Rodney Wilson's 1949 Chevrolet
1949 Chevrolet Fleetline restyled by Masterson Kustoms for Chilly Wilson of Gardena, California. This was the first 4-door Fleetline Brad chopped. He chopped the top similiar to his green Fleetline. 4" inches were taken from the a posts, and the rear was lowered an unknown amount until it got right. Up front, the headlights were frenched, and a 1953 Chevrolet grille surround was molded in. The hood was shaved for chrome, as was the deck lid. The door handles were shaved, and the door corners were rounded. The gravel pans were welded to the body and molded, and the taillights were removed from the body. Brad made a set of taillights in the bumper guards. Scoops were made in the rear doors. Brad did something unusual to the lower part of the body, he molded the whole lower portion by using 3/4 conduit tubing. The fender skirts were extended as well. Chilly went out of money to complete the car, and the whereabouts of it is now unknown.
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