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Old 01-13-2018, 09:06 PM
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Default 1957 - Is this a factory hole?

This was on the same car with the cross flags I asked about the other day. This hole was near the rear antenna. I'd never seen a hole here before.

Both this hole and the fender flags had been on the car at least since the early 70s.




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It looks very specific for something but not factory.
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That "key hole" looks like another antenna type hole. Maybe for a CB antenna those were very popular back then.
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The hole doesn't look factory to me, and I have seen one on another Vette. A CB antenna or something would make sense.
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Not factory, for sure.
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Disregard "non-factory" until you give wider profile shots - give some of us "area" to explore oddities that we might have seen over the last 70 years. Worth a shot?
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Originally Posted by desertpilgrim View Post
Disregard "non-factory" until you give wider profile shots - give some of us "area" to explore oddities that we might have seen over the last 70 years. Worth a shot?
This is the only pic I have of the area. It's on the in-board side of the left quarter panel. The antenna hole is also forward from where I usually see them on 57s.


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electric plug for that factory 1 of 1 trailer hitch
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careful what you are calling a hole, perhaps refer to it as a vacancy in the plane of the fiberglass panel.
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For the detachable winding key.
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Wes, I like the trailer hitch! Seriously.

You're right, the antenna hole should be much closer to the tail light. Is there evidence of a filled hole underneath? Maybe your car came with no radio, and prior owners added one and guessed at where the antenna hole should be. Or like someone else said, one of the holes could be for a CB.

Nice looking '57!
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Both of my 57's had factory radios - here's one, showing the antenna location.
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Ours the day it was shipped when we sold it last year. This is the only rear deck shot I have.







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Wes, I like the trailer hitch! Seriously.

You're right, the antenna hole should be much closer to the tail light. Is there evidence of a filled hole underneath? Maybe your car came with no radio, and prior owners added one and guessed at where the antenna hole should be. Or like someone else said, one of the holes could be for a CB.

Nice looking '57!
Thanks Todd. I didn't see a hole underneath. I suspect it may have been a radio delete car.The hitch reminded me of the one Tom Parsons has on his 56.
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JohnZ and RandyG, thank you for the pictures.
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