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M –63
Osburn, Idaho
United States


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Nov 2, 2010 at 10:59 am
Nice SD. I bet you enjoy this one a lot.
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Jul 22, 2010 at 2:05 am
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Apr 6, 2010 at 1:41 am
love the 51 delivery i use to own a 51 2 door hardtop.

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Challenges W: 6 L: 3


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Photo of a 1951 Chevrolet Belair 2drhdtp

1951 Chevrolet Belair 2drhdtp

Owner: Fullthrottle

  • 51: 33 pts (loss)
  • Heaven Bound: 37 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 14
  • Ended: Dec 16, 2007
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cotton candy

1949 Chevrolet Pickup

Owner: BuyAmerican

  • cotton candy: 45 pts (win)
  • Heaven Bound: 15 pts (loss)
  • Total votes: 12
  • Ended: Aug 31, 2007
Photo of a 1992 Mercury Cougar
doomed ride

1992 Mercury Cougar

Owner: lostindoom

  • doomed ride: 5 pts (loss)
  • Heaven Bound: 45 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 10
  • Ended: Aug 26, 2007

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1951 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery (Heaven Bound)

Last updated Nov 11, 2015  

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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.


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

Factory Options

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


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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Long Road Trip

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Such was the trip at the end of May as Brian Lee and his son Ben drove Brian’s 1951 Chevy sedan delivery to...

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Out & runnin'!

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I got the old Chevy out today, and it runs great, no worse the wear for sittin' all winter, although it did need the tranny fluid topped off. And that was $2 per gallon gas (I...

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How much gas

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I finally broke down and got the gas gauge fixed. For years, I kept track of my mileage and used that to determine how much gas was left in the tank. And it almost always...

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