WHMitchell

1949-54 Chevrolet

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Did the 1953 Chevrolet use an entirely new body shell, or was it just a heavily revamped 1949 body?  It was always my assumption that these cars all shared the same basic body structures.  Did all Chevrolets from 1949-54 have bolt on rear fenders?

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My '51 rear fenders do not bolt on. They are part of the stamped 1/4 panel.

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Thank you, I apologize for being mistaken about the fenders. Do you know if the 1949 to 52 Chevy used the same body shell as the 53-54? I realize there were a lot of changes but I always understood it was just a heavy restyling of the sheetmetal.

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I'm not too up on anything older than '53, but I would say no.  I believe the '53 and '54 Body Shells are by themselves. 

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Thanks for the reply. According to Thomas Bonsalls books on Pontiac, the 53 to 54 body was heavily reworked but it was the same shell.  Since both Chevrolet and Pontiac used the A-body I guess this means it applies to Chevy as well. 

 

 

 

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