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  1. Ooo, purdy motor!

    Ooo, purdy motor!
  2. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Well, the biggest issue I have is I'm concerned...

    Well, the biggest issue I have is I'm concerned part of the front backrest covers are sewn incorrectly. I have remnants of the originals to compare the new ones with, and they deviate significantly...
  3. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Ugh. It wasn't what I wanted to do, but I think...

    Ugh. It wasn't what I wanted to do, but I think the best course of action is for me to pay an experienced upholsterer to install my covers.
    Fortunately there is a guy with an established shop who I...
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    Those look great! It's probably good I have a...

    Those look great! It's probably good I have a '57, otherwise I might be compelled to buy a set.
  5. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    For the most part I am very pleased with the...

    For the most part I am very pleased with the quality, but there is something which has me concerned. I'm not an upholstery guy. I know wrinkles can be removed with steam, or heat, but this seems...
  6. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Okay, so I got a box yesterday...... ...

    Okay, so I got a box yesterday......

    https://i.imgur.com/8RnVwA6.jpg

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  7. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    There are two signals of the same type inside the...

    There are two signals of the same type inside the garage, and one plain signal outside. The one outside does indeed work. Only one that is indoors is assembled, but nothing is hooked up. I had to...
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    That's a pretty grainy old photo though. With as...

    That's a pretty grainy old photo though. With as bright as new aluminum would be, I can see the detail being lost in the image of that low quality.

    Even looking at modern day pics of cars that I...
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    I seem to recall it mentioned that there was a...

    I seem to recall it mentioned that there was a roller press that would emboss a pattern onto the aluminum sheets which they used in the movie. I'll have to see if I can remember where I heard it.
  10. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Thank ya. I will have my fingers crossed. I...

    Thank ya. I will have my fingers crossed.

    I checked my credit card statement, and they charged me the final amount, so I can only assume they really did send out the upholstery.
    (It wouldn't be...
  11. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Welp, that time of year is here. Time to put the...

    Welp, that time of year is here. Time to put the car away for winter yet again. Boo.

    I had to put the old grille back on just so i could say there was some progress made from last year.
    ...
  12. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    We shall see.

    We shall see.
  13. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Well well, I received an email today. ...

    Well well, I received an email today.

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  14. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Yeah, but that will have to wait until next...

    Yeah, but that will have to wait until next season. I no longer have the time to paint and wait for it to dry since I need the car in running condition in less than two days, and with all the...
  15. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Well it looks like I'm not going to get the front...

    Well it looks like I'm not going to get the front of my car back together this year. I have to get her put away before it gets really cold, and my window of opportunity is rapidly closing. Looks...
  16. Thread: My 57 belvedere

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    Thanks Ed. Actually the latch itself is fine, it...

    Thanks Ed. Actually the latch itself is fine, it was the brace that mounts to the radiator support that is damaged.

    But yeah, I did get a hold of John and it sounds like he has what I need.
  17. 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!
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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...
  22. 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.
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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!
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