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December 16, 2021

1946 Chevrolet Fleetline


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Embark on a journey through automotive history with Texoma Classics as we meticulously restore a 1946 Chevrolet Fleetline in Sherman, Texas. This vintage Chevrolet Fleetline isn’t just a car; it’s a symbol of classic elegance, style, and timeless appeal, and we’re committed to bringing it back to its former glory. Join us on a captivating visual journey through the restoration process, where the spirit of classic automobiles meets modern craftsmanship and innovation.

At Texoma Classics, our passion for preserving automotive history shines through in every restoration project we undertake. With the 1946 Chevrolet Fleetline, we’re not just restoring a car; we’re rekindling the essence of American automotive excellence. Our team of skilled artisans and restoration experts meticulously breathe new life into every facet of this iconic Fleetline, from its graceful design to its enduring performance.

This isn’t just a restoration; it’s a transformation. As we pay homage to the original aesthetics while incorporating modern upgrades for enhanced reliability and drivability, we’re crafting a Chevrolet Fleetline that captures the elegance of a bygone era while meeting the demands of today’s roads. Whether you’re a car enthusiast, a collector, or someone who appreciates the timeless beauty of vintage Chevrolets, our restoration projects epitomize the spirit of American automotive heritage.

Witness the magic as Texoma Classics turns this 1946 Chevrolet Fleetline into a rolling work of art, ready to grace the streets with its elegance and reliability once more. Explore how we’re turning dreams into reality, one restoration at a time, and envision the possibilities for your own journey with Texoma Classics, where vintage Chevrolets are reborn with a touch of modern sophistication.

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History

The Fleetline was introduced late in the 1941 model year as a four-door sedan only. In 1942, a fastback two-door “Aerosedan” was also offered while the sedan was renamed “Sport Master”. In 1947, the Fleetline made up 71.26% of Chevrolet’s sales. For the years’ 1949 through 1952 models, the fastback was the only one offered and Chevrolet dropped the Fleetline for 1953. Production was indefinitely delayed in 1942 due to World War II, after 110,000 has been made, though several thousand Chevrolet coupes and sedans were produced during the war years for military staff use. In 1945, production for civilians resumed. The original series was produced through 1948.

A redesigned Fleetline with reduced body contour and integrated rear fenders was offered for the 1949 through 1952 model years. It was referred to as a “fastback” because of its distinct sloping roof which extends through to the trunk lid. The Fleetline during the 1949 to 1950 years also has a lower look than a sedan, with the windshield being on inch shorter in height than a standard contemporary sedan. The 1949 to 1951 models were made in both four-door and two-door models, with only the lower portion of the doors being interchangeable with a sedan door. The Fleetline series is currently highly collectable. Many are made into street rods, with the common Chevrolet 350 small block V8 and the 350 or 400 turbo transmission being used.

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We will be diagnosing a weak spark issue.

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We have replaced the ignition coil and points.

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We have done a valve adjustment.

We found cracks in the flywheel.

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We have installed a new flywheel to the transmission.

The interior has been reassembled after working on it.

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