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Yotaman
09-23-2014, 07:39 AM
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chevynut
09-23-2014, 07:43 AM
Welcome to the site. When are you going to start on it? :)

567chevys
09-23-2014, 12:02 PM
Welcome to the site , what are the plans for the 56 ?

Thanks Sid

JT56
09-24-2014, 07:21 AM
Welcome!

Yotaman
09-24-2014, 10:12 AM
No plans for the 56. I have a 57 4 door I am going to try to get ready for drag week 2015 hopefully.

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chevynut
09-24-2014, 10:23 AM
Looks like your 57 is "rotting away" just like your grandpa's 56. :) Get to work!!! :)

carls 56
09-25-2014, 05:21 AM
:) hi y-man and welcome. good to have you here. nice projects.

MP&C
09-25-2014, 07:21 AM
57 looks to be pretty solid, a much easier task than the 56. Get that on the road first, will give you something to drive while working on Grandpa's car..

567chevys
09-25-2014, 05:53 PM
I like the 57 , Good luck on it .


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markm
09-26-2014, 06:08 AM
I aleays got to be different selol the 57 and fix the car with family history. But then I never was much on 57s either.

CharlotteHoffman
08-25-2021, 02:02 AM
Real vintage!
The good old days.
The young people can never understand the joy in this.

BamaNomad
08-25-2021, 05:29 AM
I'm not sure what prompted the reopening of this old thread, but I'm glad that it happened, as I wasn't on this site when they were posted... What happened to Yotaman?

I noticed by the VIN on the 'grandfather's '56', that is was a very early Norwood, OH production, but yotaman didn't have a location listed in his profile. AND I really like the white '57 BA ... I'd love to have a solid 57 4-dr to customize... lower it, add AC and all the power, nice interior, nice wheels, and tinted glass... and enjoy driving it daily!

PS. I have a solid '57 BA 4-dr, but it's way too original to think about customizing it... :)

Al_Dente
08-30-2021, 02:22 AM
That '56 is actually not that rotted, for a 65 year-old car. Keeping it under a roof isn't the worst way to store one. Getting plenty of air keps the moisture down.
It looks like only surface rust, except for a small hole between the front left turn signal lamp and the wheelwell

Rocketman
08-30-2021, 03:48 PM
They have both probably sunk about a foot into the ground by now. Unfortunate. I hope I am wrong.