Apr 08

1954 Chevrolet Bel Air 540 Big Block Build Project

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1954 Chevrolet Bel Air 540 Big Block Build Project

Mike Walker invested 20 years into building his 1954 Chevy Bel Air
All of us are aware of a buddy who has spent years, maybe decades, to get his hot rod just right. In fact, each of us has probably spent way too many years trying to get our favorite ride on the road, but in the end we all believe it was time well spent.

Mike Walker of Wenatchee, Washington, developed a liking for the 1054 Chevy back in the day as a result of his high school buddy who had a post-war Chevy. Moving forward, well a few years, a friend of Mike’s found the 3,200-pound car, and knowing he wanted one turned him onto the Bel Air. The future project was sitting in a barn near Colville, Washington. The previous owner had their own ideas on hot rodding the ol’ Chevy by removing the 235-inch Stovebolt and replacing it with a 283 small-block hooked up to a non-functioning Powerglide. While the body was straight the interior was long gone but, nonetheless, it caught his eye sitting there on Cragar wheels. (And why wouldn’t it!)

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Built By:
Divers Street Rods
509 W. Stevens Ave.
P.O. Box 856
Sultan, WA 98294
Phone: 360.799.1327
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  1. 643Ragde

    Wow. Watching your restorations has me looking for a beautiful antique to park in my garage again. Thank you for posting.

  2. Malik ElcoSS454

    Gorgeous hotrod I like the 49-54 bodystyles alot more then Tri-Five eta Chevys

  3. John van de Ven

    What an absolutely gorgeous build. The ultimate strong frame combined with an equally strong engine blended together with a beautifully crafted light body. A recipe for fun and success. I love restomods. Congratulations on the perfect build. The body has all the curves in the right places.

  4. jack hamilton

    Wow,beautiful car 🚘

  5. Pedro Fernando


  6. Shawn Fox Firth

    Beautiful ! I was conceived in the same car same color , at Cherry beach in Toronto , My Glorious Mother says it is Why I love cars and Especially Chevrolet's . .. She says Its In my Blood . and it was due to the ol Man Looking like Buddy Holly .

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