Marshall Tripp's 1951 Chevrolet
1951 Chevrolet Fleetline owned by Marshall Tripp of Long Beach, California. Marshall bought the car in the spring of 1965, and he painted flames on it right after he go it. The flame job was Marshall's first flame job on a car. Between 1966 and 1967 Marshall worked for Larry Watson at Watson's Custom Auto Painting. The Chevy was his daily driver, and he remembers that Watson told him that he liked the flames.
Keith Christensen ran Gene's Mufflers next door to Larry Watson's Bellflower shop. Keith did the mufflers on Marshall's Chevrolet, and he also split the manifolds on the car; "Keith also helped me install a 1964 Chevrolet Impala interior in the car by making the brackets," Marshall told Kustomrama.
In 1967 Marshall started sanding off the flames, but then he was drafted in to the Army and sent to Vietnam. Just when he was leaving the motor went bad, so Marshall ended up giving the car to a friend.
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