A few folk have suggested I should post some pics/details of this, so here goes.
It really is a project - and one of those typical of me where, 18 years in I have made almost no progress except for dismantling more bits, then wishing I hadn't, and wondering if it's ever going to get done in my lifetime.
Back to the start -
Back in (about) 1984 I go to a car show in Wollaton Park in Nottingham. I see a Tri-Chevy (55,56,57) Bel Air and resolve to have one one day.
In 2000, I see one advertised by Eady's American Autos in Burton Latimer, Northants.
It is a (as I later find out), a 1956 210 Sport Sedan, so not a Bel Air, but the same shape. It is also a RHD car that was imported and bought new here - a fact that some folk seem unable to grasp.
This is it more or less as bought using the primitive digital photo tech I had at the time -