Howdy all, I came into possession of this 1957 Chevy Bel Air, 2-door hardtop in Feb of 2019. I had ridden in it as a teenager and now I own it. It was driven in the garage and parked after a minor accident damaged the grille bar in 1985 and sat, untouched until I got it. View attachment 331991 View attachment 331992 View attachment 331993 View attachment 331994 View attachment 331995
A word of caution: Craiglist is the most scammer filled site, I've ever been on.I will be posting a parts list on Craigs list in a few days with a total list of parts i have for sale.
True dat, Facebook Marketplace also.You always know it's a scammer if you get the text or (seldom) call within the first couple hours especially if it's not a area code you recognize. I always put at the end of the add no emails text or calls only but they still try texting then asking you to email back to they're mother or some other bull. I just don't respond & it has only happened a couple times where it turned out to have been legitimate. I'll take the chance on missing a sell by not answering.
Yeah, always watching craigslist and Facebook Marketplace. Last one I got was a stand and a cherry picker with a dead cylinder for $50.00 for the pair.I started to say that they were cheap but I didn't see any cheap ones on Ebay except for a couple of used ones. You might check Craigs list. I paid about $45 for mine a few months ago but I didn't see that one offered any more. Harbor freight has a cheap one for $49 and a better cheap one for $69. It would be handy to have a rotisserie for your project because you are probably going to want to flip it several times. I probably flipped mine a dozen times just cleaning it out and when I welded the shock relocation bar, then again a few times when I primed it and when I sprayed rust proofing inside the rails. It's one of the handiest things that I've bought so far.
Excellent find. I should have been so lucky. Mine looked decent but needed new floor, quarter panels and lots more to bring it back to life.The rust repair is looking good. Nothing wrong with hiring some experience to take care of that.