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 Author: crow
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:08 pm 
With 3 weeks of downtown area filming left I thought I'd highlight 2 of the locals. Though there are 20 to 25 human locals employed this old Chevy and the Shoe repair caught my eye during Friday's filming on N Bullard.

The front room and display windows of the shoe repair had been temporarily converted into a music store. Sixth Street School, which the lead character attends in real life will be the location of a few scenes for the movie as will a few side streets around town be the scene action.

Complete with a windshield shade and (original?) white wall tires the old beauty took more than a few cranks to get it started and when it did start a rod made so much knocking it could be be heard down the street. In some scenes this car has yellow back doors that are from another; one is a 1956 and the other is a 1957 but nobody could remember which is which only that the doors were interchangeable. Before this scene was filmed the car was turned around chugged down to the Buffalo to be filmed driving by the old bar where it died and had a dead battery, never the less it was revived and chugged back to the music store for a short scene coming and going. We'll be seeing it around a few more times in the next 3 weeks.

 Author: jaxonb
PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:19 pm 
This car is a '56 Chevy hardtop. As a much younger man I had a '56 Chevy Bel Air hardtop convertible. I had exactly this same color scheme, but it was a Bel Air model and had no pillar between the side windows (which is why they called it a hardtop convertible, even though the top was stationary), and there was a chrome loop carrying the white color up to just behind the front headlight instead of the single chrome strip shown here.

To this day, that little 265 V8 motor in the Bel Air models is one of the best motors Chevy ever made. Photos of the various 1956 models here:

Though I didn't have one on mine, there were optional 'Outside Sunvisors' for the '55 through '57 Chevys, though it's impossible to tell if this one is an original. But if it is, the weatherstrip piece has been lost from the top-rear portion of the visor, which kept the rain from getting under there. There were also fender skirts and continental kits for the top of the line Bel Airs, both of which can be seen here:
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=56 ... nental+kit

Photos of reproductions of the outside sunvisors and skirts can be found here:

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