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Today 10:36 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Since you forgot.........Wa-hoo
I am so rung out, that wasn't possible.

Brian
Today 03:59 AM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Well, I am in Boise, the truck is unloaded (took three days!) and I am on my way to a new life! I'll get back to you guys soon.

Brian

Since you forgot.........Wa-hoo
Yesterday 09:16 PM
MARTINSR Well, I am in Boise, the truck is unloaded (took three days!) and I am on my way to a new life! I'll get back to you guys soon.

Brian
Yesterday 07:07 PM
496CHEVY3100 Dont you just hate a vacumn leak,,they are always dirty and greasy on the bottom,,it didnt help that I sprayed it down with Gunk yesterday,..

they seen to always be cracked on the bottom.
well you know what time I quit,
Yesterday 06:55 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by 55 Tony View Post
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?

Not that it matters but a 55 has bowties on the trim panel a 56 has bars like the grill,,the door panels and sterring wheel are also 56,,,well 55 and 56 wheel I think are the same,i think.56 just a little flatter.
Yesterday 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.
Yesterday 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?
Yesterday 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
Yesterday 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.
Yesterday 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!
Yesterday 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.
Yesterday 10:21 AM
RWENUTS
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
56 belair
Close but no cigar!
Yesterday 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 .
Yesterday 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.
Yesterday 09:46 AM
RWENUTS Hey 55 Tony!
What year of Chevy is this dash in?

And no itís not a flipped pic!
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