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1939 Chevrolet 2-Door Sedan Restored By Tom's Performance Machine and Repair

Double Take of a 1939 Chevrolet 2-Door Sedan

1939 Chevrolet 2-Door Sedan Restored By Tom's Performance Machine and Repair

In this article, Tom’s Performance is proud to feature customer Roger Hill's beautiful ride "Double Take". As you'll notice Double Take is very aptly named. Although if you find yourself only doing a double take we would be surprised. She is a regal beauty that tends to have most who see her do a triple and quadruple take. This 1939 Chevrolet 2-door sedan has been restored well beyond its original beauty. In fact she looks better than the day she originally rolled off the manufacturing line on June 13, 1939.

Interior of 1939 Chevrolet 2-Door Sedan Restored By Tom's Performance Machine and Repair

Looking at Double Take before her restoration you come to realize that she had to have been a labor of love… Nothing else could possibly explain how she rose from a look of days long past. To the commanding regal beauty that she is today. She could literally contend with anything on four wheels today.
Interior of 1939 Chevrolet 2-Door Sedan Restored By Tom's Performance Machine and Repair

Beautiful Inside and Out

Tom’s was happy to play a role in helping Double Take come back to life. We built her engine which was meticulously crafted like the rest of her. Here is a glimpse of what powers her

Engine of 1939 Chevrolet 2-Door Sedan Restored By Tom's Performance Machine and Repair
DescriptionValue
Make: Chevrolet 409
Bore: 4.420
Stroke: 3.500
Cubic Inches: 429
Compression: 10.1:1
Horsepower: 450 @ 6,400 RPM
Torque: 560 @ 2,400
Pistons: J & E
Rockers: Precision Engine Products stainless steel flat tappet roller rockers
Crankshaft: Chevrolet 409
Cam: COMP blank w/hi-lift grind by Cam Motion
Intake: Early Lamar Walden Z11 style two piece aluminum high-rise (1 of 12), ceramic coated by R M Engineering/Finishline Coatings
Carburetion: Two Edelbrock 500 cfm with EnduraShine finish
PCV Valve: hand fabricated/polished by Steve’s Auto Restorations
Air Cleaner: Moon finned and polished aluminum, paint detail by Steve’s Auto Restorations
Valve Covers: PML finned and polished aluminum with Chevrolet script, paint detail by Steve’s Auto Restorations
Water Pump: Edelbrock aluminum with EnduraShine finish - reversed
Power steering pump: Maval Manufacturing, polished aluminum with AN fittings
Alternator: Powermaster, 140 amp, 1-wire, polished aluminum
A/C: Sanden SD-7 compressor, polished aluminum
Pulleys/tensioners: m Billet Specialties polished aluminu
Headers: Sanderson block hugger, ceramic coated by R M Engineering/ Finishline Coatings
Block/heads: de-burred, painted Glasurit “Chevrolet” orange
Oil dipstick: Lokar
Ignition: MSD Electronic
Starter: Powermaster – chromed mini
Plug wires: Taylor
Wire separators: Modified Billet Specialties
Pan and Flywheel Cover: Stock Chevrolet, ceramic coated by R M Engineering/Finishline Coatings

More Awards Than Walls To Hang Them On

Apparently we are not the only ones who admire Double Take. She has won more awards than anyone has walls to hang them on. Think were exaggerating… just take a look:

ShowAward(s)DateLocation
58th Portland Roadster Show
  • Best In Class
  • Outstanding Paint
  • Hall of Fame
March 14th – 16th 2014 Portland, Oregon
58th Portland Roadster Show 2nd Annual Northwest Rodarama Rod and Custom Show (Invitational)
  • 1 of 5 cars/owners selected to be interviewed by Lance Lambert for his "The Vintage Vehicle Show"
March 29th – 30th 2014 Puyallup, Washington
Good Guys 12th Great Northwest Nationals
  • Good Guys Pick
August 16th-18th 2013 Spokane, Washington
56th Annual Fly-In Cruise-In
  • Sponsor Pick
July 28th 2013 Sandy, Oregon
Beaches Cruise-In
  • Sponsor Pick
July 10th 2013 Portland, Oregon
2nd Annual Kyron's Car Show
  • Culture Pick
  • Participants Choice
  • Got The Biggest “Double Take”
  • Best Hot Rod
August 4th 2013 Vancouver, Washington
Northwest Street Rod Nationals
  • Street Rodder Top 100
June 28th-30th 2013 Ridgefield, Washington
Good Guys 13th Del Mar Nationals
  • Street Rod d'Elegance
April 5th-7th 2013 Del Mar, California
International Show Car Association International
  • 2013 International Class Champion
  • Radical Custom Rod Sedan
June 2013
57th Portland Roadster Show Portland
  • Outstanding Individual Display
  • Outstanding Paint
  • Outstanding Interior – Rod
  • Outstanding Custom – Rod
  • World Cup of Hot Rodding
March 15th – 17th 2013 Portland, Oregon
41st Boise Roadster Show
  • 1st in Class
  • Outstanding Paint
  • Outstanding Interior – Rod
  • Outstanding Custom - Rod
March 7th – 10th 2013 Boise, Idaho
7th Annual Salem Roadster Show (invitational)
  • Award Winner (jacket)
  • Selected 1 of 6 cars on '13 poster
February 9th – 10th 2013 Salem, Oregon
64th Grand National Roadster Show Pomona
  • 1st in Class
  • Outstanding Individual Display
January 25th – 27th 2013 Pomona, California
Goodguys 26th West Coast Nationals
  • America's Most Beautiful Street Rod
  • 1 of top 5 from 3500+ cars
August 24th – 26th 2012 Pleasanton, California
Goodguys 25th Pacific Northwest Nationals
  • Builder's Choice
  • 1 of top 10 from 2400+ cars
July 27th – 29th 2012 Puyallyp, Washington
40th Concours d' Elegance
  • Best in Class
July Forest Grove, Oregon
49th Spokane Auto Boat Speed Show
  • Outstanding Custom Rod
  • Best Interior – Rod
  • Best Display
March 30th – April 1st 2012 Spokane, Washington
56th Portland Roadster Show
  • Best in Class
  • Outstanding Custom Rod
  • Best Interior - Rod
March 16th – 18th 2012 Portland, Oregon
40th Boise Roadster Show Boise
  • Second in Class
  • Best Display
March 8th – 11th 2012 Boise Idaho
60th Detroit Autorama Detroit
  • 26 Riddler Contender
  • Best in Class
  • Outstanding Custom Rod
February 24th – 26th 2012 Detroit, Michigan

Source: Home of Double Take