My parents, Sonny & Dixie Rossi restored the Turquoise-Green 1937 Chevy Master 4-Door Sedan in their carport and it took them about two years to restore. They did all the bodywork, flared the rear renders, primed and wet-sanded in preparation for the paint job. They did all the welding, fabrication, machine work, assembly and engine work in their back yard shop in San Antonio, Texas. The Chevy mainly has General Motors (GM) or handmade parts.
They started with the all steel Fisher body off the frame. The frame is stock, is by General Motor Corp. The front suspension is stock with Monroe shocks and has a homemade stabilizer bar. The front brakes are from a 1984 Corvette adapted to a 1937 spindle. The rear end is a 1955 Chevy with 336 gears. The rear shocks are Monroe. It also has a homemade stabilizer bar. The emergency hand brake handle is from a Model A. The master cylinder is from a 1966 Camaro. The brake lines are stainless steel. The steering box and column are from a 1977 Chevy Malibu with a 1985 Cadillac power steering pump. The American wheels are 25 years old. The front tires are Hankook P225/70/SR14 and the rear tires are B.F. Goodrich P275/60/SR15. The gas tank is a 20 gallon handmade stainless steel tank with 3/8” stainless steel fuel lines. The fuel pump is a Bendix electric fuel pump. The radiator is by Walker. One electric fan is a 16” puller, the other is a 10” electric fan and is a pusher. The overflow tank is handmade aluminum. The hood is stock but the aluminum hood props are handmade.
The front and rear bumpers are stock Chevy. The paint is Deltron Turquoise, Poly Code 42 and was painted by Spook. They undercoated and insulated the car themselves. It has 1988 General Motors electric seats with three inches having been cut off the front of the seat, to make it easier for people of short stature to drive.
The upholstery is Smoke Gray leather and velour. The headliner and carpet are smoke. The seat belts are General Motors. They custom built the back rear bench seat. The upholstery was done by Don Stacey. The instrument panel is handmade. The dash inserts, knobs and console are made of aluminum. The tach and gauge are Stewart Warner. They did all the wiring and used a General Motors fuse panel. The air conditioner is Vintage Air. The glass is Smoke Gray. The wipers are vacuumed and run by a 1985 Cadillac vacuum electric.
The motor is a 350 Chevrolet General Motors High Performance Engine (Part #10185025ZZ1). It has MSD Box-GM Ram Horn Exhaust Manifolds-2” Pipes & Turbo Mufflers. A 1 3/4“ Crossover Pipe, the air cleaner & oil breather are handmade covers. It has a 700R Trans & Trans oil cooler-drive shaft which has been shortened and balanced. There is a U strap in front of the drive shaft for safety. The battery is in the trunk and it has a spare tire with a 1937 original jack along with a fire extinguisher.