John and Phyllis Sadler of Little Rock, Arkansas own this ’57 Chevy hardtop that they call “Cross Hair”. At first glance it may appear to be just another tri-five Chevy but that’s only because the alterations, including a chopped top, are so subtly done. Unlike many top shelf customs these days, which often have custom frames made by someone like Art Morrison, Cross Hair retains its original frame, albeit with more than two dozen alterations. Heidts supplied the independent rear suspension, Colin Kimmens of Lake Havesau, AZ did the metal fabrication, D&D Specialty Cars of Van Buren, Arkansas did the body and paint work, and Chuck Rowland Upholstery, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma did the full-leather (including the floor) interior. It’s not unusual for cars competing for the Ridler to have been shuttled around the country as their builds progressed. Another LS engine, this one a LS6, powers Cross Hair.
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