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    Gorgeous 1950 Chevy roadster conversion

    1950 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CUSTOM ROADSTER



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    Re: Gorgeous!

    Right sharp


    J.R.

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    Re: Gorgeous!

    Not my cup of tea, but hey whatever spins your petulie!

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    Re: Gorgeous!

    Beautiful!

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    Re: Gorgeous!

    That pretty '50 Chevy was not out of the ordinary during the late 50's and 60's. MANY flathead late 40's/early 50's Mercs and Fords received the same treatment. I learned bodywork and engine work on those.

    Here's a '49 Merc that looks VERY close to some of what we used to do ............. chopped, frenched, leaded, Moons, skirts, spotlights, grille, cat's eye tail lights, major engine and exhaust work, lowered.

    If you built one of these and had it striped by vonDutch or one of his disciples you were king of the hill.

    That is modified - no cheap stick-on ricer crap there.

    p.s. - Anyone notice that Ford is re-issuing the 1932 5-window coupe body ? - raw body - you do the rest.

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    Re: Gorgeous!

    Quote Originally Posted by Submariner409 View Post
    That pretty '50 Chevy was not out of the ordinary during the late 50's and 60's. MANY flathead late 40's/early 50's Mercs and Fords received the same treatment. I learned bodywork and engine work on those.

    Here's a '49 Merc that looks VERY close to some of what we used to do ............. chopped, frenched, leaded, Moons, skirts, spotlights, grille, cat's eye tail lights, major engine and exhaust work, lowered.

    If you built one of these and had it striped by vonDutch or one of his disciples you were king of the hill.

    That is modified - no cheap stick-on ricer crap there.

    p.s. - Anyone notice that Ford is re-issuing the 1932 5-window coupe body ? - raw body - you do the rest.

    Massive!

    The Roadster, while still gigantic has a more lithe look.
    Love them both!

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    Re: Gorgeous 1950 Chevy roadster conversion

    Very nice, but I would have like to seen more a modern drivetrain in there.

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    Re: Gorgeous 1950 Chevy roadster conversion

    My gf's father, a retired neurologist, had a 50 fleet liner restored and road tripped coast to coast. Bucket list!

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    Re: Gorgeous 1950 Chevy roadster conversion

    Quote Originally Posted by 02603sec View Post
    My gf's father, a retired neurologist, had a 50 fleet liner restored and road tripped coast to coast. Bucket list!
    Any picture from his collection?

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    Re: Gorgeous 1950 Chevy roadster conversion

    Quote Originally Posted by LS1Mike View Post
    Very nice, but I would have like to seen more a modern drivetrain in there.
    A well-done B-Block flathead is a thing of beauty - duals, glasspacks. Usually hooked to a three or four speed manual, floor shift (Hurst) and a Lincoln Zephyr (1930's) rear end. Here's a 1948 for example.

    Figure out how a V-8 has only 6 exhaust ports ......... the reason that one of these things has the most exquisite dual exhaust rap ever heard ..............

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