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496CHEVY3100 06-20-2013 08:49 PM

The only chrome I have is the front bumper and Air filter,would replace air filter but there are no replacements made.

John long 06-20-2013 08:55 PM

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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 (Post 1687086)
The only chrome I have is the front bumper and Air filter,would replace air filter but there are no replacements made.

This is going to be the worst part of building the 53. GM used chrome around the windows, vent windows. instrument bezel, speaker grill, glove box door, plus the grill and tail lights. This is not cheap to re-do and there is no way to cut corners. Ford used a lot more stainless than GM unfortunately.

John

John long 06-21-2013 03:00 PM

I transferred the cardboard template to a piece of 18 ga and painted the bottom sides with Weld thru Primer. Drilled the floor pan so I could plug weld it together. This way the welds will not show under the car.

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0905c954.jpg

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0c86ff17.jpg

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...psc30bec5f.jpg

Here is the assembly bolted in ready to be welded in place. Now I can finish the bottom of the A pillar and I will be ready to make/install the outer and inner rockers. From there we should be on a roll. Whaaa Hooo. :thumbup:

John

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496CHEVY3100 06-21-2013 06:25 PM

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John ,if you bought a car like this could you take entire front clip bumpers front and rear interior pieces rocker chrome trunk lid windshield and what ever else ,could you save any money ,this is ALL original,, interior, paint ,Every thing,it is for sale here local for 5K.:D

Brian would want the radio it plays,LOL

John long 06-21-2013 07:33 PM

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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 (Post 1687343)
John ,if you bought a car like this could you take entire front clip bumpers front and rear interior pieces rocker chrome trunk lid windshield and what ever else ,could you save any money ,this is ALL original,, interior, paint ,Every thing,it is for sale here local for 5K.:D

Brian would want the radio it plays,LOL

It really would be good to have a good parts car. If I were going to restore mine it would be great. The problem I have is so much of what I need is conv and/or hardtop related parts. I would love to have the front clip from that car and probably a lot of the floor pans are the same. Also, I suspect the dash chrome on that car is nice. I am not sure there are 5000 dollars worth but I can't afford it now anyway. I truly appreciate you thinking about me.

Anyway, We wouldn't want to make this too easy would we? :mwink:

John

496CHEVY3100 06-21-2013 07:54 PM

You probably would not want to know I found a 55 Ford Victoria HT with Continental Kit ,skirts BLACK running for same money .

so I want tell you LOL

John long 06-21-2013 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 (Post 1687361)
You probably would not want to know I found a 55 Ford Victoria HT with Continental Kit ,skirts BLACK running for same money .

so I want tell you LOL

LOL. Yes, please keep that to yourself. I don't need to hear it. Surely you understand I need a challenge. :D

496CHEVY3100 06-21-2013 08:04 PM

A good friend past away a couple months ago and his wife is selling most of his cars ,I looked at some of them most are 55,56.57 chevys ,chevelles 3 ,40 ford cpes a 38 chevy and 40 chevy and of course the 55 Victoria,

John long 06-21-2013 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 (Post 1687365)
A good friend past away a couple months ago and his wife is selling most of his cars ,I looked at some of them most are 55,56.57 chevys ,chevelles 3 ,40 ford cpes a 38 chevy and 40 chevy and of course the 55 Victoria,

I can't hear you...........

MARTINSR 06-21-2013 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by John long (Post 1687366)
I can't hear you...........


LOLOL, damn it's difficult to say no when you are a car nut.

Brian

Too Many Projects 06-22-2013 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 (Post 1687365)
A good friend past away a couple months ago and his wife is selling most of his cars ,I looked at some of them most are 55,56.57 chevys ,chevelles 3 ,40 ford cpes a 38 chevy and 40 chevy and of course the 55 Victoria,

PM me info on the Chevelles and '38 Chev, PLEASE !!!!

And don't tell me if there are any Nomads....:mwink:

496CHEVY3100 06-23-2013 12:56 AM

I wont tell you there is one,,but it is not worth saving

but there are two more 57 nomads about 8 miles from there. Very resrorable

Too Many Projects 06-23-2013 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 (Post 1687671)
I wont tell you there is one,,but it is not worth saving

You should know better than to make that comment in THIS thread....:P

I posted a series of pics of a '65 Mustang at work earlier this year that I started with the A pillars, roof and quarters... anything can be saved if you have the determination.....and someone else's money...:D

I prefer the '55-56 Nomads over the '57. To me, the '57 wings look out of place on a wagon...:confused:

John long 06-23-2013 08:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects (Post 1687719)
You should know better than to make that comment in THIS thread....:P

I posted a series of pics of a '65 Mustang at work earlier this year that I started with the A pillars, roof and quarters... anything can be saved if you have the determination.....and someone else's money...:D

I prefer the '55-56 Nomads over the '57. To me, the '57 wings look out of place on a wagon...:confused:

Oh crap! Was I supposed to have someone lses money?

Too Many Projects 06-23-2013 08:42 AM

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Originally Posted by John long (Post 1687721)
Oh crap! Was I supposed to have someone lses money?

For me, it makes the job easier. I don't have to wait and save up, I just order 4k in repro panels and then modify them to fit...:D


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