Neil Ottaviano's 1952 Chevrolet
1952 Chevrolet owned and restyled by Neil Ottaviano of Farmington, Michigan. The car is Neil's first custom, and he started the build by lowering the car. He continued by splicing in a 1956 Oldsmobile front end, stretching the entire front of the car. The hood was pancaked in the same operation, using a modified 1949 Buick hood. With the new front end in place, Neil decided that the car looked a little heavy, so he went ahead and sectioned the body 2 inches. Wanting to change the roofline, he cut the old roof off and welded on a Fleetline roof. Neil took 1 1/2 inches out of the A-pillars during the roof swap. He's not sure how much he took out in the back. Inspired by Buick's from the 1950s, Neil took a fender from a 1950 Buick that he made into bubble skirts. The rear bumper was scrapped in favor of a 1959 Imperial rear bumper that Neil flipped upside down and shortened in about 15 inches.
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