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  1. #1
    Might as well be part of the furniture.
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    My 4 door 57 sedan

    Ive been bleating on about this for months but this weekend the tear down began. 10 hours and the interior is out, doors off, trim off. Front end is nearly there. Im a roofer by trade, know very little about cars but have decided to give it a go myself. the only parts im not doing are 350 SBC engine rebuild (if anyone knows of someone that will do it for notes close to WR12, tell me!) and the re trim of the seats. I intend to do the rest my self. If you see anything I could improve or im open helpful criticism, then shout. I take most things on board! As you can see from the pic, I will use anything at hand. Scrap lead to make a tool to get the pesky clip off the door handles!! Not a great deal of rust found yet














  2. #2
    Might as well be part of the furniture.
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    whats your plans for this one ozzie

  3. #3
    Might as well be part of the furniture.
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    nothing to radical. Daily driver car, engine refreshed and stroked to 383. Get the matt black off and repaint, blue body, silver roof. Change front bench seat to 2 normal seats then make a centre consul to fit in stereo etc.

  4. #4
    Might as well be part of the furniture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzie View Post
    blue body, silver roof.
    Nice

  5. #5
    I'll sort it Tomorrow
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    MJA automotive engineering in Bromsgrove know their way around sbc's.
    Good luck with the build.

  6. #6
    Might as well be part of the furniture.
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    9 hours in and sanded one side and the roof. 2 miles of sandpaper used and 8 fingertips. Progress though.
    Needed some sounds in the garage, ok a little obsessive!!






  7. #7
    Might as well be part of the furniture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzie View Post


    Tri Chevy club sticker

  8. #8
    Might as well be part of the furniture.
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    Can you not get the door handles and the screen trim off? would make life easier than trying to sand round them and slipping and scratching the damn things. Ive tried it myself and no matter how delicate I have been at some point I've slipped and then had to spend time making them good again. It would also mean that when you paint it shiney side up it would be neater than masking. Body looks to be in very good condition.

  9. #9
    Might as well be part of the furniture.
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    looks quite solid for a car thats nearly 70 years old
    not sure on the radio though

  10. #10
    Desparado
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    Keep on it Ozzie, looks good so far.

    Your car obviously didnt come via the Mavis (kin rusty) collection.

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