December 2, 2020

The Car History of Alex Beloff III

YOU SEE MY 1951 CHEVY TWO DOOR BUSINESS COUPE.  BEHIND IT IS MY 1956 CADILLAC ELDORADO COUPE AND MY REMBRANDT 10 X 50 (HUGE FOR THE DAY) MOBILE HOME TRAILER ON THE BASE AT EGLIN AFB.

I NEEDED A GO-TO-WORK CAR TO DRIVE TO THE SAC AREA B-52’S AT EGLIN AND I FOUND THIS CHEVY FOR SALE.  THE CAR WAS PRICED VERY ATTRACTIVELY BECAUSE IT WAS IN BAD NEED OF DETAILING.  ALSO, IT WAS A IN-LINE STOVE BOLT 6 COLUMN SHIFT MANUAL TRANSMISSION.  NOW YOU CHEVY GEAR HEADS OUT THERE CAN RELATE TO THE PROBLEM OF SHIFTING FROM FIRST TO SECOND GEAR AND IT WOULD HANG UP.  THE GRUMMETS WERE SHOT.  I REPLACED THEM AND SERVICED THE TRANSMISSION TO PERFORM PERFECTLY.

I POLISHED THE BLACK ORIGINAL LACQUER MANY TIMES UNTIL IT LOOKED ALMOST SHOW QUALITY INCLUDING THE DASH WITH THAT VERY ATTRACTIVE CLOCK LASALLE BOLTED ON TOP OF THE DASH FROM THE FACTORY.  I WANTED TO FIND FIVE OR SIX MORE TO CHROME PLATE TO PUT ON THE TOP OF THE DASH.  I INSTALLED A SET OF SEAT COVERS FROM SEARS.  WHEN IT WAS TIME FOR A NEW HOME, THERE WERE SEVERAL GUYS IN MY A.G.E. B-52 SAC SHOP FIGHTING OVER IT.

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