Where are the leads, the cables, and the hoses?
Simplicity is in the complex hidden details of this 57 Chevrolet Bel Air ground up custom cruiser.
The engine bay of this customized 57 Chevy Bel Air is fully shaved. Fully fabricated firewall designed for a clean appearance, leads, wires, cables, lines and hoses almost entirely hidden.
What I love about this 57 Bel Air is that the builder / owner, Dennis Gaya, has maintained the external appearance of the original, but beneath the classic 57 ride’s cover is a design and fabrication masterpiece.
Front and rear bucket seats in soft leather, and modern power window controls in the center console complement the luxury fitting to the highest standards of interior comfort.
Polish, clarity, and the finest of details present this 57 Chevrolet Bel Air custom as a better than new car. This cruiser is flawless. The rear shelf speaker covers are designed from billet aluminum and perfectly matched in color to the saddle color interior.
Controls and switches are fully electronic. The removable iPad located in the center console controls the electronics and switching in the entire car. Controls can be selected remotely when the iPad is removed.
Yes! It’s a common door hinge, but this holds a secret. Wiring for the electric windows is hidden in a grooved edge on the underside of the casting. An example of the effort and planning by owner, builder Dennis Gaya. So much effort to present a simple and clean design.
The exterior of this custom 57 Chevrolet Bel Air is mostly stock in appearance, and finished in such a way that it amplifies the factory’s original design without distracting the admirer with any individual design element. The only distraction is the sheer beauty of this cruiser as a package and the enormous effort taken in the ground-up build.
The Morrison chassis places the stance of this 57 Bel Air in a capable and balanced position. The smooth lines in the reflected highlights exemplify the paint and body finish.
This image, courtesy of Dennis Gaya, presents the Morrison chassis complete with LS3. Meticulous attention to detail from the ground up.
Wide rims help keep this 57 Bel Air glued to the pavement and the Wilwood brakes keep the LS3 motor in control. The original 1957 wheel arch design is emphasized by the modern suspension components.
The LS3 engine is stroked to 416 cubic inches and was built by Mast Motorsports. A modified GM 4L80-E is upgraded to six speeds with paddle shifters to add another modern and convenient touch.