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1948 Chevy

This car has had the same owner since 1960. When Roger was a sophomore in high school, he'd bought a 1939 chevy coupe for $50 but soon decided it wasn't his style. Shortly after buying the '39 a friend asked him if he would trade a '48 Chevy Convertible straight across. Roger agreed and has owned the car ever since. The car then became his daily transportation. When he graduated high school and went off to the Navy the car sat. Usually outside, needless to say Oregon weather took its toll on the 48. It eventually found a home inside but the damage was already done. In January of 2003 Roger decided to enlist Mike, Joe, and Gaston at Northwest Autofab to tackle the project. The 48 chevy is very close to being complete. Roger and Nancy can't wait.
This is what 56 years of Oregon weather will do to a car.
Most of the floor in the car was replaced. Thankfully, the under floor braces were good after a little cleaning and some undercoat, the floor was fab-ed and installed. This car also needed new door sills, rear lower quarter panels, lower door skins, and some trunk lid work.
We remove the rust completely by cutting out the infected areas, and installing new patch panels. This process is time consuming and requires a great deal of skill to perform. The original floor braces were sand blasted and undercoated before the floor was installed.
The powertrain consists of a 350 deluxe crate motor, and a turbo 400 transmission built by Trans Tech. Also, the usual aluminum intake, holly carb, headers, etc.
Assembly is so fun, watching the car come together right before your eyes. The shiny paint, the sparkly chrome, and all the new parts. It's kind of like Christmas.
The firewall was completely smoothed which required moving the convertible top pump, and the battery to the trunk. It was worth the work, the firewall looks great. The frame has been sandblasted and powder coated. It's also equipped with Jim Meyer front suspension, a Camaro rearend with 3.42 gears, power disc brakes.
Awesome flames by Joe at Northwest Autofab!
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