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    Glad to see you're back on the '57 and we can see some updates! That's going to be a huge amount of work to save the body, but I think it's worth it. Not sure how I'd approach the rockers and floors myself? But my space and equipment is limited, so I'd probably choose to do it in smaller pieces.
    Your '57 actually has less rust than my '39 had when I bought it. So it's very doable with some time, and elbow grease!
    Vall

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    I'm still on the fence. The conservative side of me says to quarter the floors and replace them that way, then pay attention to the firewall.
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    Personally think it can be done as one piece, but will require lots of internal bracing before removing the rotted metal, just to keep it from going all out of whack once you begin cutting everything out. I'd tend to want to dissect the rockers from the floor pans, and do rockers first. Then once they're in solid, see if the floor pan will go in all at once. If it's a pain to do that, then split it lengthwise down the driveline tunnel, and do it as two halves.
    Vall

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    Axles out in the 8.8, time to cut the perches!!!
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    One of my favorite cars, the 300s were I believe shorter than the 500 and make for a great gasser. Years ago I almost bought a left over and tired 57 300 2 door sedan with tattered lettering , rusty Cragars , but it sure looked the part . It had a 312 with dual fours but the owner had the original supercharger , I forget the name but earlier than Paxton . I crawled all around the car but it was rusted in serious areas . Sure would have looked cool to stuff in the corner as a vintage piece of art . Good luck with the build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChevyGasserMadness View Post
    It had a 312 with dual fours but the owner had the original supercharger , I forget the name but earlier than Paxton .
    McCullough supercharger.
    Vall

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    Got the perches off. Started looking for the hole for the door handle, as the last guy welded them shut. I am now covered in bondo.
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    Made my cuts, no turning back now!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChevyGasserMadness View Post
    One of my favorite cars, the 300s were I believe shorter than the 500 and make for a great gasser. Years ago I almost bought a left over and tired 57 300 2 door sedan with tattered lettering , rusty Cragars , but it sure looked the part . It had a 312 with dual fours but the owner had the original supercharger , I forget the name but earlier than Paxton . I crawled all around the car but it was rusted in serious areas . Sure would have looked cool to stuff in the corner as a vintage piece of art . Good luck with the build.
    Thank you, I'm having fun.
    Nick

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    Anybody

    else having problems opening these photos? When I click on the photo it just continues to buffer and never loads. In order to view it I have to open it in a different window.
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