Art's 1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Convertible

Art's 1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Convertible Low Rod

   
Car Name: Lucky 7
Vehicle: 1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Convertible Low Rod
City/State: Chicago, IL
Tech Specs Performed by:
Engine:
  • LT1 (Custom wiring and ECM)
    • Zoops LT1 correct align bracket kit.
    • Aluminum heads - polished.
    • Aluminum throttle body - polished.
    • Aluminum water pump - polished.
    • Billet Specialties valve covers.
    • Aluminum radiator - polished.
    • Custom built aluminum fuel tank - polished.
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Exhaust:
  • Sanderson shorty ceramic coated headers.
  • Polished stainless steel mufflers.
  • Custom mandrel bent exhaust stainless tubing.
  • Deeds Engineering custom billet exhaust hangers.
 
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Trans:
  • 700R4 (built to handle up to 700HP)
    • Performance clutches.
    • Street & Performance Billet Dust Cover.
    • Street & Performance Billet Oil Pan.
    • Polished aluminum drive shaft.
    • Lokar LED floor shifter w/Lokar kit.
    • CTC 10" torque converter 2,800 stall.
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Rear End:
  • Ford 9" shortened and chromed (700HP max)
    • 4.11:1 gears
  • Chrome 4 Bar Link with Panhard Bar
  • Air bags - Firestone
  • Chrome shocks
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Front Brakes:
  • Wilwood Pro front spindles
  • Wilwood Superlite 4R SRP Front 13" Big Brake Kit
    • Polished forged billet 4 piston calipers
 
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Rear Brakes:
  • Wilwood Superlite 4R SRP Rear 13" Big Brake Kit
    • Polished forged billet 4 piston calipers\
    • W/Parking brake
 
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Body work:
  • Finalize body work and get ready for paint.
  • New floor and trunk pans
Rides by Design
Paint:
  • House of Kolor Candy Brandy Wine
    • Solar Gold base (BC01)
    • Brandywine (UK01)
    • 7 coats of clear (4 wet sand then 3)
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Interior:
  • Billet Specialties column
  • Billet Specialties Steering wheel with leather insert
  • Custom Leather Interior
    • Leather Bucket seats for front w/custom stainless steel seat platforms
    • Leather bench for back
    • Custom console w/shifter
  • Power windows
  • Air Ride gauges and switches
  • Custom instrumentation
  • Heater and AC
  • Dynamat sound proofing
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Exterior:
  • Shaved trunk
  • Shaved door handles
  • Shaved firewall
  • Custom brake lights
  • Custom mirrors
  • Power retractable license plate frame
  • NOS chrome Grille
  • Tan canvas convertible top (currently blue)
  • Fulton visor w/convertible bracket
  • Front Bumper wrap around
  • Hagan chrome frenched headlight kit
  • Chrome "sad eyes" for the headlights (not using)
    • for sale!
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Sound:
  • Double DIN touch screen
  • Custom box for two 10" JL Audio W7
  • Custom box for two JL Audio amps (1ch. and 3ch)
  • Alpine 6.5 monitor for console (back)
  • Dynamat audio sound proofing
  • Etc.
 
Suspension:
  • AGR Mustang power rack & pinion.
  • I.F.S. (Independent Front Suspension).
  • Chromed A-arms.
  • Air Bags - Firestone.
  • Chrome shocks.
  • Chrome stabilizer bar.
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Tires: 17  
Wheels: Billet Specialties - 17x8 and 17x13 Back  
Frame: Custom Art Morrison mandrel bent chassis
  • Mandrel bend 2"x4" x .120" rectangular wall
  • Center frame with 3" exhaust passages
  • Customized some more by Hollywood Kustoms!
Art Morrison and Hollywood Kustoms
Other:
  • Aluminum battery box polished
  • Painless wiring kit
  • Painless engine wiring kit
  • Billet Specialties brake booster
  • And more!
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Need: Parts needed:
  • Carpet
  • Door and trunk poppers

Labor and miscellaneous needed:

  • Finalize body work (about 90% complete)
    • Paint car
    • Pin stripping and silver leafing
    • Paint motor and transmission to match body  (complete)
  • Install interior
    • Install sounds
    • Install instrumentation
    • Install Painless wiring kit
    • Get new convertible top and boot
    • Finish custom console
 
Polishing: Polish stainless steel and aluminum: (Completed)
  • Aluminum Billet Specialties valve covers
  • Aluminum driveshaft
  • Aluminum gas tank
  • Aluminum heads, intake, throttle body and fuel lines.
  • Aluminum radiator
  • Aluminum water pump
  • Aluminum Transmission, dust cover and oil pan.
  • Rack & pinion
  • Stainless steel brake, gas & air ride lines and custom aluminum brackets.
  • Stainless steel mandrel bent exhaust
Millennium Polishers
Chrome:
  • Bumpers and wrap arounds  (complete)
  • Fulton visor middle and ends
  • Sway bar  (complete)
  • All nuts and bolts  (complete)
Millennium Polishers
Powder coating
  • Art Morrison frame customized by Hollywood Kustoms. (Completed).  Powder coated with multiple coats of candy red.
CPC Powder Coating
     
 
Custom rear lights
Trying out the fulton visor to see how it looks!

New floors, trunk and firewall

47 Chevy converible - Custom Interior in progress
 
Current Status:
  • Car is at new body shop Rides by Design, previous body shop was not able to deliver.
    • Bodywork and alignments (in progress)
    • Paint belly and firewall (complete)
    • Car sandblasted (complete)
    • Powder coat frame  (complete)
  • Run hard lines for brakes, air ride and gas (almost done)
  • Stainless mandrel bent exhaust (complete)
  • Polishing parts mentioned above (complete)
  • Install suspension on frame after frame is powder coated  (complete)
  • Install engine, transmission, driveshaft and rear end  (complete)
  • Install stainless steel exhaust after frame is powder coated.  (complete)
  • Install engine painless wiring kit
At Rides by Design
At Hollywood Kustoms
Ready to test fit the engine and run all lines and exhaust.
At Hollywood Kustoms - Test fitting the LT1 engine, ready for minor modifications and some measurements!

Test fitting the engine

At Hollywood Kustoms - Frame ready for candy powder coating
Frame powder coated at CPC Powdercoating in Crest Hill, IL
Final assembly of the frame at Hollywood Kustoms in Naperville, IL.
 
1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Convertible - Low Rod
1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Convertible - Candy
 
This is what we started with!  We'll see what we end up with!
This is before, will post pictures of after when done.

 


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