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History Your Favorite 49-52 Chevrolet

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Ryan, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    Ryan
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    from Austin, TX
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  2. I have two of them personally the one everybody has seen I am sure, and the other I am still working on, my favorite lately has been this little Jewel!
     

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  3. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
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    JeffreyJames
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    from SUGAR CITY

    I probably have a bunch of favorites with one of them being the Bass '49 Fleetline even though we never seen it finished.

    This one though recently sharing the cover on Rod & Custom has my stomache in knots...
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    I'll see if I can dig up some older ones to drool over.
     
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  4. Old-Soul
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
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    I've had a soft spot for '49-'52 and '53/'54 GM's for a long time. I lean towards mild customs and lowered stockers myself, they just look so good how can one NOT like them? The coupes are by far my favorite. I can't upload the photo on my work PC but there is a burgendy coupe, tastefuly chopped with black steel wheels and caps wrapped in whites...and for the life of me I can't remember who's it is, but I think it's in Europe now? What draws me too it is how damn clean it looks, nothing outlandish.
     

  5. these three for sure! if anyone has info on that orange one let me know I'd like to see more pics and find out what all was done to it
     

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  6. JeffreyJames
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    JeffreyJames
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    Edit: I am deleting the 2nd batch of pictures pictures because this shouldn't be just another 49-52 Chevy thread but YOUR FAVORITE. So I am sticking to the one I posted from R&C a few months ago. It's simple understated and cool.....as a custom should be.
     
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  7. jamcoupe
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    Bryans chevy
     

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  8. 1950ChevySuburban
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    1950ChevySuburban
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    from Tucson AZ

    Haven't seen enough of them to really have a favorite, but that red one above sure is killer!
     
  9. nail-head
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    I can't find it because I can't remember which magazine it was in...pretty sure it was Rodder's Journal...but it was a green metalflake Fleetline custom...very close to a '52 Fleetline my dad had when I was in high school.

    I remember one year he let me drive it to homecoming...my date wanted to know why I didn't borrow his air conditioned '77 Camaro...that was our last date.
     
  10. Old-Soul
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
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    I really dig the use of the shoebox tail lights/wind spears.
     
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  11. I am partial to my 50 chev sedan delivery..that has california bumpers
    but i would like to see one made into a pheaton/ pick up/ute
    OLDS cut down windshield
    tudor long doors
    4 buckets
    swing and fold down tail gate
    wood door tops and rear suround... maybe even a woodie sides too
    monkee mobile style top

    anyone? anyone?
     
  12. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    from Nebraska

    Jeffrey, that exact car is the first one that came to mind for me, also!
    It's a local Omaha car that I always enjoy seeing when it's out.


    A few more photos from the 2009 Omaha World of Wheels...

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    Malcolm
     
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  13. droplord49
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    from Bryan, Tx

    Jesus Valencia's 49 Coupe(sorry, no pics on my work computer).
     
  14. Jarzenhotrods
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    Larry Ernst Chevy 2nd version. That does it for me!
     
  15. Tom davison
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    Tom davison
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    from Phoenix AZ

    Can't pick only one. Semi-custom is my favorite style personally so of course, the Grapevine hands down. Quintessential late 50's/early 60's.

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    As for radical, this one's hard to beat. For a current car, it's so 1952.

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  16. El Jefe
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    The one that started it off for me. Still simply stunning and oh so cool. This is the car that started Jimmie and Gary Howard's relationship in a long line on perfect customs.
     

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  17. flamingokid
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    My favorite 49-52 was my 1950.Tastefully chopped and mildly customized, everything was just right about her.I wish I never sold it.
     
  18. G V Gordon
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    G V Gordon
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    from Enid OK

    Beat me to it, one of my all time favorite mild customs, period.
     
  19. Uh oh, that's difficult. There are so many I like. When it comes to old customs, there's the Dan Landon coupe or the Spencer Murray Chevy. But if I have to boil it down to just one car, it's gotta be the Jesus Valencia Chevy. (but my own 1949 is a strong runner-up :cool:)

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  20. BrerHair
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    Have to agree, although I love most everything the Drag-n-Shop produces out of Santa Fe Springs.

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  21. HRod 50
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    HRod 50
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    Wow! Some sweet rides..
     
  22. JeffreyJames
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    JeffreyJames
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    from SUGAR CITY

    Thanks Nick! More pics to drool over!
     
  23. Hubbcat
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    Hubbcat
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    from Sweden

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  24. rdstr31
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    rdstr31
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    from Ney, OH

    The one in my garage...!
     
  25. The orange chevy was built and owned by my buddy Manny C. in San Diego.He would drive that beautiful car everywhere. He sold it though.
     
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  26. Old-Soul, didn't see your post until now, but this sounds like my car:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lowtech/2570409302/

    sorry for the selfpromotion... but I think I might help out with this.
     
  27. I have two in mind. Bass Built 1949 Fastback Chevy and Larry Watson Grapevine Chevy.
     

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  28. Old-Soul
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
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    Lowtech, I can't view images on Flikr at work, but I think I may have figured out how to post photos in my albums, let me give it a shot...

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    EDIT: Ha! Figured it out.
     
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  29. Another two I remembered. Fleetline featured in the Rodders Journal and Jimmie Vaughan's Fleetline which was also featured in the Journal. Its hard to narrow it down to just one.
     

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