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Unread 01-15-2017, 10:09 AM   #1
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Default 57 Chevy Body on DS

Hello all. Has anybody here ever installed a 57 Chevy body kit on a Club Car DS frame?

Bought front and rear body kit yesterday. Probably a couple years old. Craigslist find, guy never installed it. No instructions, hardware, etc.

Rear seems to be pretty simple. Front however will require some sort of supports for the lower section. Sitting on frame now, just thought I would ask before I start installation. Thanks!
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Unread 01-15-2017, 10:15 AM   #2
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Default Re: 57 Chevy Body on DS

Just about everything custom requires fabrication to some degree, I hope you can weld Aluminum.
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Unread 01-15-2017, 10:35 AM   #3
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I know it will require some fabrication. Just thought perhaps someone had done this exact same thing, whether I weld it or get somebody else to weld it for me. Looking for photo, or advice. Thanks in advance.
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Unread 01-15-2017, 11:43 AM   #4
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Default Re: 57 Chevy Body on DS

it might help if you find someone that makes a 57 kit that appears to be like yours, as far as the way it looks and the same pieces, and see if you can get one of their install manuals. it would certainly help.
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Unread 01-15-2017, 11:44 AM   #5
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Default Re: 57 Chevy Body on DS

There is only one or two company's that make those bodies maybe you could contact them and see if they have a bracket or something.

Good luck
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Unread 01-15-2017, 12:07 PM   #6
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Default Re: 57 Chevy Body on DS

Thanks Nuke and Mike. I have tried to do just that with no success. Just got this thing home last night and have not done exhaustive research as of yet. it just popped up on CL and a few hours later brought it home spur of the moment thing. I found the website for what I believe to be only vendor of these things on eBay and it seems they don't sell parts. Just thought maybe somebody in here has done this and could describe or share a photo of how they installed the front end. Have done several stock DS bodies but this is the first of these I have seen in person. Thanks again!
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Unread 01-15-2017, 12:41 PM   #7
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IF... the body was designed for a DS, then it shouldn't be too much of a problem,
there's lots of them out there, and from what I understand, it's just a little bit of trimming on the cowl to trim, and it should slip right on!

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Unread 01-15-2017, 12:51 PM   #8
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IF... the body was designed for a DS, then it shouldn't be too much of a problem,
there's lots of them out there, and from what I understand, it's just a little bit of trimming on the cowl to trim, and it should slip right on!

Here's a 57 on a DS....



Thanks Lockman. That is a nice one. See how the front sticks out about a foot or so further than stock. Gotta be supported somehow. Yes will go on a stock DS. The back looks like it will be simple to fit.
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Unread 01-15-2017, 12:58 PM   #9
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I never looked to see how the front was supported at the bumper bracket,
but I'd guess that it wouldn't require welding... probably just a "bolt on" spacer of some sort!

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Unread 01-15-2017, 01:20 PM   #10
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Default Re: 57 Chevy Body on DS

Yep Lockman, I would think somebody makes that part. Would buy one if I could find it. If not, would love to see how others have done this. I feel like a kid with a new toy! LOL!
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