Lyle Mason's 1956 Chevrolet

From Kustomrama
Jump to: navigation, search
A photo of Lyle's Chevrolet taken at a Stags of Ogden outdoor car show held at the Ogden Rodeo Arena in 1960. Photo from The Mickey Ellis Photo Collection.
A photo of Lyle's Chevrolet at the 1962 Stags and Road Hawks Custom Motorama. This photo was taken after Lyle had un-chopped it, installed a smallblock engine, raised the suspension, installed racing slicks and gone racing. Photo from The Mickey Ellis Photo Collection.

1956 Chevrolet owned by Stags of Ogden car club member Lyle Mason of Ogden, Utah. Lyle's mildly customized Chevrolet was shaved for most of it's chrome. It was nosed, most likely decked, and the door handles were shaved. It was radically lowered all around, and custom accessory included lakes pipes, dual spotlights, a tube grille and Dodge Lancer hubcaps.[1]


Some time after 1960 Lyle chopped the top on the '56. He also rolled the front and rear pans and sunk the license plate into the trunk. By 1962 Lyle's interest changed to drag racing, so he cut the chopped top off the car, and welded a stock height top back on. He put a smallblock in it, raised the suspension, installed racing slicks and went racing. The chopped top was put on fellow Stags member Bob Eames' 1956 Chevrolet, who gave up it's stock top to Lyle's Chevrolet.[1]


References



Promote your shop, show or business on Kustomrama - This ad space can also be bought to promote cars for sale or to hunt down rare parts you're looking for. Click here for more info...

 

Did you enjoy this article?

Kustomrama is an online encyclopedia dedicated to traditional hot rod and custom cars. Our mission is to protect, preserve and share traditional hot rod custom car history from all over the world.




Help us make this article better

If you have additional information, photos, feedback or corrections about Lyle Mason's 1956 Chevrolet, please get in touch with Kustomrama at: mail@kustomrama.com.


This Article Was Made Possible By:

SunTec Auto Glass - Auto Glass Services on Vintage and Classic Cars
Finding a replacement windshield, back or side glass can be a difficult task when restoring your vintage or custom classic car. It doesn't have to be though now with auto glass specialist companies like www.suntecautoglass.com. They can source OEM or OEM-equivalent glass for older makes/models; which will ensure a proper fit every time. Check them out for more details!

Do you want to see your company here? Click here for more info about how you can become a Kustomrama advertiser and supporter.


Personal tools
Please Help Kustomrama
facebook
Recommended reading