Andy Rae's 1952 Chevrolet
1952 Chevrolet Convertible restyled by Andy Rae of Detroit, Michigan. Andy started the build by shaving and leading the hood and deck. Under the hood the car was equipped with a Fenton dual intake manifold. The ignition was reworked, and the car was fit with a dual exhaust system. Also stuffed under the hood was a 6-volt D.C. to 110-volt A.C converter. The system is used to operate a public address system which was concealed behind the grille and under the rear deck. The grille was restyled using a 1951 Ford center bar and torpedo rings. Two small fog lights replaced the torpedoes. Rest of the grille was stock Chevrolet. Instead of going all-out for dechroming, Andy utilized the stock chrome to the best advantage, keeping all of it below a line approximately through the middle of the car. Once the bodywork was completed Andy had the car painted in many coats of a metallic lacquer job called "Saddle Leather Brown". On top of all this was a light tan canvas convertible top. When the top was folded away, Andy snapped a white tonneau cover in place. The build took 2 months to complete, and Andy had $3250 invested in it included the origianl cost of the car.
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