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#1501007 Tue May 16 2023 04:33 PM
Joined: May 2023
Posts: 28
Hi all, making the rounds to the appropriate forums introducing myself. My name is Dave and I am going to be turning my 1948 1 ton into a 1960's style gasser. Just sold a 51 chevy hardtop gasser and looking to do the same to this truck.

plans are:
355 sbc
dual quad tunnel ram
Ford 8.8 rear axle with 3.73 posi.

I am by no means an expert, so I will be leaning on this group a lot. It's only my second car I have built. I am also great at stereos and wiring so hopefully I can help there as well.

Last edited by Peggy M; Tue May 16 2023 04:42 PM.

1948 Chevy 1 ton gasser- Rabble Rouser
1953 Harley Davidson Panhead chopper
48Gasser #1501008 Tue May 16 2023 04:45 PM
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Posts: 28
Forgot the pics!

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1948 Chevy 1 ton gasser- Rabble Rouser
1953 Harley Davidson Panhead chopper
48Gasser #1501026 Tue May 16 2023 07:03 PM
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Looks like a solid starting point. It will be interesting to see where you go from here.

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1958 Apache, long bed Fleetside, V8 w/SM420
Driveable but the rear axle needs work.

1959 Apache, long bed Fleetside that has been in the family for 25 years but in desperate need of love.
48Gasser #1501079 Wed May 17 2023 01:27 AM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 3,173
Is it for being a novelty of winning races? If for winning I can give you a bunch of suggestions, most of which you won't like. If for a novelty, forget it. Nice old truck either way.

48Gasser #1501112 Wed May 17 2023 11:30 AM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,326
Crusty Old Sarge
I love the Gasser look, I have been to several of the Southern Gassers meets and they are COOL to watch, practical NO... With a Gasser it's all about stance and weight transfer, keeping the truck pointed straight is the issue. I like where your going with this and will be following along closely. thumbs_up

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Come, Bleed or Blister something has got to give!!!
'59 Apache 31, 327 V8 (0.030 over), Muncie M20 4 Speed, GM 10 Bolt Rear... long term project (30 years and counting)
'58 Viking 4400, 235, 4 Speed (Thor)
48Gasser #1502140 Thu May 25 2023 09:51 PM
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 262
Rustbucket Ranch
I'm looking forward to this 1 ton gasser build! Seen a guy run a '56 3600 done up as a gasser, still 8 lug front and back. Was going good until he snapped the driveshaft in the burnout box big_eek

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Possum #1502149 Thu May 25 2023 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Possum
Was going good until he snapped the driveshaft in the burnout box big_eek

Biggest engine available in a '56 truck was 155hp. The driveshaft didn't have a chance.

'57 GMC 102, Original 347 V8, HydraMatic, 3.08 rear gear, added A/C, disk front brakes, HEI, AFB carb, '98 Honda Black Currant paint. T-boned and totaled 10/13
'52 GMC 152 Stake Bed, Original 228, SM420, added A/C, disk front brakes, '67 Chev 3.55 rear gear. Gets used as a real truck.
48Gasser #1502356 Sat May 27 2023 02:33 AM
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Posts: 134
Sounds like funn 2 me πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Welcome to Stovebolt !

Some people like a new truck . I liked the old ones πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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