Yeah, I know what you're thinkin, How many early Corvettes is this guy going to destroy before this madness stops? I thought it might be interesting to go back in time a few years and recap the build of my straight axle 57 Corvette. The term Gasser is so often misused it's become common place to call any thing, new or old, with more than 4 inches of front tire fender clearance a gasser, so I'll admit that to call my Vette a gasser is technically incorrect, but I think everybody knows what "Look" you're referring to when you say gasser so I'll use it. I didn't take as many pictures of the build as I should have but I will show examples of what I'm talking about as I go. There were some interesting facets about the construction that I think you'll enjoy and may be able to use in a future build of your own. I've wanted a straight axle 57 for several years but just never got around to getting serious about it until I ran across this ad in the local paper. Even then, it wasn't what I really wanted , being a 59 instead of a 57. It had been in the paper a week or so when I decided I had to go look at it and see what it was like. Obviously other people had looked at the car and passed on it because it was to rough for them. Letting your imagination run a bit wild reading the ad you can easily conjure up all these images of the Corvette consisting of so much more than the ad states and therefore being this great find, but in this case the ad says it all. Your basic bare shell from the cowl back with empty doors, deck and trunk lid on a rolling frame. Hey, it's a start. Kinda funny, just 10 years ago there were actual want ads in the paper and now they're all gone.