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10-17-2008 07:32 PM Chickasha 2008 pg. 2
Most of the 57 Chevies that showed up were 4 doors. I don't have much interest in 4 doors, so I didn't photograph any.
The Nomad didn't have a price. I usually don't pay attention to un-priced cars. But this one was nice. And I saw it leave in an enclosed trailer, so I assume it sold.
The only other 57 2 door I found today. A 150 that didn't have a clean panel on it. There were dents in the header above the windshield. May or may not have to require extensive repair to get a windshield in it. $2500.
IMHO, the 56 Buick at $3650 was a better deal.


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10-17-2008 07:26 PM Chickasha 2008 pg. 1
Let's start off with the "dare to be different" group.
1978 Gremlin X - 258 with a factory 4 speed. I think it was a good deal at $3000.
1964 (I think - had to go off the tail light casting) Corvair Monza - $2500 OBO
This Taxi even had a coin changer (look close at the running board)! 1924 Durant Star. Wooden spokes. $8500.


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09-07-2008 09:51 PM Fitting the Front Clip
Got the fenders, core support, and valance bolted on the car. Spent most of the afternoon on Saturday putting the hood together. The guy I bought it from disassembled it for shipping. Wasn't sure whether the hood would win or me. Finally got it together and on. Now I have to measure and plan how to get the radiator in.


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09-04-2008 10:44 PM Modifying the Inner Fender Panels
Now that the MII hats are in their final resting place, the inner panels had to be cut to clear the new front suspension. I did the passenger side first. When I finished, I realized I could have been a bit more surgical. The driver's side went quicker and I think it is cleaner. When I finish them, they will look the same but the passenger side will probably take more work. This all leads up to the modification of the core support so the radiator and engine will clear each other.


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09-02-2008 11:19 PM Don Burns the MII Hats On
Don came over after work. In short order he burned the MII hats to the frame rails. I will do the body and non-structural welding, but I prefer to have a pro do the critical welding like the front suspension. Anyway, we double checked the measurements before he started. We also checked them afterwards. Everything was within 1/16" or so. Don and I agreed it is probably better than most new cars. I can move on to modifying the inner fender panels now.


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