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Username Post: 1949 4 Door Fastback Fleetline Deluxe frame off        (Topic#328744)
westsiderider 
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09-20-15 08:55 AM - Post#2576828    

I wanted to share my project with all of you in chevy talk ... you have helped me out quite a bit , even before I became a member . This is my fathers 1949 Chevy Fleetline Deluxe , 4 door . He has owned it since 1955 , and everyone in our family learned how to drive in it . 2 older sisters and an older brother , I am the youngest of four and I am now 43 years old and I took the task of restoring it for my father . No experience in any of this stuff only that I am mechanically inclined .... So needless to say its been an adventure so far . I started the project New years day 2014 , and still going . Frame off restoration , 1959 235 engine that has been rebuilt , all body work needed has been done .... new floor pans , body panels , etc... upgrade rear end to a 3:55 ..... easy swap ....other than that every thing staying original .... Paint Color Granite Blue Metallic ... GM color on new Silverados ... So I will post pictures for your enjoyment !

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Nite Dragon 
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09-20-15 09:08 AM - Post#2576830    
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looks great, love the color...



 
Fitzback 
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09-20-15 05:39 PM - Post#2576963    
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Look great. Please post often as you can!!!

Fitz.

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westsiderider 
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09-22-15 01:21 AM - Post#2577246    
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The frame is clean as can be now ... I rebuilt the front end myself with a kit ... and following the instructions from a thread on line I was able to do it ..... It was challenging for sure !

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Rebuilt the front end myself ....




 
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09-22-15 01:27 AM - Post#2577247    
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  • westsiderider Said:
The frame is clean as can be now ... I rebuilt the front end myself with a kit ... and following the instructions from a thread on line I was able to do it ..... It was challenging for sure !




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Front end shot




 
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09-22-15 05:38 PM - Post#2577449    
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That is a challenge, but well worth the effort.
As the say, Been there, done that.
Cleon

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westsiderider 
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09-22-15 09:18 PM - Post#2577508    
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My DIY Rotisserie !

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My homemade rotisserie ...! Hey it served its purpose ..




 
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09-30-15 06:11 AM - Post#2579144    
    In response to westsiderider

Great job!!! Really looking good!!!

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westsiderider 
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11-11-15 07:48 PM - Post#2588272    
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My engine is done and it runs great ! 1959 Chevy 235

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westsiderider 
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11-11-15 07:55 PM - Post#2588273    
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Got my dash done and everything behind it . All my gauges , and lights , cigarette lighter , glove box light , clock light , radio light , all new wiring harness for the entire car , all the exterior lights , everything works just fine ! Little by little getting there .

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Bob_Hayden 
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11-13-15 09:04 PM - Post#2588697    
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Looking good!!!!!!!

Bob Hayden's 54 Chevy, 350 Engine with TH400 Tranny and 94 4X4 Blazer Rear End with 3:23 gears.(FINISHED PICS) </a> My 54 Albums

2014 Silverado Double cab (BLUE)


 
r50chvy 
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12-01-15 04:43 AM - Post#2592630    
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Wow the car looks great. Love the color, and the dash looks like it just came off the production line. And no prior experience with restorations. Impressive. Very impressive.

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12-02-15 08:58 PM - Post#2593032    
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Everything looks just fantastic. What colors did you use for your dash.

mr49fleetline

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westsiderider 
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02-03-16 03:29 PM - Post#2606496    
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My Dash is GM color Granite blue metallic , the same as the exterior , and the bottom half of the dash is white with abalone flake



 
westsiderider 
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02-03-16 03:29 PM - Post#2606497    
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Got my white walls ......!




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Fitzback 
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02-07-16 09:40 AM - Post#2607227    
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It's coming along very good!!

Fitz.

La vie est belle! 1953 Pontiac Pathfinder deLuxe 2 doors sedan + Victory Vision tour

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04-05-16 06:35 PM - Post#2619797    
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Looks better every time I see it. Thanks for keeping us updated, really interested to see the progress. Thanks


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westsiderider 
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05-13-16 11:11 PM - Post#2628139    
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The 49 is finally starting to show its face - just put the bumpers on and the hood ornament and Chevrolet emblem , and I polished the trim going down the center of the hood . The wrap around bumper end pieces and the grill guard look very sharp .... this car never had those pieces , so it looks different to me , but I really think those additions make the ride look complete. The Chrome work looks amazing , thanks to Verne's Chrome plating in Gardena Ca. Still more work to do though .... !

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westsiderider 
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05-13-16 11:43 PM - Post#2628141    
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Yes, this is my first restoration , I can wrench and disassemble and assemble with a happy face all day long . The painting and the body work was my true fear at first ....but I was lucky to have a good friend who is an auto body expert give me a crash course in body work and painting and wet sanding and buffing ....I catch on quickly ...and it has been a great learning experience for me for sure ... I believe I am hooked on restorations now ..... Love this 49 fleetline and I will keep her forever and pass it on in the family ...... Next project "in my mind" is a ............. a 1975 Porsche 911 with a v-8 ... LS maybe .... California smog laws dictates my year of vehicle choice .... anyways , ya , I think I got the bug ..... lol Thanks for the compliments , they really mean a lot to me and I appreciate them ... Good day !



 
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05-19-16 06:51 PM - Post#2629388    
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Awesome job.



 
westsiderider 
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05-22-16 07:43 AM - Post#2629788    
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Still need to install my visor , rear Chevy emblem on the trunk , and complete new interior , thinking about adding dual exhaust and split header , Fenton .... she runs great .... almost to cruise status !

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Keith_Knox 
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05-22-16 08:25 AM - Post#2629795    
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Looks outstanding. Now go and enjoy it.

1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
1946 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, stock. Purchased 11/18/17.
1962 Ranchero Purchased 4/2017 221 V8 Automatic.
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Bob_Hayden 
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05-24-16 07:21 PM - Post#2630322    
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What Keith said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bob Hayden's 54 Chevy, 350 Engine with TH400 Tranny and 94 4X4 Blazer Rear End with 3:23 gears.(FINISHED PICS) </a> My 54 Albums

2014 Silverado Double cab (BLUE)


 
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06-13-16 07:34 PM - Post#2633774    
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What a SO nice car! enjoy!!

Fitz.

La vie est belle! 1953 Pontiac Pathfinder deLuxe 2 doors sedan + Victory Vision tour

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06-23-16 10:00 PM - Post#2635704    
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06-24-16 09:13 AM - Post#2635794    
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Looks like a good start on it.

1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
1946 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, stock. Purchased 11/18/17.
1962 Ranchero Purchased 4/2017 221 V8 Automatic.
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westsiderider 
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06-24-16 03:17 PM - Post#2635866    
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Actually i am almost done with it , my pics that I posted are all mixed up ... at this point I am posting pics of all the work that went into it .



 
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06-24-16 06:36 PM - Post#2635907    
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Keep post them, It's a huge help just seeing some one else's approach to a problem or repair. I love your work!

Andrew Gleason
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06-26-16 06:44 AM - Post#2636115    
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Absolutely ! Thanks for the compliment ...

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