1949 Ford

Jeff Sayer, Lake Havasu City

1949 FORD TUDOR CUSTOM

  • Chevy 350 small block
  • Chevy T350 Auto Transmission
  • Gray Cloth/Vinyl Interior
  • Hot Turquoise paint with accents
  • Well detailed interior/engine bay!

From 1946 to 1948 the big three, Ford, Chevrolet and Plymouth focused their attention to getting up and running to restore car production. Most offering updated versions of their ‘41-42 models. Ford was the first major “postwar” manufacturer to market beating both Chevrolet and Plymouth. This model is referred to as the “Shoebox Ford” (i.e. flat sides) with no running boards and having the fenders integrated with the body to create a streamline design. Models include the standard and custom Trims, Tudor and Fordor models and Fastback Club coupe, Business Coupe, Convertible Club Coupe and Two door Station Wagon with either a inline-6 or V8 engine; note the Ford embossed, either 6/8 on top of a red circle!

Jeff’s 1949 Tudor Coupe is a tribute to this era, mostly classic stock body with upgraded dependable running gear. The turquoise blue with accents keeps this ride as timeless as it cruises down McCulloch Blvd. Yes, a small block Chevrolet 350, powers this Ford down road with a Turbo 350 automatic transmission to spin a 8” Ford Differential, Maverick donor, that is to be respected at red lights!A Holly 600 CFM carburetor feeds the fuel with HEI to spark it up. Dual exhaust keeps the sound down to a lite roar, with sleeper mufflers. The aluminum radiator does its cooling job well with engine brite work accents in the right places. Of course, it has a Ford motorsports air cleaner to keep the looker confused! Nice attention to detail in the engine compartment, would expect nothing less from a retired Fireman!

Hot Havasu Nites and scorching days dictate cloth fabric on the seats/door panels with vinyl accents for that clean look inside. Interior details including controls and knobs are finished off exceptionally well with an awesome steering wheel, floor shifter, carpet, clock, and a water temp gauge just to make sure everything is kept cool!

Suspension and steering are by Jamco Suspensions with power brakes, disc/drums. Rides on 205 70R14’s with chromies with moons keeps that classic custom look. Jeff has had this cool ride for over 18 years and as a retired firefighter and AZ motor head resident for over 50 years is truly a custom rodder since high school, yes in the 70’s alike a lot of us! A member of Pharaohs of Arizona, LHC chapter keeps him active and goes to over 10 car shows a year as well as weekly coffee/cars and Pharoah meetups.

This being the 50th year as a truck manufacturer and Yes, 1968 GMC merged with Chevrolet which meant Chevrolet would have access to GMC’s HD truck line. The second generation of the C/K series was given the “Action Line” handle by GM from ’67 to the ’72 model years. This year was quickly established as a durable work truck for tough jobs as well as an excellent truck to support off-road and similar adventures in nature for those looking for a tough truck for the job!

It’s not often we get to see a restored pickup of this year that has not been heavily modified. This is a tribute to this model and Leroy’s attention to every detail. This rugged American Truck is powered by a GMC 350, upgraded to an Edelbrock carburetor, powering through a Turbo 400 transmission and stock third member. Power brakes, disc up front, drums to the rear keep slowed when needed. This ride still has 16” wheels to keep that vintage GMC look. Yes, the AC works, especially in Havasu. Brightwork in the engine compartment accents the stock components to keep it a clean look. Attention to detail is Leroy’s strong suit, doing most all the work himself, commendable for classic truckers of his years.

Interior finishes have been kept mostly back to stock along with tinted glass, steering wheel and instrument panel. This is a true time capsule of what a classic ’68 Chevy truck looked like back 56 years ago. The colors selected for interior and paint maintain that classic look, Ivory exterior, gray interior with a few accents, yes mostly stock and extremely clean.

This truck’s first life was a concrete contractor’s truck and looked the part when Jeff Sayer, Leroy’s son purchased it. It seems over 14 years ago Leroy borrowed the truck. That time it was rough and needed some love. Four days later Leroy got the classic truck bug and started fixing things, i.e. making lights work and getting the windows to roll up and down finally. The classic truck bug has struck again, Leroy never gave the truck back, LOL! The restoration continued a piece at a time till you see what it is now, great job Leroy!

1968 GMC C2500

Leroy A. Sayre, Lake Havasu City

1968 CHEVROLET 2500

  • GMC Turbo 400 Transmission
  • Chevrolet 350ci upgrade
  • Cloth 60/40 seats
  • Real work truck to classic resto
  • A borrowed truck went to the good side!

1976 Chevrolet Corvette

Vicki Sayre, Lake Havasu City

1976 CORVETTE C3 STINGRAY

  • Chevy Turbo 350 Auto Trans
  • Chevy 350 small block
  • White with black accent stripping
  • Torque Thrust Polished Aluminum wheels
  • Last for a long while to carry the Stingray emblem

From 1946 to 1948 the big three, Ford, Chevrolet and Plymouth focused their attention to getting up and running to restore car production. Most offering updated versions of their ‘41-42 models. Ford was the first major “postwar” manufacturer to market beating both Chevrolet and Plymouth. This model is referred to as the “Shoebox Ford” (i.e. flat sides) with no running boards and having the fenders integrated with the body to create a streamline design. Models include the standard and custom Trims, Tudor and Fordor models and Fastback Club coupe, Business Coupe, Convertible Club Coupe and Two door Station Wagon with either a inline-6 or V8 engine; note the Ford embossed, either 6/8 on top of a red circle!

Jeff’s 1949 Tudor Coupe is a tribute to this era, mostly classic stock body with upgraded dependable running gear. The turquoise blue with accents keeps this ride as timeless as it cruises down McCulloch Blvd. Yes, a small block Chevrolet 350, powers this Ford down road with a Turbo 350 automatic transmission to spin a 8” Ford Differential, Maverick donor, that is to be respected at red lights!A Holly 600 CFM carburetor feeds the fuel with HEI to spark it up. Dual exhaust keeps the sound down to a lite roar, with sleeper mufflers. The aluminum radiator does its cooling job well with engine brite work accents in the right places. Of course, it has a Ford motorsports air cleaner to keep the looker confused! Nice attention to detail in the engine compartment, would expect nothing less from a retired Fireman!

Hot Havasu Nites and scorching days dictate cloth fabric on the seats/door panels with vinyl accents for that clean look inside. Interior details including controls and knobs are finished off exceptionally well with an awesome steering wheel, floor shifter, carpet, clock, and a water temp gauge just to make sure everything is kept cool!

Suspension and steering are by Jamco Suspensions with power brakes, disc/drums. Rides on 205 70R14’s with chromies with moons keeps that classic custom look. Jeff has had this cool ride for over 18 years and as a retired firefighter and AZ motor head resident for over 50 years is truly a custom rodder since high school, yes in the 70’s alike a lot of us! A member of Pharaohs of Arizona, LHC chapter keeps him active and goes to over 10 car shows a year as well as weekly coffee/cars and Pharoah meetups.

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