Bill Hamilton's

1950 Chevy 3100


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19 June 2006 Update
# 1438

From Bill:

          Hi gang. Here ares some updated pics of the '50. Most of the painting and assembly is complete. I still need to finish the interior and get a grille and bumper. Other than that, it's road ready and only took three years. If you subtract the time I didn't work on it (winters and back injury), it only took about a year and a half.

          When I painted the bed, it took four stages of wet sanding and three stages of buffing. Then I finally assembled it. This past May, I finished priming the bed sides. I worked on making a tailgate also (flat on both sides).

         Here's a close-up of the paint job so you can see some of the detail / flames. The color is "Arrival Blue" with "Blue Pearl" ghost flames.

          I decided to make a rear rollpan so I sent my list to the sheetmetal shop. FREEBE! All my sheetmetal work was done for free. [Big Grin] All they required was they wanted to see the truck when it's all finished and they liked my wife's voice. That helps.

          The front end is grafted from a '69 Camaro. The headers are ceramic coated 3/4 length. I don't know the brand -- they came off eBay for $70 but they were "brand new but slightly used." Shoot, the whole truck was built from eBay parts.

          Comments are welcomed!

See Ya,

Wilbur

Bill Hamilton
"Wilbur"
Bolter # 4826
Rockford, Illinois


20 February 2006
# 1438

From Bill:

          Hi all! Here it is, after three years. My 1950 chevy 3100. This thing is Corvette-powered, four wheel dics brakes and power everything! The color is "Arrival Blue" with "Blue Pearl" ghost flames.

          All the work ( I mean all the work ) is done by me. All the parts were bought off eBay. Except for the truck -- it was bought from a storage building and was stripped clean of everything except a rotted, rusting pile of sheetmetal and frame. A prefect platform to start from!

          Thanks for looking if anyone has questions about it just e-mail me.

Thanks,

Wilbur

Bill Hamilton
"Wilbur"
Bolter # 4826
Rockford, Illinois

          Great attitude ... will be cool to see her all done! ~~ Editor



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