The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by RICKY~RICARDO, Jan 23, 2012.
Ahh yes badlucks52 yup looks way better now with the chop.
No progress yet. I did however bolt the front end back on lol gave me something to do on this spring like day in Milwaukee.
Problem dent on hood
This is the hole i am left with after removing the old's tail lights
Nice,..I bet you just want to jump in and go for a drive!!
Nice solid car for a midwest chevy. I had to replace the bottom 6 inches of my old 50 chev delivery.
I can only dream of that day lol
she ain't too shabby she does need some metal work nothing to major i think it's a good builder
That's rad! Is that an Olds windsheild or did this model Chevy come with a one piece?
It looks like a nice start!
Its a old's windshield.
Nice ride... Check Chevybombs.com for HTF parts.
so for a learning young gun what seporates a styleline from a belair
Since i am not a historical pro on these cars all i can do is refer you to a helpful site
Hey Ricky, nice ride! Check out EMS for the floor pans. They're stamped to match the originals. Had them put into my 52. By the way, how's Lucy feelin about the Hard Top?
lol "Ahhh Ricky!"
Thanks i have a bunch of bookmarks saved now all i need to do is rob a bank lol
a "Styleline" car is the Sport Coupe, 2 door sedan, and 4 door sedan. "Fleetline" cars are the "fastback" body styles..
Bel Air would be a Hardtop (no door post) car.
I found a replacement hood do you think i should fix this hood or replace it with a dent free hood?
Problem dent on hood
Nice project! My wife built a '51 BelAir custom a few years ago. Great cars... but be prepared for sticker shock when you go to buy the wondow gasket for the rear window.
A dent free hood will save you time, so it depends on how much $$ you have/want to spend. All 49-52 hoods should work
My wife's old '51
Thanks. I can get a dent free hood for $100 it will save me time and i think it will save me a few headaches lol
Oh yeah, 50-52 Bel Air = 2 door hard top or convertible ONLY. It meant something else in 53-54 models
Ahhh yes i read your build thread super nice car for sure!
Great weather so i spent the day cleaning up the old Chevy
Hey, Rick, nice car my friend, take your time and all will turn out cool.I brought mine in from the states all the way down under to New Zealand, took me three years to get her to what we wanted, check her out. They are one beautiful car the Belair hardtops. Best of luck on your journey. Regards Kevin
Thanks Kevin yes the hardtops are my favorite as well
I sold my camaro Project and kept the complete fresh drive train everything is fresh zero miles 10 bolt posi 373,super t-10 4 speed and ls carbed 6.0 should be amazing. I had a custom cam ground up for this app cant wait to put her all together. First i want to get her running then second worry about the body work. I won't do a frame off because life is to short and that's way out of my budget. Im just going to have fun with it
Always love the hardtops
I just scored a excellent 52 Bel air hard top original color was honeydew with a onyx black top.
Doors,fenders,hood,trunk are rust free and straight.
Has a Heidts front end and a nova rear no interior, most of the chrome is there ,all glass is good,has nice door flippers and even came with all the repair panels.
I bought this car from a old hot rodder who just gave up on the car he said he didn't have time to finish so he was selling it.
The guy was a retired navy welder good guy! and i got the car at a great price. since my floors are better i will swap frames possibly the doors and some other parts.
I am doing a 52 hard top and my floors look like yours. I love the red headliner too.
Cool have you started repairs yet?
and now to toss another into the mix; the Styleline has front fender emblems that say; Deluxe & but wait there's more; there was also a Fleetline Special as well as a Styleline Special - these were the the stripped down
models without the stainless mouldings...
Ricky, you'll find the 51 has no door flippers. The 52 was the first with the flippers.
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