I'm sure I'm gonna make some enemies with this question.
Can I fairly easily turn a 57 Star Chief into a 1957 Belair?
A Friend/contact thru my job has a 57 SC that's he's owned
for years, now he is in his 70s n no1 he knows likes old cars.
I know the car needs some work, but I wanted to know what
it would take to swap the looks from a SC to a Belair. A front
clip and some tail end work? I'm sure I'm not the only one
that has asked/thought about doing a swap like this..
You have a much better chance of that conversion if it is a Canadian built SC. If it is US built there are a ton of big differences including a longer wheel base. The only thing the same on a US built SC that is the same as Chevy is the greenhouse.
Complete front clip, complete qtr panels Dash might be different also-not sure on that one. This is for a Canadian built only. Not worth it as the Pontiac is worth a decent amount as is.
Just buy a 57 Chevy.