The M-80!

1949 Chevy Business Coupe

1949 Chevy Business Coupe

The M-80 won the Ridler & Yosemite Sam Radoff Sculptural Excellence awards at the 2001 Detroit Autorama.

The only original metal left on the M-80 is the skin, and, as you can see, that has been exstensively modified. The frame on which it sits was custom-built from steel tubing to accomodate the planned modifications. In addition to being chopped, channeled and slammed to the ground, the front fenders, hood, trunk lid and roof have been sectioned to change the car's profile.

The headlights came from the local Mercedes-Benz dealer and were set into modified headlight openings. The front bumper is gone as well. The bottom piece of the original grill was discarded and replaced with a look-alike piece machined from a solid piece of aluminum which now serves as the bumper.

The tail-lights were entirely hand-made and custom fit to match the lines of the rear fenders. The rear license plate frame is the original the once graced the front of the car.

The M-80 is powered by a polished Street & Perfromance LS-1 motor.

Other features of the M-80 include: polished Kugel front and rear independent suspensions and rear-end; a Corvette 6-speed manual transmission; a Dakota Digital remote entry and starting system; Specialty Power Windows; a Vintage Air AC system; a Ron Davis aluminum radiator; an ididt steering column; Halibrand Oval Track wheels; a custom paint job with PPG paint from Meza Body Shop Supplies; and a custom Ron Mangus leather interior.

Chris Williams - Another Happy Hot Rods Customer!

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Click HERE for pics of the Interior.

Click HERE for pics of engine compartment and under the car.

Click HERE To see how the M-80 was built.

Click the covers to read the article in Super Rod


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