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Username Post: 1957, 150 wins Rider Award        (Topic#349953)
Bad56Sedan 
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03-05-18 04:34 PM - Post#2726544    

Just saw on one of the big news outlets announced that a 1957 , 150 won the Rider award.
Great news for '57 owners.
Good for the folks that own and those that built it.
It's one of those kinda cars............


VC56S 2 door Sedan, 38 Years



 

Jalapeno 
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03-05-18 07:12 PM - Post#2726561    
    In response to Bad56Sedan

http://www.onallcylinders.com/2018/03/04/1957-chev...

It's a real custom job, for sure. Not one thing was left untouched. I bet it took several buckets of 100 dollar bills to build it.

It is implied that it started out as a "150 hardtop" but we all know that model did not exist. A minor point.

It is impressive to look at for the creativity and craftsmanship.

Jalapeno


 
acardon 
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03-06-18 07:46 AM - Post#2726629    
    In response to Jalapeno

Lots of skill, no taste.

Don
66 Corvair (driving)
57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)


 
sz0k30 
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03-06-18 09:02 AM - Post#2726639    
    In response to acardon

My buddies & I all thought that the Great 8 cars were underwhelming this year. Our favorite was the Champagne 67 Camaro.



 
beagrizzly 
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03-06-18 09:39 AM - Post#2726645    
    In response to acardon

I totally agree with ARCADON. I mean, what's the point? Nothing about the classic lines of a 57 except the "fins".

Too low, to long looking. Just too smooth for my taste.

Again, really great skill involved here. I can't fault that.

Griff

if you're gonna be a bear.........

if you're gonna be a bear..................

1960 Biscayne (the 6T)
2005 Yukon XL
2007 GMC Sierra Classic 8.1
2009 Silverado
2011 Escalade ESV


 
56sedandelivery 
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03-06-18 06:02 PM - Post#2726688    
    In response to Bad56Sedan

WOW!!! How do I say this?................I don't like ANYTHING about that car. When I first saw that car, on another site, I thought the roof looked like it started life out on a 4 door hardtop. Nothing can improve on the originals. Sure, replace/update the engine-trans-rear end, some nice wheels (Cragar S/S), maybe get a little loose with the interior, but basically leave the cars appearing close to stock. JMO. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.




 
raycow 
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03-08-18 11:01 PM - Post#2726957    
    In response to 56sedandelivery

It's definitely not to my liking. When I see one like this, all I can think is that the builder had too much time and money on his hands and didn't know what to do with it.

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
Lee T 
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03-09-18 04:00 AM - Post#2726964    
    In response to raycow

I do see one thing that I like very much, and that is the rear bumper and trim.





 
56sedandelivery 
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03-10-18 07:32 PM - Post#2727157    
    In response to Lee T

Front AND rear bumpers started out as from a 56, the grill mimics a 55, but what did that windshield come from? It really looks way out of place on the car, IMO. The paint IS nice! I wonder how many miles are on the odometer since completion? I am Butch/56sedandelivery.




 
56_Kruiser 
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03-12-18 04:10 PM - Post#2727355    
    In response to 56sedandelivery

I really like the console.

I really appreciate the skills demonstrated, and enjoy seeing them.



1956 Belair Convertible

Drone Video of "Sherbet"



 
route55 
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03-13-18 08:30 AM - Post#2727457    
    In response to 56sedandelivery

Nice workmanship of course, but it looks way too low and too long for me - and just kind of blah looking without any side or quarter trim.

I'd rather have the black '69 Camaro as it reminds me of the one that I never should have let go.

Dave

55 Belair HT 396-L78 BB, 4sp Muncie, 12 bolt Posi.


 
56_Kruiser 
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03-14-18 06:15 AM - Post#2727555    
    In response to route55

I have to add, I'm confused about the doors. I don't see a back door seam, so it appears they would have to crawl through a window to get in.

I have to agree with all the statements on the body, But the engine compartment and interior are real nice...although I don't like the dash design.

1956 Belair Convertible

Drone Video of "Sherbet"



 
acardon 
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03-14-18 06:24 AM - Post#2727556    
    In response to 56_Kruiser

It's just the angle of the shot. The 57 was all about bling and that's gone completely.


Don
66 Corvair (driving)
57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)


Edited by acardon on 03-14-18 06:26 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
raycow 
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03-14-18 09:47 AM - Post#2727579    
    In response to 56_Kruiser

  • 56_Kruiser Said:
I have to add, I'm confused about the doors. I don't see a back door seam, so it appears they would have to crawl through a window to get in.....


I assume the front seats would have folding backs.

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
wagonman100 
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03-19-18 07:28 PM - Post#2728223    
    In response to raycow

At least they kept the hood rockets. Since I am a bodyman, I can certainly appreciate the amount of work and skill that went into the car, but the design is way off. There is hardly anything I like about this car.

Jay
Some days it's not worth chewing through the restraints.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon


 
swbatt 
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03-21-18 09:02 AM - Post#2728402    
    In response to wagonman100

Harsh bunch of fellas here! While, maybe not our style, if the owner/builder are happy, it is done light years beyond what most of us will ever have. With an exception or two, maybe.


"Which do I prefer? Chess or sex? It depends on the position." - Spassky


 
4dr 57 
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03-22-18 05:16 PM - Post#2728558    
    In response to swbatt

  • swbatt Said:
Harsh bunch of fellas here! While, maybe not our style, if the owner/builder are happy, it is done light years beyond what most of us will ever have. With an exception or two, maybe.





That would be a good thing in my book.

A body man maybe, could tell me why it does not look like anything on the back end of that car fits..it all seems to have a gap somewhere or another.

I usually disagree big time with guys here that love modded cars but not this time. gak!

It's all good. mostly




 

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