hi everyone, im now the proud owner of a 1948 chev pickup project, i swapped my 1976 pontiac firebird for it.my son Ben started the project.im going to mount the body onto a HQ one tonner chassis with 350chev & t400.
the first photo shows the cab with truck front sheet metal just sitting on the chassis
this photo was taken after i have finished all rust repairs on cab & with ute front sheet metal, mocked up on the chassis.
the brand new ww radials & rims i picked up of gumtree for $1000.very happy. hope to get it into my shed in the next few days so i can get some serious work started on body mounts & radiator & making new pickup back tucky
Last Edit: Mar 11, 2011 23:16:29 GMT 10 by tucky29
hi everyone, i thought i would show you what i have been doing on my pickup.the first photo is of my first test drive to my place.
I have made up the pickup bed to fit to the one tonner chassis and made different hinges for the tailgate to give slightly higher sides on the box. i also adapted the hq holden inner front fenders to the chev front fenners.
i have adapted hq window winder mechanisms to the chev doors so can remove the quarter windows and fit one piece glass in each door.
i have photo shopped this photo to give me some inspiration. tucky
hi jondi55 the yellow is one colour i have been wrestling with.sky blue , black, maroon, purple, and leaving it the way it is? did you build your two chevs, i have found the conversion very easy, compared to some of the other cars i have built.
Last Edit: Jun 16, 2011 15:13:20 GMT 10 by tucky29
G'day Tucky, if you Google '51 Chev Pickup and look at "images"....there's a heap of 'em there all in colour....should give you some ideas...I kinda like the dark green one near the top of the page.....
Our 55 2dr has a front chassis graft done by a mate and myself. The ute was done by the previous owner. It is chanelled over a complete HZ sedan floorpan. On yours, how bout cream with maroon gaurds and old school signwriting on the doors.
1950ish Homebuilt "Jellybean" Caravan 1971 Olympic Debonair 1955 Chevrolet Sedan 1951 Chevrolet Coupe Ute
thanks for the kind remarks guys, i have not finished every thing, like cutting and polishing the paint and fitting windows in the doors, but i just finished fitting a new wiring harness (my first) so i could drive it. the last photo is how i want my new van to look with the new paint job.
i hope to finish my truck in about two weeks tucky
Hi JBJ @ Seeshell, my caravan is a one off home made that was built in perth. The builder tried to capture the look of the Airstreams from the USA. It has independant suspension , the body frame shape was made from 1" box tube and the chassis and body are one piece.The inside was then lined in bendy ply and then the out side was sprayed with foam and then sanded to shape then covered in fibreglass. It has a gull wing style door. I am going to redo some of the interior in a more retro look. JBJ the gauges are real easy to set up and i dont need glasses to read them at night.
Post by chippydave01 on Mar 10, 2012 11:31:32 GMT 10
Hi Tucky,I see on another thread that you need some hinges for a hard lid.I have a new hard lid on my 57 chev from this mob.They will sell just hinges only and rams.They might be able to help you. gaylordslids.com/