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Old 04-28-2013   #1
Hog
 
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Default 1957 Chevrolet 2 door hardtop seamless "California style" frame for sale

I have a 100% straight seamless "California Style" frame for a 1957 2-Door Hardtop (2 Door Sports Coupe). Dad was a frame/alignment specialist and this frame was going to be used for a future 57 project, but he passed before he got to use it.
The frame has surface rust, but was never stored on the ground. This seamless frame was desired by racers of the day because the seamless frames were supposedly 80 lbs. lighter than the welded frames which were in 95% of the cars. The conventional frame is comprised of 2 channels which oppose each other and are overlayed slightly, then welded together. These "seamless or "California-style" frames were used in cars assembled all over the US, and not just in the state of California.
My current 1957 2 door hardtop has the 2 piece frame.
These frames were what the NASCAR "Black Widow" cars used rather than the 2 piece frames, apparently for strength purposes as well. The frames for theBlack Widows were sent by rail to SEDCO (Southern Engineering and Development Company-located in Atlanta itself) all the way from Detroit as the local Atlanta assembly plant used the 2 piece frames.

In 1958 Chev supposedly went to a cross-braced frame which was significantly heavier.

I live in the Woodstock Ontario, Canada area.



















Priced at $2000 obo, feel free to leave any comments or questions. Thanks for looking.

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Old 05-04-2013   #2
RICHARD TILL
 
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Default Re: 1957 Chevrolet 2 door hardtop seamless "California style" frame for sale

how about those chrome steel wheels in the background? for sale? size?
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Old 05-06-2013   #3
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Default Re: 1957 Chevrolet 2 door hardtop seamless "California style" frame for sale

Unfortunatley no, there are 15x7 and 15x10. The 15x 7" are stock on the 1990-93 454SS and the 95+ Sierra GT and on Chev/GMC trucks, 95-98 as an optional rim.

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Old 05-06-2013   #4
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Default Re: 1957 Chevrolet 2 door hardtop seamless "California style" frame for sale

I figured thats what they were. I have a 1990 454SS. Am in the prosess of it being a 496SS. Good luck with the sale.
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