John Glass’s 1957 Bel Air

Customer: John D. Glass, Alaska

Vehicle: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

How long have you owned this vehicle?
3 Years

Where did you get this vehicle?
Purchased in Juneau, Alaska – Been there 20 years and was garaged for 19 years.

What condition was it in when you got it?
Not operable – but work had been started.

What work have you done on this vehicle?
Vehicle was stripped & painted, front end, transmission , rear end all replaced, air conditioned, windshield wipers and new upholstery.

Is there any other work that you would like to do on it?
Just repairs while traveling.

What was the hardest part to find?
Parts for the Tremec Transmission – Tremec was of no help to obtain parts in Florida & Canada.

What other vehicles do you own?
No other classics

What is your next project?
I am done.

Do you have any advice for people thinking about doing a restoration project?
Bear body works Janeau, Alaska did the work – owner is a lifelong friend. He is retired now. Have patience & lots of time + money. Frequently the freight to Alaska was more than the parts but it has all been worth it.

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