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History Early day Chevy hot rods

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by KomoG2, Aug 8, 2022.

  1. KomoG2
    Joined: Mar 10, 2009
    Posts: 180

    from Utah

    Hey all. Long time member, partial part time participant.

    I got thinking a while back, I do like the looks of hi boys, low boys, roadsters, lakesters and all the hot rods of the day. But those are usually FOMOCO products. While nothing wrong with that, I seem to be curious about what the scene looked like for the bow tie crowd in the day. Any pictures posted would be greatly appreciated.

    If this is a repost of something I couldn’t find please delete.
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  2. aussie57wag
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
    Posts: 506

    from australia

    And other brands. I'm quite sure Ford and chev weren't the only manufacturers in the USA.
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  3. Here's a picture taken of my Dodge Hemi powered gasser style 39 Chevy taken around 1965.

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  4. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 10,419


    ^^^^ Nice ride there Moose!
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  5. Bob Lowry
    Joined: Jan 19, 2020
    Posts: 1,168

    Bob Lowry

    Phoenix, AZ was my two best hot rods were the '37 Chevy yellow sedan in this photo, circa 1965,
    and my second was the '40 Chevy, which I bought from my brother when he went to Vietnam. Second photo is
    how it progressed over my teenage years...still hot rodding Chevy's and loving all makes of street rods.
    pumpkin 1.jpg
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  6. Primo
    Joined: Nov 7, 2004
    Posts: 416


    There were a few good shots on my recent post for my 1930 Chevy:

    Jimmy B posted this beauty:
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    31APickup with this one:


    And Six Ball with this one:

    Fred Wise in his 1928 Chevy Roadster w-OHV Banger123.jpg
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  7. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 7,806

    from Oregon

    Back in the 60's my car was a '40 Chevy coupe done gasser style, but with Mopar 413, torqueflite, and Mopar rear axle. Front axle was a '47 Ford transverse spring because my coupe was a Master Deluxe with knee action front suspension that couldn't handle the weight of the 413.
    My current old Chevy is my '39 Chev opera coupe in my avatar. I still love the old 30's Chevys, and especially done as gasser style cars.

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  8. One of if not the best looking coupes of all time. Original or rodded. Proportions are just perfect.

  9. proartguy
    Joined: Apr 13, 2009
    Posts: 569

    from Sparks, NV

  10. I had a friend in High School that drove a Chevy that looked like this one with the exception of the whitewalls, it was one of many old cars in the student parking lot.

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  11. Sky Six
    Joined: Mar 15, 2018
    Posts: 3,448

    Sky Six
    from Arizona

    I like my Chevy. :)
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  12. I like this one a lot! I guess it's more custom than Hotrod though.
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  13. Primo
    Joined: Nov 7, 2004
    Posts: 416


    This one is a GMC but I would love to see more of it! gmc01 (1).jpg
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  14. I like to see more pictures of this car[​IMG]
  15. That is a '31 Chev, it is powered by a GMC 6.
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  16. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 8,530

    from Michigan

    1932 Chevy coupe.
    302 GMC inline 6.
    A modern-day build but very General Motors traditional.
    Nice one, too.

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  17. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 14,750

    from KCMO

    Found this one a couple months back 49147D18-470A-4A5B-807E-64E5AA8547F9.jpeg thought I had better photos but here’s a few of a friends chevy powered by a 302 gmc 8BF6F224-65E4-4E41-9E9E-90C696096DB4.jpeg B32D7E6B-16D0-4993-BB01-D14618C1641E.jpeg
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  18. Primo
    Joined: Nov 7, 2004
    Posts: 416


    Hey even better! Style-wise ver close to what I what like to go for with my 30 chevy sport roadster.
  19. hemihotrod66
    Joined: May 5, 2019
    Posts: 800


    My highschool car in 1966... 37 coupe...Wish I still had it....
    high school car 37 Chevy.jpg
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  20. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 32,136


    I'd say that one reason you don't see a lot of non Ford earler cars that were rodded even in the 70's is that the pre 35/36 GM bodies were tin nailed to a wood frame. The 34 Olds I had in Texas and gave up on was literally a wood frame with sheet metal tacked to it. No actual metal structure worth writing home about. You walk out to an old GM car sitting in a field and once you got up to it you could see that it was just a tin shell with lots of holes for nails with very little wood left. Could be that on a lot of those cars that by the time the engines got worn he body was shot.

    In this area at least there are a number of "around 1928" Chevy speedsters many with hop up equipment on them.
  21. Shitbox
    Joined: Oct 23, 2021
    Posts: 24

    from Yubatuckey

    Well documented build of one:
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  22. rod1
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,176


    That is one Great video.
  23. my gone but not forgotten 37,....sold to a guy from Denver, Co. a few years ago., has anyone seen it?

    37 coupe 5-10 016.jpg 37 coupe 5-10 014.jpg
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  24. What I think of when I hear 'EARLY DAY CHEVY HOT RODS'

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  25. grumpy gaby 2
    Joined: Aug 10, 2019
    Posts: 281

    grumpy gaby 2

    Your SOOOO RIGHT! Jimmy B
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    From Cool Cars Square Roolbars
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  27. The North Country "Stovebolt" 31 Chevrolet roadster from the June 53 Issue of Hot Rod

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  28. Chuck Spurgin Bob Giovanine 25 Chevrolet four-cylinder roadster

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    From Jimmy Barter's YouTube

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  29. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 12,471

    jimmy six

    This started its race life as a C Gas with a 409 and moved on to a Land Speed car setting many records all with a GMC 6. Now it’s on the street still with a GMC but a little milder…it will be black again someday.

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