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    57 pontiac license plate lights

    It seams that the glass lenses are easily available for the license plate light housing. The bodies are made of a pot metal and it looks like the glass lens is swedged in place. Can someone tell me...
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    tires for 1957 starchief convertible

    What size tires were available on my convertible? I know that they were 14" but were 8:00 14's and 8:50 14's both available (correct)? With 2-1/4 " white wall or 2-1/2" whitewall?
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    Tod, I am referring to the sub-bucket. This is...

    Tod, I am referring to the sub-bucket. This is the part that is between the bucket and the headlamp. There is no gasket between the sub-bucket and the bucket, or between the sub-bucket and the...
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    Headlight buckets for my 1957 starchief

    Can anyone tell me if the sub-buckets for a 55, 56, 57, Chevy are the same as the 57 Pontiac. They look simiar to the Pontiac on the internet, but I cannot be certain of the size, fit, and function....
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    1957 Starchiefd convertible colors

    I was told by a perrson who has restrored a few 57 convertibles that the 57 Starchief convertible was not available in kenya ivory. Am I right to assume that this is wrong because there are several...
  6. Thread: Wind up dash clock

    by Rod
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    Wind up dash clock

    The wind up clock on my 57 Pontiac is dirty and needs to be lubricated. Can anyone tell me how and what to use to clean it. It will only run for about a half hour before stopping. Also what do I...
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    low note and hi note horns for 57

    Does anyone out there know why the model numbers are different for pontiac vs chevy? are the pitches adjusted differently?
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    56-57-58 rear bearings and seals

    I need to replace the rear wheel bearings on my 57 starchief. the original bearings have a groove in the O.D. of the bearing with an "O" ring in it. The new bearings I have been given (Timken...
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    57 pontiac convertible body panels

    The lower edge just between the replaceable rocker panel and the rear wheel is bent badly, and I cannot find a replacement panel. Will a Chevrolet one work? If so what year. This convertible has a...
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    57 pontiac tail lights

    I have two sets of tail light assemblies for my starchief. One set has a hole near the top of the housing, about 2 inches in diameter with a red reflector mounted with two screws from the back. ...
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    1957 Starchief Convertible top fluid

    What fluid is used in this power top hydraulic system? I understand that on some cars transmission fluid is used, and on others they use brake fluid,
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    1957 starchief interior

    I had a 57 starhief convertible many years ago and cannot recall the following.
    Was a padded dash offered? and was a leather interior offered? Leather only in the roll / pleated area of the seats? ...
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    1957 pontiac starchief spinner hubcaps

    I am looking for 4 spinner type hubcaps for my 1957 starchief.
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    1957 rear bumper tips with exhaust holes

    I am in seach of one or two rear bumper tips with the openings for dual exhaust outlets.
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    Are you still looking for 57 steering column? I...

    Are you still looking for 57 steering column? I have a 57 pontiac steering column but I am not sure that the one I have is from one that had power steering. I did not know that there was a...
  16. Most valuable restaration of a starchief convertible

    I am wondering which of two color combinations will give the most value for resale after restorations.
    My cars VIN tag has paint as REE. This is Carib Coral with Chateau Grey in the side arrow. I...
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    The above two threads are exactly right. These...

    The above two threads are exactly right. These cars were furnished with, and expected to be raised with a bumper jack. This raises the body and frame up away from the axel allowing room to remove...
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    Thanks for the help guys, I will keep serching. ...

    Thanks for the help guys, I will keep serching. Also I will try smokes and boneyards.
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    Starchief convertible interior

    Is there a source for new inner door pannels that duplicate the originals on my Starchief? Also where can I get a replcement rear seat (convertible frame and springs)?
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    Thanks Todd, I had no idea that red oxide primer...

    Thanks Todd, I had no idea that red oxide primer was used. Is this PPG product a primer sealer? Primers usually allow moisture to pass through to the metal.
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    57 Starchief paint color

    I have started restoration of a 1957 Starchief convertible. Can someone tell me if the bottom of the floorpan is painted the same color as the body even if it is kenya ivory (white). I have seen...
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