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History Your Favorite 49-52 Chevrolet

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

  1. Bullet Nose
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
    Posts: 2,035

    Bullet Nose

    While going through some old photos yesterday, I found this one of my 49 Fleetline that was taken before the scallops were added. Now that 60 years have passed, I think I like it better looking this way .....

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  2. SmattaHead
    Joined: Dec 24, 2012
    Posts: 22


    I've had a early chevy chop top fantasy for a long while....
    so I recently purchased a 50 2 door sedan....
    priming the cutting tool now!!!!
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  3. I know I've told you before Bill, but I have always just loved your Fleetline and have saved pics of it for years in my reference file. I think it would be a hard pick for me to decide between scallops and no scallops on my favorite version.
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  4. Allan Perry
    Joined: Apr 30, 2018
    Posts: 18

    Allan Perry
    from Quanah Tx

    My favorite one was my dads 49 like post #79. Ma saying you paid $400 for that,1960 prices .It was a real clean tan with a 216 later up graded in 1966 to a 235 by my stepbrother. When we moved to San Diego I rode shot gun 500 miles with Grand pa in it.
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  5. treb11
    Joined: Jan 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,542


    This one Spotted at this years LSR:
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2018
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  6. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 7,435


    For those who don't know, those were some mighty nice scallops he's talking about!

  7. Roger O'Dell
    Joined: Jan 21, 2008
    Posts: 1,127

    Roger O'Dell

    Back the I would have been proud either way, with or without the scallops.
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  8. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 4,765


    1959 Westside Long Beach


    I have ridden in several old, Chevy sedans over the years. Our cousins had a Chevy sedan. Their mom owned a 4 door 1952 Chevy sedan with some cool skirts. It was the first go “everywhere in town” sedan that we shared with our cousins’ transportation needs. Their mom was the primary driver and she took us everywhere on the weekends. During the week, the Chevy sedan was her daily driver to work.

    The other one was a lowered 4 door 49 Chevy “lowrider” during an episode in junior high school. That was a bumpy ride with a bunch of kids in the back , going to a neighborhood park. A friend's older brother picked us up at school and drove to the park. They each had their own characteristics for having fun and looking cool at the same time.

    When we were little, while visiting our cousins’ house, one of the “Kid’s” activities was to get in the Chevy sedan and emulate what their mom would do when she drove. Slam the gear selector lever into the next gear, slam on the brakes, stick her hand out of the window, daintily, to signal, etc. We were all laughing while playing charades…But, we did not go too far in this fun activity, as she was gracious enough to offer rides to us, since my mom did not drive at the time.

    The seats felt like short bristle material or pseudo suede. It took a beating from us kids as we piled into the back seat for our various trips. But, this older mom took excellent care of her car and was proud that it was “HER” car only. (an independent lady in 1954?)


    For some reason, she really liked those funky “skirts” on her car. We always tried to take them off when we played inside the Chevy. There was a side movement lever that clicked when the skirts were ready to come off. There was a post in December of 2017 in “The Road Through The Windshield,” in a reply to LBCD, about the local cruising area, this 52 Chevy, and memorial services for this grand old lady.
  9. Nostrebor
    Joined: Jun 25, 2014
    Posts: 1,053


    I may have a slight bit of bias here, but that one was the subject of much attention and photography for us as well. It is pretty much my car in a coupe, but much nicer.

    Edit: That photo also reminds me of just how cold it was on Saturday. Car Shows for Men.
  10. RidingMechanic
    Joined: Jul 31, 2017
    Posts: 87

    from Cincinnati

    The jag-engined speedster is one of my all time favorite concepts...I love the coachbuilt sportscar vibe...kinda like a bastardized Harley Earl design. If you squint it looks like a design concept that later went on to become the production 51 or 52 models

    1951ChevroletStyleline_02_700.jpg 1951ChevroletStyleline_03_700.jpg 1951ChevroletStyleline_04_700.jpg 1951ChevroletStyleline_05_700.jpg

    As a sidenote, has anyone ever noticed similarities between the 49-52 Chevy and early 50's Bentley styling?
    I always thought one might've taken cues from the other...
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  11. madfish
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 1,175


  12. Oldtimegarage
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 13


    Just saw this and wanted to let you know that we at Old Time Garage are resurrection the Cort Elliot custom. Here's a link to our YouTube Video:

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  13. Oldtimegarage
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 13


    Just wanted to share that Old Time Garage is resurrecting Cort's old custom:

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  14. FrankenRodz
    Joined: Dec 20, 2007
    Posts: 891


    Lots of Fantastic Rides already posted, but my favorite is this one, 'cause it's mine!... for now!

    1-Driver Front.JPG
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  15. Joe_dirt1
    Joined: May 28, 2019
    Posts: 50


    a little higher stance and not as custom as others, but definitely mine

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  16. Sid E. Burns
    Joined: Jul 25, 2019
    Posts: 57

    Sid E. Burns

    Well, here´s my baby.

    She´s not lookin´ like a million bucks, but i love her. :)

  17. StefanS
    Joined: Oct 7, 2013
    Posts: 1,022

    from Maryland

    Heres an updated pic of mine. I did the suspension work finally and the stance is on point I think. IMG_20190410_121105.jpg IMG_20190410_115351.jpg
  18. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 5,705

    A Boner

  19. gsnort
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 216


    Where did you find that side mirror?
  20. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 8,179


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    Joined: Jun 15, 2006
    Posts: 3,384


    Just seen this thread . I owned two or three 49 fleetlines over the years and had one in high school (60s) Sold all my hot rods last year ( three vehicles) and bought this one . We love it !!!!!!! 12635875-1949-chevrolet-fleetline-srcset-xl.jpg [/ATTACH] 1949jim.jpg
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  22. 3340
    Joined: Jun 4, 2010
    Posts: 559


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