1946 Chevy 1/2-Ton Street Rod "Project"
From Paul :
Hello to all. The end of last year, I rolled over two years since I started my quest so I thought an update was in order.
The major welding on the IFS, 4 link, and motor mounts is complete so I wanted to test fit sheet metal and push the old girl outside for a photo op before snow fell !
I am building a flatbed for the back with SS beer keg fuel tank on one side and a beer keg battery box to match the other side. The bed frame I built out of scrap -- I had to get design ideas. I spent most of the winter building a new floor, seat mounts, firewall, and trans tunnel.
Thanks to Stovebolt for all the work it takes to make this site work.
12 February 2007
From Paul :
Hello! Here is my latest project to the Stovebolt Gallery. I have previously owned a 1948, 1950, and a 1952 1/2-ton pickup. I kind of inherited a 1946 steetrod project from a friend that moved across the country. The body sat on a homemade frame with Chrysler running gear and a narrowed Chrysler Newport torsion bar front end. It weighs about the same as an entire truck should and none of the sheet metal fits correctly.
Using truck guy logic, I figured if one truck was good -- two was better. So I found and purchased a very worn and rusted 1945 1/2-ton for parts. I plan to install a IFS and 4 link rear on the stock '45 frame.
Between the two trucks and my Stovebolt connections, I hope to end up with a nice driver.
I love your site, lets keep the old iron on the road!