Rick Skaggs'

1946 Chevy 1/2-Ton

"Plum Low"


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27 February 2006 Update
#1187

From Rick:

 

       Here are some new pictures of the work done on the frame. It is about 80% done. Now get to started on the body work. The frame is painted black. All of the front end parts were powder coated down to the caliper pins. The rear was mainly painted due to the rubber bushing and sealed bearings. But what I could powder coat I did.

 

Thanks.

Rick Skaggs
Bolter # 8614
Hot Spring Village, Arkansas


10 August 2005
#1187

From Rick: 

       Here is my 1946 Chevy pick- up. The cab was modified by cutting out the floor and firewall and dropping it over the frame about four inches. A new floor and firewall were built. The doors also had four inches taken off the bottoms and reformed. They now swing backwards with hidden hinges.

       The top portion of the grille was modified due to the drop of the cab. The front fender and running boards are still in the original position but the fenders are now welded to cab.

       The hood will be welded down the middle and be one piece, opening like a normal hood.

       The front-end is a Mustang IFS from Ziggs and the rear-end is out of a '95 T-bird independent with disc brakes. The front and rear rides on air bags with nine inches of travel in front and 11 inches in the rear.

       The engine is a '86 305 tuned, port injection. The transmission is a 700r4. Everything on engine but the block was powder-coated a reflective chrome by myself with the help of Eastwood's powder coating kit.

       The paint will be a plum color on the purple side and will be called "PLUM LOW" since the truck will be sitting only about an inch off the ground laid out.

       I hope to have it on the road by 2006.

Rick Skaggs
Bolter # 8614
Hot Spring Village, Arkansas



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