Today’s featured images dated by the source to June 6 of 1952, contains a pair of 1950s Chevrolet Fleetline DeLuxe Sedans. The stock model on the left-hand side of the photo was produced in 1950, although what year the customized version on the right was manufactured in is not known at this point.
The pictures were taken at Ken Garff’s body shop in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Eutectic Welding Alloys Corporation (still in operation today) name is included in the photo title, signifying that these images may have been shot for Eutectic welding rod advertising. The Garff name lives on today as the Ken Garff Automotive Group of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Please share with us all of the modifications you find that were made during the custom’s construction (it wasn’t finished at the time of the photos were taken as the tail lights had not been installed and painting in that area had not been finished.) In addition, tell us what vehicles the added parts and pieces used on this one-off creation originated from.
The photographs by Harry Shipler are courtesy of the University of Utah Digital Library.