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    New Steel 55 to 57 Chevy bodies

     



    Might not be shattering news to guys in the know.But for those like me here is a company that is building brand new steel 55 and 57 bodies.The 56 to be added soon.The companies name is Real-Deal Steel.Details of that is in this vendor's site:

    Don's East Coast Restorations - Real Deal Steel | Classic Chevy and Chevelle Parts | EastCoastRestorations.com
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    Steve's Auto Restorations has had the 55 and 57 for quite some time. Probably the same sub supplier.
    Steve's Auto Restorations - Steel Bodies

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    These were (and probably still are) done by EMI. They debuted the '57 convertible at SEMA a few years ago. They start with an OEM firewall/cowl section (good way to make use of old 4 doors) and add on the rest. I don't know if the one we saw was indicative of what's produced today, but the fitment, especially around the trunk/fins was horrible. LOTS of body work needed. SAR is a vendor for them.
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    Gary I saw some of these last year. The price for the body alone would make resurecting cancerous steel cheap by comparison. I want to say 55k or more. The body and rolling chasis on one site was 100k! I think at that price, some nice original, completely done, would be easy to find! Nice that there is a market so we get to continue to enjoy seeing these fine examples of the 50's rolling down the highway!
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    Wow!!!!.That is alot of money.Isn't there guys doing a convertible conversion on Mustangs too with all fresh metal.I would guess those are costly too.
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    Lots of metal repops out there:
    Replacement Body Shells -A Rust Free Beginning To A Brand New Old Car
    Body in White (BIW) | Experi-Metal
    Plus folks like; Brookville, United Pacific, and Speed 33, Bob Drake, and probably a couple more I've forgotten.
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