1950 Chevy Deluxe – Mechanical Restoration

Owner: David Orsi

Briefly about the project

David purchased this classic chevy with the intention of returning to the classic car scene. Along with the purchase came the inherited issues that needed to be addressed on the vehicle. Putting his trust in us to take on this project, David listed his concerns with the vehicle, on top of our team giving it a full inspection. We then laid out a road map of what needed to be addressed on the vehicle and went from there. The initial big concern was tackled, that being the engine needing a rebuild along with receiving new components and accessories. On top of that followed a laundry list of other items that were addressed to ensure this vehicle would be restored.

Work Performed

  • Removed, rebuilt, and installed engine with new components
  • Replaced Fuel tank, pump, sending unit, filler hoses, vent, gas cap, filter, and fuel gauge
  • Updated 6v charging system (replaced alternator, battery, added ground, bypass voltage regulator)
  • Converted ignition system to an igniter, installed 6v ignition coil
  • Upgraded front brakes from drum to disc
  • Replaced brake master cylinder, installed missing grease fitting, and bled brakes
  • Replaced engine and transmission mounts
  • Replaced Starter and starter button on dash
  • Changed transmission fluid after replacing gaskets and seals
  • Changed differential fluid
  • Installed 5 new Coker white wall tires
  • Fabricated brackets and attached adjusted throttle / kick down cable for transmission
  • Fabricated new accelerator linkage rod
  • Replaced radiator cap
  • Replaced drive belts
  • Repositioned, and installed hangers to the exhaust system to avoid contact with the frame
  • Replaced hood springs, adjusted and lubricated
  • Replaced wiper and washer components
  • Replaced failed/sticking horn relay
  • Repaired failed engine temperature gauge capillary tube
  • Replaced electrical junction block
  • Repaired inoperable rear tail lights
  • Fabricated passenager door lock rod
  • Installed missing rubber bumper at trunk opening
  • Repaired windshield center divider trim
  • Replaced turn signal socket
  • Installed fog lamps and redid wiring
  • Fabricated front license plate bracket
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