Jack Wilkins' 1952 Chevrolet

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1952 Chevrolet built by Jack Wilkins and Jim Comstock of St. Helens, Oregon. The major changes on the car was done in the grille and in the rear fenders. The stuffings in the grille were replaced with 25 1951 Buick upright bars. The rear fenders were altered slightly but effectively by the addition of a pair of 1951 Oldsmobile 98 taillights. The taillights were molded into the top rear curve of the fender. The nose and deck were shaved, and all external latches were removed. The button operating the trunk lid solenoid was concealed in the gas filler lid in the rear fender. Door solenoid buttons are placed under the wiper blades. Completing the externals, a pair of rectangular exhaust tips were let into the rear bumpers. The car was lowered 3 inches with blocks in the rear and cuts in the front springs.[1]


Magazine Features

Car Craft May 1954
Trend Book 116 Custom Cars 1955 Annual


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