J. R. Bloom's 1940 Chevrolet

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J.R.'s coupe as it sat when it was featured in Custom Cars Trend Book No. 101 in 1951. Photo courtesy of Trend Books.
Photo courtesy of Trend Books.
Photo courtesy of Trend Books.
The featured story on J.R.'s coupe from Custom Cars Trend Book No. 101. Photo courtesy of Trend Books.

1940 Chevrolet coupe owned and restyled by J. R. Bloom of Phoenix, Arizona. In 1951 J. R.'s coupe was featured in Trend Book 101 Custom Cars. This version featured a 1946 Chevrolet grille and front bumper. The headlights were made from the front section of 1950 Chevrolet fenders, and the rear bumper was a 1950 Chevrolet front bumper modified with 1949 Chevrolet bumper guards. The tailights were moved from the fenders to the deck lid. The deck lid release was built from a locking plate of a Chevrolet truck. Power came from a 1947 Chevrolet engine. The build was dressed up featuring a chromed dashboard, single bar flipper hubcaps on the front wheels, and a spotlight on the driver side. J.R. ran blackwall tires on the car. According to Custom Cars Trend Book No. 101, the build took 4 months to complete.[1]

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Custom Cars Trend Book No. 101


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