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Owned by Martin Oreschnigg
Bolter # 17371
Vancouver, Washington
11 October 2008
# 2450

From Martin :

        I have a 1947 Chevy 1/2-Ton Advance Design truck. I purchased a rolling frame with an A body front end grafted on. It included a new rear end with power brakes, and four new tires and wheels. Sitting on it sideways were two cabs. One was about a 1952 five window, as far as I can tell. It had been dipped and had pin holes all over it -- even the roof, the dash and all around the doors and front windshield. [ pix ]

        The other cab was a 1947 three window. (The title says it's a '47.) Anyway, this cab was in so much better shape so I decided to use this one as my basic project.

        A friend of mine has a shop where he works on restoration of old cars and trucks. I asked him for HELP. I also got some advice and some pictures from Stovebolters. That is how it all began.

        We cut out the corner windows from the first cab and put them in the '47 to make it a 5-window. They are sandblasted and primered. What a great job! Friends are GREAT.

        I now have the cab metal work done and have installed, temporarily, a Mr. Goodwrench 350. I'm in the process of cleaning and repairing the rest of the front.

        I've built a de-rusting tank, as described here in the forums, and have completed the front fenders, upper and lower hood pieces that hold and accept the hood latch, and the inner fenders. I am now working on the hood. After this, I'll start hanging all the fenders, etc. to see how everything fits and if I have to re-position the motor mounts.

        Lots of pictures of the process in my Webshots album.


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