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  1. Domenic emailed me a few more photos of the...

    Domenic emailed me a few more photos of the progress on his '57 Nomad a few days ago, so I'll post them here... :)

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    I need a good solution to that question also... ...

    I need a good solution to that question also... Come on guys.. Help us out!
  3. Thread: Introduction

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    Welcome Frankie, we'd love to hear more from you...

    Welcome Frankie, we'd love to hear more from you and see photos of your '55.... :)
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    I bought a set for the '56 accessory truck trim...

    I bought a set for the '56 accessory truck trim rings I have (on recommendation from a knowledgable person that they are better than the ones provided by Chevrolet). I believed that the '56...
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    Have you tried them??

    Have you tried them??
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    I would guess the horn kit is the same, but I...

    I would guess the horn kit is the same, but I can't say that for certain??

    PS. The Turbocharged Corvair (Spyders?) had a special horn button/ rim on the steering wheel which had the turbocharged...
  7. I believe you are right, Domenic, as I've...

    I believe you are right, Domenic, as I've stripped a few of these parts in the past and I don't think I've ever seen any trace of a primer (unless it too was black?)..

    PS. When I 'restore' a...
  8. I agree Buster!... and it seems you have a...

    I agree Buster!... and it seems you have a pretty well thought out 'happy place' as well! :)
  9. Thread: Preferences?

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    Clean, prep, paint, then undercoat where the...

    Clean, prep, paint, then undercoat where the factory did... IMO
  10. Hemmings article today: How a lift and a bathroom turned a 1-car garage into a Happy Place!

    Nice article today regarding how one Hemmings reader implemented his 'Happy Place' on a small California lot... The reader makes some very good suggestions to consider when building/outfitting your...
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    Roadster: To mount the '56 wire covers, I...

    Roadster: To mount the '56 wire covers, I believe you need the special clips (4-clips per wheel). They hook to the edge of the wheel, and also to the lip of the cover and their 'spring action'...
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    You were considering use of '56 wire wheel covers...

    You were considering use of '56 wire wheel covers on your '55 weren't you? If that was the direction you went, you apparently need some special clips to install the wheel covers.....
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    The filler tube on a stock tank (sedan or wagon)...

    The filler tube on a stock tank (sedan or wagon) is not IN the top of the tank, but instead comes into the tank at the top of the SIDE of the tank, so if you fill your tank absolutely FULL, the...
  14. Back to Domenic's '57 Nomad (under restoration in...

    Back to Domenic's '57 Nomad (under restoration in NY)... Here's a shot of the underfloor that he sent me today.. (it's looking great Domenic!)..

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    LOL .... :) FYI... The Army Air Corp was...

    LOL .... :)

    FYI... The Army Air Corp was created by Congress in 1926, and in 1947 it became the US Air Force... :)
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    I also remember STRIPPING the old wax off the...

    I also remember STRIPPING the old wax off the floor before we Re-waxed it... but the USAF was probably a bit ahead of the other services.. :)
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    Even if there was an 'absolute' stop valve in the...

    Even if there was an 'absolute' stop valve in the filler neck, when the tanks are FILLED, there would likely be fumes and a little gasoline coming thru the vent hose...
  18. Britain 'colonized' British Honduras.. it is now...

    Britain 'colonized' British Honduras.. it is now called Belize... (there was also Spanish Honduras... :)
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    POlishes vs Waxes vs ??

    Even among 'car guys', I've seen/heard a LOT of misinformation and ignorance about polishes and waxes over the years! They are NOT the same thing, each having a distinct purpose. Today's article...
  20. Domenic, I'd be glad to post an photos you...

    Domenic,

    I'd be glad to post an photos you want to send to my email. In fact, here are a few you sent to me during the painting of your '57 Nomad, but I'm sure you're well beyond that step...
  21. nomad, You should post some progress photos here...

    nomad, You should post some progress photos here sometime... I've seen some of your photos and it's beautiful... :)
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    FYI... The 'sad end' to the CCCI came when...

    FYI... The 'sad end' to the CCCI came when Doug Moorhead SOLD our club to a business for $7Million! That business kept it a few years, then sold it to Ecklers.. and of course Ecklers has been...
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    Are they stainless or chromed pot metal??

    Are they stainless or chromed pot metal??
  24. I do not believe 'interior color' had any impact...

    I do not believe 'interior color' had any impact on the color of the under-behind-dash heater or ac components. Your original 'black' should be correct regardless of color you do the interior...
  25. Nomad, I agree that '57 is pretty nice (2nd...

    Nomad, I agree that '57 is pretty nice (2nd owner car).. it says the linoleum came from Ciadella (that's something they do sell), but I haven't seen anyone advertise 'honduras mahogany plywood' and...
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