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1957 Chevy 3100


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29 May 2006 Update-- Happy Memorial Day. Let us all remember those who have gone before ...
# 1513

From Ed:

         Here are some updated photo's of the frame-off restoration of my Chevy from the rear underside and cab interior, Dakota digital dash, Pioneer speakered kick panels, polished aluminum carpet edgers for step entry way. A good clean view of the engine. Maybe some Bolters can look and get some ideas from the pic's for their resto endeavors.

         Keep up the excellent work on your site. It is truly a treasure of info and pleasure to explore.

Ed Lunger
"sbc57"
Bolter # 11139
Warren County, Pennsylvania

         These are some impressive images ... so we wanted to keep 'em large . And thanks for sharing. I think it will give some ideas and other plenty of encouragement! What we are all here for! Enjoy! ~~ Editor


08 May 2006
# 1513

From Ed:

F I N I S H E D !

           My '57 was bought in Colorado for $3600 and now is completely restored. It took five years to complete and $22,000 -- but what a sweet, exceptional ride it is. It has a 350 with 400 turbo with lotsa get-up and roll. My wife loves it so she gets most of the driving dibbs.

           The bed was a kit purchased through Chevy Duty. In this case, I elected to do it with stainless instead of the normal zinc coat. The wood is pine stained with fruitwood and coated with poly film that can be purchased at most any hardware outlets. Most of the NOS parts are from Chevy Duty for that's all they deal in -- Chevy trucks.

 

           The paint color is steel blue that back in the '70s was a color made for truck models. Inquire at a local paint shop -- they should be able to get it by order. My guy Lloyd, who did the paint, is one of the top of the line paint resto guys in our area (Northwestern Pennsylvania). I also believe Izuzu made a color similar to this but I don't know what year that may have been. I do know I get a ton of looks and thumbs up when out and about with the ol' girl -- the truck that is.

           It was alot of long nites and days restoring from frame off to all new nuts and bolts to completion. But I'd do it all over again knowing that the end run was well worth it.

           Some day and many hours and dollars later, I just might indulge again.

Thanx for looking all!

Ed Lunger
"sbc57"
Bolter # 11139
Warren County, Pennsylvania



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