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Hi my family just inherited a project of a 57. Just wanted to introduce myself and thank everyone ahead of time for all the work they have done putting together this resource.
If we decide to fix this car I have no doubt this site will be invaluable.
Justin
 

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Hello and welcome to trifive.com.
 

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This is from when we picked it up in AZ.
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So the story goes my father in law got the car in 76 without motor and trans and it has sat in storage since then.
We have never taken on a project this large before. Most I ever done is some upgrades and maintenance when I had an 87 GN.
Really want to try and fix it up for my wife it has a lot of sentimental value.
 

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hi Justin and welcome. good to have you here. cool project and will make a neat family heirloom (happy wife, happy life).
 

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Hi & welcome. That is a good car. I hope you decide to fix it up.
 

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Welcome from a Northern neighbor from the Green Bay WI area. The project shows promise. It looks like most of it is there, which is a HUGE plus. These cars are really simple, and all the information is out there, and on here. Don't be afraid to ask questions, even the smallest can be major if you are new to these cars.

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Thanks for all the good wishes. I thought it was a solid car but had a few local shops come by and they pretty much told me it’s junk. One even said I should scrap it or part it out because nobody would want to tackle that mess.
I know it’s rusty but I think it’s far from junk.
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Needs toe boards and front floor.
Worst body spot it the rear quarter.
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Just need to learn how to weld. Good thing I grabbed the welder and plasma cutter from my father in law as well!
 

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Thanks for all the good wishes. I thought it was a solid car but had a few local shops come by and they pretty much told me it’s junk. One even said I should scrap it or part it out because nobody would want to tackle that mess.
I know it’s rusty but I think it’s far from junk.
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Needs toe boards and front floor.
Worst body spot it the rear quarter.
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Just need to learn how to weld. Good thing I grabbed the welder and plasma cutter from my father in law as well!
What were they drinking when they said that. Wow! Were they hoping to be there to snatch it when you did that.... I have done dozens of them FAR WORSE than what I see. Few floor sections, lower rear quarter skin ( done right) and unless the under side braces and inner rockers are gone.....you could be good to go. How is the trunk and more important is the area of the body below the trunk lid. This is a most common rust problem area on these cars. Bad design and location.

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Trunk floor has a small section driver side about the size size of a baseball. The body below the trunk lid that tucks below bumper is mostly gone.
 

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Justin, start a new thread about your project in the projects section. There you can post more photos and anyone can look at them and help you out. This area you are in now, is mainly for introduction and welcome than full blown discussion.

You can just repost the photos you have there and we can lead you through the needed steps......

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Justin, start a new thread about your project in the projects section. There you can post more photos and anyone can look at them and help you out. This area you are in now, is mainly for introduction and welcome than full blown discussion.

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Yeah sorry this thread got off the rails.
 

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Not a problem, it happens. Not to far down the path yet. Like I said we will get you started right!

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Welcome to the site. Glad to have you here...Nice project, its a good start, seen much worse starting points :)
 

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Hello and welcome aboard.Your 57 can be fixed up,all it takes is plenty of TLC,skin a few knuckles,turn the wrenches,a good plan,some green bills,and plenty of backup help.Its doable.
 
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