  2. You can start with knocking off the door handles, outside mirror(s), and radio antenna. If you want to get into some more time and money consuming mods, then add a '57 Buick grill and '56 Olds headlight bezels. Add fender skirts.

    DO NOT put on a station wagon bumper and shave the trunk, it's been over done and too easy.
  3. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,563

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    This one kind of has a lite custom vibe to it without doing much of anything to it, lower,skirts and duals, If you want to go a little further than that you can look at some wheels (chrome reverse) diffrent tires and/or cap (caddy?) choices, to keep it lite.
    Got any pics of yours?
  4. The reason it's been done so much is because it look's good!

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  5. Lower, nose and deck, station wagon rear bumper center section, '57 Buick grille and some sort of wheel treatment (chrome wheels or hub cap change). Just imagine the car below with 2 more doors...

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  6. Dave Jenkins' Alexander Brothers built '57. All you need to know. :)

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  7. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,471


    57's don't need much, it's easy to over-do them. Good suggestions so far.
  8. SuRfAcE_RuSt
    Joined: Sep 22, 2010
    Posts: 594


    Just for some ideas.





    Last edited: Apr 15, 2014
  9. atomickustom
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
    Posts: 3,296


    I thought I didn't like '57 Chevies but that silver blue one with the Lancer caps and tube grille is awfully purdy!
    Other than the lake pipes it's pure tastefulness and restraint, the antithesis of the goop wagon style that most '57s seem to wind up with.
  10. Here's another shot for your viewing pleasure... Oh, by the way, that "silver blue" is actually Misty Jade Green.

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    Last edited: Apr 16, 2014
  11. jonzcustomshop
    Joined: Jun 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,927


    some mild 4dhdtps.....

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  12. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,225


    As the one 1stGrumpy posted in post #5 and the Jade green one with the tube grill show, less is more when customizing a 57.

    A classmate in highschool had a 57 tudor hardtop that was nosed, decked and had the spears removed form the hood and the fronts of the humps rounded and painted sierra gold top and bottom. The car was originally sierra gold with a cream top but when he got done with it it was outstanding as a mild custom.

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