Dan Kalenak's

1951 Chevy 1/2-Ton


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02 September 2005
#1220

From Dan: 

       Here is my 1951 Chevy. The subframe is a '79 Camaro, 700r4 tranny and 9" Ford rearend. The engine is a 350-365HP. The truck has 11k since restoration.

       The color is seafoam green from a '93 S-10. All the work my son and I did from the frame up. Plus the paint and ghost flames.

       One thing. We sub-framed using a '79 Camaro front clip. The reason: there's a ton of them in the bone yard and they're cheap. Some folks use Mustang or Chrysler clips, but there getting hard to find. With a Chevy clip, now you have your motor mounts for the V-8, power steering, power brakes, tilt steering wheel and air if you want.

       The truck in not a trailer queen. Driven everywhere. The body is all stock, except the rear fenders, they're glass.

       I've been a gearhead all my life. My son is a bodyman and does custom work.

       My advice to people (restoring an old truck) is to get out to car cruises and shows and ask ?????. Yes, and ask ???? on The Stovebolt Page forums. No one is ever to old to learn new tricks.

Have a nice day!

Dan Kalenak
"Dan-Pa"
Aliquippa PA

       Dan Pa has some great close up shots of the detailed paintings. We needed to keep the image size large so that you can see them. Check this out. Here's the back tailgate and here's some neat light flames on the fenders. ~~ Editor



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