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    1957 Chevrolet Cowl tag " Nomad "

    I just saw a breakdown list of the 1957 Chevrolet option ID breakdown and it looks like they had 4 different codes for the tinted glass . (1) E- Tinted Glass (2) EZ- Tinted Glass (3) EZI -Tinted Glass (4) EZW - Tinted Windshield . Since all Nomads were built in Clevland in 1957 I'm hoping they all used the EZI for the Tinted Glass designation . I can see how this Must drive the judges crazy . Bama , can you help again .

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    My early '57 Nomad with original tinted glass has 'EZI'...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaNomad View Post
    My early '57 Nomad with original tinted glass has 'EZI'...
    Bama , thanks again . Is this the Matador Red Nomad you had just gotten ?

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    It's the original sierra gold/adobe beige Nomad that I bought in 2017 (that is now painted Victory Red) that was final assembled in Los Angeles. I have the original EZI glass from it, although I've installed all new Tinted (green) glass...

    My turquoise '57 Nomad was built originally with clear glass (and delivered to Atlanta assembly).

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    My 56 is sierra gold/adobe beige now, about 30 years ago a buddy of mine and I were drinking beer in his shop when he asked me what color the 56 was new. I had to think a bit and replied it was a combo of shit green and shittier green. To this day when we see a green car he ask me what shade of green is that?

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    Mark, the closest original '56 color to 'your description' was crocus yellow and laurel green... which there were a number of very descriptive labels for once those paints became old and faded... ie. babysh!t yellow and chicken sh!t green was one I recall.... .... But that was after they'd become faded and uncared for. When new and/or cared for, those colors can be very attractive..

    I still recall a '56 Nomad that showed up one year at the Nomad Convention that had just been restored in those colors, and it was beautiful...

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    Actually it was a tolerable dark green with a really crappy light green.

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    Ahhh.... Sherwood Green (the dark green) and Pinecrest green (the light green).. That combo is the original combo for my '56 Nomad (and I'm not a huge fan of it either), although mine was already repainted to a dark green (darker than sherwood) and ivory when I bought it, and I redid the interior with an original pattern but replaced the light green vinyl with dark green! I like my current combo better than the original two tone green...

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    My first attempt at building my 56 in my mid teens was a slightly darker green and ivory. You are correct it is much better that way.

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