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    My 57 Nomad

    My 57 Nomad (in intro but here is more)

    I just changed 4 speed Muncie to 5 speed Tremec w/custom 316 stainless shifter.

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    Cool nomad
    MadMooks 55-57 Nomad Parts
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    PERFECT! I do miss seeing the Vee on the front though.

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    Looks very nice

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    nice 57, thanks for sharing. i see an NY plate, from L.I. a few years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 55 Rescue Dog View Post
    PERFECT! I do miss seeing the Vee on the front though.
    It seems to be a '60's mod... shaving the emblems and smooothing all the panels! My uncle did this to a '55 BelAir sedan in the 60's... and in the '70's after buying my '55 Nomad, I went looking for all the trim he removed! that was way before the days of 'reproduction everything'...

    PS. My turquoise '57 Nomad doesn't have the V's either (on either end), because it came as a 6-cyl/OD car originally. and I can't decide to leave them off or add them (but I am installing a V8 in it regardless).

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    Didn't the 6-cylinder cars have a different hood emblem in 57?

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaNomad View Post
    It seems to be a '60's mod... shaving the emblems and smooothing all the panels! My uncle did this to a '55 BelAir sedan in the 60's... and in the '70's after buying my '55 Nomad, I went looking for all the trim he removed!
    Mine has all the emblems it came with, even the bird and the V8 emblems under the taillights. But no bumper guards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevynut View Post
    Didn't the 6-cylinder cars have a different hood emblem in 57?
    .....
    My Nomad, and I assume all 6-cylinder BA models in '57, had a CHEVROLET script (similar to V8 models) on the hood but positioned differently, but without the 'V' ... see danchuk ad... (6-cyl script 15" wide, V8 script 13" wide..

    https://www.danchuk.com/ItemForm.asp...5-27eab8ec6043

    On the rear (tailgate), the Nomad script is used but again, without the 'V' emblem.

    I'm fairly certain that '57 6-cyl BA passenger cars (non Nomad) used a different emblem red/blue/white plastic center with gold anodized surround on the trunklid, which had the finger grips for lifting the trunklid. (BelAirs used the gold accent)

    Doesn't appear that emblem has been reproduced, but I either have one, or had one (maybe I sold it) somewhere...
    Last edited by BamaNomad; 01-12-2019 at 01:57 PM.

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    Yes, I prefer the Nomad without the “v” emblems, rear Nomad script and the two emblems on the rear tail fins.

    The Nomad script on the dash is thinned out so it is trimmer looking. The back up lights were added as are the front rubber dagmars. The antenna hole was welded up. And drivers side mirror eliminated.

    The front fender aluminum gills at head lights are body color. My thought was to “clean up” the excess trim I felt did nothing for the Nomad.

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