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OT new project 1948 Chevrolet coupe
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: April 19, 2016 05:40AM

My newest project 1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster coupe from Albuquerque NM , sadly sad smileythe bone head who owned it before me sold all the fenderssad smiley

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: OT new project 1948 Chevrolet coupe
Posted by: guy63 ()
Date: April 19, 2016 05:55AM

Looks clean! Shouldn't be too hard to find fenders for it. We've been thinking about a '49 or '50, as we like the longer tail/fastback look. What are your plans for this one? Restore, restomod, hot rod?

Guy
63 Spyder Coupe
Minnetonka, MN, but soon to be Harrisville, NH

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Re: OT new project 1948 Chevrolet coupe
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: April 19, 2016 06:02AM

Old school Hot Rodthumbs up, 396" big block Chevy engine , T 10 Borg Warner four speed, 55-64 Chev 3:73 posi rear end.

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: OT new project 1948 Chevrolet coupe
Posted by: afterdarkgames ()
Date: April 19, 2016 06:04AM

Nice place to start for the project, Not much to clean up. One concern I would have is what is leaking out of the rear tailight opening.

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Re: OT new project 1948 Chevrolet coupe
Posted by: red monza ()
Date: April 19, 2016 06:05AM

It looks like you have a good solid car to start with...thats half of the battle. Here is mine....$30,000.00 plus nearly 5 years of 7 days a week building but it was worth every penny and time. This car gets more thumbs up and attention than anything I have ever owned. Downtown, the younger folks come out of eating places with their cell phones and computers and take photos of it.

It has a built 283, high compression camaro z-28 601 heads, 327-300 cam, bored 40 over, flat top pistons, polished intake with quadrajet carb. Trans is R700 overdrive unit. Car has air, pw, pb, tilt, and custom bodywork.

I drive this car everywhere...it goes out of state as it is a nice cruzer...at about 70mph I am running 2300 rpm.

Good luck with your build.



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Re: OT new project 1948 Chevrolet coupe
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: April 19, 2016 06:12AM

afterdarkgames Wrote:
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> Nice place to start for the project, Not much to
> clean up. One concern I would have is what is
> leaking out of the rear tailight opening.


That dark spot below tailights is the original unfaded body paint that was under the "waterfall" trim.smiling smiley

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: OT new project 1948 Chevrolet coupe
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: April 19, 2016 06:39AM

thumbs up

Minneapolis,MN

1965 500 Coupe
95HP

Built the 1st week of April of 65 at willow run.
500 coupe. The only factory accessory is a rear antenna.
White with a red interior.
Now black with black and red interior.


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Re: OT new project 1948 Chevrolet coupe
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: April 19, 2016 09:48AM


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Re: OT new project 1948 Chevrolet coupe
Posted by: Aaron65 ()
Date: April 19, 2016 05:52PM

Mel, didn't you buy a Chevy fastback of about this vintage somewhat recently?

1965 Corvair Monza Convertible 95 4-sp.
1965 Buick Skylark
1965 Ford Mustang
1965 Dodge Dart 170 Wagon
1953 Buick Special Riviera
1974 Pontiac Firebird Esprit

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Re: OT new project 1948 Chevrolet coupe
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: April 19, 2016 07:23PM

Funny coincidence Mel. I have been working on a dark green '48 in Albuquerque for the last year. Been ignoring my Corvairs to get it going.



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Re: OT new project 1948 Chevrolet coupe
Posted by: 406Vair ()
Date: April 19, 2016 07:41PM

Sweet! Growing up my dad had a chopped 48 Chevy business coupe street rod. Bright red with big American Racing torque thrust II's. Fun car, I got to drive it for the first time on my 10th birthday. Great body style!

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Re: OT new project 1948 Chevrolet coupe
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: April 20, 2016 04:54AM

Aaron65 Wrote:
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> Mel, didn't you buy a Chevy fastback of about this
> vintage somewhat recently?


I have a stock 47 Chev 2 door sedan as well, but I always wanted a coupe, my very first cat was a coupesmiling smiley.

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: OT new project 1948 Chevrolet coupe
Posted by: tiger13 ()
Date: April 20, 2016 06:55AM

I have a set of probably usable rear fenders to fit fit that, but shipping would be a nightmare.

Rusty in Henderson NC

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Re: OT new project 1948 Chevrolet coupe
Posted by: Aaron65 ()
Date: April 20, 2016 07:59AM

Mel Wrote:
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> Aaron65 Wrote:
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> > Mel, didn't you buy a Chevy fastback of about
> this
> > vintage somewhat recently?
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> I have a stock 47 Chev 2 door sedan as well, but I
> always wanted a coupe, my very first cat was a
> coupesmiling smiley.

Ah, that's the one I was thinking of. Nice car, as are all the others shown on this page!

1965 Corvair Monza Convertible 95 4-sp.
1965 Buick Skylark
1965 Ford Mustang
1965 Dodge Dart 170 Wagon
1953 Buick Special Riviera
1974 Pontiac Firebird Esprit

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Re: OT new project 1948 Chevrolet coupe
Posted by: Wabbitkiller ()
Date: April 21, 2016 07:35AM

Who needs fenders? They'll just get in the way of the 409 you mount in it anyway grinning smiley

Chris

1965 Monza 95 Convertible 4 speed

Olathe, KS (Kansas City)


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Re: OT new project 1948 Chevrolet coupe
Posted by: ayrhead ()
Date: April 24, 2016 06:40AM

I'm sure no matter what you do Mel, It's going to be a sweet looker when you are done.
smileys with beer Cheers

1962 Corvair Rampside Pickup 110 HP Automatic
1965 Corvair Monza Convertible 110HP Automatic
1977 CB750A Hondamatic ( 2 speed Automatic Shifting Motorcycle )

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Re: OT new project 1948 Chevrolet coupe
Posted by: Aprilia997 ()
Date: April 25, 2016 10:10PM

If you have access to a Greyhound Bus station the shipping is much less expensive.

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Re: OT new project 1948 Chevrolet coupe
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: May 25, 2016 11:09AM

Got the rotors and calipers install yesterdaydrinking smiley, now working on dual master cylinder mount.smiling smiley

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: OT new project 1948 Chevrolet coupe
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 25, 2016 12:01PM

Makin' headway!!





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Re: OT new project 1948 Chevrolet coupe
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: May 25, 2016 12:45PM

smileys with beer

Minneapolis,MN

1965 500 Coupe
95HP

Built the 1st week of April of 65 at willow run.
500 coupe. The only factory accessory is a rear antenna.
White with a red interior.
Now black with black and red interior.


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