My 1951 Chevy Fleetline Fastback Custom

The car was customized by Oldtime Kustoms in USA.

Engine is a SBC 350, 300 Horse Power with a TH350 box, Rear is a 3.00:1 open diff, Edelbrock manifold and carb with electric choke.

All external handles have been removed with key fob release, headlights frenched in, rear lights are also frenched in using Cadillac parts.

Interior is painted to match exterior, full set of new gauges with tilt steering. The seats are from a 1967 Mustang with door cards made to match.

1951 Custom chevy Fleetline front view

51 Chevy side view

51 custom chevy fastback

Chevy fastback rear end

Since getting the car I have fixed a few wiring problems as the rev counter and voltage gauge did not work. I'm not happy with the remote door openers so have a new 7 channel remote system with 2 heavy duty solenoids to fire the door locks open. Its a full kit from Spat in the USA called Shaved 40 door kit

Spat shaved 40 door opener kit

See how much bigger the new solenoid is compared with the old plastic unit.

shaved 40 door kit fitting

I also have the bits on order to convert my vacuum wiper system over to 12v. I was not happy about the £250 ish cost of the off shelf kit so got a boat wiper motor and will make my own linkage and brackets for less than half the off shelf cost.

Fitted a 12v wiper motor today. Used original linkage and a wiper motor from a boat. Just need to get some C clips to hold the linkage in place and remove the temp safety clips. Total cost was less than £50. I have a spare boat wiper motor if anyone wants one £40 posted to mainland UK.

12v wipermotor fitted to 1951 chevy fleetline

Got all the bits on order to add heating

heater for chevy car 1951

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