Twenty Years of Persistence

I bought my 1931 Chevrolet 4-door sedan in 2000. To say it was a basket case would be an understatement, but it appeared to be mostly there even though it was all in pieces.

Jump forward twenty years and today it is finally going into paint this week! My goal when I started building this great car was to make it “one bitchen hot rod”. And after all this time I am almost there.

It is powered by a big-cammed 464 cubic inch big block Chevrolet engine with a 4L80E Transmission, driving an 8.8” Ford rear axle with 4-linked Coil-over adjustable shocks absorbers all around and disc brakes. While not dyno-tested yet I suspect this potent combination should deliver +500hp and +625ft.lbs of torque.

Sturgis St Peters

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3 Responses to “Twenty Years of Persistence”

  1. Don

    Your article says it's a 1931 Chevrolet but the hood sides with those 4 little doors say 1932. Either way it is sure to be "one bitchen" ride! Did you keep the wood framing or replace that with steel?

  2. joe mayfield

    its nice to see someone spending the time to bring life back to a chevy from the thirties, I've done the same to a 1930 chevy fordor two, I put 5.3 ls with 4l60 trans and independent suspension and rack, and corvette rear end, power windows and locks, working on a/c and finishing interior, love the wat it drives, you will too. thanks for picture, good luck on finishing, wood love to see it painted.

  3. Walt

    Go Sturgis...Remember, "Rome wasn't built in a day...not even by young men". Can't wait to stop by the shop and see it in final paint.