June 19th, 2020 (Updates Below) ~ You read that right, DD Speed Shop is Giving Away a 1957 Chevy Bel Air for FREE — and there’s no catch. Dan, a long-haired Canadian and car builder bought someone’s forgotten ’57 Chevy Bel Air hot rod out of a field — now he’s fixing it up to give away for nothing!
Dan is well known on YouTube for Tri-Five Chevy 4 Door to 2 Door Conversions — he cuts up 4 door tri-fives and makes them into 2 door cars.
As unbelievable as it sounds he’s decided to fix the floors, do some budget upgrades, and give it away to a lucky fan when he hits 57,000 subscribers on his DD Speed Shop YouTube channel.
This is no ordinary 4 door Chevy Bel Air, either — for a couple of grand Canadian dollars, this beauty came with a 327 V8 engine, an upgraded rear end, and a pile of old school speed parts under the hood.
More than likely this unassuming car was a sleeper back in the day and won a few races against unsuspecting muscle car owners.
Dan is giving the car away out of his own pocket from his day job just to get more people excited about putting old cars back on the road to enjoy.
There’s no raffle ticket or t-shirt to buy for a chance — simply subscribe and watch him build-up this tri-five — This ’57 Bel Air could end up in your driveway!
Here’s how the ’57 Chevy giveaway car came about…
Dan managed to convince his old man and his buddy Mike to drive a couple hours out of town to dig out a classic 1957 Chevy. This old hot rod was put together 30+ years ago and then abandoned in a farmers field.
It’s got all sorts of cool old school goodies, 327 with a TH400, vintage gauges, slappers bars, and more…
Update: June 21, 2020
Dead in a field to garage burnouts in less than a week! The giveaway BelAir was definitely a little more stuck than I had originally hoped for. The motor wasn’t a hard or expensive fix but fairly labor-intensive. Once I got the oil pressure issue solved I moved onto the fuel system.
You guessed it, that didn’t go well either. The old fuel pump was busted so I replaced it with one I had in stock, clicked it on, and nothing… Something along the line was plugged and not allowing fuel to flow upstream. Well, apart it came to be cleaned. Success! I had fuel flowing now.
After I bled the brakes I was planning to drive the car out of the garage. Well, that didn’t happen either… All 4 wheel cylinders were locked up resulting in NO BRAKES. So apart the front brakes came and I replaced everything with a good used set I had on the shelf.
Finally, it was time to go around the block. The car did great and I finished it off with a healthy garage BURNOUT! It was a hard-fought battle but ultimately a HUGE win in the end…
Update: July 3, 2020
Well as you guys know I pulled this 57 Chevy BelAir out of a farmers field a few weeks ago. We got it running and driving but far from roadworthy.
Rust repair is the part of this hobby that I dislike the most, especially rusty floors. So naturally, I attacked the rotted floors first while I was still excited about this Hot Rod. I sourced out a set of replacement floor pans and body braces to make the job a little easier.
These Tri-5 Chev’s all seem to rust in the exact same way. There really is no easy way to do the repair but I think I have a good system going. Through trial and error, I’ve decided that cutting out the floor and repairing the braces from the top side is much easier. It does require more floor repair, but I prefer working on top of the floors instead of lying on my back.
After a few days of welding in the heat, the floors look good as new! I’m a big believer in making this car safe so it can be driven/enjoyed anywhere! Now with the boring ugly job out of the way we can move onto something way more exciting!
Update: July 5, 2020
The Giveaway ’57 Bel Air Gets Styled! EFI, Cooling, Custom Interior and New Wheels! Plus Much More!
With all the new eyeballs have come a lot of questions. So here’s a video answering all the questions that have been asked.
- How do I enter?
- How do I win?
- Why are you doing this?
- etc, etc…
Update: July 10, 2020
Fancy new parts have started to show up for the Giveaway ’57 Chevy! So naturally, like a kid on Christmas morning, Dan was tearing into boxes. Otherwise, he’d have been doing some work on the car and not filming the boring stuff:
- All the panels and braces under the car have been welded and seam-sealed. After the sealer dried I painted/undercoated the underside.
- The rear brakes got a little love and now the entire braking system is working as it should.
But the best part was pulling out the brand new shiny radiator from Cold Case Radiator. It fits into the core support perfectly, almost like it was made for the car. Hee add a few hoses and some coolant, and she was ready to start.
Dan needed a little win, so he bolted a couple of seats in and took Dani for a ride around the block…
Supporting Companies, Big Thanks:
- FiTech Fuel Injection
- Hotrod Fuel Hose
- Cold Case Radiator
- Cragar Wheels
- Mad Scientist Garage
YouTube or themadscientistgarage.com
About the DD Speed Shop ’57 Chevy Giveaway
How do I enter and who is eligible?
All channel subscribers are eligible to win. As a subscriber you are automatically entered into the giveaway.
- No purchase necessary
How is a winner chosen?
Once the subscriber count meets 57,000 and the car is completed the contest will be closed, all names will be combined and one name will be randomly selected.
If I win, how do I get my prize?
The winner is financially responsible for picking up/shipping the prize in compliance with Canadian law.
There will be a skill testing question.
YouTube is NOT a sponsor or affiliated with this giveaway. Please review the YouTube Community Guidelines: https://www.youtube.com/about/policies/
The approximate value of the ’57 Chevy at the time of draw will be $5000.
The car will be given away free of all liens, in AS-IS condition with NO warranty.
DD Speed Shop will not be retaining, storing, or selling any personal information. Any personal information acquired is to be used for the sole purpose of contacting and communicating with the giveaway winner.
The winner is responsible for following the contest rules/guidelines in accordance with their Countries/States/Provinces/Territories governing law
All subscribers are eligible excl Quebec, Canada
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