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  1. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Okay, well looks like things are on hold until I...

    Okay, well looks like things are on hold until I can obtain a replacement hood latch brace as mine is bent. I'm hopin John can come to the rescue!
  2. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    I opted to buy a can of the black FLEX SEAL...

    I opted to buy a can of the black FLEX SEAL liquid. My hope is that if I end up wanting to change it back, I can just peel it off.
  3. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Thanks John. I'm happy to repurpose something...

    Thanks John. I'm happy to repurpose something that would otherwise be discarded.
  4. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    I'm also contemplating painting the headlight...

    I'm also contemplating painting the headlight panels black while the grille is off. I know it was more of a '58 thing, but I do think it looks better. Curious what your thoughts are.
  5. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Little more messin about with the car. (It's not...

    Little more messin about with the car. (It's not easy with all the disruptions from mum, dogs, and neighbors).

    The tab that holds the lower pan to the hood latch support brace was broken off. Of...
  6. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Thanks Ed. It's slow goin for sure, but nice to...

    Thanks Ed. It's slow goin for sure, but nice to inch forward.
  7. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Course now I have the issue that the fenders...

    Course now I have the issue that the fenders don't line up with the yoke. I imagine the body mounts have settled over the years since the original rad support hasn't been holding anything up for...
  8. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Okay, so it took some finesse, but I finally got...

    Okay, so it took some finesse, but I finally got the old radiator support out and the new one set in place.
    Now it would be a piece of cake without the lower mount installed, but even with the stud...
  9. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Indeed! I still love coming out to the garage...

    Indeed! I still love coming out to the garage and seein her sitting there!
  10. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    A picture a friend of mine took who went with me...

    A picture a friend of mine took who went with me on the day we picked her up in Missouri. A full day and 1200 miles round trip.

    https://i.imgur.com/whRmetm.jpg
  11. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Also, here's what the bottom of the original rad...

    Also, here's what the bottom of the original rad support looks like.

    https://i.imgur.com/lqjIg6a.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/oHxk99w.jpg?1

    https://i.imgur.com/8FpJ3Es.jpg?1


    I so wanna get...
  12. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Okay. FINALLY started doin something with the...

    Okay. FINALLY started doin something with the radiator support I got from John a few years ago. I took a wire wheel to it to knock off some of the loose rust, and then hit it with some rust...
  13. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Thanks! I just pray this isn't yet another delay...

    Thanks!
    I just pray this isn't yet another delay tactic where they hand off my file to another person who just makes hollow promises and excuses.
  14. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Agreed!

    Agreed!
  15. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Okay, so a little update on my upholstery ordeal....

    Okay, so a little update on my upholstery ordeal. I ended up filing with the BBB last month, and I finally got a call from SMS. Talked with someone who sounded like they will actually push to get...
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    I wish I was closer...and that they were for a...

    I wish I was closer...and that they were for a coupe cause I'd take em in a heartbeat.
  17. Thread: Her name is MEG

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    Meg is marvelous!

    Meg is marvelous!
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    Indeed!

    Indeed!
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    Wonder where that car is now.

    Wonder where that car is now.
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    Heya. Sorry it didn't work out. I'm curious what...

    Heya. Sorry it didn't work out.
    I'm curious what the car was, and what it looked like.
  21. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Yeah, took about 2 months to get them. Better...

    Yeah, took about 2 months to get them. Better than the two years and counting for the seat upholstery.
  22. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Finally received my kick panels yesterday. ...

    Finally received my kick panels yesterday. R.E.M. brand. They seem nice. A bit on the delicate side though.

    https://i.imgur.com/08SLcgm.jpg
  23. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    For now I just use my 4-way to snug em up. I...

    For now I just use my 4-way to snug em up. I don't have torque sticks atm.
  24. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    I am relieved. I finally got all four wheels...

    I am relieved. I finally got all four wheels loosened up.

    Whoever put them on last must have been blasting away with an impact for several minutes on each bolt because my gawd they were...
  25. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Heya John! Well I discovered something...

    Heya John! Well I discovered something interesting that might shed light on why there was a discrepancy regarding the Hollander book listing and what I was dealing with. I picked up another manual...
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