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Projects Old friend-new life 57 High School hot rod re-build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jnt1957, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. Wow, looking good! Gotta ask, though, are you strippin for the extra money? o_O
     
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  2. Tater Bug
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    People would pay me to put my clothes back on.... hey! There’s an idea!


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  3. Ha ha - yeah, whichever way works the best for you! Seriously though, I love that color. It will scream for attention when done.
     
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  6. Tater Bug
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    More pro-gress
    I have done everything on this car twice.... EVERYTHING!!!
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    Looks twice as good to show for it too.....Same, but "More Better":D....;)
     
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    :rolleyes:...57 Chevy's are Evil, Wicked, Mean & Nasty...Looks fantastic @Tater Bug
     
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  11. Tater Bug
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    Mounting seats is a lot harder when you care what they look like
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  12. I really like those mid 60's buckets jn tri-fives, yours look especially nice with the new upholstery.
     
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    You will be happy to have that BIG BLOCK installed instead of that mouse engine in the background. :)

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    Looking great!
    Those 60’s GM seats are the only buckets that look “right” in a 57’
     
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    That 406 ran pretty good but I could tell a difference already with just a spin around the block!


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    I used a set of Hookers headers made for a big block Chevy into a 1957 Chevy, no issues or cutting up anything. I used the saddle front mount from Hurst and only had to tap back the firewall on the PASS side. Another thing, I did not have a heater core, or metal funnel mounted on the firewall. I follow the instructions that came with the saddle mount and placed the mounting brackets where they said to be placed. Oh yea, one more thing, I had to block off the mechanical fuel pump and run an electrical pump located in the trunk.
     
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    That's why it's twice as cool now !
     
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    That last photo is all you would have to show to someone outside our hobby to describe who we are and why we do it.
     
  21. Tater Bug
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    Interesting. I had to delete my mechanical pump as well unfortunately. Too much iron to squeeze in there!


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  22. Great work tater bug. I'm one of those 60/70 guys too, and love the BBC too. I'm doing a 1961 Chevy Biscayne 2 door sedan in the same 60/70 high school/ drag race style as your 57. I installed new ball joints, bushings, ball joint spacers, 409 station wagon front springs with 1 to 2 inch spring spacers,and also a front disc brake setup. The car will have three pedals and a 4 speed. Ford 9 inch, with a pair of Lakewood ladder bars with will be replacing the lower control arms. I have two different sets of tires and wheels but haven't decided which I am going to use yet. Small block right now but plan to change it over to a BBC later. At a later date I will do the body and paint and interior, right now I just want a driver and will work on it as money let's me. Great thread on your build. I also have a 38 Willys 2 Dr all steel sedan I am doing to. Hey is that a AFX Nova build I see in the back ground, would be great to see some pics on it, do you plan to finish it, just wondering. Love to see the stuff from the old days, it's what made this all work, great job on your 57.
     
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  23. Tater Bug
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    Thanks my man! Sounds like you’ve got perfect taste! That’s my son’s AFX build. He just finished college and is getting married in the fall but he has been doing some great work on it when he can. He has a build thread started somewhere on here. We built him a 62 Biscayne when he started driving. I’ll bet you can catch some pics of it on his AFX build thread.


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  25. But is anyone home ???
     
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    Let there be lights :)
     
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  27. Tater Bug
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    Not most of the time! Ha!


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  28. Tater Bug
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    My goal is to make this race in 2 weeks. We are on a good pace!
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  29. You should name this Chevy Project Y" The Y referring to Yellow.
     
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  30. Tater Bug
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    Thrashing to get ready for funny car chaos at MoKan dragway in 2 weeks.
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