1951 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery
What is a sedan delivery, exactly? The lines can be blurry, but mainly we strive not to confuse them with their larger siblings, panel deliveries aka panel trucks. A sedan delivery is built on a passenger car chassis and employs a passenger-car derived body, while panel trucks are truck-based. No, the distinction isn't always clear. For example, Ford and others built both Sedan Deliveries and Panel Deliveries on essentially the same chassis. Oh, well.
For consignment a body refinished but not yet painted. Some customizations from the original design and liberties taken to improve on handling and safety. Consigner stated 33,000 plus original miles? This car started life as a flower car for a funeral home. Please note, the VIN decodes as a 1949 model.
Donning its gray exterior with a black guide coat. This car has had new panels, new floor panels for the front, mild customization for the front headlights, 59 Caddy taillights, and a sunken license plate. All body work was professionally done and shows no rust but a few spots that need corrected. All chrome and brightwork are good and remain shiny and dimple free. Front grille is simple and original design, and the hood ornament has been shaved. 15-inch Camaro wheels in 5 V spoke aluminum form are on all 4 corners.
Partially finished with original dash in red correct gauges and trim upfront. A PT Cruiser donated the power seats, and a Camaro tilt steering column fronts the dash. A center console has been installed. Interior will need carpet, dash redux and rear cargo area rework. Currently taking up space in the cargo area are various and sundry parts aplenty. Door panels and headliner will be left to the next owner to use their creativity, and vision.
Currently nothing to speak of however consigner does have engine mounts. Creative license can be used here, with as much or little bling and HP's as you wish!
Some surface rust, some rustproofing, some black paint, all in various stages of the restoration process. A Mustang 2 front end with Camaro disc brakes, Butch's Cool Stuff rear axle mounting kit, and a 3.73 rear courtesy a Camaro.
A partial resto in progress, now left to the next owner's devices as to which way to proceed. Kind of neat as the new owner has some of the hard work done, now it's just a matter of picking finishes, and dreaming on which power plant to insert, and you will be ready to go deliver more flowers?