That's a really nice car. I don't remember it, but then I don't remember a lot of stuff. Hopefully another member will be able help you out. It's always nice to be able to talk to the original builder and get as much history of the car as you can.
Welcome to the forum!
Afraid the person who you are referring to simply joined, posted the pictures of his '57 and hasn't been back since he posted them in 12-30-2016. So doubt he'll see your request for contact, or more info. He was on here less than a month 6 yrs. ago.
Hope you'll stick around and share what you've done with this project!