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A good friend of mine sent this picture to me.
Looks like it was fairly well done.
But still, I'm not quite sure what I think of this.
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It is different for sure. I wouldn’t trade my 57’ for it, but for an around town beater or daily driver, why not.
 

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I think calling it a restomod is a stretch seeing as it's just a Dakota with some '57 panels stuck on. I really don't like these kind of things personally. If you want to drive an old car, drive an old car.

But hey, if it makes the owner happy and a good tri-five didn't get cut up, whatever.

Edit: I see now you called it a retromod, not a restomod. New term for me.
 

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Not my cup of tea, but it flows nicely from old to new and back. It would require far more metal work than it would be worth.
 

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Transformations like this usually fall short of appealing to me but I like it . The combination of all white ,which has become popular on Chevy trucks, the truck stance and crew cab , being a 57 lends to the appeal too. The 57 trim on the bed works well. I have to give it a thumbs up .
 

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It needs to be about a foot lower. It would be a bitchin' parts chaser for a hot rod shop, especially a Tri Five specialists.

We have a shop truck for my Shop, we specialized in C10's so we used this;
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even have it on My companies business cards

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interesting. not as bad as some shorty's I have seen.
 

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Photo-shopped. The paint color and gloss doesn't match up with the rest of the car. The side SS strip shows that it meets the quarter panel "V" in the second photo, but not the first. The door bottom(s) indentation doesn't flow into the quarter panel, and the tonneau cover over the pick-up bed looks like it was done with a Sharpie!

In all, not very symmetrical?
 

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Photo-shopped. The paint color and gloss doesn't match up with the rest of the car. The side SS strip shows that it meets the quarter panel "V" in the second photo, but not the first. The door bottom(s) indentation doesn't flow into the quarter panel, and the tonneau cover over the pick-up bed looks like it was done with a Sharpie!

In all, not very symmetrical?
I can't seem to be able to find it but it actually exists, there are another set of pictures of it out on the road.
 

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I found a couple of sites by doing a Google search, but not really much info on this vehicle.
Someone in the comments says that he has seen this driving around Sanford, Maine.

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I can't seem to be able to find it but it actually exists, there are another set of pictures of it out on the road.
It appears to be a '57 front end, and modern Pick up with crew cab middle, and '57 rear quarter panel and 1/2 trunk lid. Note that the SS strip on the side of the car is skinny from the front to just past the front door, then thicker over the rear door. Looks like it was drawn in.
 

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Photo-shopped. The paint color and gloss doesn't match up with the rest of the car. The side SS strip shows that it meets the quarter panel "V" in the second photo, but not the first. The door bottom(s) indentation doesn't flow into the quarter panel, and the tonneau cover over the pick-up bed looks like it was done with a Sharpie!

In all, not very symmetrical?
It appears to be a '57 front end, and modern Pick up with crew cab middle, and '57 rear quarter panel and 1/2 trunk lid. Note that the SS strip on the side of the car is skinny from the front to just past the front door, then thicker over the rear door. Looks like it was drawn in.
You are not still insisting this is photoshopped are you?

It is OK(y) to say you are mistaken.
 

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You are not still insisting this is photoshopped are you?

It is OK(y) to say you are mistaken.
No need to get personal and snarky. I've yet to see actual PROOF of this being real, other than anecdotal comments, and links that do not actually say it's real. FWIW, this has been on TriFive previously.
 
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