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  1. I got out my Classic Chevy Judging and...

    I got out my Classic Chevy Judging and Restoration Guidelines Manual. I read the charts for single color paint for all three years. I had to use a magnifying glass to read the fine print. For '55...
  2. I know that in 1956 solid color black was...

    I know that in 1956 solid color black was available for Nomads. I had a friend with an un-restored original Nomad in the 1970s that was solid black (with factory AC).
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    I used body filer to fill dents on the top tank...

    I used body filer to fill dents on the top tank of the radiator on my '57. I had no problems with it. I don't think it would be a problem on a firewall.
  4. If you have Vintage Air you can go to their...

    If you have Vintage Air you can go to their website and click on "distributors". They tell if they are stocking, installer, or assistance. One of them might be able to help with the air.
  5. Thread: My Wife's '56

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    I'm sure it is human error. I never did so much...

    I'm sure it is human error. I never did so much wiring on a car before. I'm not surprised that a connector wasn't done right or a ground came loose. I'm relieved that most of it is working. Now to...
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    Not much progress to report in the last few...

    Not much progress to report in the last few weeks. We've been busy with family issues and health issues. My wife and I both came down with something. It had all the symptoms as Covid except no...
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    I recently needed exhaust for a '56 Chevy...

    I recently needed exhaust for a '56 Chevy convertible. I found 2" aluminized exhaust with turbo mufflers at Summit for $659.99 plus tax, plus truck freight shipping charges.

    I then went to a...
  8. When I bought my 2001 Silverado with a 5.3 and...

    When I bought my 2001 Silverado with a 5.3 and automatic overdrive I didn't know anything about the 5.3. The sales lady knew how to sell to a Baby Boomer. She said it is everything you ever wanted...
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    I put the 4-way flasher switch in the hole where...

    I put the 4-way flasher switch in the hole where the lighter was on my wife's '56.
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    I sure was glad when I connected the battery the...

    I sure was glad when I connected the battery the first time. No smoke and no flames. It is all new AAW Classic Update harness. We checked everything (except heat/ac and radio, we'll worry about...
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    They 57 Pontiac star chief arm rests.

    They 57 Pontiac star chief arm rests.
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    I had the same problem with our brakes. I tried...

    I had the same problem with our brakes. I tried copper washers that came with the brake kit. Then I bought more copper washers at NAPA, Then I went to the Chevy dealer and got new ones from there. ...
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    We went to the upholstery supply with a sample...

    We went to the upholstery supply with a sample from the car. The guy looked at everything close in the automotive vinyl but no match. Then he got and idea and went to the marine vinyl section and...
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    When we started this project years ago we planned...

    When we started this project years ago we planned to get all new interior. But after looking at the old interior, that was done in 1977, we decided it is good enough for this old driver quality...
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    Thanks.

    Thanks.
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    Thanks

    Thanks
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    Thanks. We like it too. At one time about 20...

    Thanks. We like it too. At one time about 20 years ago we had 4 cars that color. Now we just have two.
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    1. I was looking for something to put on the...

    1. I was looking for something to put on the front of my mini console. Also I didn't need a clock so I wanted something to cover that hole and I wanted to cover the Impala center cap on the steering...
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    I can't believe it has been a year and a half...

    I can't believe it has been a year and a half since I posted any updates. The older I get the slower I get and I get older every year. Now that this is again a website about cars I thought I would...
  20. I have these seats in my '57 Townsman. I believe...

    I have these seats in my '57 Townsman. I believe the seats are the same for all 1965 and older GM compacts and mid size...Corvair, Temptest, Cutllass, Special and Chevelle . The lower cushion...
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    BAM, welcome back. We missed you. Beautiful...

    BAM, welcome back. We missed you.

    Beautiful truck. I like everything about it, especially the color and the Bel Air dash. Thanks for showing it to us.
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    I was also wondering when it was done. There was...

    I was also wondering when it was done. There was a '57 wagon with the glass replaced with metal that was making the cruise scene in San Bernardino in 1967. Made me wonder if it was the same car.
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    We even lock our convertible when we leave it in...

    We even lock our convertible when we leave it in a hotel parking lot at weekend shows. People tell me that if someone wants in the can just cut the top and reach in and unlock it. True and with a...
  24. That '56 looks it would be a cool road car. Lots...

    That '56 looks it would be a cool road car. Lots of room for luggage and a place to take a nap when you got tired.

    In the 1950s and 60s in Fort Worth The funeral homes all had ambulances...
  25. Both of the '56 Nomads I once had both had the...

    Both of the '56 Nomads I once had both had the manual switch near the tailgate for interior lights. The '57 BelAir wagon I have does not.

    The stock 55-57 headlight switch does have a position to...
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