1957 Chevy Pro Street

1957 Chevy Pro Street

1957 Chevy Pro Street
Owner: Jerry & Lorrie Jacobs
Location: Santa Maria, CA

1957 CHEVY
SINFANDEL

A FELLOW CHEVY ENTHUSIAST TOLD US ABOUT A ’57 THAT WAS IN PIECES BUT IN GOOD SHAPE AND THE OWNER NEEDED TO SELL IT.   AFTER A SHORT DISCUSSION WITH THE OWNER AND MY BROTHER-IN-LAW, WHO IS ALSO A TRI-5 MAN, WE BOUGHT IT AND HAULED THE ’57 AND SO MANY PARTS AND PIECES HOME.  WE PUT THE ’57 TOGETHER FAIRLY QUICKLY EVEN AFTER CHANGING AND THROWING AWAY MUCH, WITH MANY SESSIONS WORKING ON IT UNTIL 2AM AND LATER.  WHEN WE FINISHED, WE KNEW IT WAS UNIQUE AS A VERY APPEALING “PRO-STREET”.

WE SHOWED THE CAR AT LOCAL SHOWS AND SOME NICER SHOWS THAT HAD CRUISES AND JUST HAD FUN “ROMPING” AROUND FOR ABOUT 3 YEARS.  THEN IT WAS CLEARLY TIME TO UPGRADE AND CHANGE THE CAR AGAIN.

FOR THE RE-BUILD, THE CAR WAS TAKEN COMPLETELY APART AND CHANGES MADE TO NEARLY EVERYTHING. FOLLOWING ARE JUST SOME OF THE MODIFICATIONS:  PAUL AT DOMINATOR STREET RODS IS A MASTER AT MAKING METAL BEND, MOVE AND SMOOTH. THIS CAR IS ALL METAL.

*TOP IS SECTIONED/LOWERED 2-1/2”, MOULDED AND PANCAKED. DRIP RAILS , WIND-WING, DOOR HANDLES/KEY LOCK, SIDE MIRRORS – ALL REMOVED.

*COMPLETELY  HAND BUILT STEEL HOOD.

*FERNANDO AT BILL’S UPHOLSTERY, BREA, CA. CREATED THE ENTIRE INTERIOR – IT WAS SHEET METAL WHEN HE STARTED.  HE HAND MADE THE SEATS AND CONSOLE, AND HAND STITCHED THE LEATHER ON THE ENTIRE ROLL CAGE.

*THE CAR HAS A FULL COMPETITION ENGINEERING TUBULAR CHASSIS & SUSPENSION COMPONENTS, AND HAS A AEROSPACE COMPONENTS DIFFERENTIAL – FOUND IN DRAGSTERS. THE CAR IS LENGTHENED 4” AND THE FRONT END NARROWED 4”.    THE RIMS ARE ONE OF A KIND “PERFORMANCE MACHINE” ALUMINUM.

*THE ENGINE IS ALL ALUMINUM, IS A 573ci KEITH BLACK RACING ENGINE BUILT BY CLAY SMITH AND HAS AN SDS ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM.  THE BLOWER IS 8-71 BILLET BY THE BLOWER SHOP.  THERE IS STAINLESS STEEL PIPING THROUGH OUT THE ENTIRE VEHICLE.

*THE CAR WAS PAINTED BY RICK VALDEZ, OWNER OF CREATIVE IMAGES IN LODI, CA. THE PAINT IS CANDY BRANDY WINE, AND RICK IS KNOWN AS A GREAT “CANDY” PAINTER.  THE PAINT JOB EXPLODES IN COLOR WHEN IN THE SUN

THERE ARE MANY MORE SPECIAL ITEMS ABOUT THIS CAR – JUST COME SEE IT AND ASK!

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December 23, 2016