The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Rogga, Oct 24, 2015.
man, that sounds GOOOD !!!!!!!!!!
I believe that is Bowling Green i will be there in about 50 days
My first car that I got real greasy over.
My other Bel Air I owned in 1964.
My dad referred to it as the Sheep In Wolfs Clothing. The thing couldn't fall of a cliff to gain speed.
The white '57 had more power than I possessed brains.
Here's the one I drug home in 1972.
I tried to capture a 60's vibe with the build. Very amateur job on the paint and body but I was only 16 at the time. The mechanicals were right though, 327, Muncie 4 speed, 57 Pontiac rear with 4:88 gears. Lots of fun back in the day.
I LIKE IT VERY MUCH
Built in the early 70s but still has that 60s vibe. Love this car.
My buddy Gregs 57, he bought it in 1970
Customized in 1965
Best photo of mine that I have at the moment.
'56 150 - The side of that black beauty is like a sheet of glass. The Cragars are a home run. Diggin' the tuff steelie look also, but the S/S wheel was made for these cars. Got a set for mine stored away in case I want a temporary change.
Hey '57 dude, Cragars are the bomb couldn't agree more. I've got steelers look too. I like to switch up. Post some pics of your interior and engine bay the your '57 my buddy Bill Kellogg did a great job painting my car.
Here's a few of mine from days gone by
Went through my dad's car this summer, redid the ugly high back bucket seat interior back to benches, cut and buffed the ages old lacquer paint job and just a ton of little details. It did eventually get the stock front bumper put back on it but I took this pic right before I put the bumper on just for fun.
Not real sure when the car was first hot rodded but it's still got it's big bolt pattern Olds rearend in it with slapper bars, Monroe air shocks, a Muncie 4 speed, some custom vinyl pleated door panels, chrome gauge cluster/glove box lid/ashtray and several other neat custom touches. Was originally green, paint has to be 40+ years old but cleaned up surprisingly great. Was a 327 at one time, has a new 350 now.
2000 or 2500 grit wet sand and 3M products (cut/polish) will work wonders on well laid single stage paint. Looks great to me.
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I've had two 56 Chevrolet, model 150, Utility Sedans, one was Robin's Egg Blue, the other White. It looks like this black 150 has roll down rear side windows, so it's a sedan, but I'd sure like to have another one. They are, IMO, the best thing Chevrolet ever turned out; and I've owned TEN 56 Chevrolets over the years; the current one is a Sedan Delivery. I've owned FOUR of those (one was a 57 however). Tri-Five Chevrolet's and Cragar S/S wheels; nothing compares to them. JMO. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
Solid lifter 327, muncie m21 short ratio,4.56s in a 57 pontiac rear with ansen locker.its a ball to drive
..this 57 has been raced like this since the 60's...
That is a bad ass CHEVY!
Thanks mad mike.heres an inside puc and driver side
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