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Rick Long's 1950 Chevy Fleetline

February 2016

Rick Long's 1950 Chevy Fleetline

I have a 1950 Chevrolet Fleetline Custom that I purchased out of a junkyard. I also purchased a wrecked 2002 Chevy S10 Extreme. I shortened the S10 chassis 8", sandblasted & painted it. After installing floor pans & rocker panels from the firewall to the rear bumper, I mounted the car body on the truck frame. I used everything I could from the S10, steering column, brake booster, headlight switch, fuse panel, computer, aftermarket AC unit and wiring harness. The leather front seats are out of a 2002 Monte Carlo and the Console is out of a Olds Bravado. Had to custom make back seat. It has aftermarket gauges, DVD player, LED lighting inside & out, Engine is 4.3L V6, 210 HP. After 8 months the car went to the trim shop, where they made all kick & door panels along with the head liner. The entire inside of the car is insulated with Dynamat. The car drives like a sports car and rides like a luxury car. After having the computer reprogrammed and installing a Posi-traction unit top speed is over 125 mph. The car is called "Sharp Dressed Man".

  1. mike rockwell said on February 8, 2016 12:44 pm:

    Build it anyway you can, hopefully the economic’s worked in your favor. Should be a fun/good driver.