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MetalWorks “body swapped” 1957 Chevy to an Art Morrison chassis

Build Thread   |   Posted: 11/30/2022
Posted by: Metalworks

If you are desiring modern performance out of your classic vehicle without ruining its classic good looks...then a "body swap" might be the right answer for you.

You probably have found memories of the cars you drove in high school and college...which are now considered classics. Several decades later you are now accustomed to your modern cars that, well,...they can drive themselves!! So when you get behind the wheel of something that is the equivalent of your old high school car, you quickly find out that they do not drive so well by comparison.

For this reason, we often get asked if we can make a customer's classic drive more like their modern daily driver, and the answer is resounding...YES! The main two ingredients for this formula are an Art Morrison chassis and an LS/LT engine.

So sit back and check out how we transformed this 57 Chevy gasser into modern ProTouring driver during the process known as a body swap.

Watch for upcoming updates on this TriFive body swap build...thanks for looking.

PS...don't worry if you are a gasser lover (so are we)...our customer put the 57's chassis under his 55 Chevy.

 

 

Gasser arrival at MetalWorks

Tear down

Tear down

Tear down

Body off chassis

Body shell

495hp LS3 with 6 speed manual.

Art Morrison chassis.

Chassis prep for coating.

Art Morrison chassis assembly.

Art Morrison chassis assembly.

Art Morrison chassis assembly.

Art Morrison chassis assembly.

Engine in Art Morrison chassis.

Engine in Art Morrison chassis.

Engine in Art Morrison chassis.

Firewall swap.

Firewall swap.

Body on chassis.

Body on chassis.

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