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Customs My new (FREE) 49 chevy project.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by FestersGarage, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Ok so my friend has had this car since high school its a 1949 chevy more door well it sat and sat he chopped the top welded the rear doors shut and it sat and sat some more. Well he has a new project and was gonna hall this too the scrap yard until i said hey what are you gonna do with that 49? So anywho I have another friend that just gave me a 400 pontiac motor/trans. the cars already set up for a v8 so my plan is to get it running and driving and go from there wish me luck its rough! any ideas or input would be great

    Last edited: Mar 8, 2010
  2. Adam.Perrault
    Joined: Nov 10, 2009
    Posts: 124

    from Phoenix AZ

    lot of work but looks like a kick!
    keep up the pics
  3. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,867


    Work that sucker over and keep us posted!!! :D
  4. ironandsteele
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 5,329


    i will give you double what you paid for it.

    that's cool man, free is a great price always. go nuts on that thing!

  5. should I change up the rear window or cut the post out?
  6. Squirt239
    Joined: Jul 14, 2009
    Posts: 22


    i have a 49...sure wish i had someone to help me chop mine. that looks fantastic
  7. jetcycles
    Joined: Dec 14, 2008
    Posts: 220


    glad you finally found a ride. . .I watched your WTT ads on craigslist for a while and realized you still had the truck when i saw it at the Hoedown. Keep the pics coming, sounds like you have good friends!!!
  8. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 7,432


    FWIW, Yes, the rear window needs "changing up" to better the flow. (We're not talking side windows, Right?) Perhaps the bottom could brought forward a bit, or the entire window inverted? (Something to eliminate the apparent bulge at the top of the glass.)

    The posts (B-pillars) also need work for uniformity, and to eliminate the "dog-leg". The best case scenario would include the incorporation of longer Tudor doors, and rounded rear side window corners. (JMO)

    The car has an otherwise nice profile.
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2010
  9. olskool34
    Joined: Jun 28, 2006
    Posts: 2,458


    Lengthen that front door to make it look like a two door. looks like fun.
  10. Trichop
    Joined: Jan 8, 2008
    Posts: 219

    from Eaton,Ohio

    Slanted Posts................. or covering to look like a "Carson Top"
  11. BEAR
    Joined: Sep 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,310


    i would keep the post myself .........
  12. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,357

    el Scotto
    from Tracy, CA

    Hell, I'd just sand it down, spray a coat of primer on it, and get it driving!! The finish work on that could wait for a while.

    That is some extreme patina, too! ;)
  13. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    Clean it up, sand it down, get it in primer(non-porous) work out the mechaniclas and drive that sucker.
  14. KCsledz
    Joined: Jun 19, 2003
    Posts: 2,333


    I need a friend like that! Work it how it is and get it on the road!!!! Summer is coming.
  15. Wicked50
    Joined: Apr 14, 2008
    Posts: 882


    ya keep the post fix the rear window later . I second El Scotto's suggestion
  16. Definitely get her running first.
    IMHO you are far less likely to let it sit for long periods while working the body if it's already running.
    At least for me, getting to drive a project sure lights a fire under my butt to keep it on the road, versus the "never ending project saga" where you try to do it all at the same time.
  17. Free! thanks for saving it from the scrap bin. China has to many of our old cars in cube form already.
  18. Area56
    Joined: Feb 25, 2010
    Posts: 44

    from Oklahoma

    I like it.

    What kind of lettuce are you growing there? :p
  19. Second this.... If anything at all do this..!
  20. yea the damn truck haha I still have it. I dont use it much other than a work truck but screw it i guess ill keep it.
  21. 29nash
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
    Posts: 4,544

    from colorado

    I would get it running first too. That, will keep you interested in doing the rest a little at a time.
  22. RDR
    Joined: May 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,355


    lots of work ahead of you....just wondering if by chance a fleetline deck lid would possibly fit into the plans ? Sure could smooth the flow of the back window to trunk out if it wasn't too big of a task to adapt in....maybe slanted B pillar a bit...2 DR doors would be nice....ain't easy making a silk purse out of a sows ear,huh??
  23. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 14,290


    Very kool project!! The most important thing is to get it running. Get it so you can
    enjoy driving it around town. Nuthing kooler then driving around town in a chopped
    sled. Back window looks fine to me. I was wondering if the rear glass is too high on
    the top? May need to come down a little. Other then that enjoy the build so you
    can enjoy the ride. Keep us posted with the progress.

    Happy Trails,

  24. Get it driving!

    Here´s a little inspiration. Fourdoors with the rear doors welded normally look a little off, but I think this one could work really well. I tweaked the back of the roof to get rid of the fastback look, kept the glass thats in it and put the swage line back to separate the roof and the rear deck. Rounded the back corner of the side window and fixed the kink in the door frame by the glass. Oh and I angled the b pillars just a tiny amount. I don´t know why, but it looks a lot better with that done. Anyway, it´s not a horrific amount of work to get it looking good.

    Last edited: Mar 8, 2010
  25. RDR
    Joined: May 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,355


    James D...we are all PLEASEd to see your work...thanx Nice Job
  26. I see what you did there....;):D
  27. cadillac daddyo
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 420

    cadillac daddyo
    from wichita ks

    cant go wrong with free keep us posted on the progress
  28. kool you go after it.
  29. rustyhood
    Joined: Dec 2, 2009
    Posts: 719


    That buddy of yours did one hell of a good job on a more door! That can be so bad ass! plus the price is right. Build the hell out of it, great investment if you change your mind down the road. My 2c and good luck and have fun!
  30. loosenutNH
    Joined: Jan 31, 2010
    Posts: 193


    damn what a score! It looks like whomever did the chop knew exactly how much would look good.
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