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Tophat’s 1950 4400 #1254529
Sun Feb 11 2018 02:52 PM
Sun Feb 11 2018 02:52 PM
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Tophat  Offline OP
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Posts: 77
San Tan Valley AZ
Tophat here

Still learning to navigate.

Just got my first Stovebolt and it’s a big bolt 1950 4400 cab n chassis
Bought at auction running, driving, and stops by E-brake 😩
Got it home and since It needed a new floor for the cab. I decided to take it off the chassis, documenting all the bits and pieces bagged and tagged, ordered the new floor found a local shop that will replace it for me as well as the rotted out rear cab corners. Had all the sheet metal glass bead blasted I primed everything ordered all the new replacement parts all new rubber window seals door tracks will be ordering new glass. No concrete plans at this time as to what to do with the truck when I’m done. It’s kind of a boredom therapy release project. Truck has replacement 1954 235 Straight 6 4 speed with PTO. Has exhaust manifold leak from three cracks so I’ll be replacing that with a dual exhaust style.
Plans are a dark gray exterior paint with a light gray interior custom flatbed with wood inserts possibly TREX Recycled wood product instead of real wood still on the fence about that one. Any stovebolter in the Santan Valley area of Arizona I am more than acceptable to ideas and assistance

🎩

Last edited by Tophat; Sun Feb 11 2018 03:52 PM.

Tophat

1950 4400
1970 C10 shortbed
1979 El Camino SS Royal Knight
1949 3100
1946 2 ton flatbed (newest one)

San Tan Valley AZ
Re: Tophat’s 1950 4400 [Re: Tophat] #1254648
Mon Feb 12 2018 02:30 AM
Mon Feb 12 2018 02:30 AM
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J Lucas  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,428
South Omaha, Nebraska
Hello Tophat,

Lot's of information here to help with your build.

Welcome

John


J Lucas





1941 Chevy 1/2-Ton
1942 Chevy 1.5-Ton SWB
1959 Chevy Apache 31 Fleetside
1959 Chevy Apache 32 Fleetside
1959 Chevy Viking 40

My Flicker Photos!

Re: Tophat’s 1950 4400 [Re: Tophat] #1254805
Tue Feb 13 2018 03:08 AM
Tue Feb 13 2018 03:08 AM
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Tophat  Offline OP
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San Tan Valley AZ
Well I’m at this stage after 3.5 weeks.
Chassis is no longer rolling got front axle and leaf springs off.
Cab went to weld shop for new floor and cab corners.
Tomorrow I’ll attempt the rear set of leafs
Going to have daughter set up a photo account to show the work 🎩


Tophat

1950 4400
1970 C10 shortbed
1979 El Camino SS Royal Knight
1949 3100
1946 2 ton flatbed (newest one)

San Tan Valley AZ
Re: Tophat’s 1950 4400 [Re: Tophat] #1255523
Mon Feb 19 2018 03:46 AM
Mon Feb 19 2018 03:46 AM
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Tophat  Offline OP
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San Tan Valley AZ
Finish stripping the frame of all removable parts getting it ready for sandblast and powder coat started taking the front leaf spring set apart for sandblast and powder coat found one leaf broken got to go down and get it replaced, worked on the ignition switch put the new key cylinder in it and I went to the body shop that’s got the cab to check on the floor and the cab corners it’s coming out really nice he also filled in some holes on the doors where somebody had mounted multiple sets of mirrors and of course didn’t reuse the holes.

Last edited by Tophat; Sun Mar 04 2018 12:48 PM.

Tophat

1950 4400
1970 C10 shortbed
1979 El Camino SS Royal Knight
1949 3100
1946 2 ton flatbed (newest one)

San Tan Valley AZ
Re: Tophat’s 1950 4400 [Re: Tophat] #1257363
Sun Mar 04 2018 12:58 PM
Sun Mar 04 2018 12:58 PM
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Tophat  Offline OP
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San Tan Valley AZ
Found a 1999 food truck “not useable” with Chevy chassis. Has 350 engine auto trans and 10 bolt lug pattern that matches my 1950 4400 except center hole but I can use 19.5” rims and get away from the “widow makers” going to remove parts I want/need scrap the rest then store the engine tranny set up for future build and see about swapping the axles over when I put it back together the 99 rear axle should allow for little better driving but, not sure at this point if it all lines up. Body guy was out yesterday to access the cab/fenders and hood for dent repair and paint. No quote yet 😩

🎩


Tophat

1950 4400
1970 C10 shortbed
1979 El Camino SS Royal Knight
1949 3100
1946 2 ton flatbed (newest one)

San Tan Valley AZ
Re: Tophat’s 1950 4400 [Re: Tophat] #1260311
Tue Mar 27 2018 12:57 AM
Tue Mar 27 2018 12:57 AM
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Tophat  Offline OP
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Posts: 77
San Tan Valley AZ
Well I got the quote from the body guy and just about went into sticker shock didn’t realize exactly how bad the dings and dents were until we set down and circled them all with a sharpie on the primer. (Quote was 150 hours just body work)
Now I guess im going to learn how to do bodywork or trade it out somehow.
Now the gentleman that came has done Sema trucks but that’s not exactly what I’m looking for in this truck.
Got the rear axle and leave springs off the truck and they are on the dolly, been working on getting years and years of grease oil and who knows what else off the frames nooks and crannies.
Picked up a 49 3100 pickup probably going to have to use it for parts a lot of cancer and I do mean a lot so it’s back to the big bolt.

Last edited by Tophat; Tue Mar 27 2018 01:08 AM.

Tophat

1950 4400
1970 C10 shortbed
1979 El Camino SS Royal Knight
1949 3100
1946 2 ton flatbed (newest one)

San Tan Valley AZ
Re: Tophat’s 1950 4400 [Re: Tophat] #1261952
Mon Apr 09 2018 03:35 AM
Mon Apr 09 2018 03:35 AM
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Tophat  Offline OP
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Posts: 77
San Tan Valley AZ
Well still working on frame. Looking for local help with the body work (friends in chi town Volunteered to fly out and help, I think they want to get out of the snow.) So in the meantime I found another truck that was on the trucks for sale list. (Thanks stovebolt)
Now on the proud owner of Indianapolis fabrications 1946 2-ton and the trucking company that’s delivering it from Indianapolis to Phoenix called this afternoon and will be delivering the truck Monday (tomorrow) morning.
I wanted to thank Randle from I-fab, very nice gentleman to work with over the phone lots of information about the truck, little quirks and what to pay attention to when you own an art deco truck as this is my first one. I have a couple of AD’s. So those in the East Valley area of Phoenix look for me at the car show Saturday night 14th at the old (EX) Kmart parking lot Power Road and Hampton .
Again THANKS Randle the truck is in good company.

By the way what’s her name, can’t be changing it now can I. All old trucks have old lady names😁🎩


Tophat

1950 4400
1970 C10 shortbed
1979 El Camino SS Royal Knight
1949 3100
1946 2 ton flatbed (newest one)

San Tan Valley AZ
Re: Tophat’s 1950 4400 [Re: Tophat] #1261983
Mon Apr 09 2018 03:57 PM
Mon Apr 09 2018 03:57 PM
Achipmunk  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 14,469
Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
The one with the most trucks win..........looks like your ahead of most of us. hehehe

congrats on your new baby. You're having waaay to much fun!


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
Re: Tophat’s 1950 4400 [Re: Tophat] #1261990
Mon Apr 09 2018 05:28 PM
Mon Apr 09 2018 05:28 PM
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Tophat  Offline OP
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Posts: 77
San Tan Valley AZ
By my count we are tied 😁😁🎩
The El Camino doesn’t count.
But who’s counting I got lots of projects needed a done one 🚚🎩

Unloaded it this morning at CRACK OF DAWN 🌄 🔦🔦 the truck driver slept across the street from my house last night and headed off as soon as the front wheels hit the pavement. 🎩

Last edited by Tophat; Mon Apr 09 2018 05:29 PM.

Tophat

1950 4400
1970 C10 shortbed
1979 El Camino SS Royal Knight
1949 3100
1946 2 ton flatbed (newest one)

San Tan Valley AZ
Re: Tophat’s 1950 4400 [Re: Tophat] #1262042
Tue Apr 10 2018 12:42 AM
Tue Apr 10 2018 12:42 AM
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Tophat  Offline OP
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Posts: 77
San Tan Valley AZ
Ok so I counted the panel twice, BUT that is one sweet panel and it’s big enough for it to count as two 😁😁😁😁🎩

Found a 48 panel that I’d LIKE to have but needs more work then yours did so probably will pass (for now)
I’ll keep it in my back pocket😉🎩


Tophat

1950 4400
1970 C10 shortbed
1979 El Camino SS Royal Knight
1949 3100
1946 2 ton flatbed (newest one)

San Tan Valley AZ
Re: Tophat’s 1950 4400 [Re: Tophat] #1262060
Tue Apr 10 2018 02:18 AM
Tue Apr 10 2018 02:18 AM
Achipmunk  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 14,469
Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
Tophat, if it needs more than mine it needs to TKO's at the crusher!!! The more I took it apart the more I cried. cry


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
Re: Tophat’s 1950 4400 [Re: Tophat] #1262067
Tue Apr 10 2018 03:37 AM
Tue Apr 10 2018 03:37 AM
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Rich'sToys  Offline
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Posts: 3,260
Janesville, Mn
Congrats on the '46! I love those! Can't wait to see pics.


Rich

'47 Loadmaster

I got a pair of those new Memory Foam shoe inserts. Hasn't helped much- When I walk to another room, I still can't remember why.






Re: Tophat’s 1950 4400 [Re: Tophat] #1262170
Wed Apr 11 2018 02:07 AM
Wed Apr 11 2018 02:07 AM
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Tophat  Offline OP
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Posts: 77
San Tan Valley AZ
Still working on getting some personal time on work computer. I have I-pad for personal use so can’t post pic.
Randy has it in the 46 big truck gallery and lot in photobucket.

Drove it yesterday and learning the double clutch method of shifting LOL FUN FUN 🎩


Tophat

1950 4400
1970 C10 shortbed
1979 El Camino SS Royal Knight
1949 3100
1946 2 ton flatbed (newest one)

San Tan Valley AZ
Re: Tophat’s 1950 4400 [Re: Tophat] #1262376
Fri Apr 13 2018 02:42 AM
Fri Apr 13 2018 02:42 AM
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RDomeck  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 596
Indianapolis, In 46222
I'm glad the truck went to a good home and you are happy with it. Let me know if you have any other questions.

I tried to locate those extra brackets today, but I was not able. Will have to ask my shop foreman where in the 50,000 sq. ft. building he put them!



Randy Domeck
Indianapolis Fabrications
202 Miley Av.
Indianapolis, In. 46222
317-258-0039

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