LS and LT Conversion Specialists
GM late model engine swap kits for cars and trucks
57 Chevy LT Series
As we were fixing a few holes in the floor, we decided to carefully sand away the years of primer and see what was underneath. We found some original Colonial Cream paint with an India Ivory top. We also found a Larkspur Blue door and quarter panel. We fixed a couple of outside holes and cleared the whole thing with matte clear. We then started on the suspension and drivetrain.
Surprisingly most of the trim was in pretty good shape so after clear there wasn't a whole lot to do. We put all new side glass in it and replaced all of the lights with new LEDs.
Billet Specialties Bonneville-G wheels and Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 tires. 19x8 245/35R19 front and 20x8.5 255/35R20 rear.
1982 registration sticker gives some clues as to when the car was last road worthy. Interestingly there is a General Motors Doraville assembly plant decal is in the rear window next to the new MuscleRods LT Powered decal.
The original dash and radio delete plate is still in place. The door panel where original door panels were barely usable. Some vintage A-body bucket seats in old-school diamond-tuck vinyl fits the bill and new carpet and wiring give us some comfort and sense of reliability. The original three on the tree shifter now controls a 6L80E six speed auto transmission.
Sometime during its life it had a quarter panel and a door replaced. The contrasting Larkspur Blue just adds to the calico look of the rest of the car. New LED tail lights, a vintage Georgia license plate, and the exhaust routed through the rear bumper finish up the rear.
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