It has been about the same 12-months for my 57 project. Ideas are one of the reasons I joined this forum. Truth be known, I am probably the most inexperienced here.
I am interested in anything I can read concerning performance upgrades. What are your plans for your chassis? One of the confusing areas for me concerns correct selection of tubular A-arms. Are you upgrading yours?
howdy don,19 chevelle 69,late 55, 1957 chevy,chevman 57,56 nomad
im in the process of stripping the 12 to 18 layers of paint of the 55. last year i completed the roof, deck lid, quarters and across the back. only found two rust issues the size of a 25 cent piece. currently i have a 327 bored out 60 over with a mild cam (about 400 or so horse) the little saginaw manuel 3 speed gets me around for now. The tublar arms i ve seen in hot rod, super chevy and car craft magizines, they claim bolt on status but are pricey.
One of the first cars I owned had 4 or 5 coats of oil-based house paint on it. I cussed at it but when I finally got it all off... the paint had protected the body. Thick paint is better than rust any day!!! Keep at it... it will get easier and as a bonus... you get really strong arms so you can lift motors and trannys out!!
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