The Chevrolet Deluxe was a trim line of Chevrolet automobiles, marked from 1941 to 1952, and was the volume sales leader for the marque during the 1940s. The line included, at first a 4-door sedan, but grew to include a fastback 2-door "aerosedan" and other body styles. The original series ran from 1941 to 1948, after which a new body style was introduced for 1949, running through 1952.

During the post-war years and continuing through the early 1950s, the Deluxe range was Chevrolet's sales leader, offering a balance of style and luxury appointments unavailable in the base Special series; and a wider range of body styles, including a convertible, Sport Coupe hardtop (starting in 1950), two- and four-door sedans and four-door station wagons. The 1941 Chevrolet was the first generation that didn't share a common appearance with Chevrolet trucks, while the Chevrolet AK Series truck did share common internal components. 

The 1941, the Master and Special Deluxe had updated styling from the year before with things such as a new grill,  new suspension, new curves, and the headlight mounted in the fenders. The Special had better fabric than the Mast, along with arm rests in the doors. There was full instrumentation. 


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We will be restoring this car back to its former glory. 

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We have removed the engine from the car to begin the tear down process.

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The beginning of tearing down the engine. 

Just got the car back from the media blaster.

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The body and all of the pieces of the car have been epoxy sealed.

Doing some body work.

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We cut out the rusted floor pans and toe panels, then replaced them with new panels. We also cut out the old spare tire well because it was rusted, then replaced it with a new well.

The hood and deck lid have been sprayed with primer.

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We installed the A-arms and will be putting in the springs to rebuild the suspension. We bolted on the front cross member and reassembled the front wheel spindle.

We installed front suspension and spindles. We pressed bushings and installed rear springs.

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The e-brake and suspension components are installed. The rear end housing is mounted in place.

We have cleaned and prepped the torque tube for paint.

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We got the torque tube and the third member disassembled to rebuild the ring and pinion gear.

The sway bar and steering linkage have been installed.

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The master cylinder and parking brake cables have been installed. The front drum brakes have assembled with a mixture of new and original parts. 

The rear drum brakes have been installed. The hubs have been installed along with new bearing braces and fresh bearing packs. 

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The steering gear box is newly rebuilt with new bearings, bushings and seals. The threads and bolts have been refurbished as well.

The ring and pinion gear has been assembled and is ready for installation.

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The transmission tunnel has been installed. We have finished welding the floor pan and floor pan supports.

The "belly" of the car has been undercoated.

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Before and after pictures of the rust spots on the lower driver side quarter panel.

Preparing the fenders for the paint booth.

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Rear fenders have been primed.

Painted the engine Constitution Blue.

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We now have a rolling chassis.

The firewall has been painted Constitution Blue.

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The car has had the final primer sprayed before paint.

The body is now painted Constitution Blue.

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The freshly rebuilt engine has been reinstalled.


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