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Projects My Traditionally Styled, custom 41 Chevy coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by NashRodMan, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. NashRodMan
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    Here are some pictures of my 41 Chevy coupe. Its styled after a late 40's mild custom, in my opinion. I finally got the stance just the way I like it, i.e. not tail dragging but slightly lower in the back than the front like some guys would have done back then. Its statically dropped, no bags.

    I didn't put this thread in the "custom" section because I changed whole drivetrain last winter to a hot Chevy I6 292 with Clifford cam, bored 030, 4 bbl Offy intake, split exhaust manifolds and dual exhaust. backed by a Camaro T5 and late model rear axle.

    Enjoy the pictures!
    Paul
     

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  2. Jbuhl1954
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    Sweet ride bro!! Clean!!!


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  3. NashRodMan
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  4. Very nice example of the early custom theme with updated, reliable drivetrain for todays
    traffic.

    (You saved yourself some headaches doing so, too; I blew a few trans. and axles
    in my '37 coupe w/270 Jimmy and stock d-train..)
     

  5. wizzard23
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    Love this style of build. Awesome ride man!
     
  6. NashRodMan
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    thanks guys. I just like to drive them without the worry of breaking down. This is a reliable combination.
     
  7. That's a good looking car! Really nice the way you fixed it up.
     
  8. LeadSledMerc
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    It's looking great, Paul!

    Did you get out much with it this year...and tighten those lug nut nuts real good?? ;)
     
  9. chevy54man
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    That's a beautiful car and I'm sure it's a blast to drive!
     
  10. Nice !! Love the 41s !!
     
  11. NashRodMan
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    haha Keith! :) I did manage to get out to Rochester a few times. I did 3 weddings too! That's a lot of fun. Here's a pict from a wedding in May.
    How's that garage coming along??
     

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  12. El Bombero
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    Very nice. I had a nice 41 coupe project I sold years back. Now I wish I had kept it!!!!

    Mike
     
  13. To be honest,I'm not a Chevy guy but your '41 really gets in my eyes,I remember my uncle driving a car that looked very similar to yours,,nice job! HRP
     
  14. motoandy
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    Very nice. Love the style. Any interior pics. Looks like a nice driver..
     
  15. NashRodMan
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    Some interior shots as requested. These are before I put the 5 speed in. I do have more plans for this car. I'd like to shave the trunk; and sometime in the far future (due to funds) chop the top a little. Other than that the car really doesn't need anything else. Well, maybe do something with the speedometer/odometer since I didn't do what's necessary to hook it up to the tranny.
    Anyway, enjoy.....oh, and thanks for all the kind comments. Paul
     

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  16. VNTGE41
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    Man awesome car. Making me miss my 41 coupe, badly!!
     
  17. Rogue63
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    Really nice job ,love the stance. I'm working on a 41 two door now a couple of mods putting it into satin black and run that way.
     
  18. scrap metal 48
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    I would call it a "resto-mod".. Whatever it is, it's one cool coupe.. Nice job...
     
  19. NashRodMan
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    Some interior updates for the Chevy. Well, last winter the mice did a number on the interior. They ruined the carpeting and the side, rear quarter panels on both sides. They peed/crapped everywhere and it stunk bad. So I ordered some carpeting from automotiveinteriors.com and Instabind carpet edging and went to town. Never did that before so I was apprehensive and excited at the same time. What got me the urge to do it was a thread by Themoose where he did his interior with the Instabind. It looked so good and easy that I wanted to do the same. Its not perfect but I think it came out nice enough. I really like the contrast between the dark brown carpet and the ivory piping. Total cost was about $400. While I was at I was lusting after the ivory steering wheels I saw online so I pulled the trigger on that. Looks awesome if I may say so. Well that meant I had to paint the shift knob to match. This all happened last spring. Recently I decided to order the door panel covering material for the doors and rear quarters. I continued with the ivory piping theme here also. I just got the first door done and am very pleased with the outcome. Panel coverings came from the same place; automotiveinteriors.com. I think I have enough to do both doors and quarter panels and the kick panels. Hope you enjoy the pictures. Whaddya think?
     

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  20. LeadSledMerc
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    Real nice job, Paul...it looks super!!!
     
  21. NashRodMan
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    Thanks Keith. Whatcha been up to?
     
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  24. CME1
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    Very "COOL" looking mild custom/hotrod ! I like the un-chopped look. But it's your car, have fun with it.
     
  25. NashRodMan
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    thanks CMEI. The chop probably wont happen. I was quoted $10k-$14k. The unchopped look will have to do. lol
     
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  27. NashRodMan
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    Kidcambell,
    Thanks for the info. I just checked out the thread and his website. That is amazing. I could ship the car there and back and get it chopped for less than half of my low estimate. I'll have to give him a call. Now I need to make a decision!!! LOL
    thanks,
    Paul
     
  28. NashRodMan
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    These are the wheel covers I'm running now. $20 for 2 at a swap meet. I think they are vintage aftermarket.
     

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  29. deucetruck
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    Dig your car. Very clean look. That new steering wheel is sharp! Congrats.
     
  30. NashRodMan
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    Thanks deucetruck. it really made the interior pop.
     

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