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Username Post: '57 - 150 Handyman Color Combinations???        (Topic#240708)
Jr.Fuel 
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04-24-10 11:06 AM - Post#1904006    

Please help...

We just found a '57 - 150 model 2 door Handyman Wagon, and we'd like to know if there were any Color Combination's Specific to this Wagon model only?

and / or

Were ALL '57 Chevy 150 Model Two Tone Combinations available on this Wagon???

Thank You in advance!!! Jr.

 
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Gene_Schneider 
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04-24-10 02:10 PM - Post#1904067    
    In response to Jr.Fuel

Same colors were available for all 150 models.
ChevGene 1934 Master sedan 1939 Master DeLuxe Town Sedan 1950 Styline DeLuxe Power Glide 1957 Nomad 283 PG 1963 Corvair Convertible


 
C57Heaven 
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04-24-10 04:30 PM - Post#1904135    
    In response to Gene_Schneider

get the cowl tag info and we'll tell what color the car was supposed to be.
or look here....

http://www.danchuk.com/images/Downloads/Cata log/Or...
Peace,
John H.
55 BA 2dr Sed owned since 1979, sold 6/1/09;
1957 Conv (starting to restore)


 
Jr.Fuel 
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04-25-10 01:30 PM - Post#1904499    
    In response to C57Heaven

I'm sorry, maybe I didn't ask my original question clearly enough....

I know how to read the tag codes / info, etc. but what I was trying to ask is this...

Is there any colors or two tone combination's Specific only to the 1957 - 150 model 2 door wagon?

I want to paint our car something out of the ordinary, yet still acceptable as o.e.m. orig....

BTW - color code ref: = SPECIAL

Please chime in... Thanks Again!!

Jr.



Edited by Jr.Fuel on 04-25-10 01:31 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Eric Vrem 
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04-25-10 02:31 PM - Post#1904523    
    In response to Jr.Fuel

Jr,
According to the '57 Dealer's Album the following 2-tone combinations were available on the '57 150 Handyman wagon:

Onyx Black - India Ivory
Imperial Ivory - Inca Silver
Larkspur Blue - Harbor Blue
India Ivory - Larkspur Blue
India Ivory - Tropical Turquoise
Surf Green - Highland Green
India Ivory - Surf Green
Onyx Black - Colonial Cream
India Ivory - Colonial Cream
India Ivory - Matador Red

The album does not show any combinations that are exclusive to the 150 handyman. The album has one picture of the 150 handyman, in the onyx black - india ivory combination. In this combination the majority of the car is painted black, i.e. the roof, roof pillars, front sheet metal, doors, lower quarter panels and only the area above the rear quarter panel moulding is painted white (india ivory). So based on this picture one could assume that the first color listed in a two-tone combination is the majority color and the second color applies only to the area above the rear qtr moulding. Your trim tag paint code of "Special" indicates the car was painted a non-standard solid color or two-tone combination. The dealer's album shows six solid colors and five 2-tone combinations that were supposedly not available on the 150 Handyman wagon but were available on other models. I hope this helps.
Eric V.


Edited by Eric Vrem on 04-25-10 02:35 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
56sedandelivery 
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04-25-10 04:01 PM - Post#1904568    
    In response to Jr.Fuel

Are you sure it's a Handyman Wagon and not a Windowed Delivery? I only say that because of your notation of "Special" on the firewall trim tag. What kind of lift gate/tail gate is on the car? Is there a "D" in the VIN? Butch/56sedandelivery.



 
rj_ly 
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04-26-10 05:26 PM - Post#1905211    
    In response to 56sedandelivery

  • 56sedandelivery Said:
Are you sure it's a Handyman Wagon and not a Windowed Delivery? I only say that because of your notation of "Special" on the firewall trim tag. What kind of lift gate/tail gate is on the car? Is there a "D" in the VIN? Butch/56sedandelivery.




What Butch posted.
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57 210 4-dr Sdn(37 yrs Aug 12)
57 Hrdtp(32 yrs Jan 12)
57(windowed)S. Delivery(31 yrs Oct 12)
57 150 Wgn(24 yrs Mar 12)
57 210 2-dr Sdn(8 yrs Oct 12)


 
wagonman100 
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04-27-10 04:11 AM - Post#1905474    
    In response to rj_ly

The D would either be the first or second letter of the VIN depending on if it was a V8 vehicle or not originally. A 150 would have an A as the first or second letter. Also, the windowed delivery would not have the angled paint divider on the quarters from the factory, though this could be added. I would assume it is there since you are asking about two tone combinations. If it is a windowed delivery, it is pretty rare.
Jay
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1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon


 
rj_ly 
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04-27-10 09:27 AM - Post#1905628    
    In response to wagonman100

  • wagonman100 Said:
The D would either be the first or second letter of the VIN depending on if it was a V8 vehicle or not originally. A 150 would have an A as the first or second letter. Also, the windowed delivery would not have the angled paint divider on the quarters from the factory, though this could be added. I would assume it is there since you are asking about two tone combinations. If it is a windowed delivery, it is pretty rare.



I'm sure a lot of us have seen 2-door Wagons converted to a Delivery style vehicle as well as a real Delivery converted to have such things as a back seat. OR........ 2-door Hardtop Belair trim added to a Delivery.

Look for the letter "D" on the VIN tag of your vehicle. If you find it, then indeed you own a windowed Sedan Delivery. Not a regular 2-door Wagon.

Windowed Delivery.
The letter "D" on the VIN tag.
No back Seat.
One-piece back door.
No diagonal trim on the quarter panel.
Sold new in the Truck line.



2-door Wagon.
The letter "A" on the VIN tag.
Came with a back seat.
Two-piece upper & lower gates.
Diagonal trim on the quarter panel.
Sold new in the pass car line.
57 Hrdtp(mine for 40 YEARS JULY 12)
57 210 4-dr Sdn(37 yrs Aug 12)
57 Hrdtp(32 yrs Jan 12)
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57 150 Wgn(24 yrs Mar 12)
57 210 2-dr Sdn(8 yrs Oct 12)


 
wagonman100 
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04-27-10 05:37 PM - Post#1905911    
    In response to rj_ly

  • Quote:
I'm sure a lot of us have seen 2-door Wagons converted to a Delivery style vehicle as well as a real Delivery converted to have such things as a back seat. OR........ 2-door Hardtop Belair trim added to a Delivery



That is correct, rj. I plan on my wagon (originally a 210 handyman) being a mutt of sorts. I am going to have the one piece door in the back and possibly have '58 Nomad bars on it. I will also may have the 150 trim with the paint divider and I will also have the quarter panel dip that the sedans have. I will also have the longer fin trim if I can get the right pieces. I am retaining the 210 upper and lower window trim, albeit modified for the quarter dip.
Jay
Some days it's not worth chewing through the restraints.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon


 
Jr.Fuel 
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04-29-10 09:08 AM - Post#1906856    
    In response to Eric Vrem

I got this info off of the firewall tag of another wagon we have access to, anybody want to decipher?

Style - 57-1263F

Trim - 716

Paint - 811E

Thank You!

 
rj_ly 
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04-29-10 09:44 AM - Post#1906872    
    In response to Jr.Fuel

Looks like it's a Handyman 2-door Wagon.

Delivery will be 1273 on the cowl tag.
57 Hrdtp(mine for 40 YEARS JULY 12)
57 210 4-dr Sdn(37 yrs Aug 12)
57 Hrdtp(32 yrs Jan 12)
57(windowed)S. Delivery(31 yrs Oct 12)
57 150 Wgn(24 yrs Mar 12)
57 210 2-dr Sdn(8 yrs Oct 12)


 
gotta56forme 
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04-29-10 10:01 AM - Post#1906882    
    In response to rj_ly

Style - 57-1263F (1957 150 Handyman 2dr wgn)

Trim - 716

Paint - 811E (India Ivory & Tropical Turquois)

I believe the 716 (and 717?) interior trim codes have been mentioned on CT before, but neither are listed in my Danchuk original specs or my Chevrolet by the Numbers books.

Are you sure about the 'E' in the paint code? I can't seem to remember if I've seen the 'E' mentioned before. I'm familiar with the A,B,C&D for '55-57, and it signifies what two-tone (B,C&D) paint breaks were used or if the car is a single color car (A). Thinking outloud... knowing that the C&D codes were used in '57 to specify the two-tone paint breaks on the 210's & Belairs, respectively, perhaps the E is for the 150 two-tone paint break, since that two tone scheme is unique only to the 150's, because of it's 150-model-only stainless side trim.

Scott/Gotta56forme
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04-30-10 08:36 AM - Post#1907420    
    In response to rj_ly

  • rj_ly Said:
Looks like it's a Handyman 2-door Wagon.

Delivery will be 1273 on the cowl tag.



Delivery is 1271. NOT 1273.
(who know's why I posted 1273?)
57 Hrdtp(mine for 40 YEARS JULY 12)
57 210 4-dr Sdn(37 yrs Aug 12)
57 Hrdtp(32 yrs Jan 12)
57(windowed)S. Delivery(31 yrs Oct 12)
57 150 Wgn(24 yrs Mar 12)
57 210 2-dr Sdn(8 yrs Oct 12)


 
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05-01-10 12:32 AM - Post#1907808    
    In response to Jr.Fuel

The exterior colors are common but 150 wagons had a green interior and dash that is specific to 150 wagon only. It came with Surf green, I think Highland green, and Adobe biege(mine was this). I haven't seen a Colonial Cream 150 wagon to know if they came with green interior, as did some yellow 55 models.
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wagonman100 
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05-01-10 05:47 PM - Post#1908114    
    In response to f.i.57chevynut

My 210 Handyman was surf green and has a two tone green interior. But the previous owner replaced the front seat and painted the dash with metal flake blue. So until I strip the dash, I won't be able to tell what the original color on it was. The one color on the seat could be a highland green, but the other color is a lighter green, not beige. But mine was not a 150 anyway, so it shouldn't apply.
Jay
Some days it's not worth chewing through the restraints.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon


 
56sedandelivery 
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05-02-10 03:30 PM - Post#1908634    
    In response to Jr.Fuel

So, did you find out for sure what your "wagon/delivery" is??? Inquiring minds want to know. And, thats a geat shot of rj_ly's 150 Handyman wagon. Butch/56sedandelivery.



Edited by 56sedandelivery on 05-02-10 03:30 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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05-03-10 04:26 PM - Post#1909349    
    In response to 56sedandelivery

My windowed Delivery had "Highland Green" hand written on the Dupont paint can. I still own the can the paint came out of. It was laying in the back when I bought the vehicle october, 1981.

When I went to get paint mixed for a repair, the paint shop used their paint camera on the Delivery. The guy who mixed the paint up for me said the color was closer to an International Harvester truck paint then it came to '57 Chevy Highland Green paint.










I haven't seen a Colonial Cream 150 wagon to know if they came with green interior, as did some yellow 55 models.

That would be cool to see a 150 Wagon in Colonial Cream.

I know BelAirs and 210s had Adobe Beige and Colonial Cream colors on them. But I've never seen a 150 of any style painted like that.
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57 210 4-dr Sdn(37 yrs Aug 12)
57 Hrdtp(32 yrs Jan 12)
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57 150 Wgn(24 yrs Mar 12)
57 210 2-dr Sdn(8 yrs Oct 12)


 
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05-07-10 09:07 AM - Post#1911295    
    In response to f.i.57chevynut

Here are some close up pics of the green interior exclusive to the 150 Handyman. Front seats retrimmed in NOS material, rears and side panels still factory. All interior paint is still factory. Highland Green / Surf Green car.




This wagon is I believe highland green / surf green exterior

 
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05-09-10 06:23 AM - Post#1912149    
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I would love to see a few more pics of the rear interior. Mine is all bare bones and rust. Some pics would help with my rebuild.

 
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05-10-10 09:50 PM - Post#1913074    
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A Sedan Delivery would only have cardbaord in the cargo area. Not cloth or vinyls. Not originally.

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57 210 4-dr Sdn(37 yrs Aug 12)
57 Hrdtp(32 yrs Jan 12)
57(windowed)S. Delivery(31 yrs Oct 12)
57 150 Wgn(24 yrs Mar 12)
57 210 2-dr Sdn(8 yrs Oct 12)


 
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05-11-10 06:54 AM - Post#1913206    
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  • rj_ly Said:
A Sedan Delivery would only have cardbaord in the cargo area. Not cloth or vinyls. Not originally.






"exclusive to the 150 Handyman"

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rj_ly 
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05-11-10 09:54 AM - Post#1913299    
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[quote=57delivery] I would love to see a few more pics of the rear interior. Mine is all bare bones and rust. Some pics would help with my rebuild.






My reply.

  • Quote:
A Sedan Delivery would only have cardbaord in the cargo area. Not cloth or vinyls. Not originally.

57 Hrdtp(mine for 40 YEARS JULY 12)
57 210 4-dr Sdn(37 yrs Aug 12)
57 Hrdtp(32 yrs Jan 12)
57(windowed)S. Delivery(31 yrs Oct 12)
57 150 Wgn(24 yrs Mar 12)
57 210 2-dr Sdn(8 yrs Oct 12)


 
57delivery 
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05-11-10 02:48 PM - Post#1913433    
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I would still like to see some pics. I do not think I am going to leave mine bare bones and card board.

 
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05-11-10 11:50 PM - Post#1913688    
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It appears that you upholsterer ran the cobblestone pattern on the front from seat front to back rather than from side to side as the rear seat appears.
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Tokyo Delivery 
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05-12-10 05:00 PM - Post#1914062    
    In response to f.i.57chevynut

Hmm, it looks like you may well be right! I never noticed that before. Luckily, it's not my car. Mine is the delivery you can see in my avatar.

 
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05-13-10 08:52 AM - Post#1914364    
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  • Tokyo Delivery Said:
........... Mine is the delivery you can see in my avatar.



I sure would like to see some pictures of it.
57 Hrdtp(mine for 40 YEARS JULY 12)
57 210 4-dr Sdn(37 yrs Aug 12)
57 Hrdtp(32 yrs Jan 12)
57(windowed)S. Delivery(31 yrs Oct 12)
57 150 Wgn(24 yrs Mar 12)
57 210 2-dr Sdn(8 yrs Oct 12)


 
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