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I joined and first posted here more than two years ago when I committed to buy a '57 Belair wagon. With the economic downturn and some health issues I've been very slow to complete the deal. But the owner was patient and has his money and I have the car.

It wasn't huge money and its a pretty sad car, but its 99% complete and has good clean paper, so its a good starting place.



I like this picture because it doesn't show how bad the car is.

Today I went to transfer the title and registration and encountered a problem. My state (Washington) now wants a scale weight or documented curb weight to register. I've searched here and using google and have found references to the weight of the car, but not something that looks like an official Chevrolet document.

I know where I can find exactly what I need for an old Chevy truck, but for this car I'm drawing a blank. Can someone point me in the right direction please?

TIA!
 

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Congratulations on getting your wagon, looks good in the photo.

Do you have a truck stop around you? They usually have scales, they may charge a little for a certified weight.
 

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Congrats in getting the '57 Chevrolet wagon oldsub, looks cool from here.

Go LONGROOFS!
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Glad you finally got the wagon. Looks fine in the pic. According to the "Tri Chevy Red Book" here is how they go:
Bel Air series
4dr Beauville station wagon A= 3,603
4dr Beauville station wagon A,P=3,703
4dr Beauville station wagon B=3,608
4dr Beauville station wagon C,P=3,704
4dr Beauville station wagon C,T=3,603

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Congratulations on getting your wagon, looks good in the photo.

Do you have a truck stop around you? They usually have scales, they may charge a little for a certified weight.
No truck stops within 100 miles, plus the car is full of spare parts and I'd need to make two trips, one with the car and one without. It would be a full weekend project that I'd like to avoid.

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Glad you finally got the wagon. Looks fine in the pic. According to the "Tri Chevy Red Book" here is how they go:
Bel Air series
4dr Beauville station wagon A= 3,603
4dr Beauville station wagon A,P=3,703
4dr Beauville station wagon B=3,608
4dr Beauville station wagon C,P=3,704
4dr Beauville station wagon C,T=3,603

Terry
Where do I find a Tri Chevy Red Book? My wagon is a Belair.
 
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congrats and cool car oldsub. :party0031: looks like terry gave you the info you needed. :bowtieb:
 

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Lookin good oldsub
love to see more pic's of it though !
 

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The tri chevy red book is put out by Motorbooks International. I think i found my copy on ebay or amazon.
Terry
I ordered a used copy from Amazon for $25. New copies are $75...

Thanks for the help and words of welcome everyone! I'm going to try to register using the OldRide.com info.
 

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Old sub looks like the closes public scale to you maybe at Bremerton movers. I would check local moving and storage and gravel yards Being a truck driver I've
had to fine scales in some out of the way places .Ps nice looking project and I lived in Coupeville (Whidbey Island) for 6 years Really liked it up there.
 
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