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My '57 Chevy.

The '57 Chevy Bel Air hard top that I built back in the seventies.

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The original title.
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The original title.
 
I bought the car in November of 1974.
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I bought the car in November of 1974…
 
What you can't see is the caved in left side.
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What you can't see is the caved in l…
 
The first improvement was a new rear bumper.
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The first improvement was a new rear…
 
I drove it for two years before I could afford a paint job. . .
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I drove it for two years before I co…
 
This photo was shot just about an hour after we picked it up from the paint shop.
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This photo was shot just about an ho…
 
By the following week I had all the trim back on and . . .
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By the following week I had all the …
 
Looking pretty good.
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Looking pretty good.
 
It still had the old worn out 283 at this point.
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It still had the old worn out 283 at…
 
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I was pretty darn proud.
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I was pretty darn proud.
 
By the summer of '77 I was ready to build a new engine, this is the engine donor.
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By the summer of '77 I was ready to …
 
Here's that 350, all re-built and ready to go in.
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Here's that 350, all re-built and re…
 
The car is ready.  That's my oldest son checking things out underneath.
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The car is ready. That's my oldest …
 
In it goes.
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In it goes.
 
Almost there.
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Almost there.
 
Done!  Two days after this photo I drove the car to Northern California
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Done! Two days after this photo I d…
 
And now for a series of pretty pictures.
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And now for a series of pretty pictu…
 
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Gassing up before a cruise night.
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Gassing up before a cruise night.
 
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This is my son again, he turned 34 in 2007!
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This is my son again, he turned 34 i…
 
And then, it happened!
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And then, it happened!
 
Feb. 24, 1979.
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Feb. 24, 1979.
 
This was the worst part, the cowling was buckled badly.
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This was the worst part, the cowling…
 
I was hit by an idiot who said he never saw me!
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I was hit by an idiot who said he ne…
 
The engine was pushed back more than an inch!
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The engine was pushed back more than…
 
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"Still crazy after all these years."
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"Still crazy after all these years."
 
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