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Old 09-17-2003, 04:17 PM
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57 chevy

how would i go about restoring the interior of a 57 chevy? i have no idea what im doing. thanks for the help. im new to this.

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Old 09-17-2003, 06:44 PM
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i would think that parts for a '57 chev are pretty easy to come by. there has to be tri-5 site somewhere that has links to all that stuff. you'd probably be able to buy everything in boxes and install it all yourself.

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Old 09-17-2003, 07:26 PM
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Yeah, with a 57 your gonna have a pretty good selection of parts. You should be able to easily find companies that sell reproduction panels, and new foam and covers for the seats, as well as the headliner and carpet. If you are wanting to change the seats up a little, we sell replacement seats for 57 Chevys that could give it more of a custom look. Just do a search for interior kits or something like that and im sure youll find a few companies very quickly that sell kits.
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Old 09-17-2003, 07:26 PM
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even like the insides of he doors and the seats and such?
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Check with Sinclairs, Harmons, James, Chevrolet Restoration World, Classic, YearOne, etc. There is a multitude of places that cater to the Tri-Fives.

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Old 09-18-2003, 05:01 AM
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www.danchuck.com they have a lot of of reproduction parts. if you call ask about their blemished parts their half price.
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There are so many repro parts on the market for 55 to 57 Chevies that they have to be the easiest cars to get parts for. I am convinced that if all you had was a gas cap from a 55 to 57 you could purchase everything to build the car.

Danchuck is one of the better suppliers. I think they frown on imported parts, and all their parts are GM Restoration Parts certified.

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Old 09-18-2003, 01:29 PM
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Some GM dealers also sell Danchuck parts. I have bought a number of items from them over the last several years for the 57 wagon.
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Per my previous post, be very wary of lower priced restoration parts for the 55-57 Chevy. I have a couple of buds that have a 55 and a 56 and they have both received some really poor fitting parts that were made off shore.

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Hey man, there is a company out of GA called Double Nickle. The have good prices on good quality parts. I have been using them for several years. As far as the work, If you are doing it original, it's fairly easy to do. Buy the complete interior kit, and its pretty much self explanitory. I will be happy to answear any questions you have about it. I recently did a 57 hardtop interior
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Go here http://www.chevytalk.com/ , register as a member and start asking your specific (original or modified) tri five questions of its 17,000 members. The site also has referances to almost every supplier of tri five parts. If you use the search function on any particular topic regarding your car, you'll have enough to read for the entire winter.
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