Tom Huss' 1950 Chevrolet

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As it appeared in Car Craft May 1957. Photo by Walt Dibblee.
Photo by Walt Dibblee.
Photo by Walt Dibblee.
Photo by Walt Dibblee.

1950 Chevrolet Bel-Air owned by Tom Huss. The front end of Tom's Chevrolet featured a 1955 Chrysler grille bar, backed up by mesh screen. The grille opening was custom made, making a round smooth shape. The hood ornament was removed, and the deck lid was solenoid operated, however the door handles remained. Headlight rims from a 1955 Chevrolet were installed to give the car a more modern appearance. The stock taillights were removed, and a set of 1952 Buick taillights were frenched smooth in the rear fenders. All of the upholstery was done in a new fabric at the time, called Versilan, in a blue and white color scheme, with pleats and rolls. A tray was placed beneath the glove box door, for eating at drive-ins. Dual spotlights and Dodge Lancer hubcaps wrapped up the style.[1]

Magazine Features and Appearances

Car Craft May 1957



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