Arizona Window Delete on a 1950 Chevrolet Styleline

1950 Chevrolet Styleline

Arizona. They don’t need no stinkin’ windows…

1950 Chevrolet Styleline Arizona Window Delete

At 300+ sunny days a year, windows are usually down in older and classic rides without air-conditioning. In the life with its current owner, this 1950 Chevrolet Styleline never saw its windows closed, even though they were retracked and converted to electric. But the window channel made the top of the door uncomfortable to the underside of your arm — this discomfort will not stand. Additionally, and what pushed this onto the “Go” list, was a funky pair of quarter windows that were “created” during the roof chop done by the previous owner. The solution, an Arizona Window Delete.


To start, the door was gutted and all widow related bits were eliminated. A strip of 1/8″ x 1/2″ bar stock was set in place to establish an edge for a custom door panel across the full width of the door. This line is continued inside the once rear quarter window as well. 20 gauge sheet was then bent in a soft 90 to close the window gap in the top of the door.

1950 Chevrolet Styleline Arizona Window Delete

1950 Chevrolet Styleline Arizona Window Delete

A couple relief cuts to help mold to the door, and the second piece is tacked into place.

1950 Chevrolet Styleline Arizona Window Delete

1950 Chevrolet Styleline Arizona Window Delete

All seams will be fully stitch welded with care exercised to minimize heat warping. Short stitches with plenty of cooling time between…

1950 Chevrolet Styleline Arizona Window Delete

Once the seams were welded and cleaned up with a flapper wheel, a light coat of filler was applied and the door top was blocked into shape.

1950 Chevrolet Styleline Arizona Window Delete

1950 Chevrolet Styleline Arizona Window Delete

The car is headed next to a paint shop friend of the owner so we are only taking this to primer.

1950 Chevrolet Styleline Arizona Window Delete

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