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Anyone recognize this 57 Chevy drag car?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Edelbroke, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. Edelbroke
    Joined: Dec 12, 2008
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    Bought it today I think it came from the Michigan area. Anyone recognize it? Any history would be appreciated... thanks
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  2. bobwop
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    yup, I recognize it. It was on every Craig's list in the Midwest. Glad to see a HAMBer bought it. I hope you build it into something fun! Best Wishes
     
  3. kwoodyh
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    Very nice! No knowledge on it you might find some old time slips when you give the interior and underdash a good once over?
     
  4. The Lone Wolf
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    What ever it is looks cool with the wide rear wheels and that bonnet snorkel!
    Good luck and keep us posted!
     

  5. Mac_55
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    Nice lookin ride. I recoginse it as the one that was stolen out of my barn a while back . Just bring it back to me and leave it in the garage , no questions will be asked. ha ha ha



    That pic cant be from today , unless Wisconsins seasons are wayyyyy ahead of illinos , that corn oughta be green lol and not harvested yet ha ha ha.
     
  6. bobwop
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    Another astute member of the HAMB!!! Gotta love it!

    That pic cant be from today , unless Wisconsins seasons are wayyyyy ahead of illinos , that corn oughta be green lol and not harvested yet ha ha ha.[/QUOTE]

    We expect you to build it and have it ready by spring, join the Midwest Gassers and then off to Joplin you go
     
  7. Edelbroke
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    This is a pic from today, When I went to flip the front end open one of the hinges broke. It needs a little tlc. I didnt take any pics before I looked under the hood.
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  8. Very cool car!!!!! I'd loose the hood scoop though, unless you still live in that decade.
     
  9. saw that too, wondered what the history is/was. keep up updated as you make progress or find more info out
     
  10. Gearhead Graphics
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    Is that injection I see under the hood?
    Nice!

    Better not let the "traditional nazis" see that!
     
  11. el Scotto
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    That is too awesome!! I wish it was mine!!
     
  12. Edelbroke
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    It does have fuel injection. It's a 1994 LT1
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  13. Mac_55
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    Im not a fan of the hood scoop , but ya know what , The more i look at it , the more it looks like it just fell out of a hotwheels wrapper in about 1976 . If there was ever a prize for the 57 that looked most like a 70's hotwheels , you would own it.









    Sorry Bob.
     
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  14. Abomb
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    Neat car.....wanna trade ??
     
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  15. Dynaflash_8
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    oh shit, pop corns burnin!!! *runs frantically*

    Ok, im back. Got my popcorn and beer. Lets get this argument goin!


    I like the ride man. Whats the plans?
     
  16. unclerichard
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    Are there any remnants of emerald green paint anywhere under that color? If so I might remember that car from the late '70's here in mid-Michigan. That car has a resemblance of an Olds powered car driven locally
     
  17. yellow wagon
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    looks good. Gotta lose the LT1 tho!!
     
  18. Naw just loose the snorkle and leave the hood shut.

    I don't recognize the car and I was racing the Mid-West in the '70s. But that doesn't take a damned thing away from its history. Maybe someone else knows something about it.

    I'm not a big tri 5 chebby fan myself, and I am a chebby guy. Go figure.

    never the less i like the old five seven. Unless I was dead set on making a period piece from it I'd clean and wax it. Put it on the road and drive it like I stole it.

    Then when you wear it out make your major changes ot it if that's what you're after. Ther is just something about wheel time that gives you a real chance to diecide what a car really needs to be perfect. They all have their own personality and all need something a little different to make them just right.

    Edit:
    Daaamn did I forget to be a drama queen? Ok looks like but those flames are not trad and that modern street rod motor just makes you sooooo uncool, and those tires . . . :rolleyes:
     
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  19. Mac_55
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    BOBWOP. I want to publicly appologise for my comments . I read yours and took it as being sarcastic and a put down to me and the H.A.M.B community itself , as us being a bunch of dim bulbs.

    I learned quickly coming here to get hard nosed and give it back as you take it and thats exactly what i was doing. But after reading your private message i see i took it completely out of context and again , would like to appologise for the comments made.

    Sorry

    Mac
     
  20. pasadenahotrod
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    from Texas

    Jeez, what cornpone fool tried to tow that thing with the grille bar? Demolished a perfectly good gold grille...damn.

    Nice 57 BelAir 2door sedan...not alot of real ones around anymore.
     
  21. 52style
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    looks like a 305 to me well at least the efi setup
     
  22. colorado51
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    Does it have a late model stub?

    Anyway, looks like a good start, but man, that engine is ugly!
     
  23. lorodz
    Joined: Jul 26, 2009
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    clean it up fix the hood paroblem ,fix the grille ...and drive it ....looks good enough to put some miles on it ..
     

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