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Old 30-04-2012, 07:24 PM   #1
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Default My 1948 Chevy Stepside

A few members have asked me to put pics of my truck rebuild on here.I know its not a Ford,so any probs and i will remove the thread.It does have a Ford Mustang front clip and a Ford 9"rear if that helps,lol.
I had it shipped over from the states and it arrived a week befire Christmas.I work on it when i can and have done alot in the time ive had.
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Nice, have a real soft spot for old american pick up trucks.
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Old 30-04-2012, 07:36 PM   #5
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Boxed in the chassis.
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Chassis primed and started on the cab
Welded up unwanted holes in bulkhead
and smoothed it

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Old 30-04-2012, 07:47 PM   #7
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De-badged and removed center strip from bonnet and welded it up and then smoothed it off.Filler work on doors ect.Click the image to open in full size.
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Fuck dude you've killed it!

Good luck with the resto
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Great resto project
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Excellent...will save me checking the rods and sods forum..welcome fella
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Old 30-04-2012, 07:59 PM   #13
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Cab flatted and painted black clear over base
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Gonna follow this.
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That is coooooooooool
Looks pretty simple to dismantle is it ?
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Now upto date with pics.Wings and inner wings blasted,cheers Mr Ginn.
Got them welded up and filled and polyester primed.Got the cab back on the chassis.Filled primed and painted the backs of the doors

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Cheers mate.Yes mate it was easy to take apart,just hope it goes back as easy lol.The bonnet didnt line up when i bought it so i tried everything but still couldnt get it to line up.Went on a American website and a guy had a step by step guide of 14 stages of how to line up the front end.Basicaly if you dont position the rad support in the correct place then nothing will line up.There is a 3" height adjustment on that rad support and it took me a day and a half to line up the front end and then took it all back off to prep.cheers paul
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Very nice mate, in fact ive made a little mess in my pants
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Looking great! I didn't know you had got so far with it already!

I would love one of these myself! This a 3100?
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Well fuck a duck. You are really good at restoring old cars aren't you!!! That looks like it'll be cool!
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Looking great! I didn't know you had got so far with it already!

I would love one of these myself! This a 3100?
Cheers mr ginn.Yes mate its 1948 chevy 3100 thriftmaster.
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Great pick up tell me where did you get the ideas like the bulkhead and the bonnet strip .neil
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How much would you sell this for so I know how much to rob from the bank!

LOVE these trucks! Will have one like it some day...

Oh and who's 56 T-bird?

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Thats the bollox simple as that

Top work, MORE PLEASE!!
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This just looks soo cool!
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Prep work look's great
Loving the truck
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Lovin it chap,that's some gun finish,you a painter
Met chip while visiting his shop a few years ago,has a lovely truck as well.....
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Best model! Bet it will sound the bollocks with the big block V8!

An yeah I remember us having the wings up here, there massive! Was surprised how good condition they were. Definitely worth while getting one imported from the US!

Look forward to seeing this when it's all done!
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