TO GET YOUR "bow-tie baby" (slang for Chevy) all spruced up and ready for cruising, you needn't scour salvage yards; just contact Danchuk Manufacturing, specialists in reproduction parts for the mid-'50s classics.
Art and Dan Danchuk have expanded their line to include thousands of parts for 1955, '56 and '57 Chevrolets as well as a selection of parts for muscle cars, such as the 1964 to 1972 Chevelles and El Caminos. (Thanks to the current nostalgia craze, they also do a big international business.) "The '57s are the most popular, because they're the most identifiable from movies and commercials," says manager "Tat" Marcy. "Baby boomers owned these cars or had friends who did. And they're buying them up like crazy."
Danchuk Manufacturing, 3221 S. Halladay St., Santa Ana; (714) 751-1957.