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Just finished "Ol' Blue"

Discussion in 'Gearheads' started by MR.T., Aug 27, 2020.

  1. MR.T.

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    I just finished this 4 year project. 57 Chevy pickup, deluxe model, original 265 V8 with a 4 spd trans added. My grandfather (my moms dad) purchased this truck in 1970, so this has been in the family for 50 years.
    When he was killed in an auto accident in 74, my grandma used this truck as her primary transportation for quite a few years until my uncle needed a vehicle to go to college. Then he got the truck.
    Through some shrewd negotiations, my mom then took possession of 'Ol Blue & I began the restoration.
    It still sports all its original trim, except for the bumpers, sheetmetal (except for the rust that cut out & replaced), original engine rear end with 4.11 gears. Painted back original color, upgraded electrical, all the good stuff.
    Its been a fun project, & the only things I didn't or couldn't do was the machine work on the engine, the assymbly of the engine, & installing the windshield. 57 chevy 001.jpg 20200827_085904.jpg 20200827_085925.jpg
     
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    Looks outstanding!
     
  3. FrankNmac

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    Very pretty! Let's see under the hood and the interior please.
     
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    Very Nice!!


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    great job!!
     
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    very cool!
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    She was beautiful before, but now Ol' Blue is drop dead gorgeous! Great job! Im happy for ya.
     
  9. Oklahomabassin

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    Looks pretty sharp
     
  10. DavidMcMillan

    DavidMcMillan Enjoy your life!

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    Really nice work! My first vehicle, in 1964, was a red 56 just like yours, except for the 56 grill instead of 57.
     

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