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1949 Chevy Styline Coupe
Terry Lanning
I found the Chevy in Austinburg, Ohio in 2001. It had been made into a mild custom sometime in the late 1970's. It has a 1972 Nova front clip with a Chevy 350 cubic inch small block backed up by a 350 Turbomatic transmission. The Be-Cool Cross Flow radiator keeps the engine cool in any type of weather. The previous owner had started the make-over by removing all of the chrome and had the car in primer. With the help of my friends Felix and Jack we took the car to Ken's Auto Body on Som Center Road in Mayfield Village and put the Red and Pearl White paint on it and started the process of color sanding it and then rubbing it out.
Some of the modifications are the side molding is from a 1954 Buick, remote electric door and trunk latches and a flush mount electric antenna. After replacing all of the glass and rebuilding the brakes, I added a Lokar Hand Brake, new front and rear springs with air shocks on the rear. The custom interior was installed by Ralph Farenachi and we added Auto Meter Gauges to keep a check on the running equipment.
I have driven the Chevy on the Hot Rod Power Tour twice, taken it to the Turkey Rod Run in Daytona Florida twice, the James Dean Run, the Ducktail Run, the Rebel Run and a couple trips to the Hot Rod Reunion in Bowling Green, Kentucky twice. Plus I drive it to all the local Car Shows and Cruise In's.