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Old 04-18-2013, 06:58 PM
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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.




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Old 04-18-2013, 07:17 PM
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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.
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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.
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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..
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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
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Makes you wonder if there is a 2nd door on the other side.....Notice how short the box ix.
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Makes you wonder if there is a 2nd door on the other side.....Notice how short the box ix.
just like the burb's
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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.
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Had a 58 NAPCO it was a two door. But dam that 57 is a sweet truck either way. Thank you for the picture!!
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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/

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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.

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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



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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
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:25 PM
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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



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

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Very nice looking rig.

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