1950 Chevy 3100
19 June 2006 Update
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. 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!
Bolter # 4826
20 February 2006
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.
Bolter # 4826
Great attitude ... will be cool to see her all done! ~~ Editor
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