Butler Rugard's 1947 Chevrolet

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Photo by George Barris
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1947 Chevrolet Convertible restyled by Harry Westergard for Thunderbolts member Butler Rugard of Sacramento, California. The rear fenders which were molded-in featured a set of fully lenghted fenderskirts. A set of Fadeaway Fenders set made by Jimmy Summers were installed. The taillights were frenched like the fronts. The front panel was modified to accept the lower portion of a 1947 Lincoln Continental grille. The car was nosed and decked. All the handles were shaved. The windshield was chopped and a padded top fabricated by Hall Upholstery of Oakland was installed. Bonnie Lowe was responsible for the black lacquer paint and the blue and white Naugahyde interior. W.C. Osborn built up a 3/4-race OHV engine featuring a Howard M-6 cam.[1]

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