Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board

Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board (http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/)
-   Hotrodders' Lounge (http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/hotrodders-lounge/)
-   -   1957 Chevy 4X4 Crew Cab? (http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/1957-chevy-4x4-crew-cab-231976.html)

CrashFarmer2 04-18-2013 07:58 PM

1957 Chevy 4X4 Crew Cab?
 
I ran across this photo of a 1957 Chevy 4X4 crew cab. Did Chevy build a 2 door crew cab in 57? I don't think I've ever seen one.



http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...16069890_n.jpg

BOBCRMAN@aol.com 04-18-2013 08:17 PM

They were built for the military and the railroads. no two doors tho. There was a bone yard north of Imlay City, Mi. That had several badged C&O railway.

I had a 57 Binder, same configuration. Came from USAF base in Texas.

CrashFarmer2 04-18-2013 08:35 PM

This one appears to be a 2 door. I saw a picture once of a late 60's Chevy that looked like the same configuration as this one. It seems like the story that went with that one was that Chevy built some of those.

Too Many Projects 04-19-2013 09:28 AM

Possibly built for NAPCO for utility companies for remote power line work. Seems most of the 4X4 trucks of that era were called NAPCO.

Cool old truck..:cool:

ogre 04-19-2013 01:31 PM

chevy and gmc never made those, but a lot of military and utility companies would buy them from custom coach fabricators for hauling crews around

poncho62 04-19-2013 03:43 PM

Makes you wonder if there is a 2nd door on the other side.....Notice how short the box ix.

gearheadslife 04-19-2013 07:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by poncho62 (Post 1668288)
Makes you wonder if there is a 2nd door on the other side.....Notice how short the box ix.

just like the burb's

CrashFarmer2 04-19-2013 07:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by poncho62 (Post 1668288)
Makes you wonder if there is a 2nd door on the other side.....Notice how short the box ix.

The cab is certainly long enough to accommodate another door.

killeratrod 04-19-2013 08:15 PM

Had a 58 NAPCO it was a two door. But dam that 57 is a sweet truck either way. Thank you for the picture!!

OLNOLAN 04-20-2013 10:17 AM

Here ya go
 
I had read about a coach company that made all sorts of renditions based on Chevy trucks, crew cabs, airport limos, etc. I thought I saved the link, but I can't find it now.

That one is a three door, here's a link;
http://bringatrailer.com/2011/11/17/...let-napco-4x4/

Nolan

MARTINSR 04-20-2013 10:34 AM

That is a very nice looking truck and looks original unlike most of the "Phantom" builds back in the eighties when they were so popular.

Brian

ogre 04-20-2013 01:16 PM

this is new build of a 57 5700 crew cab ''big bertha'' the guy did an excellent job finishing this
a build thread is located over on the 67-72chevytrucks.com forum
he made it to pull his 5th wheel camper in style :D

http://www.djdlabs.com/WOW13_WEB/con...tonemapped.jpg

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/gallery/..._outside31.JPG

ogre 04-20-2013 01:21 PM

as a side note to this thread suburbans originally had 2 doors,
they went to 3 doors in the 60s and stayed that way for many yrs.
i don't think it was until the late 80s or early 90s that they went to current 4 door configuration

ogre 04-20-2013 01:25 PM

this guy had a 56 4 door suburban built 3 yrs ago for his family cruiser
it was on the cover of custom classic trucks back then
i met him on the 2011 hot rod power tour

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/n...1/IMG_1102.jpg

hrpt ended in motown that yr, here he is at my house with truk

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/n...1/IMG_1104.jpg

MARTINSR 04-20-2013 07:41 PM

Very nice looking rig.

Brian


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.