There has been plenty of threads about chopping 49 to 51 shoeboxes. I guess what makes this one different is that it is a survivor.Though a very mild custom, in 1953, it got a 49 331 caddy motor and a 1953 merc three speed overdrive tranny. By the mid fifties , it got a louvered hood, rounded hood corners, nose, decked, and a 1953 chevy grill surround with a custom grill bar and frenched head lights. In the early sixties, the original green paint got covered with black paint and some cartoonish flames that were tipical of that era. Also, the original upholstery got covered with black tuck and roll that was tipical of that era. My friend and fellow club member Mark Faggen aka fireman mark purchased the car in the late nighties and decided to restore the car. The first step was to rebuild the caddy motor and restore the engine bay, wirring, and get the tranny and overdrive to work properly, and drove it around to a few shows, but the idea of making it a full custom kept bugging him, which brings us to date. Having restored Mark's 32 3 window, he fit me up on going all the way and making the car a full custom.