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My 57 Pontiac Safari: "From RUST to GLORY"

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, May 5, 2008.

  1. eddie1
    Joined: Jul 27, 2006
    Posts: 558

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    Great job. Looks like you can see the light at the end of the tunnel after a lot of work!:D
    Personally I think 57 Safaris are one of Pontiacs best designs!
     
  2. petebert
    Joined: Mar 24, 2007
    Posts: 290

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    teach me your ways
     
  3. Turbo442
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 702

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    That looks great! Congrats on getting it going and keeping at it.
    Are you running out of space now with all your fine cars?;)
     
  4. Grinderspark
    Joined: Aug 12, 2006
    Posts: 213

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    From one mid-50's Poncho owner to another:
    Great job! It's beautiful. Well worth the effort. I'd love to see it in person one day.
     
  5. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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    Three old cars is the limit! No more space, no more money, and we've got a 14 month old girl wanting more of Daddy's time! :D
     
  6. 567trishop
    Joined: Mar 3, 2008
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    from Australia

    Looks cool, factory look, lowered, I like it,
     
  7. jimmyv
    Joined: Dec 1, 2006
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    Very nice. I have a 57 Pontiac 2 door hardtop project waiting for me to go pick up.
     
  8. Nick32vic
    Joined: Jul 17, 2003
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    looks great! good job
     
  9. pacemaker
    Joined: Feb 26, 2007
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    Love your car ! A great save too. Thanks
     
  10. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,805

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    from DFW USA

    Man, that is just beautiful. I love well styled cars in an original, funky color scheme. :D The greens work really well together on your car. I bet that chrome did cost a pretty penny!

    Great job, and thanks for saving her..
     
  11. reversehalo
    Joined: Feb 22, 2008
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    Very nice. The Safaris were underrated given the common desire for Nomads. I dig that interior, nicely done.
     
  12. nailhead_brent
    Joined: Jun 18, 2005
    Posts: 485

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    That safari is one of the baddest wagons around! I love it! Can't wait to see it around!
     
  13. jangleguy
    Joined: Dec 26, 2004
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    Congrats on hitting a home run! Beautiful.
    Guy down the street has a '56 Safari project, sitting - he literally won't speak to me about it. Sigh... At least I had fun with the two '57 Chieftains I had - a sedan (hot rod) and a hardtop (cruiser). Enjoy yours...
     
  14. A32Flathead
    Joined: Feb 16, 2004
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    Very, very nice work Jay...Can't wait to see it.
     
  15. safari-wagon
    Joined: Jan 12, 2008
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  16. injectedA
    Joined: Apr 27, 2002
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    Wow…and more than that!!! I dig the factory colors. The new chrome goes over the top and I can’t imagine the cost and don’t want to :)

    But the interior? SOB!!! the material, colors and character are understated, yet knocks you right in the head. You have certainly kicked us in the ass that a finished car is a nice thing. You did good sir!!!
     
  17. Brad B
    Joined: Apr 7, 2006
    Posts: 321

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    from Nor Cal

    Jay,

    the Family Wagon looks great. I keep thinking that i need one for my growing family.


    Wife, two kids and a dog, but like you said space, money and time with family.

    Anyway i hope it makes it to Santa Maria. what day are you going up. Scotty and a couple of the guys from the club are leaving Thursday, i'm going with the wife on Friday, if your going up Friday let me know and we from Nor Cal can go down together.

    I hope all of the details are working out for your club's show. We are busy with ours, as usual.

    anyway the wagon looks great and see ya soon

    Brad
     
  18. bryan6902
    Joined: May 5, 2008
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    Did you lower the back with blocks? I asume the original color was the limefire green with white top and insert or did the seacrest green just fade that badly? I am planning on doing my Starchief the same green but with white. Thanks for the inspiration it really looks good!
     
  19. deluxester
    Joined: Mar 14, 2004
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    Beautiful car, bro. The two tone is awsome.
     
  20. PoopStain06
    Joined: Sep 1, 2006
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    Very Inspirational, I need something like this for the kids...... (wow that sounds weird)
     
  21. studhud
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
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    I am sooo freakin jealous!
    Dave
     
  22. ElRancheroVasquez
    Joined: Sep 6, 2007
    Posts: 43

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    That is a beautiful wagon, good work!!!
     
  23. Wow! That wagon is gorgeous! The color combination is awesome. Beautiful job man, just beautiful...
     
  24. houtex63
    Joined: Jun 9, 2006
    Posts: 471

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    from houston

    really nice wagon. nice job.
     
  25. LabRat
    Joined: Jan 10, 2008
    Posts: 1,551

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    Thanks for giving us an insight into your transformation !, five star thread .
     
  26. Holy crap. That's sweet.
     
  27. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755

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    Wow wee, nice!, Nice colors and very sweet interior. If you plan on taking that to Sparky's some time in the near future, give me some heads up. I'll make a special effort to make that one. Otherwise, hope to see it in Santa Maria.
     
  28. Scott_A_R
    Joined: Mar 24, 2008
    Posts: 46

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    from Frisco, TX

    Everything is 'right' with your car. Sweet, sweet ride.
     

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