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1957 Chevy custom - Chezoom - Boyd Coddington-

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One of Boyd Coddington’s most radical hot rods, and probably one of the most radical custom Tri-Fives ever built, the “Chezoom” was built for owner and CEO of Mr. Gasket, Joe Hrudka. While Coddington had been showing Hrudka some renditions by Thom Taylor of what a modern, ’57 Chevy might look like, Hrudka exclaimed, “I’ll take one!” From there, the idea behind Coddington’s “Chezoom” was born.


Photo courtesy of: zz-rod.com
The radical shoebox started life as a stock, ’57 Chevy two-door hardtop. From there, a custom tube chassis was built and fitted with front and rear suspension from an ’85 ‘Vette. The Chezoom’s drivetrain consisted of a 300-horse, LT1 350 with a 700R4 transmission, and the custom carriage rode on Boyd Coddington’s own, 17-inch billet aluminum wheels.



One of Coddington’s most famous customs, the “Chezoom” set a whole new standard for Tri-Five, Chevy customizing. Since its creation, the custom ’57 has enjoyed minor modifications, along with a substantial upgrade in 2004. The LT1 motor under the hood is definitely not a “fire-breather,” but with the Chezoom, as with many of Boyd Coddington’s creations, the emphasis is on creating a “Turtle Wax” clean, custom street rod that lives its life as a sculpture, and not as a race horse.
Though Coddington himself is no longer with us, his memory lingers strong through his now-famous Chezoom hot rod. The Boyd Coddington style of rod-building is well-represented through the radical ’57, and if leaving behind a custom-rodding legacy wasn’t enough, Boyd’s “Peacock Teal” Bel Air sold for $372,600 in 2005 at Barrett Jackson.

lien de référence: http://www.chevyhardcore.com/news/boyd-coddingtons-chezoom-is-a-custom-shoebox-favorite/


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Chopped, channeled, sectioned. Sliced, diced, pared, and peeled. Boyd Coddington estimated that when it was done, perhaps 10 percent of the original external sheetmetal remained. It began as a '57 Chevy, but when it was done, it was a '57 Chevy as envisioned by Salvador Dali. They called it CheZoom.

As the story goes, speed equipment tycoon and Chevy collector Joe Hrudka was paying a visit to Coddington's shop when he was shown a rendering of a highly stylized Bel Air hardtop. It had been sketched by hot-rod artist and designer Thom Taylor, the creator of Frankenstude, among others. "I'll take one," Mr. Gasket said, and the cutting began. Discarding the original chassis-it sat too tall to accommodate Taylor's radically lowered roofline and still fit humans inside-Coddington's crew fabricated a tubular cow-belly frame using C4 Corvette suspension assemblies front and rear. An LT1 Corvette engine and matching 700-R4 automatic transmission were installed as well. The high concept was that all the mechanicals on CheZoom could be serviced by any Chevrolet dealer-once the dealer got over the shock of seeing it roll in the door, one presumes.

Taylor's design drew a neon highlighter over all the trademark '57 Chevy styling features, with exaggerated tail fins, a low pillar-less roof with a nearly horizontal backlight, sensuously arched front fenders, and rolled pans front and rear. The paint selected for CheZoom was a fabulous hue called Peacock Teal, which was not a factory Chevrolet color in 1957 but somehow looked like it should have been. And naturally, CheZoom received a set of Boyd's custom 17-inch billet rims and a matching steering wheel. Constructed in 1995, the car may now look a bit strained or dated from some angles, but maybe that only shows how far the art of all-out customs has advanced in the past decade. And no one can deny the quality of execution or the sheer ambition involved in constructing the wildest '57 Chevy custom the car world has ever seen.


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CheZoom





Chopped, channeled, sectioned. Sliced, diced, pared, and peeled. Boyd Coddington estimated that when it was done, perhaps 10 percent of the original external sheetmetal remained. It began as a '57 Chevy, but when it was done, it was a '57 Chevy as envisioned by Salvador Dali. They called it CheZoom.
As the story goes, speed equipment tycoon and Chevy collector Joe Hrudka was paying a visit to Coddington's shop when he was shown a rendering of a highly stylized Bel Air hardtop. It had been sketched by hot-rod artist and designer Thom Taylor, the creator of Frankenstude, among others. "I'll take one," Mr. Gasket said, and the cutting began. Discarding the original chassis-it sat too tall to accommodate Taylor's radically lowered roofline and still fit humans inside-Coddington's crew fabricated a tubular cow-belly frame using C4 Corvette suspension assemblies front and rear. An LT1 Corvette engine and matching 700-R4 automatic transmission were installed as well. The high concept was that all the mechanicals on CheZoom could be serviced by any Chevrolet dealer-once the dealer got over the shock of seeing it roll in the door, one presumes.
Taylor's design drew a neon highlighter over all the trademark '57 Chevy styling features, with exaggerated tail fins, a low pillar-less roof with a nearly horizontal backlight, sensuously arched front fenders, and rolled pans front and rear. The paint selected for CheZoom was a fabulous hue called Peacock Teal, which was not a factory Chevrolet color in 1957 but somehow looked like it should have been. And naturally, CheZoom received a set of Boyd's custom 17-inch billet rims and a matching steering wheel. Constructed in 1995, the car may now look a bit strained or dated from some angles, but maybe that only shows how far the art of all-out customs has advanced in the past decade. And no one can deny the quality of execution or the sheer ambition involved in constructing the wildest '57 Chevy custom the car world has ever seen.


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mes Nitro de mes 20 piges Smile.... cultissime toutes ces caisses...
elle m'ont fait rêver à l'époque... même si mes goûts ont changé depuis... suis moins fan today...   
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Bin, j'ai jamais vraiment accroché, moi ...
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Re: 1957 Chevy custom - Chezoom - Boyd Coddington-

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Built by Boyd Coddington, "Chezoom" is the most recognized and famous '57 Chevy worldwide and is possibly one of his most famous creations. She's timeless in design and originality and is truly a very important icon of custom automotive design history, featured in publications worldwide. Her pedigree was further enhanced with the input of a substantial upgrade and minor modifications in 2004. Highlights are a "completely modified" and newly designed interior, the addition of air, new sound and XM satellite system, custom one-off Boyd wheels with matching steering wheel, "new" exhaust and tail pipe design, engine compartment mods, chroming, headlights, LED taillights, etc. Paint is original








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Wremss a écrit:mes Nitro de mes 20 piges Smile.... cultissime toutes ces caisses...
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