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    New member from England

    Hi all, I have just joined this forum, bought a 57 BelAir 4door sedan (sorry) last year 6 cyl with 3 speed auto, drum brakes and manual steering, nice condition, a few paint blemishes and minor welding to the inner sills(rockers) .
    I used an American car specialist about 100 miles from where we live, they have fitted a crate 350 with headers and mild cam and Eldebrock carb, 4speed plus overdrive auto box, power steering box and disc brake conversions as well.
    Because it is the unfashionable 4door sedan, which doesn’t bother me, I was able to buy it already here in the UK at a good price and spend more money getting it to where I want it, a 2door of any type over here would be triple the price.
    I have also been a biker since I was 16, and still own 4 bikes, been all over Europe on bikes, as far as Jugoslavia, been to the Isle of Man TT many times, had our honeymoon there in 1972,
    I have owned and run English classic cars before, mostly Vauxhall’s as I did my apprenticeship in a G M garage from 15 years old, but this is my first US classic car.
    We have visited the USA around 7 times and BC Canada the same number of times to visit family in Vancouver.
    Sorry for such a long intro folks.

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    Welcome to the site Injebreck99! Glad to have you here and pat-on-the-back for posting some pics on your first post.Thumbs up.

    With your history of wrenching on bikes and British cars, you'll have no worries with American classics. Throw out your questions on the various topical forums here on trifivechevys.com and we'll help ya out.

    Happy motoring!

    By the way...nice 57 ya got there!
    1957 Nomad- LS1/T56 on C4 chassis
    1959 Fleetside Apache 1/2 ton, shortbed, big window, 327ci.

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    hi Injebreck and welcome. good to have you here and nice intro. good looking 57 and cool bikes too.
    ARMY NAM VET, very proud!

    56 210 4dr

    drive and enjoy them while you work on them, life is to short.

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    Many thanks for the warm welcome folks, I know I can rely on you guys for help and information, I hope I don’t need any though.,

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    Welcome to the site. Your 57 looks nice, and 4 doors seem to be becoming more popular even in the US as time goes by. Who knows, one of these days a 2-door might be seen as a liability since they're harder to get in an out of the back seat.
    56 Nomad, Ramjet 502, Viper 6-speed T56, C4 Corvette front and rear suspension

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    Hi chevynut, I agree with you, 4 doors do make a lot of sense from the user point of view, I don’t care if they are not “cool”, I bought it because it was a good price and a lot cheaper than a 2 door, also it had already been imported into the UK from Texas, so saved me on shipping costs and import taxes.Result!
    By the way, I have been to Ft Collins to the AFB there, or am I mistaken on location, love CO best after WY, especially The Durango to Silverton steam train journey and Mesa Verde, oh , and Estes Park as well.!

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    Injebreck99, Fort Collins is in northern Colorado just 20 minutes or so south of Wyoming. I think you're talking about Colorado Springs, which is south of Denver. It has an AFB and the USAF Academy, as well as the Army base Fort Carson. I live just an hour or so from Estes Park.

    Colorado is kind of a lost cause for me (too many libtards) so I'm actively looking to buy a place in Montana. I grew up in this area of Colorado and lived here since I was 3 and in the same house for the past 31 years, so it's hard to leave. Colorado is beautiful but there's just too many people here for my taste now. Montana is a 50% larger (land area) state with less than 20% of the people, and no huge cities or strips of cities like the Colorado Front Range. I think the largest city in Montana is about 100K people. Wyoming is nice and my wife is from there, but she says she won't live there because of the constant wind. I understand that being from the UK you might not see where I'm coming from, because it's a different world there.

    Again, welcome to the site!
    56 Nomad, Ramjet 502, Viper 6-speed T56, C4 Corvette front and rear suspension

    You can see my 56 Nomad build here http://www.picturetrail.com/chevynut

    For affordable C4 Corvette Suspension conversions for your car, visit http://www.classicedgedesigns.com

    Other vehicles:

    56 Chevy 2-door BelAir sedan
    56 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    57 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    1961 Willys CJ3B Jeep
    2001 Porsche Boxster S
    2003 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevynut View Post
    Injebreck99, Fort Collins is in northern Colorado just 20 minutes or so south of Wyoming. I think you're talking about Colorado Springs, which is south of Denver. It has an AFB and the USAF Academy, as well as the Army base Fort Carson. I live just an hour or so from Estes Park.

    Colorado is kind of a lost cause for me (too many libtards) so I'm actively looking to buy a place in Montana. I grew up in this area of Colorado and lived here since I was 3 and in the same house for the past 31 years, so it's hard to leave. Colorado is beautiful but there's just too many people here for my taste now. Montana is a 50% larger (land area) state with less than 20% of the people, and no huge cities or strips of cities like the Colorado Front Range. I think the largest city in Montana is about 100K people. Wyoming is nice and my wife is from there, but she says she won't live there because of the constant wind. I understand that being from the UK you might not see where I'm coming from, because it's a different world there.

    Again, welcome to the site!
    My mistake, it was a few years ago when we visited there.
    I can understand what you’re saying about too many people about, you should try living in the UK, millions of people all crowded into our tiny island, you would feel really hemmed in here.
    I agree MT is lovely, but still like WY best.

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