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Username Post: Mismatched Belt Mouldings ... factory?        (Topic#361875)
57210sportsedan 
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07-24-20 12:46 AM - Post#2799369    

Hi Everyone,
I have a 1957 210 4 door hardtop (St. Louis built) with 210 belt mouldings on the right side and Bel Air on the left and was wondering ...

... I have owned the car most of it's life (scary thought) long enough to where I was the first one to ever paint or do bodywork. If the driver's side doors had ever been replaced, then someone did it with pristine Onyx Black doors without even scratching the hinge bolts/screws. The b-pillar was also never accident damaged nor the rocker or floor.

Could this really be a factory screwup? Fisher Body wasn't that sloppy in my experience. Anyone out there seen anything else like this? Should I put it back this way or go 210 all around? The car is almost restored now and I still haven't figured out what I think of this!
Thanks!
Markus

Markus
57 Chevy 210 Sport Sedan
70 Triumph Spitfire
bought and sold a few more ...


 


Jalapeno 
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07-24-20 05:38 AM - Post#2799384    
    In response to 57210sportsedan

I highly doubt that was a factory flub, it's just too egregious.

Keep in mind that if this was done by a previous owner shortly after it was new, any paint applied that long ago can look original and have the same aged appearance as the factory paint.

Jalapeno


 
chevyman 
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07-24-20 10:30 AM - Post#2799420    
    In response to Jalapeno

I agree with Jalapeno, doubt it came from the factory like that.
Terry

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55wagoncrazy 
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07-24-20 01:46 PM - Post#2799434    
    In response to chevyman

I have seen some strange things, but that one I doubt left the factory that way.

Mikey



 
57210sportsedan 
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07-25-20 04:30 AM - Post#2799476    
    In response to Jalapeno

Thanks, what I thought too. I'll go 210 with everything. Nobody notices it however unless you point it out.

Markus
57 Chevy 210 Sport Sedan
70 Triumph Spitfire
bought and sold a few more ...


 
57210sportsedan 
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07-25-20 04:30 AM - Post#2799477    
    In response to chevyman

Thanks everyone

Markus
57 Chevy 210 Sport Sedan
70 Triumph Spitfire
bought and sold a few more ...


 
junky 
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07-25-20 09:02 AM - Post#2799495    
    In response to 57210sportsedan

I not only have seen this happen at the assembly plant, I have seen this happened with a Chevrolet, and an American Motors vehicle also. I have also seen a 6 cylinder emblem on one side, and a V8 emblem on the other side. Mistakes happen all the time, and it is a result of the person doing the work. If the fender is drilled for the 6 cylinder emblem, that is what is put on. You have to keep in mind that the people working the assembly line are under great stress to keep the line moving, and they aren't looking at what is happening on the other side. The errors should have been caught, but not always did they catch them.
I have a 1962 Chevrolet Station Wagon that was modified to be an ambulance, at the factory where the modification was performed, one person worked on one side of the car, and another worked on the other side to complete the modifications. See the pictures below, and you can see how each person performed the same task differently.





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