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Old 10-24-2012, 06:36 PM
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Trying to decide!!!

I just got this 57 chevy truck dumped onto my lap and am trying to decide if I want to purchase it to restore. Not too mutch rust for these parts, and not a lot of body damage either. I love the old big window trucks, and would probably put a 55 or 56 nose on it. What do you guys think, I know, I know it is not 67-72.... WES
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It is an original V-8 truck too.....
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:39 PM
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Oh, and I forgot to mention the Muncie 4 speed!! WES
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:10 AM
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WES, you know the answer...........build that Bad Boy! That'll be a sweet truck!
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:05 AM
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I knew I could count on you Bill.. WES
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Do it! I guess its a lot easier for someone sitting on the side to tell someone else to go for it, but after seeing pictuers of your other trucks I bet it would come out real nice. Its especially great that its an original v8
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It is an original V-8 truck, but that is not the original V-8 in it. I keep flip flopping abot installing a 56 nose too. WES
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I'll admit these are not my favorite years but I wouldn't turn one down either. But the front doesn't look right. Is that a custom grill?
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It has the 57 grill suround but that is all. The inner portion of the grill is a chrome tube grill. WES
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So, how far along on the restoration are you, WES?
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Still just sitting wright where you see it. Got some other things I need finnish up befor I even think about starting this one.. WES
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Nah..........I'm betting it's already stripped to the frame.
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Gotta do it Wes. I owned one when I was in highschool. ALways wanted to build it as a custom, but had to get to college somehow. The V instrument cluster is a classic. How much rust is there underneath?
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Dale, This is a realy solid truck. At least cab and bed wise. I wouldn't be considering it if it were very rusty..lol The front fenders need patch panels for the rear lower sections, but that's not a big deal. The doors open and close nice witch is a big deal for me. So many of these trucks have the lower hinge pockets rusted out but this one does not. It's an original V-8 truck and big rear window truck witch are things that I love too.. Still on the fence with it. Just don't want to bring in a project that will take me forever to get to. I hear my 67 Panel calling..lol Decisions, decisions..... WES
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Newbie here, I had a 55, 327, 4 spd. about 30 yrs ago and if I would have found a 57 well my 55 would not have been in my stable. I just Love the 57 Hood & Grill Design just as much as my wife of now going on 39 yrs LOL. But seriously build it as it is **57** all the way. This is just my opinion. Marvin

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