Luis Lupercio’s ’47 Chevy Sedan Brings the Heat & Delivers Flavor

We usually keep our Web Producer, Josh Ching, locked up in the office. With a staple diet, which consists of a large Slurpee and massive amounts of pizza, the aroma of his cubicle is enough to make you hungry—or quite possibly vomit. He’s a work machine, and we’re his wardens, and at the end of the day he’s the one responsible for keeping our site continually updated—and rumor has it he’s also the guy who has been unofficially blamed for stealing cans of Chef Boyardee from the lunchroom.

But let’s focus on the positive. Just recently, Josh bought himself a new camera setup and he’s wanted to go out on the field. At first he had proposed to do an expose on the best pizza joints in the OC area, but instead we sent him out to the Pomona Swap Meet. It was there that Josh met Luis Lupercio of Pacoima, California. Luis was in attendance at the swap meet with his two-tone Chevy stepside, and that’s when Josh approached him to see if he was interested in shooting for LOWRIDER. Luis was honored, but had instead suggested we shoot his 1947 Chevy Sedan Delivery that was in the works and almost complete.

Being no stranger to the scene, Luis has been involved in lowriding since the ’80s and actually owned a flawless 1935 Chevrolet Master DeLuxe that was featured in the Nov. ’06 issue of LOWRIDER. “My 1935 Chevy was a badass ride but I wanted a new toy,” Luis explains. His boss found this 1947 Sedan Delivery on Craigslist and suggested to Luis that he pick it up. He offered to trade his fully restored 1935 straight across for the 1947, and once the owner saw it the deal was done.

“The 1947 was about 90 percent done when I got it, so I have to give Joe Olivares his credit for restoring it.” When Luis got it, he added a few personal touches and the main one was to bag it so it would lay on the floor. From there, a few more minor tweaks were done, as well as him adding Fleetline moldings and a few accessories to get it to where it now sits. “I’m real happy with it, the only thing I would have done different is to go with a different color combo.”

Needless to say, his Sedan Delivery is as clean as they come and the pride he takes in his build is evident through every detail that shines through. We’d like to thank Luis for taking the time to shoot with us, and we’d also like to congratulate Ching on this great find.

1947 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery

Vehicle Nickname

La Mas Chingona

Owner

Luis Lupercio

City/State

Pacoima, CA

Club

Bad Bombs

Engine

Adams Metallizing & Grinding in Lancaster worked on the 235 engine with split manifold, original carb, and 2-inch straight pipes

Body/Paint

Ruben’s Auto Body in Los Angeles used Axalta beige and cream to paint the delivery. David Renteria added a touch of engraving while J.V. Polish Metal in Lynwood, CA, chromed everything

Suspension

Goodyear airbags, two ViAir compressors, and a 10-gallon tank

Interior

A banjo steering wheel was added before Luis “Chelis” added the woodgrain dash. Lalo’s Upholstery in San Fernando, CA, brought the interior back to life with a khaki velour interior

Sound

Hidden Pioneer head unit with Kicker amps, Kenwood 6×9 mids, and 10-inch Crunch subwoofers

Wheels/Tires

16-inch Artillerys with Firestone 500