Eyes on the Prize – A high-maintenance ’57 Nomad’s Makeover

This  1957 Chevy Nomad looks as though it is first class all the way, but the owner, Joe Wurm of Aberdeen, MD, says this high-maintenance beauty gave him a run for his money. On June 15, 2013, I stopped in San Diego, CA, on a business trip to El Paso. The owner, Jon McDonald, walked […]

A 1956 Chevy Bel Air restoration worth the wait

A finished product worth the long wait. I purchased the car in July of 1990 from a gentleman in Cooperstown, NY. He purchased it from his brother-inlaw’s estate. His brother-in-law had no use for the car, as he wasn’t a collector. When he saw my 1956 Black Chevy Convertible Belair in Chevy Classics magazine, he […]

Project ’55 Bel Air: March 2015 Update

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Project ’55 Bel Air: February 2015 Update

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Project ’55 Bel Air: October 2014 Update

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Project ’55 Bel Air: September 2014 Update

(continued from Project Car: ’55 Bel Air, 2 Door Hardtop) Project ’55 Bel Air: April 2014 Update Project ’55 Bel Air: May 2014 Update Project ’55 Bel Air: June 2014 Update Project ’55 Bel Air: July 2014 Update Project ’55 Bel Air: August 2014 Update The rocker panels on a Tri-5 Chevy are usually the first […]

Project ’55 Bel Air: August 2014 Update

(continued from Project Car: ’55 Bel Air, 2 Door Hardtop) Project ’55 Bel Air: April 2014 Update Project ’55 Bel Air: May 2014 Update Project ’55 Bel Air: June 2014 Update Project ’55 Bel Air: July 2014 Update Now that the rear suspension is almost complete, we decided to add a front sway bar for […]

Project ’55 Bel Air: July 2014 Update

(continued from Project Car: ’55 Bel Air, 2 Door Hardtop) Project ’55 Bel Air: April 2014 Update Project ’55 Bel Air: May 2014 Update Project ’55 Bel Air: June 2014 Update When it comes to making a decision on what rear end to use in your Tri-5, there really is no substitute for the Ford […]

Project ’55 Bel Air: June 2014 Update

(continued from Project Car: ’55 Bel Air, 2 Door Hardtop) Project ’55 Bel Air: April 2014 Update Project ’55 Bel Air: May 2014 Update Project ’55 Bel Air: July 2014 Update Now that the body is off the frame, it’s time to strip the frame and get ready for the new suspension! Be sure to […]

Project ’55 Bel Air: May 2014 Update

(continued from Project Car: ’55 Bel Air, 2 Door Hardtop) Project ’55 Bel Air: April 2014 Update Project ’55 Bel Air: June 2014 Update Project ’55 Bel Air: July 2014 Update I’m using POR-15 products here. POR-15 is a system that thoroughly cleans, preps, and finishes your steel floor pans. You can find all the […]