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Projects OlSKOOL57.......57Chevy.....Been Working On It For A Year

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by OLSKOOL57, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. OLSKOOL57
    Joined: Feb 14, 2019
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    OLSKOOL57
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    0DEA7143-B05E-499D-8221-29D934AE4391.jpeg Been a member since last February, after hanging around for a couple of years. At 72 yrs.old and have enjoyed it immensely. Bought ‘57 off eBay in November 2018.
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2019
  2. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,282

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    Welcome.
     
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  3. oldiron 440
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
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    This place has away of making a kid out of you again.......
     
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  4. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
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    manyolcars

    your car looks great!
     
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  5. thehazguy
    Joined: Aug 12, 2010
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    Good luck and have fun with it. Made mine old school and I'm having a blast. 57 right side (2).jpg
     
  6. Very cool! Are the Cragars and the thin whites staying? One of my favorite wheel and tire combinations..
     
  7. Nice. I will be running some 15 x 7 black 5 spokes and thin whites when I finally get my truck back on the road.
     
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  8. Welcome to the group, nice looking project from what ya can see.
     
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  9. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    I remember in my teens...we're talking mid 70s I was at a Friend of a friends shop and tucked in the busy garage was a 57 Chevy Medium Blue 2Dr post that had obvious 1/4 mile attributes with the rear wheel wells cut circular in that dual curve typical on many race versions...damn it will be stuck in my mind forever...

    Great Nasty Street Monster Material...have fun with your build Oldschool...you have lots of company here...
     
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  10. Love those post cars. Keep us in the loop as you make progress.
     
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  11. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 5,546

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    Great project, I kinda like the '57s myself! Not seeing trim holes in the door, is it a 150?
     
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  12. Good luck on the project, I'm just down the road.
     
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  13. carlos
    Joined: May 2, 2005
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    from ohio

    Mine before a guy with a pocket full of cash caught me at a weak moment my 57 no hood.jpg
     
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  14. carlos
    Joined: May 2, 2005
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    still sick and money is gone LOL
     
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  15. carlos
    Joined: May 2, 2005
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    got some parts left over ?
     
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  16. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 4,502

    jnaki





    Hey O,
    Nice future 1957 hot rod. Those were almost as popular as the 2 door hard top Bel Air sedans in our hot rod crusing area of So Cal. But, they allowed simple modifications to make them fast and faster. Just ask those that would see the Chevy two door post car(s) of Tom McEwen as they flew by them on Cherry Avenue. He ruled the roost for many years with his "supply" of V8 Chevy sedans starting with a hot 55, a 56, and this very fast 57 two door post sedan.

    It was the time period of fast cars that looked like mild customs and some straight from the factory. (There were no raised front ends, straight axles or bumper-less looks.) It was fast, stock looking cars used for everyday driving to school and jobs. But, some just had that extra in the motor department. Those style of stock cars ruled the streets and the classes at Lions Dragstrip and other places in So Cal.

    Until a bumper got taken off, or headers were put in, then they were re-classified as Gas Coupes or Sedans. Sometimes, a bumper less stock sedan was put into a modified class, like Altereds, just because of being "altered" from stock. (Also, not legal for everyday street driving)

    Jnaki
    Keep on with your project. This style of build brings back those memories from the days past. It was from our time doing hot rod things and growing up in So Cal.



    HAMB post:
    "The big question was: how could a teenager have the latest Chevrolet on the market with all of the extra go fast stuff that no one else had? A new 55 Chevy for Bixby Knolls cruising and racing, then a new 56 and finally a new 57…Santa Claus was his dad and supplied him with those goodies.

    upload_2019-11-19_4-40-56.png
    With a few extra “mods” and he was now in the Gas Coupe and Sedan Class. A completely stock, street running, daily driver that had one or two mods gets reclassified and put in a Gas Coupe/Sedan Class. That is how the rules were developed for stockers with mods. They may look stock and on the streets, they were stock as far as the guy in the next lane was concerned. But, the results were usually the same, McEwen was the winner."

    From just a few days ago:

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    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/what-you-see-today.1059262/page-54#post-13325783
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2019
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  17. You know that you can make these pictures larger from the git-go and then we don't have to click on each and every thumbnail.:D
     
  18. Makes it a little easier on our tired old eyes.:) 35106593-4794-48CA-9F27-89DD5B469DE0.jpeg
     
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  19. OLSKOOL57
    Joined: Feb 14, 2019
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    Sorry, I will try to do that.
     
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