Remember our friend Joe's '51 Fleetline project car? A year ago, we showed you the Fatman Fabrication IFS being installed on the car at CMC Designs. The wheels are still turning on this ongoing mild custom project.
The Chevy came from the East Coast and, as you can see, has accumulated a bit of rust during its lifetime. Before any further progress could be made, that needed to be remedied. Some of the especially vulnerable areas on these cars are the rocker panels and body mounts. Sure enough, that's where this one was suffering the most.
Luckily for Joe and other Fleetline owners, the aftermarket has come to the rescue with restoration parts. Chevs of the 40's and EMS Automotive Products are two sources for replacement sheetmetal for '49-52 Chevys. Craig Chaffers and Jake Encinas at CMC Designs were just getting ready to do some cosmetic surgery on Joe's Chevy when the R&C camera crew showed up. By the end of the day, those rotten rockers and floor brace body mounts had been replaced with fresh new parts.