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SaratogaFan
Posted 2016-02-28 10:04 PM (#505446)
Subject: Progress on my 1957 Belvedere



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I spent the winter cleaning up the engine and bay. Replaced all the hoses and belts. Painted the engine. I know silver is correct but I always liked the early sixties big block turquoise. I removed and flushed the radiator. Three of the four bolts holding it in broke and had to be drilled out and new bolts with fasteners installed. I painted the side walls with POR 15. Still a few more details to work out but you can see the progress from when I first got the car 18 months ago. Now with warmer weather I am going to work on the dash, gauges and wiring. Then I think the body work with be next.



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SaratogaFan
Posted 2016-02-28 10:14 PM (#505447 - in reply to #505446)
Subject: RE: Progress on my 1957 Belvedere



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It hasn't changed much on the outside but it runs now.



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oldwood
Posted 2016-02-28 10:43 PM (#505450 - in reply to #505447)
Subject: Re: Progress on my 1957 Belvedere


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The warmer weather has energized me as well. Congrats on getting it running. Nothing worse than having an old car that doesn't run.
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SavoyPlaza
Posted 2016-02-29 6:21 AM (#505464 - in reply to #505446)
Subject: RE: Progress on my 1957 Belvedere



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Good progress Fred! Looks like you'll be cruising this summer!
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Posted 2016-02-29 7:21 AM (#505465 - in reply to #505446)
Subject: RE: Progress on my 1957 Belvedere


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Go Fred Go. 57 Belvederes were imported into Australia back in the day. I have seen only 2 Aussie 4 doors in real life, both were delivered as hardtops, and came with the bumper wings. I have wondered if they all came here like that.

Hope you get to drive yours soon.

Steve.
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SaratogaFan
Posted 2017-10-29 5:57 PM (#551291 - in reply to #505446)
Subject: RE: Progress on my 1957 Belvedere



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Wow you wake up one day and see that it has been three years since I brought home my Belvedere. Still making progress. I spent the whole summer of 2017 doing all the body work. I had never done anything like that before so it was slow going but I think it turned out pretty good.

The garage is not heated so I am mostly done for the winter but I am planning to finish up a little body work and then do the painting this summer. Then on to the interior.

Little by little.



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