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57 chevy bel air front end body

Hello everyone,

my name is Kevin and I am new to the forum, I bought a 57 Bel Air 4 door
($ 3000.00 ) with the whole front off of it, (all in pieces) I have all the parts to it, but don't know how it all goes back together. My question is, is there somewhere I can get diagrams on how and where to start with putting in back together, (maybe a step-by-step, pictures would be great)

here is a picture of it, i hope you all can see it

P.S. I know I still have to put the engine in it first, i have all that too.


Thank you so much in advance
Kevin
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Old 10-02-2016, 05:25 AM
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Googled it.....Here are a few diagrams to get you started...







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I would lay all the parts out on the floor and try to mock up where it belongs might find it all only fits in one place its the small parts that will be an issue then you can search out those parts and find out how they get installed. Should narrow down the problems to a few simple to find parts and a few small parts you have to search out to find where they go.

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Welcome to the mayhem..
Nice !, a 4 door hardtop is not a common car to find and at the price you paid, could be a good investment.
I've bought several basket cases like that and laying everything out and finding their relative location is the first thing I do. Usually, all the fasteners are in 1 or 2 coffee cans and all rusty. Buying a fastener kit is a big help with assembly, as they are usually marked for their purpose and you aren't fighting rusty, stripped, cobbled threads. If you don't have a set of good taps or thread chasers, get some and run them thru all the caged nuts on the car first to clean them up. It will make the trial fitting MUCH easier.

Chevy Front End Sheet Metal Fastener Kit, 1957

Ecklers is only 1 of many source's for tri-five parts...it's just an example.

The diagrams Poncho found on the web will be a big help..
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Thank you to everyone for the suggestions, it should help out greatly



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