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This poor '57 wagon looks like its saying please rescue me. Checkout the Mopar K-Car door handles, the contact paper woodgrain trim, the cheesy aftermarket side mirrors and trim on the front fenders, the painted chromework, I could go on and on. Looks like it could be restored into something you could be seen in public in though. Don't miss the abomination in the background of picture 4.
 

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He liikes the woodgrain contact paper. Even on the dash trim. :D
 

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somethins got'ta-GO....

He liikes the woodgrain contact paper. Even on the dash trim. :D
ya know if a guy got rid of that woodgrain, and updated it to the 21st century and buffed it out, that 57 appears to be solid enough to make someone a very nice cruiser... I saw no rust anywhere, even under the hood it looked to be pretty respectable, but the painted chrome and woodgrain has got'ta-GO....:rolleyes:
 

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This poor '57 wagon looks like its saying please rescue me. Checkout the Mopar K-Car door handles, the contact paper woodgrain trim, the cheesy aftermarket side mirrors and trim on the front fenders, the painted chromework, I could go on and on. Looks like it could be restored into something you could be seen in public in though. Don't miss the abomination in the background of picture 4.
I take it you don't like the car.

As I recall, plymouth hub caps were cool in the 60's Maybe he was going for a old school look. (I don;t think any of us had real good taste back then).

It sorta reminds me of high school. Shaving door handles is cool. plymouth door handles are not cool. Painting chrome work the same color as the car is cool, painting it flat black is not cool. Who decides?

I have to admit, Ive never been a fan of dice, and the wood grain is a little over the top for me, but not any worse than the platic woodgrain that detroit installed up through the middle 60's.

I give him credit for having the courage to do it different. I hope the owner isn;t a member here, he might be offended. Just my opinion.
Gary
 

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I think I'm going to overlook the obvious and admire the potential!
 
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Gary made some real good points. Someone worked a lot on that car. Looks a heck of a lot better than most of the current members rides at this time, including mine. Not what I would do, but just a matter of what you envision and like. See nothing that has been done that could not be redone very easily according to the new owner's taste. My hat's off to the guy who did all the work and got to drive and enjoy it, unlike most of us. :shakehands: Lloyd

Can't imagine it, but there might be someone out there who does not like my Red & White with WWWs. Go figure. HeHeHee
 

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Gary made some real good points. Someone worked a lot on that car. Looks a heck of a lot better than most of the current members rides at this time, including mine. Not what I would do, but just a matter of what you envision and like. See nothing that has been done that could not be redone very easily according to the new owner's taste. My hat's off to the guy who did all the work and got to drive and enjoy it, unlike most of us. :shakehands: Lloyd

Can't imagine it, but there might be someone out there who does not like my Red & White with WWWs. Go figure. HeHeHee
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I think I'm going to overlook the obvious and admire the potential!
Exactly, but did you see the house threshold door strips. use in the tailgate cargo area ? LoL. Realy though it's a good buy, if you put about four grand into her.
 

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I take it you don't like the car.

As I recall, plymouth hub caps were cool in the 60's Maybe he was going for a old school look. (I don;t think any of us had real good taste back then).

It sorta reminds me of high school. Shaving door handles is cool. plymouth door handles are not cool. Painting chrome work the same color as the car is cool, painting it flat black is not cool. Who decides?

I have to admit, Ive never been a fan of dice, and the wood grain is a little over the top for me, but not any worse than the platic woodgrain that detroit installed up through the middle 60's.

I give him credit for having the courage to do it different. I hope the owner isn;t a member here, he might be offended. Just my opinion.
Gary
It looks like the guy made do w/what he had.I'd like to have the "abomination" in my yard..
 

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looks like you can change and make it your own. :stupido2:
 

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I could live with everything except the woodgrain, and wood in the back...
I'd still have to look it over in person to see how much is metal or bondo...
 

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My personal favorite was the steering wheel cover HE HE HE. also I thought there was a limit on how much woodgrain vinyl a guy was allowed to buy. I did not realize you could get it in that big of pieces HE HE HE!!:eek:over all though it is a great deal and very solid NICE car and quite a bargain :happy0030:
 

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I guess, it's better to

http://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/cto/1937987988.html
This poor '57 wagon looks like its saying please rescue me. Checkout the Mopar K-Car door handles, the contact paper woodgrain trim, the cheesy aftermarket side mirrors and trim on the front fenders, the painted chromework, I could go on and on. Looks like it could be restored into something you could be seen in public in though. Don't miss the abomination in the background of picture 4.
be able to have than to not have.
 

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I am not a fan of the wood grain but he did a clean job on the car. not everyone has deep pockets. I personally try to find something nice to say about everyones car if I have nothing nice to say then well its time to shut up until i get home and yack with the wife. Like others have said its a nice car looks like it was taken pretty good care of and would make a real nice cruiser.
 

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This looks like a 50s version of Chevy Chase's "Family Truckster"!

I actually kind of like the idea of a 55-57 pickup style wooden bed, if it were done with solid oak and original-style chrome trim strips. What I see here looks like particle board paneling and some aluminum thresholds from Home Depot.
 

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We all envision our rides our own way. Who knows? Maybe the day we decide to sell everyone can pick how we did our car to pieces too. :rolleyes: If I were to buy this wagon, I would have to change out the fan belt as it appears to have a few cracks in it. :eek: Then I would make it mine by changing all the other items that don't seem to fit. Good thing I am not in the market for a wagon but it does appear to be in fairly good shape! :tu
 

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I take it you don't like the car.

As I recall, plymouth hub caps were cool in the 60's Maybe he was going for a old school look.

Painting chrome work the same color as the car is cool, painting it flat black is not cool. Who
decides ?

I give him credit for having the courage to do it different. I hope the owner isn;t a member here, he might be offended. Just my opinion.
Gary
............DITTO............:shakehands:
 

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What you don't like about the car can be fixed, it's not that bad. At least he fixed it up & was driving it instead of letting it get crushed or sit rusting away. Price not bad either.

KINGS X 56
 

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i say its done to personal taste, although i cant understand why you would put an edelbrock sticker on a holley carb.:confused0006:
 
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