Frank Regret's 1951 Chevrolet

From Kustomrama
Jump to: navigation, search
Frank-regret-1951-chevrolet.jpg
Frank-regret-1951-chevrolet-2.jpg
Frank-regret-1951-chevrolet-3.jpg
Frank-regret-1951-chevrolet-4.jpg
Frank-regret-1951-chevrolet-5.jpg
Frank-regret-1951-chevrolet-6.jpg
Frank-regret-1951-chevrolet-7.jpg
The Sedanette after Norman bought it.
Norman-c-nelson-1951-chevrolet2.jpg
Kustomrama-banner.jpg

1951 Chevrolet Sedanette restyled by Bill Bowman of Riverside, California for Frank Regret. In 1955, Frank brought his Sedanette down to Bill Bowman for a makeover. Bill spliced a pair 1955 Chevrolet headlight rims to the fenders, the stock parking lights were retained but frenched. The bumpers were relieved of bumper guards and all holes were filled. All the handles were removed. The hood was shaved, peaked, louvered and the forward position was of the hood was extended down to the grile opening. The rounded grille shell housed a straight 1949 Pontiac grille bar. 1949 Pontiac sidetrim was adapted below the windows. The split front window was swapped in favor of a one-piece 1951 Oldsmobile windshield. Functional airscoops were made in the leading edges of the rear fenders. The rear fenders were reworked and extended 5 inches to accept the 1954 Packard taillights. The exaust pipes were routed along the lower side of the car. To reduce the ride clearance, the coils were cut, the upfront frame was C'd and stepped and the rear springs were de-arched. Jack's Top Shop in Los Angeles stiched up a new interior consisting of a white and purple color combo. A warmed-over GMC engine rested under the louvered hood. Total cost of custom work was $2000.[1]

By 1957 it was owned by Norman C. Nelson. Norman had the fenderskirts louvered and added Oldsmobile Fiesta Hubcaps.


Magazine Features

Car Craft May 1956
Trend Book 143 Restyle Your Car


References



Promote your shop, show or business on Kustomrama - This ad space can also be bought to promote cars for sale or to hunt down rare parts you're looking for. Click here for more info...

 

Did you enjoy this article?

Kustomrama is an online encyclopedia dedicated to traditional hot rod and custom cars. Our mission is to protect, preserve and share traditional hot rod custom car history from all over the world.




Help us make this article better

If you have additional information, photos, feedback or corrections about Frank Regret's 1951 Chevrolet, please get in touch with Kustomrama at: mail@kustomrama.com.


This Article Was Made Possible By:

SunTec Auto Glass - Auto Glass Services on Vintage and Classic Cars
Finding a replacement windshield, back or side glass can be a difficult task when restoring your vintage or custom classic car. It doesn't have to be though now with auto glass specialist companies like www.suntecautoglass.com. They can source OEM or OEM-equivalent glass for older makes/models; which will ensure a proper fit every time. Check them out for more details!

Do you want to see your company here? Click here for more info about how you can become a Kustomrama advertiser and supporter.


Personal tools
Please Help Kustomrama
facebook
Recommended reading