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Hey guys Wussup?
Thought id share a few pics of my hot rod thats going together,
Its a 48 Chevy Fleetline aerosedan
And theres not alot left stock to it lol

A little about the car i wanted a super smooth custom with subtle mods and a simple clean look in a cool, pro street/ hot rod package.
I am a tri five owner i have a 56 2-10 street machine and they have and always be a huge part of my life you wil probably notice some tri five items through out the build.

Love to share some photos with you all and throw my hat into this really cool circle of incredible hot rods here,
Thanks George









 

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Hey guys Wussup?
Thought id share a few pics of my hot rod thats going together,
Its a 48 Chevy Fleetline aerosedan
And theres not alot left stock to it lol

A little about the car i wanted a super smooth custom with subtle mods and a simple clean look in a cool, pro street/ hot rod package.
I am a tri five owner i have a 56 2-10 street machine and they have and always be a huge part of my life you wil probably notice some tri five items through out the build.

Love to share some photos with you all and throw my hat into this really cool circle of incredible hot rods here,
Thanks George









car looks really nice. i like the hood and the french antenna. cant wait to see it finished!!!!! keep us updated:proud:
 

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Really nice!

That is gonna be one sweet ride. I can tell by the caliber of work you're doing that you definitely know how to build a car. Thanks for taking the time to post the pics! Nice work. :tu JIM.
 

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nice :tu u gonna shave the door handles/trunk/door locks :party0031:
The list of smoothed items is longgggggg
The trunk is completely smoothed the doors handles i left and shaved the locks.
Welded the fenders to the car front and back opened the hood at the body line pancake style and had to build round bar inner fenderwells and smoothed inner fenders with no visible bolts holding them on also the undeside of the hood.
Door jambs completely smoothed, fiewall complete smooth belly pan under the back side of the car, also frame will be smoothed and painted body color

The engine block i completelyyyyy deburred and smoothed and its painted what will be body color. heres a few detail shots of the madness...












 

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Super, great craftsmanship! That is one of my favorite late '40's cars. Can't wait to see the finished project.:congrats::cool:
 

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My first car was 48 Fleetline. Gave $150. bucks for her. Faded gray paint, huge red primer skirtd, gutted mufler, wide whites. !955 was a great year.
 

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I'm liking your metalwork, where did the hood hinges come from ?
Thanks the hinges are from Sasche rod shop they built them.
There in raw aluminum now but i will polish them when all the sanding is complete.
Speaking of witch got a ton done tonight on the car next week we'll finish up the hood and in two weeks filler primer finallllllly.
Cant wait to see it in one color finally.
New front wheels will be here first of the week.
Getting close i'll keep you posted
 

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SWEEEEET!!! You can tell this is not your first rodeo!!!
Can i be Honest i never picked up a welder before i started this car !

Ive built a few nice hot rods and of couse my 56 street machine but nothing custom like this i have always wanted to cut loose on a build like this and it has been a ton of work but has been so much fun to see the progress all come together.
Ive done so many lil subtle things to the car most will not even notice but to me really needed done or changed like i flipped the bumpers and moved them closer to the car and from there had to fab new valance panels, bumper brackets etc also filled all the bumper bolts, filled the locks left the handles etc. the list is long but im still smiling when i look at the car soooooooooo so far so good :cool:
 

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WOW!

Very nice but I would complete the smooth look and lose the door handles too... Later, Dave
 

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Discussion Starter · #18 · (Edited)
Yeh they look good smooth buttttttt....... they really are such a cool handle compared to a tri five handle or traditional muscle car handle there just a cool hook design plus it still keeps a lil 40's flavor to the car but by loosing the locks it ads a cool smooth element to it that gets over looked becuse the handles are still there.

And more than anything it keeps a touch of chrome in the middle of the car to help balance the chome out and there just so bitching to touch and open. lol

Heres an example of a 48 and just how much has be removed.




 

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Discussion Starter · #19 · (Edited)
Specs on Engine and running gear:

406 Solid Roller
ARP studs and bolts throughout
Scat crank and 6" rods
Mahle forged flat tops 2 valve releifs
11.2 comp clevite bearings
melling select pump and pick up
7 quart pan with trap door and kick outs
Cloyes billet double roller with torrington bearing
Pro -Filer 210's 2.08 - 1.60's by Chad Spiere
Huricane intake also ported and flowed by chad
1" HVH 750 Mighty Demon
Lunati VooDoo solid roller 243/249 @.050 585"
stefs oil restictors in valley
MSD billet ignition with SS coil and 6AL
CSR electric pump
TCI flywheel

400 Turbo with heavy internals
Hurst quarter stick
4,200 stahl ATI
9" narrowed 4.56 gears
4 link all on air ride tech's shckwaves
15x15 holeshot rear wheels
15x4 holeshot front wheels
33x19.5 Mickey Thompson's
 
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