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1957 Chevrolet Cameo Truck

 

Owned by

Dean Russell
Parish, New York

22 October 2007
# 2093

From Dean :

          Here is my 1957 Chevrolet Cameo. We did a frame off restoration with a 350/350, but everything else is as close to original as possible.

          The color is 1957 Cardinal Red factory color and Bombay Ivory.

          General Motors only made these Cameos for four years and the production numbers were 55-5500; 56-1550; 57-2244; 58-1405.

          I spent four and a half years doing the frame-off restoration. My friend did the paint and body. My girlfriend and I put it together in my garage over the next four years. We had some wiring hurtles to get over but we did that. We broke the first windshield we tried to put in.

          The truck came from Vegas but we found the guy we bought it from at the fall car show in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He was selling parts for Cameos. We asked "Where is the rest off the truck?" He said he had one in New Hampshire for sale. So we made arrangements to go look at the truck and we bought it. He let us use his plates to drive it home -- 380 miles.

          Then we stated the restoration.

          There are some more pictures: driver's side ~~ passenger's side ~~ good shot of the rear / bed ~~ interior.

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