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1929 chevrolet 5 pass. coach

THE CURRENT FLEET. one, owner built. one, pickup truck and one, passenger car. all with heat a/c and tunes. that's enough for an old car nut. The pickup & the were bought new from same dealer. G. M. at dealership was a friend and neighbor when I lived in Ky.

29 chevy a 4 year build. mechanic since 1957 age 15 yrs., ase certified master since 1983. retired in 2004. I built this car over four years and a couple months period Starting in February of 2014.

Dec. 23 2013 (monochrome) Let the journey begin.

dec. 2013 before. Was 6cyl. But not oem. Interior redone in 60s ? By second owner In green valour black was repainted but green is original paint. Sold new in Memphis Tx. Second owner bought car Jan. 5 1942, I have that title. More pics and info to follow. Still a mechanic but no typist.

water jacket was cracked the length of the block, head was also cracked.

I never liked the fabric tops in the old cars. a van roof would have worked, but not for me. 20 ga. cf sheet fitted to opening and secured with clecos. welded in .75 in. at a time alternating side to side to prevent warping. wind splits on side are 3/8 in. steel tubing. requiring minimal filler.

1929 Chevrolet 5 passenger coach. (some assembly required.)

original cross members were left in place until upfit to maintain frame dimension. silver finish in other photos is Eastwood rust encapsulant. decided it was not necessary, frame was just cleaned sanded and painted.

engine set back is orig. upright, metal from six cyl. split down the middle, welded bottom to bottom and depth increased 2 in.

welding in shorts, not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

700r4 will have lock up torque convertor.

managed to get everything back inside. IT WORKS!

edelbrock carb. went on engine inatalled in 48 f1 pick up prior to sale. holley steet avenger on this build.

this is the 5.7 from my second new truck at 130,000 mi. removed in 1987. rebuilt in 2005 for my 48 ford f1. 2 hrs. break in time on my home made engine stand. see 48 ford f1 page.

home made engine test stand, one of three. this one from the early 80s.built bettrer one and sold this one. repeat.

My 29 Chevy at chubby's Tuesday night cruise in Blanchester, Ohio

fabricated from half in.. square steel tubing, pieces cut and fitted in mdf jig for welding. I did not want the car mistaken for a model A.

a/c and heater hoses routed through frame rails behind boxing plate.

not my favorite part of the build.

overhead console for pioneer nav. sys. am/fm, cd/dvd, bluetooth, back up cam., gps.

view of under side.

on the road in my 29, this is why all the hard work and $$$$$. A LABOR OF LOVE>

a kodak monent. A stop for lunch at the general store. this building has been a general store since 1899. it's been a barbecue ribs joint and a pizza place, they didn't fly.

this is my upgrade this winter. holley sniper fi in black ceramic.

install hood sides (a different look)

i've been driving it like this since finished sept. 2018. thought it was time for a few changes.

install hood side panels.

HAT'S OFF to three. William S. Knudsen, Zora Arkus Duntov and Jon Moss. will add page of, all my trucks have been bowties. no my ex's don't live in Texas. but that would make good song.

install luggage rack (for lawn chairs and cooler). this a reproduction rack for a model a ford.

fabricate all new mount system. ford frame different.

A "6" for the price of a four. that was the ad.

I'll ad a list of the options at a later date.

overhead console for pioneer nav. sys. am/fm stereo, cd/dvd, blue tooth, mp3, gps, back up cam. and usb port. dual electric wipers. heat, defrost and a/c. 5.7l v8, 4 spd. od trans. w/lock up tq. 700r4. posi. trac. diff. 4 wheel disc brakes. dual exh.

storeage pockets on back of seats and doors.

all the Chevys at home July 1 2022. getting some sun in the side yard while I clean the garage.

A box to put them in.

I'll add to this from time to time. they get covered up so fast they don't get many views. what's happening with Rick and his blue firebird project? he got covered up in about 72 hrs.


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Mario on Nov 29, 2021 said:

Nice 29 Chevy Larry. You did a lot of work in 4 years. Looks like you updated it quite a bit. Tell us about it and what engine do you have. More pics too please. Regards, Mario

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oldkuma on Nov 29, 2021 said:

i've added a brfore pic. also have 600 plus during biuld. i like your 67 imp. i'm a retired mechanic since 1957 ase cert. master since 1983 ret. 2004 and still play cars. will post moe pics. and info. thanks, larry

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Mario on Nov 29, 2021 said:

The before pic looks great! You had a good start in modifying and upgrading the car. Came out nice.

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oldkuma on Nov 29, 2021 said:

29 chevy 5 pass. coach bought dec. 2013 built started feb. 14 finished oct. 18 2018 . 5.7l 4 bolt main. built to 350 hp specs. 700r4 trans. lockup conv. diff. 10 bolt posi. tci rear steer rack and pinion frt. susp. tci 4 link rear. 4 wheel disc. ride tech coilover f&r vintage heat &a/c pioner nav. sys. stereo, gps, back up cam.

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Mario on Nov 29, 2021 said:

Can't beat the Chevy 350 I had that in my 69 Camaro SS. Bought it new kept it 10 years and sold it for what I paid for it! Worth a lot more today! The 66 Chevy II 327/350 was a killer on the tracks back then. Still is. Always liked it. The 68 Vette you had was first year of the Mako Shark Coke Bottle look. Very aero and classy. You had some nice cars and must have a lot of good memories.

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oldkuma on Dec 4, 2021 said:

Love those big hips. A friend of mine bought one new after I got the chevy II ss his the impala in dark blue ss with a 427 and 4spd. My next purchace was the corvette.

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oldkuma on Dec 12, 2021 said:

i saw your tribute to your dads cars. great memories and photo history. i've had to make my own, my dads view of an automobile was a way to get from point a to point b. we had a 47 ply. 4dr. until around 1958 when he died in 1962 we had a 50 chev. 4dr.

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Mario on Dec 13, 2021 said:

Thanks Larry. My Dad's love of cars rubbed off on me. I made a photo album of all his cars and gave to him before he passed. I turned the photo album into a Tribute Page on this website for him. Mario

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oldkuma on Dec 6, 2021 said:

thanks for your support and interest, i have about 700 pics. of the build (i love my digital cameras) i'll select a few and move to a separate file to post. wish i knew how to type.

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57timemachine on Nov 29, 2021 said:

Larry, sweet collection of Chevy's especially the original 1930-1931 ? Can you tell us more about that one. We all know 1929 was the first year for Chevy's famous in line six and I would imagine your car has the same historical six in it. To still have that 66 350 H.P. Chevy II would be something real sweet. Do you know what happened to it. Keep on Chevyin.

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oldkuma on Dec 4, 2021 said:

29 was the first year for high/low beam headlights and gas gage in dash 29 had two one in dash and earler style float gage at righy side of tank.

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Mario on Dec 31, 2021 said:

Happy New Year 2022 Larry! Mario

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57timemachine on Dec 2, 2021 said:

Oops I goofed, it is a 29 Chev. Land mark car with Chevy's first in line six cylinder. I know yours has a bent eight though. Cheers.

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azmusclecar on Dec 20, 2021 said:

AWESOME Larry......I wish I had the talent and skills of some of you builders. I'm just a shadetree mechanic who does the R&R. Repair of Replace. I still glue my fingers together with Super Glue and then need to seek the wife's nail polish remover to regain digital freedom.

Well done Larry, hat's off to Larry.

Wait, that was an old Doo Wop song.......

here's the link if you don't believe me.

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oldkuma on Jan 16, 2022 said:

gluing your fingers togather when using super glue is correct usage of product. j b weld also migrates wherew it's not wanted. memory ? at 79 (what was i saying)? it's nice to know their are people who understand whats envolved in these projects.

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Mario on Jan 16, 2022 said:

I was ready to buy a new 1966 Chevy II SS 327/350 hp but I left college and knew I would be drafted since I was 19 and decided to join the Marines instead!

Then after I made Sgt in 1968 and returned from Vietnam I ordered a new 1968 Corvette thru the Military and had to pick up at the factory.

I decided not to get it after I got back from a 6 month Med Cruise and waited for the 69 Camaro SS to come out and bought that instead. War changes things and your life!

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Mario on Aug 7, 2022 said:

Great looking Chevy cars Larry. Each one unique and beautiful. You have a natural talent in making these cars come to life! Love seeing your creations Larry. Cheers, Mario

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