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"'46 Chevy"

1946
Chevrolet
Chevy
300horsepower

0 Kms on the odometer
0 Hours of work
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Owned for 0 Years

friends that 0 helped
15%
% of the week
I spend on my car
3%
Time I spend compared
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transmission
automatic
modified
yes

Vehicle Story:

My family and I were going to Oakville to visit family for the day in 1999, when I saw this 1946 Chevy Pick Up for sale. The body style was beautiful and I decided I must have this truck! We drove to Oakville again the following day to purchase "My Truck". The previous owner used this truck as a driver, but it needed to be restored. I drove it for approximately a year and a half, then began the full restoration and stripped the truck right down to the frame. I used the original frame and put in a Horton Mustang II Suspension Kit, power steering and disc brakes on the front and an S-10 rear differential. I repaired the body panels and delivered it to the body shop in pieces. I utilized the professional and quality services of Lew Carlaw Autobody in Campbellford to do the final body work and painting. Once they finished, I brought the pieces home and started assembly. The truck was off the road completely for 3 years, but I was itching to drive it, so I got it on the road and spent the next couple of years doing finishing touches, such as the interior and detailing. I was feeling guilty spending so much money on the truck, so I decided to get the grill re-chromed for my wife for Mother's Day and the front suspension kit for her Birthday! She was thrilled! I have not regretted purchasing this truck, it is a pleasure to drive and turns alot of heads. Both my wife and I enjoy going to various car shows and local cruise nights to meet up with our fellow antique car friends.

'46 Chevy

Chevy Chevrolet
1946
300HP

I call her:
"Coupex"

1937
None
Studebaker
330horsepower

0 Kms on the odometer
0 Hours of work
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Owned for 0 Years

friends that 0 helped
10%
% of the week
I spend on my car
2%
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transmission
automatic
modified
yes

Vehicle Story:

I purchased my 1937 Coupe Express about 40 years ago from Bob Barr who at the time lived north of Brampton. It was originally owned by Farr's Dairy out of Guelph. I started to work on it for a couple of years where it came to a halt because we had three sons and needed a back seat. I then build a 1946 Studebaker Coupe and put 50,000 miles on it with the boys in the back seat? Once the boys had grown up I was able to get back to truck. I finished it in 2005 in time to enter it in Performance World Show where it won Favourite Choice Award. I installed a rack & pinion Mustang II style front suspension, warmed up 1985 350 engine. Vortex heads, 300 horse cam, Edelbrock intake and carb, headers, dual 2 1/2 pipes, 400 turbo shift kit, 80 Camaro posi rear axle, power disk brakes on front, dual power master cylinder. I suicided the doors, added electric windows with remote entry, new gauges and stereo, new leather seats and interior. 4 NOS fenders ( after a long time shopping). I made a rear valance with LED lights lenses (lenses from a 60's Ford). The tail gate and box floor were newly manufactured and I added 100 louvres to the hood. Many hours were put into repairs and finishing the cab and box. It was then painted Hawaiian Orchid. Ghost flames enhance the front fenders with pin-stripping detail on the rest of the truck by Swag. Purchased smoothie wheels with trim rings and centre caps with wide white wall tires from Coker Tires in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I did do most of the work myself but have to give credit to my 3 sons, Craig, Darren, Les and my Dad, Roy Graham , for all the help they gave me. Thank you to Neil Blackburn who spent a lot of time on body work and paint. Flames and some paint detail effects to Russ Gordon, sanding and buffing to Mike Wilson, and interior to Gary Dorian. A special thanks to my wife Cheryl for all the hours she spent on her own so I could work on something that I love. We have travelled 18500 miles since I finished the truck to places like South Bend, Indiana and Lancaster, P.A. to the Studebaker National Shows. We have been to the Street Rod Nationals in Syracuse, N.Y. several times, as well as shows all over Ontario. This 1937 Coupe Express was built to drive and enjoy. The personalized plate "COUPEX"as it was born a Coupe Express. I was very honoured to have my truck on the 2015 Autofest T-Shirts and advertising as well as being picked at Autofest as a 3 rd annual Vintage Auto Championship Series Qualifier.

Coupex

Studebaker None
1937
330HP
VS
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