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    Since you have the dimensions, is there a local...

    Since you have the dimensions, is there a local sheet metal shop that could just make you a pair? When I needed new ones for my wagon I took an old rusted one to a sheet metal shop. I had them do...
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    I believe that 205/75 is the maximum that is...

    I believe that 205/75 is the maximum that is recommended for stock 5 inch wide wheels. Many people run 215/75 on stock wheels but it is not recommended by tire manufacturers. Any larger tire...
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    The Nomad that caught my eye was in 1966. I was...

    The Nomad that caught my eye was in 1966. I was sitting at the root beer stand having a frosty mug of root beer. A red/white 55 Nomad with mag wheels pulled in and I fell in love. I was driving my...
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    I found this Nomad for sale on line. ...

    I found this Nomad for sale on line. https://classiccars.com/listings/view/1344203/1957-chevrolet-nomad-for-sale-in-seattle-washington-98119 It appears to have the original style interior. It...
  5. Thread: heater hose

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    As roadster601 said "its all about the correct...

    As roadster601 said "its all about the correct flow...."

    Here is how I see it, let me know if I am wrong. If hooked up correctly, hot water flows from the engine directly to the heater control...
  6. Thread: heater hose

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    On 55 and 56 the lower hose from the heater goes...

    On 55 and 56 the lower hose from the heater goes to the higher fitting on the engine, the intake. The upper hose from the heater goes to the lower fitting on the engine, the water pump.
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    I found a picture in my files. I'm not sure...

    I found a picture in my files. I'm not sure where I got it or if it is accurate. I am posting it so maybe it will help .11360
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    Thanks Rick. I already have it installed but I...

    Thanks Rick. I already have it installed but I will check it out.

    I just realized I originally posted "light switch" when I meant ignition switch. But you figured out what I wanted to know....
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    AAW Ignition Switch

    I installed an AAW Classic Update wiring harness in the '56. It came with a new ignition switch. The old switch positions were lock, off, on, start. Is the AAW the same or are the positions...
  10. Thread: AXLE LENGTH

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    I was having a problem uploading pictures to the...

    I was having a problem uploading pictures to the site. It would go through the motions as if they were uploading but the pictures would not show. I finally resized the pictures to a smaller size...
  11. Thread: 55 p/steering

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    You might want to contact Steve at Authentic...

    You might want to contact Steve at Authentic Automotive (972-552-2221) He is the Trifive stock power steering expert. He might have one or know where to get one.
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    The wire has a S bend in it. To shorten it so...

    The wire has a S bend in it. To shorten it so the right side releases you just twist it with pliers to increase the bend. When you see it you will see what I mean.

    I haven't tried it with the...
  13. Thread: 2021 911

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    Here is another great car invention not allowed...

    Here is another great car invention not allowed in the US, rear view cameras instead of mirrors....
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    I checked a local glass shop for the six pieces...

    I checked a local glass shop for the six pieces of flat glass for my wife's car. The price was higher than purchasing it from Auto City Classics so I ordered from Auto city.

    That is the second...
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    It is interesting that anyone would think they...

    It is interesting that anyone would think they could sell that at that price. You can remove the original latch and replace it with a $6.99 drawer lock from Ace Hardware, which is what someone did....
  16. Thread: My Wife's '56

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    We got a little more done. Front fenders are...

    We got a little more done. Front fenders are installed and adjusted. Installed the headlights and park lights and got them wired up. Installed the grill and bumper. The pile of parts to install is...
  17. Thread: Vintage Air

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    You can go to Vintage Air Website and click on...

    You can go to Vintage Air Website and click on "distributors". You put in your zip code and it will tell you who is local to you. It will tell you if they are installers or not.
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    I'm not sure if all three years are the same. I...

    I'm not sure if all three years are the same. I got that picture from Bowtie Classics website. It said "for 55-57". (They are currently out of stock). It probably is hard to find, especially...
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    He needs one for a convertible, like this. ...

    He needs one for a convertible, like this.

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    You are right, not for a Nomad. That is either a...

    You are right, not for a Nomad. That is either a hardtop or convertible piece.
  21. Thread: My Wife's '56

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    We will look at some color samples before...

    We will look at some color samples before deciding on a top. Most beige tops I have seen are darker than our paint. Will probably go with white. I think we will let the pros do the install. Since...
  22. Thread: My Wife's '56

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    I got a little done on the car this week. We...

    I got a little done on the car this week. We installed the windshield. Then I polished all the stainless around the windshield. (There is a lot of windshield stainless on a convertible.)

    The...
  23. Thread: My Wife's '56

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    I haven't posted any updates lately. I haven't...

    I haven't posted any updates lately. I haven't done much to the car lately. My wife was still working when the covid-19 thing started. Her job was calling on grocery stores. The stores just got...
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    I looked it up in The Classic Chevy International...

    I looked it up in The Classic Chevy International Restoration and Judging Guidelines Manual. For the 1957 Model 2409 (Bel Air) and Model 2429 (Nomad) Station Wagon headliners were all textured...
  25. Thread: Seat Brackets

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    Thanks for the replies. The one with the tab...

    Thanks for the replies. The one with the tab also has the holes in a different place. Put it on one way and the seat won't go forward enough for the rear holes in the floor to line up. Put it on...
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