1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible, Bare Metal.

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible, Bare Metal.

This is what the Bel Air looked like when it rolled into the shop. A project car with plenty of project left to do. A bare metal Bel Air.

Bare metal interior. Old motor.

Bel Air in blast booth Bel Air in primer.

The first step was to put it in the blast booth to clean it off, then prime it.

Firewall damage. Ol repairs to right fin.

As you can see, there is a lot of work to do.

Swiss chees in wheel well. More rust.

Interior bracing Interior bracing

Interior bracing will keep everything in proper alignment when the cutting begins.

floor removed Outer fender panel removed.

Floors and panels come off for repair or replacement.

Outer fender panel removed. Outer fender panel removed.

Cars, Inc. and Danchuk were the sources for patch panels and replacement body parts like floors and wheel wells.

Patch panel. Trunk lid.

New floors. 57 body

Art Morrison frame arrives.

Art Morrison frame arrives.

Art Morrison frame Art Morrison frame

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