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    I think CPR ( www.pontiacparts.net ) has a...

    I think CPR ( www.pontiacparts.net ) has a limited supply, they are hard to find and are unique to 1957-58

    Todd Crews
    POCI 1957 Technical Advisor
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    It is all of those things, not impossible but not...

    It is all of those things, not impossible but not as easy as some would tell you. The initial problem is any 1964 and earlier engine did not have a starter mount and any 1965 and later transmission...
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    Hi Steve, glad to see a new guy interested in...

    Hi Steve, glad to see a new guy interested in 1963s, I have had mine since 1982. Regarding the Slim Jim, I guess you are aware that the Bonneville had the older design Jetaway (Super) hydramatic that...
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    I just bought some for my 1963 and am very...

    I just bought some for my 1963 and am very pleased. Hankook P215/75R14s are available with a whitewall not quite 1" for only $60-$70 from most sources, a real buy, Todd C
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    Here you go3495

    Here you go3495
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    Depends on your body color, looks like most came...

    Depends on your body color, looks like most came with black wheels originally except green, sapphire or (believe it or not) solid black cars which came with red wheels. Post your color code and we...
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    Hi Will, most windshield trim interchanges...

    Hi Will, most windshield trim interchanges between a 1959 Pontiac and Chevy. Looks like many clips are reproduced and offered in Chevy catalogs too, you might Google around and see, good luck, Todd C
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    This image may be an earlier version but it might help, good luck, Todd C
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    Hello, your car is a hardtop. The title saying...

    Hello, your car is a hardtop. The title saying "sedan" is not unusual as in most US states the title people would be indifferent about the distinction and in the UK it would be even more so. The...
  10. Glad to hear it, lucky you, my 1957 is leaking...

    Glad to hear it, lucky you, my 1957 is leaking from the front so it has to come out, not looking forward to that, Todd C
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    Years ago I parted out a 1964 Grand Prix built in...

    Years ago I parted out a 1964 Grand Prix built in Kansas City and it had a jack that was a black body and black base on a cad/zinc plated shaft
  12. Thread: 64 Grandalina

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    You might be amused to see your car's 1963 cousin...

    You might be amused to see your car's 1963 cousin which I have had since 1982. The car's history was sketchy but I confirmed it started as a low option Wilmington-built Catalina and the Grand Prix...
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    While looking at 1957s we noticed the mirrors...

    While looking at 1957s we noticed the mirrors seemed to be mounted differently on every car. We have found that in the late 1950s outside mirrors were shipped loose and mounted by the dealer, not...
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    I have seen punches like that occasionally and...

    I have seen punches like that occasionally and like the 2-1 stamping we do not yet know what it means. That tag was attached to the body shell after welding and before painting so maybe it denoted...
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    I have been inspecting 1957 data plates (same...

    I have been inspecting 1957 data plates (same style) for years, would like to see your photo of the punched hole, seems like I have seen something like that before. Regarding the "2-1" code, numbers...
  16. Happy to help, enjoy!

    Happy to help, enjoy!
  17. Hi Brian, take a look at these photos as a guide,...

    Hi Brian, take a look at these photos as a guide, this is a 1957 but the basics will apply. Note there may be some variances from different plants and suppliers but what you see here should be...
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    Yup, looks like you have everything you need,...

    Yup, looks like you have everything you need, that Quanta Restorations makes the stencils for Corvettes but the lettering and everything is the same, I think you just have to give them what you want...
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    I can't post it but I have a photo of a 1957 that...

    I can't post it but I have a photo of a 1957 that reads as follows:

    11-01-56
    308080-40
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    This is printed right side up on the frame in white letters, 11-01-56 is the date and 380080 is...
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    Looks like you are doing well decoding it. Once...

    Looks like you are doing well decoding it. Once you determine your numbers you can order the stencil made by Quanta Restorations at www.gastanks.com. I have a few 1957 examples, will take a look at...
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    I do not know but can't hurt to have him take a...

    I do not know but can't hurt to have him take a look, sounds like it may work, good luck, Todd C
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    The O rings seals are original and the Fel Pro...

    The O rings seals are original and the Fel Pro part you list appears to be correct. The mushroom type are an aftermarket replacement and that is why the need for machining that would definitely...
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    I think they were originally plastic windows, I...

    I think they were originally plastic windows, I do not recall a glass window originally on a Firebird

    Todd Crews
    POCI 1957 Technical Advisor
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    They are easy to replace, as you note the housing...

    They are easy to replace, as you note the housing crimps down to hold the (plastic) lens in place, you just need to gently but firmly pry the crimped flange up to release the lens using a small flat...
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    1957s with a similar setup had a rubber sleeve to...

    1957s with a similar setup had a rubber sleeve to connect the two which is available at www.pontiacparts.net. This diagram may help ID the part, good luck,

    Todd Crews
    POCI 1957 Technical Advisor
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