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1952 Pontiac Chieftain Street Rod

1,080 MILEAGE
Sedan BODY TYPE
V8 ENGINE
Automatic TRANSMISSION
Gasoline FUEL

1952 Pontiac Other Description:

This Pontiac is a result of a two and a half year project. I purchased the car in complete and original condition. I have a lot of the great old documents that went with the car. Even have a set of original GM keys.The car was disassembled to begin the street rodding process. The body mounts are solid and in good condition, so the decision was made to keep it on the frame. The body, as well as all the panels were sandblasted and sprayed with epoxy primer. The only body panels replaced were the lower rear quarters, where the gravels shields are located. All floors are original to the car. Any other rust issues were much smaller and were fixed. The underside of the body and frame were hand stripped and painted in Eastwood chassis black.

There have been slight custom changes made to the body. All the side trim was removed. Seams in the front and rear were filled. The original grille was replaced with a 1954 Chevrolet grille. The headlights were frenched, and a one piece Oldsmobile windshield was used in place of the original two piece. Besides these changes the basic body is stock 1952 Pontiac.

The general theme of the car was using retro pieces from 1950's GM. For example, Cadillac Batwing air cleaner, '54 Chevy Hardtop dash mirror, Oldsmobile one piece windshield, '50 Pontiac tail lights, '54 Chevy grille, GM rally style wheels, and Oldsmobile green engine color (the original Pontiac straight 8 was more a green color, not the later Pontiac light blue).This could be taken even further with the retro Oldsmobile valve covers for small block chevy engines, or a 1955 chevy style steering wheel.

As you can see from the pictures, the car is unfinished. I've driven it a little over 1,000 miles. I will continue to drive it and complete different projects on that car. I am very happy with the car but i'm also always on the lookout for the next project. In its current state, a person could buy it, choose an interior of their liking, and finish paint the exterior and have far less invested in the car than having a shop build it.


I can send further images of any section or part of the car as needed.

Suspension/Drive-train

  • FATMAN FABRICATION Mustang II Frame Stub, Stage II Kit with tubular steel arms,coil springs, power rack, and sway bar.

  • RIDETECH HQ Series front shocks with adjustable rebound.

  • CPP 2 inch drop spindles.

  • FORD 8.8 rear end, factory posi track with (4:10) gears. Disc. brakes.

  • MONROE Load Adjust rear shocks.

  • ST. LOUIS SPRING leaf springs de-arched for 3 inch drop.

  • REV Classic 107 Aluminum Rally Wheels, 18x8, silver finish with polished lip.

  • 350 Engine rebuilt by Rods by Ron in Cape Girardeau, MO. Vortec heads, 600 cfm EDELBROC, Electric choke, RPC ceramic headers, STAGE 8 locking header bolts, MSD Street Fire HEI distributor, HOLLEY 110 GPH mechanical fuel pump.

  • 700R4 4 speed overdrive transmission rebuilt by D&L Transmissions in Cape Girardeau, MO. Frame mounted finned aluminum trans. cooler.

  • ALAN GROVE engine brackets, billet aluminum crank and water pump pulleys, GM 1-wire alternator and high output starter custom built by Cape Starter & Alternator, Cape Girardeau, MO.

  • PERFORMANCE ROD & CUSTOM aluminum radiator.

  • BORLA S-type crate mufflers with exhaust done by Mr. Muffler, Cape Girardea, MO

  • INLAND EMPIRE DRIVELINE aluminum driveshaft

  • LOKAR throttle and kickdown cable, transmission linkage, parking brake cables, engine and transmission dipstick tubes.

  • TANKS 16 gallon steel fuel tank

Brakes

  • WILWOOD Aluminum Tandem Master Cylinder, 8 inch dual diaphragm power brake booster, SPEEDWAY Adjustable Proportioning Block with Brake Light Switch

  • FATMAN supplied GM big bore front calipers with 11 inch rotors

  • Factory FORD rear disc brakes

  • Ceramic brake pads front and rear.

Steering

  • FATMAN supplied Ford powering steering rack

  • BORGESON Saginaw Power Steering Pump, steering knuckle, vibration reducer, and double D shaft.

  • CPP Power Steering Hose Kits

  • GM factory tilt column.

Exterior

  • BUMPER BOYZ rechromed bumpers and grille teeth.

  • 1954 Chevy center grille with reproduction turn signal lenses and trim. LED turn signal lights.

  • 1951 Pontiac front upper hood trim

  • Seams filled on front fenders and rear tailpan.

  • Frenched headlights

  • Side trim removed

  • All new glass by AUTO CITY GLASS including one piece Oldsmobile windshield.

  • STEELE weatherstriping in all glass and doors.

  • UNITED PACIFIC 1950 Pontiac LED tail lights, rear license plate frame with 3rd brake light and back up light

  • ECKLERS exterior door handles

  • Top of car above stainless beltline is painted in Chrysler Destroyer Gray with satin clear coat.

  • Below belt line is epoxy sealer

Interior

  • KWICK WIRE wiring harness

  • UNITED PACIFIC '54 Hardtop rear view mirror

  • NEW PORT ENGINEERING wiper motor

  • VINTAGE AIR Gen IV Magnum A/C

  • SPEED HUT electronic gauges with GPS driven speedo, built in turn signal and high beam indicators, programmable warning lights.

  • BILLET SPECIALTIES column dress up kit

  • Late 90's Ford Thunderbird front bucket seats and rear bench seats

  • '01-'04 Dodge Durango console.

  • LOKAR parking brake handle with boot, accelerator and brake pedal.

  • LECARRA Mark 4 steering wheel

  • DAKOTA DIGITAL Cruise Control

  • 3 point retractable seat belts in front and rear

  • Rear seat child seat latches in decklid and in seat base.

  • Carpet, door panels, vent window handles, stainless steel garnish moulding screws, sill plates from NATIONAL CHEVY ASSOCIATION, ECKLER'S and CHEVS OF THE 40'S



Features:

Item location:Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
VIN:K8WH38052
Year:1952
Mileage:1,080
Make:Pontiac
Model:Other
Type:Sedan
Color:Gray
Cylinders:8
Fuel:Gasoline
Transmission:Automatic
Drive type:RWD
Vehicle Title:Clear