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Dad's '57 210 Sedan - pictures

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Anderson, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. Post Apocalyptic Kustoms
    Joined: Oct 21, 2012
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    Post Apocalyptic Kustoms
    from Outside

    That thing is awesome. How much of a PITA is the 455 swap in regards to cutting firewalls, trans tunnel, etc?
  2. chris' 38
    Joined: Oct 24, 2010
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    chris' 38

    This thread is from 2006
  3. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 6,445


    I don't think he had to cut the firewall at all. I think the only thing custom on the install are the frame mounts for the engine and the trans crossmember.

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  4. Jay Tyrrell
    Joined: Dec 9, 2007
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    Jay Tyrrell

    Yes it is.

    Great looking 57!
  5. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 6,445


    This thread IS from 2006. Now 13 years dad has handed me the keys! There have been a lot of very fortunate changes for me lately but this one is at the top of the list. Long story short the car has been sitting for a while. The radiator is shot, it needs motor mounts, carb isn't working right, gas is bad, etc. My initial plan is to do enough to get it back on the road including a new radiator, Holley Sniper system, a bench seat, replace the cracked windshield, and a couple other little things. Long term I'm going to swap in a 5 speed and add A/C. Perhaps a wheel/tire change. Just got it to my new house yesterday and will be getting to work on it very soon.
  6. MikeRose
    Joined: Oct 7, 2004
    Posts: 1,495


    Hold on to it.
  7. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,092

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    I was surprised that the black bumper actually didnt look too bad on it, but I like the chrome better if running one,
    That a different bumper or just the paint stripped off?
  8. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
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    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    Chrome that front bumper and its a winner
  9. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 13,678


    Love it, great car. 455 Pontiac engines are great. I already like the chrome front bumper and the clear parking light lenses, and I like the planned swap to bench seat. Some family history is always cool too.
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  10. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 6,445


    Dad shaved the tits off of the original front bumper, made it one piece, shaved the bolts and painted it. When the aftermarket started making the same thing in chrome he bought one and that is what is on the car now. It will stay on the car while the original bumper goes in the attic.

    For the record, the car is not black. I am not sure if it is dark green or purple, but it is not black.

    This car will not leave my possession while I am alive.

    Gave it a bath today

    Better shot of the stainless grill bar my dad made image3.jpeg

    He got a 150 hood, got rid of most of the factory scoops but retained the bullets. I think it is the perfect refinement of the original design.

    I've already swapped out the steering wheel for a restored 150 wheel.

    Wire looms, fuel block and a couple other pieces he made. It'll get a little wiring clean up. image5.jpeg
  11. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,648

    from DFW USA

    Apparently it's Reallly Dark Green :)
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  12. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 5,380


    Super nice car that has "the look" just the way it is.. Wheel and tire combo looks good as well. Glad your hanging on to it.
  13. You know, it's just one of those bare bones hot rod that we all grew up with in the 1960/70's, shoe horn in a big motor and a 4 speed, add a few things to the interior, give it a paint job and in your dad's case paint the wheel's and just go have some fun with it. It's sad when these guys cut up and change these older car's to the point that they can't be brought back. It's that ugly term (change is good) but I disagree with that, just my opinion!!!!!
  14. Built_too_fast
    Joined: May 5, 2019
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    I Agree as much as I love stuff chopped up and made super unique. I think it’s nice to see an unmolested tri 5 with a clean look.

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  15. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 6,445


    Thanks guys. Most of my plans for the car are just to improve the driveability, function, and comfort of it. I'd like this to be a car I can drive to CA and back without issues (whether I do it or not!)
  16. 26Troadster
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 446

    from Texas

    very nice car with some great history. my dad passed a few years ago and his 50 ford is setting in the barn at the family ranch, mom wants to sell it but has a problem letting it go. i just don't have the funds to buy it or it would be at my house.
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  17. patterg2003
    Joined: Sep 21, 2014
    Posts: 506


    That is one great car! It is heart warming that it has had a long life with your Dad. The car is turned over to a son with an appreciation & respect for the car so that it lives on & with family where it belongs.
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