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Today 02:04 PM
RWENUTS He wouldn’t be the only one Tony.
There was a 57 two door I looked at in Auckland that had been converted to the 56 dash.
The telltale was easy to identify. No two doors were originally imported down under. Just four doors. Family oriented type cars.
Today 01:46 PM
55 Tony
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Originally Posted by Dave57210 View Post
In Australia and New Zealand (and probably in Britain too, as well as all other Right-Hand drive countries) the '56 Dash was used in 57 Chevs as the '56 was symmetrical so was easy to swap side -to-side.

So - to answer - it's in a '57!

You would have had me on that one, although on the tri five group there are quite a few Aussies and one of them would have guessed. There is a U.S. member on that group that removed the dash from his 57 and installed a 55 dash. I wonder if the Aussie cars gave him the idea?
Today 01:29 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Forgot and left my tools outside,
It are warm down here y'all.

John
Today 01:18 PM
RWENUTS
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Originally Posted by Dave57210 View Post
In Australia and New Zealand (and probably in Britain too, as well as all other Right-Hand drive countries) the '56 Dash was used in 57 Chevs as the '56 was symmetrical so was easy to swap side -to-side.

So - to answer - it's in a '57!
Correct!
Took that pic in NZ in Ď91.
As for symmetrical. Maybe. Convenient for sure. According to the locals it was used in 57 because gm knew of the change coming in 58 and hadnít tooled up for 57 production.
58 had a reversed dash same style as American dash.
Interesting way to flip the 3ott though. Keep it on the roomier left side by rotating the column 180 degrees. Same trans used with shift forks on left side. Five bellcranks and 8 shift rods with a cross shaft at the rear of the trans to make it work. My buddy gave me a tour of that on the underside of his rhd 56 poncho. Also a tour under his dadís 64 Rambler. The shifter was on the right of the column but was quite short. Same linkages.
No speed shifting those cars.
Pic of the 57 bel air moredoor.
Today 11:28 AM
Dave57210
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Originally Posted by RWENUTS View Post
Hey 55 Tony!
What year of Chevy is this dash in?

And no itís not a flipped pic!
In Australia and New Zealand (and probably in Britain too, as well as all other Right-Hand drive countries) the '56 Dash was used in 57 Chevs as the '56 was symmetrical so was easy to swap side -to-side.

So - to answer - it's in a '57!
Today 10:57 AM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Or you could do like this Master nechanic and repair your old one .



That's fantastic. Good way to get out of a pinch.
Today 10:21 AM
RWENUTS
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
56 belair
Close but no cigar!
Today 10:17 AM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
..



If the next one dont fit righ ,Try thus company,,,

I ordered this online for $160,,ut is a 4 core extra wide Aluminum,,i have only 1 18 in Haden fan with a home made shroud,it cools a healthy 496 with no problems ,,number it on the cardboard proctecter.

hope this helps,
Or you could do like this Master nechanic and repair your old one .
Today 10:13 AM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by RWENUTS View Post
Hey 55 Tony!
What year of Chevy is this dash in?

And no it’s not a flipped pic!
56 belair,,with 3 on the tree ,,but limbs are on the wrong side,,lol.
Today 09:46 AM
RWENUTS Hey 55 Tony!
What year of Chevy is this dash in?

And no itís not a flipped pic!
Today 05:57 AM
55 Tony
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Forgot and left my tools outside,

That's pretty cool! Reminded me of a time I was recovering an antique pool table and taking it apart (using screwdrivers (flat)) ran into 1 or 2 bent wood screws that were a pain to get out. The new owner of the table saw it and said we better be careful when we put it back together because obviously the last person put then in too fast and they got hot and warped.
Yesterday 08:24 PM
496CHEVY3100 Forgot and left my tools outside,
Yesterday 05:32 PM
55 Tony
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
..



If the next one dont fit righ ,Try thus company,,,

I ordered this online for $160,,ut is a 4 core extra wide Aluminum,,i have only 1 18 in Haden fan with a home made shroud,it cools a healthy 496 with no problems ,,number it on the cardboard proctecter.

hope this helps,

I think you missed some important info above.
Yesterday 05:22 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by 55 Tony View Post
I missed one that had the brackets welded on wrong, so I'm going on my 5th rad.
..



If the next one dont fit righ ,Try thus company,,,

I ordered this online for $160,,ut is a 4 core extra wide Aluminum,,i have only 1 18 in Haden fan with a home made shroud,it cools a healthy 496 with no problems ,,number it on the cardboard proctecter.

hope this helps,
Yesterday 02:41 PM
cozwurth
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
Replaced GTP engine mount with the one I took out 75-80K miles ago. Napa is closed on Sunday. The wheels are too big on this car, too. 17s. Left wheel on while doing this.











IDJ, that job looks all too familiar, except I have no aluminum lung attached to the go-pedal...

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