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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Vintage Amercian Iron, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. Vintage Amercian Iron
    Joined: Feb 21, 2017
    Posts: 31

    Vintage Amercian Iron

    Howdy all,
    It has been a while since I posted anything, but I have a new, long-term project and wanted to share it. I acquired a 1957 Chevy Bel Air, 2-door hardtop. It was in storage in a garage since being driven in and parked in the summer of 1986. It never moved again until I had it pulled out on Tuesday afternoon. The owner prior to me had purchased it in 1967. It was originally an Inca Silver automatic, V-8 car. It is now a red, manual tranny car with the original Inca Silver & Black interior still in place. It does not run currently, but all 4 brakes were free when it was dragged out on it's flat, Red-line, bias-ply tires.

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  2. Vintage Amercian Iron
    Joined: Feb 21, 2017
    Posts: 31

    Vintage Amercian Iron

    Spent a little time washing it up, and have to say, she cleans-up pretty good!

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  3. Vintage Amercian Iron
    Joined: Feb 21, 2017
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    Vintage Amercian Iron

    Spent a little time today going through the trunk, and was very happy to see a solid and rust-free trunk pan. Hoping the floor pans are just as nice...

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  4. Vintage Amercian Iron
    Joined: Feb 21, 2017
    Posts: 31

    Vintage Amercian Iron

    Hope you all enjoyed the pics, that is where I am so far, lot more to look over to fully gauge her overall condition, but so far I am very happy. Will get some interior pics soon, going to be a fun project.
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  5. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,405


    Looks like a great find !
    Enjoy it.
    Thanks for posting.
  6. kiwi54chev
    Joined: Jan 26, 2017
    Posts: 15


    Awesome, what a cool car!
  7. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 4,945


    Good score - You'll be ready to drive it soon I hope.
  8. Nice save. Looks to be a solid survivor. Kinda wish it was still Inca Silver as it was a very nice color. Keep us posted as progress continues.
  9. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
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  10. mnjeff
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
    Posts: 73


    You put a big smile on my face! Great find!
  11. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,078

    from Zoar, Ohio

    Wow that is solid. How is the interior and engine condition?
    Good find.
  12. Do you know the reason it was parked? Nice find.

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  13. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 7,948

    from Mesa, Az

    Congrats, beautiful car.
  14. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,039


    Geez, brake check, change the oil, and take that one for a shake-down run...great find, congrats!
  15. Nicholas Coe
    Joined: Jul 5, 2017
    Posts: 479

    Nicholas Coe
    from Tontitown

    Awesome! More pics please! Gotta see that engine and interior! blondes.jpeg

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  16. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,514


    Great stuff, Thanks for saving Her!
  17. Wow a color change like that and they did not miss a spot in the trunk!
  18. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 776

    jim snow

    Good stuff. Thanks for the photos. Snowman
  19. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 2,619


    Subscribed. Good luck!
  20. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 23,083

    Jalopy Joker

    how did you connect with the '57 - word of mouth, ad? yes, this keeps us all going to not give up the hope of locating our own hidden treasure - have fun
  21. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 12,976


    Congratulations... @Vintage Amercian Iron...that's a nice one...dust it off and drive it...when was it last plated...just curious...;)
  22. Good for you! Nice find!
  23. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,729


    That car looks great! I question the original color being Inca Silver, as I have never seen the complete inside of the trunk painted that well in a color change. Have you run the body tag for the original color? Please post some pictures of the engine and interior.
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  24. J. A. Miller
    Joined: Dec 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,198

    J. A. Miller
    from Central NY

    Yes, what's the back story - Craig'slist find, friend of a friend of a friend knew about it? Inquiring minds want to know.
    Nice find!!
  25. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 9,410

    from Burton, MI

    I'm not a '57 Chevy type of guy but...DAMN! Nice one. I'm also curious as to how you heard of this particular car.
  26. Nice score!
    Wish I could be so lucky!
    More pics and info, please.
  27. ronzmtrwrx
    Joined: Sep 9, 2008
    Posts: 400


    Well I was going to direct you to the thread on how to wash a barn find, but it looks like I'm too late to the party. Lol....... Seriously, congrats on a nice score. That will be fun getting it back on the street.
  28. hot-rod roadster
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
    Posts: 2,907

    hot-rod roadster
    from Omaha Ne.

    Your a lucky guy. Nice find
  29. scotts52
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,879


    Nice find. Wondering if it was the interior that was changed and not the car color
  30. That they do, I know of something I would like to get someday but know it will never happen.

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