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History Your Favorite 49-52 Chevrolet

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

  1. Yea but you got the peeps. :)
     
  2. hotflint
    Joined: May 9, 2009
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    Maybe this is cheating, but this is my favourite, owned and built by myself. Extended quarters, 5 on the bottom, 2 and a half on too, bumper guard tail lights, front bumper is flipped over, has a 235 with an Edmunds 2 carb intake and Fenton split exhaust. Thanks to Mike Siewert for the photos.
     
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  3. It wasn't anything too flash, but it was mine and I loved it. It had 350, powerglide and 8 inch. Sold it in 1992.

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    Now I've made myself sad :(

    Glen
     
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  4. chiefharlock
    Joined: Mar 30, 2013
    Posts: 14

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    I'm gonna hafta throw my hat in the ring with the folks who list the vehicle(s) they have personally owned and list my own '51 Bel-Air. She may be in rough shape at the moment, but she's mine and I have a vision! Now if I could just get a picture of my "Hel-Air" that wasn't too large to upload!!!
     
  5. tommy49
    Joined: Oct 5, 2012
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    I'm bias to my own 49 Deluxe Sport Coupe. P1010352.jpg P1010354.jpg
     
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  6. Devin
    Joined: Dec 28, 2004
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    from Napa, CA

    Man, that is really beautiful. Nice work!
     
  7. StefanS
    Joined: Oct 7, 2013
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    from Maryland

    Let's keep this one going. There are some super nice ones in here but of course I'm saying mine. It's 100% original (motor, paint, even exhaust). The custom touches to date are a mild drop, dealer installed rear deck speaker and moon tach. Soon to come...t5, lower static drop, dual exhaust/intake and a ciadella interior. 20150724_093305.jpg
     
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  8. Bullet Nose
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
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    What's a ciadella interior?
     
  9. StefanS
    Joined: Oct 7, 2013
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    from Maryland

    It's the name of the company that makes the interior kit. The factory '51 hardtops only came with a black/grey interior. Ciadella can make an interior in the factory pattern but in any color you want. All the black will be done in yellow and all the Grey will be done in ivory.
     
  10. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 6,220

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    Saw this today......still under construction....Perfect chop with slanted B pillar. Has H.A.M.B. tag on dash.
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  11. cosmic12
    Joined: Oct 16, 2011
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    Glad to see this thread popping back up.
    I am getting close to drive'n mine soon. finish paint 038.jpg [[/ATTACH] finish paint 052.jpg
     
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  12. hotflint
    Joined: May 9, 2009
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    Hopefully the bictures show, but here is a few construction pics. I definitely didnt take enough
     

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  13. a990hemi
    Joined: Sep 3, 2009
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    from Wisconsin

    That would be my under construction '51 Chevy pictured at Albion last night. Hoping to be ready for a permanent paint job after a couple more winters worth of body mods. Thanks for posting your pics.
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  14. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
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    Old thread but wanted to add one that is in my top 5 list

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  15. blackout78666
    Joined: Jul 3, 2009
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1441905904.756974.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1441905931.991046.jpg
    My son working on his first ride 51 styline. 14th birthday present from pop. Post more pics soon. Just about done with the drivetrain. Next up shee-it metel.
     
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  16. heinz51
    Joined: Aug 19, 2012
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    Ahhhh to be 14 again, tearin apart flatheads, and chevy sixes. Your son almost looks disappointed that the motors in. Fire it up an make him smile.
     
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  17. BrerHair
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    Edit: I can be a real dumbass sometimes. I made this same mistake within the last week on a different thread, commenting on the lack of hotrod responses vs. custom responses, and then realizing that the thread was posted to "Traditional Customs". Duh. Hard for me to get it in my head that the board has been split, because I still just surf "General Discussion." Anyway, I leave my comment, for what it is worth:

    OK, here you go . . . I find this interesting:
    This is a hotrod-heavy site. Been plenty of bellyaching over the years about customs being treated like a stepchild.
    Boss starts a thread about favorite 49-52 Chevies and what happens? 95% customs are thrown up as answers to his question.
    Now, is it that almost everybody's (hotrod & custom crowd) favorite for this car is a custom?
    Or does the hotrod crowd see a thread title like this and think "Nothing for me here"?
    I admit to being baffled by the fact that answers to the question like these cars below account for a miniscule number of the cars in this thread. Where are all the other hotrod guys?

     
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  18. StefanS
    Joined: Oct 7, 2013
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    I said mine before because I had just gotten it and had been wanting a '51 Bel Air for at least 15 years but, Chris Broders' '49 is fu@#ing perfect. It makes me want to paint mine blue. Screenshot_2016-03-23-08-54-32.png
     
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  19. Little update...

    The shape is here :)

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  20. taildragger1957
    Joined: Mar 18, 2009
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  21. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
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    One of my favorites.
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  22. My all Time favorite. Pat Ganahl's 52. Just awesome and seriously influences my 51. 1458767873952.jpg 1458767902721.jpg
     
  23. Devin
    Joined: Dec 28, 2004
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    from Napa, CA

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  24. WZ JUNK
    Joined: Apr 20, 2001
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    from Neosho, MO

    I think I did some work on this car a few years ago. If not this one, there is one a lot like it somewhere. Very nice car, I like the look.

    John
     
  25. cosmic12
    Joined: Oct 16, 2011
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  26. cosmic12
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    I just realized that was a 4dr sedan. Am I correct in that? If so my hats off to ya on the mods!
     
  27. JimboSlice423
    Joined: Sep 8, 2013
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    from Ohio

    Seen this a couple years in a row at the piston powered show in Cleveland. Not sure who owns it, but one of my favorites for sure. [​IMG]
     
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  28. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
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    1. 1940 Ford

    image.jpeg This ranks way up there
     
  29. Yes it was a fordor Deluxe but the congratulations aren't for me.
    The chop is done by Christophe Beal (ex-Hollywood Hot-Rod)

    Thanks for all your comments
     
  30. Baldies
    Joined: Nov 16, 2015
    Posts: 133

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