Special thanks to all the customers that have sent in their car pics and stories. We love them and are proud to show them off. Have a look at what we have this week.
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First up this time is this “57 sent to us by Dan Bennett. A real beauty, Dan. Thanks for sharing.
Dan writes… “I discovered this Chevy in 1996 while working in Scottsdale, AZ. It was in an old garage, covered with dirt, wood and everything you can imagine was on the inside. I brought it back to Georgia on a flatbed and began full “off frame” restoration. Many times I felt like giving up and selling, just from sheer frustration and the cost was adding up to more than I had anticipated. With each modification, there would be 5 other things that had to be modified as well. 2010 was the year I considered it totally finished.
I am glad I didn’t give up and sell it because it is such a dream to drive. P/S, P/B, A/C, tilt wheel, blue tooth system in the stereo. The engine purrs like a kitten with big teeth! Short block 350, Holley carb, mother-thumper cam. New 700R4 transmission, 355 rear end.
I discovered that this car had been manufactured in Detroit, shipped to Phoenix, AZ. I assumed it spent most of its life in Arizona, because there wasn’t a speck of rust anywhere on, in or under this car. Lucky for me!
Dan Bennett – Cohutta, Georgia”
Next up is this beauty from Charlie Michielsen. We love it, Charlie. Thanks for sharing. Follow Charlie on Instagram at #charliehustle57
Charlie writes… “1957 Chevy 210 sedan post car. My dad and I bought the car from a neighbor going through a divorce. When we bought the car it had a block 350 with dual quads, a TH350 3 speed auto and a 12 bolt with 4.11 gears. The paint was in OK shape.
The car now has a LS3 with a custom ground cam putting out 600hp with a Tremec TR6060 6 speed. The rear end is a Currie Ford 9″ with “Wavetrac”, 3.89 gears, 38 spline Dutchman axles, extreme torque arm 3 link setup (all from Speedtech Performance), Feal adjustable coil overs all around, Heidts tubular upper and lower narrowed a arms, 2″ drop spindles, big sway bar kit, Wilwood 6 piston up front, and 4 piston in back with 19″ Budnik wheels in front and 20″ in the rear, Vintage Air A/C & heater, Classic Instrument gauges, mini tub, 3″ exhaust. New paint my friend Fernando Caballero @777autocraft did for us 8 years ago. The only thing we need is to finish is the interior, change the steering wheel, and add a turbo or Whipple supercharger.
The car handles and drives amazing. Thank you for looking”!
Last up this time we have this beautiful ’57 150 sent to us by Bob Haley. Thanks for sharing, Bob. (You have to read the story…priceless).
Bob writes… “My 1957 Chevrolet model 150 four-door with a 235 six and Powerglide transmission was bought new by my father. (I still have the original bill of sale). I learned to drive with this car, took my driver’s test in it and drove my date to the senior prom in it. Pop was a master mechanic and always kept the Chevy in perfect shape. After he died, my youngest son drove it from Florida to New Jersey, where it has been my special ride for over twenty years.
I received it in excellent mechanical shape, with no rust anywhere. (The only filler on the entire body covers a small dent in a rear quarter panel). It even has the original chrome. So, I just had to keep things going, in the family tradition of doing all the work myself. Throughout the years I changed some brake parts, replaced the muffler, upholstered the front bench seat, replaced the wind lace, floor covering, and weather molding and rebuilt the carburetor. The only non-standard things on the car are the hub caps (I keep the originals in the trunk for the purists out there) and the replacement of the original generator with an alternator. I really anguished over that decision, but after fussing with the voltage regulator for years, I did the conversion when the generator failed. I think Pop would have approved, even though I know he would have fixed the generator.
Last year I gave the car a “daily driver” quality pant job, original colors of course. From ten feet away it looks like a new car. Closer in, it looks like a well-kept daily driver. That’s the whole point. When I’m asked, I always say,
“This car has never been restored – it’s just been maintained”.
Great Job, Bob. Keep it going. -Danchuk
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