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Old 01-22-2008, 04:24 PM   #21
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Default Re: Custom Ideas: 1949-'52 Chevies

Awesome archive!

I have a -51 styleline im buildin' on. Love theese cars!
Im concidering to have a -50 pontiac rear bumper on mine and
-50 merc headlight french.

Dont know what front bumper i want to use tho...but i'll go
with the stock now in the beginning.
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Old 01-22-2008, 04:58 PM   #22
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One of the nicest one's around. And been around a long time
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Old 01-22-2008, 10:10 PM   #23
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My '52 sedan Ive had for about a year and a half is my first project and the amount of after market parts is great. I didnt realize it when I bought it, but like others have pointed out, there are lots of simple body mods to make it stand out. The popularity of these years also make it easy to find custom ideas online or at carshows. Plus theres always stuff about em on here!

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Old 01-22-2008, 10:24 PM   #24
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One word comes to mind when looking at these car's modifications, "Continuity". Weather it's the lines or the exchange in parts, they made it all work togeather.
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Old 01-22-2008, 10:52 PM   #25
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Default Re: Custom Ideas: 1949-'52 Chevies

Cool article.

I'm surprised people don't use '53 Lincoln taillights more often,,,they look fantastic.

This is the only one I've seen lately...



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Old 01-23-2008, 12:37 AM   #26
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Default Re: Custom Ideas: 1949-'52 Chevies

These cars have great transitional styling between '4o's and mid '5o's Chev. lines. I dig 'em. Better get them quick before every one else turns on to them.
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Old 01-23-2008, 12:50 AM   #27
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Default Re: Custom Ideas: 1949-'52 Chevies

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Cool article.
I'm surprised people don't use '53 Lincoln taillights more often,,,they look fantastic.
This is the only one I've seen lately...

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To be totally honest, the article Ryan posted was the first time I've seen those on a 49-52 Chevy, and I dig it, I'm on a mission to get a set on my car now.

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These cars have great transitional styling between '4o's and mid '5o's Chev. lines. I dig 'em. Better get them quick before every one else turns on to them.
I was thinking the same exact thing as I was hand off the dough for mine, kinda like, whew(wiping sweat from brow) just in the nick of time, six more months and the price for the same car will be double.
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Old 01-23-2008, 03:53 PM   #28
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Sweet, yet another supurbe source of inspiration for my '50 C'dan

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Old 01-23-2008, 05:42 PM   #29
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Old 01-23-2008, 06:11 PM   #30
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Awesome! Thanks Ryan
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Old 01-23-2008, 07:53 PM   #31
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One word comes to mind when looking at these car's modifications, "Continuity". Weather it's the lines or the exchange in parts, they made it all work togeather.
That's exactly what I say Zombilly. I agree, this was a great post and, more importantly, a great inspiration! The creative juices are flowin'! I can't wait to get mine on the road. So many beautiful lines..It's no wonder nowadays auto makers try to imitate and replicate these same clean lines for cars today. Haha, I guess everyones too lazy to try and come up with something Avant-Garde

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Old 01-23-2008, 08:09 PM   #32
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Spence Murray's Chevy always hit it right for me...
As seen in Hop Up:





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Old 01-24-2008, 08:02 AM   #33
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Spence Murray's Chevy always hit it right for me...
As seen in Hop Up:





personally I think he should have shortened the roof a little, but hey, the car is still awesome. Love the grille opening and the grillebar
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Old 01-24-2008, 08:42 AM   #34
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Default Re: Custom Ideas: 1949-'52 Chevies

Here's one I've been messing with for the past couple of years whenever time permits....... and no, the horse trailer is not attached to the car!
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:28 PM   #35
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Default Re: Custom Ideas: 1949-'52 Chevies

Just picked up 49 coupe and just happened to be looking for a few good ideas. Right now she's just a roller, so the sky's the limit with ideas, but the pocketbook is not. Anyone else have ideas or photos to post?
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:31 AM   #36
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Default Re: Custom Ideas: 1949-'52 Chevies

I thought that 1949-1952 Chevrolet's were the same body except for tailights and grilles.

One of the captions on Ryan's Journal entry states "Both '51 and '52 Chevrolets are highly suitable for fender extensions. Design of the stock fenders make it easy for an experienced bodyman to "square off" the rear end."

So, how are the '51-'52 different than the '49-'51?

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Old 04-06-2008, 10:44 AM   #37
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I stumbled across a `49 coupe last week. Very good body, solid. I absolutely do not need another project, but I can get it for $400 with clear title. Here we go .....
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:55 AM   #38
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awesome thanks Ryan.... 49-52s chevys/pontiacs are my favorite cars....heres how i did my tail lights on my more door fleetline..... little differnent than the one shown....
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Old 04-06-2008, 11:12 AM   #39
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i like to think of them as the 'working man's car." In terms of they are/were cheap and simple and I am poor. My blood and sweat go into the chevys. Also smaller than your merc or caddy so sportier. Although this might be denial for not having the cash for a merc, i think its a good argument.
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Old 04-06-2008, 11:24 AM   #40
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Needs no explination. all hail Rik Hoving's photo archive.


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