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Thomas Hyland's 1941 Business Coupe

Thomas Hyland's 1941 Business Coupe


December 2017

My 1941 Chevrolet Business Coupe is in near total restoration shape, it has had a huge transformation in the last 5 years. Engine, transmission, brakes and rear end were all rebuilt in 2012. The undercarriage and floorboards have been sanded to remove any rust and then rust treatment was applied. All glass, chrome and stainless steel were removed prior to painting. All rechromed and stainless buffed to a high shine. Stripped down body was painted last year with 5 coats of ruby maroon paint, an original 1941 Chevrolet color, then topped with three coats of clear. The interior was completely removed, then covered with sound-deadening insulation, new vinyl upholstery, headliner, and carpeting. The original radio was removed and rebuilt, and it works! All new rubber moldings around doors, windows, hood and trunk, all thanks to Chevs of the 40s. The engine compartment was restored to its original appearance with correct paint colors and decals. The 216 straight six engine starts and runs like a top. It has the original “3 on the tree” transmission. The car has very good radial tires, and original wheel covers. The fuel pump has been changed to electric, the carburetor and brakes have been rebuilt and the engine was modified to run on regular unleaded gas. Thanks to the Chev’s of the 40’s staff for all their help with many parts to complete my restoration! Like Thomas's Car? Leave A Comment!

  1. mike rockwell said on December 22, 2017 3:03 pm:

    Nice build Tom, done right, looks like you started out with a decent car, makes you way ahead in the project. I like your dual’s since I’m more of a modified guy. I have a ’47 Aerosedan custom.