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Cars > Challenges > “cotton candy” Vs “Heaven Bound”


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Osburn, Idaho
United States


1949 Chevrolet Pickup

“cotton candy”

1951 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery

“Heaven Bound”

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No longer owned

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Head to Head


About “cotton candy”

350,350 10 bolt rear,camaro front clip.

About “Heaven Bound”

I purchased this 1951 Chevy sedan delivery out of a junk yard in eastern Idaho in 1991 but only had to rebuld all the brakes to get it on the road. I used it for a daily driver for the first few years. When I got it the original 218 6-cylinder engine had already been replaced with a 1953 235 c.i. six. After I used that engine up, my son Ben helped me install a 350 c.i. V-8 along with the automatic transmission and rear end from a 1974 Nova SS. My son did most of the engine swap in his high school shop his senior year at Blackfoot, Idaho (his teacher has done several of his own streetrods). Ben is now enjoying the fruits of his labors as this car is presently parked in his garage. A friend of mine, Richard Bingham, painted a steam locomotive on the sides and lettered "Heaven Bound" next to his artwork. This way this car portrays my three main interests in life: Jesus, old trains and old cars.


Specs for “cotton candy”

No specifications listed.

Specs for “Heaven Bound”

350 c.i. V-8 rebuilt to original specs with 4-bbl carberator.
350 automatic transmission.


Factory Options for “cotton candy”

No factory options listed.

Factory Options for “Heaven Bound”

None, not even a radio nor a taillight for the other rear fender.


Mods for “cotton candy”

350,350,12 bolt rear,camaro front clip. Wired for AC. Good heat!

Mods for “Heaven Bound”

1952 Chevy grill.
entire drive train out of a 1974 Chevy Nova SS.
Side exhaust pipes.
8-track player.
Smoothies chrome wheels.
radial tires.


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Cover photo of Cotton Candy Book album
Cotton Candy Book
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