FEATURE: 1953 Chevrolet Handyman

This custom 1953 Chevrolet Handyman was restored by John Waite.John Waite had a pretty good idea of how he wanted his 1953 Chevrolet Handyman wagon to turn out when he was finished with the build.

This custom 1953 Chevrolet Handyman was home built by John Waite.“As you see the car now is exactly how I pictured it in my head when I purchased it,” the Glendale Heights resident said.

Waite had been keeping a watchful eye out for an early ’50s Chevy station wagon and had his GM-loving heart set on an original woody. Their high price tags deterred Waite, but when this humble bow tie Handyman came on his radar in 2006, he knew it would serve as the perfect blank rolling canvas.

Want to know the full story on how this custom wagon came together? Read our full feature on the Daily Herald.

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