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Old 07-04-2019, 12:21 PM   #1
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Default Turn 57 Star Cheif into a 57 Belair

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..

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Is it a US or Canadian built Pontiac?
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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.
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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.
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I gotta ask WHY? The Star Chief would be more unique than a Chevy. This one needs wide whites though.
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IDK between US or Canadian.

He said it's a 1957 but IDK.

Looks more like a 56 to me...
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Canadian will have a Chevy engine, US will have a Pontiac engine
Plus tag will be from Canada.
I don't knw enough about them to say if you can tell from the outside looks.
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That's a 55
Ok.

Obviously a value cant be given from a few pix,
but what would a decent Non running lil rust 55
SC be worth?
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Ok.

Obviously a value cant be given from a few pix,
but what would a decent Non running lil rust 55
SC be worth?

Less then a 55 Chevy and more costly to restore
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