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#721565 - Wed Feb 16 2011 07:48 PM Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan]  
The Ned  Offline
Cruising in the Passing Lane
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 385
Pasadena, Maryland
Be glad that when you had it blasted bondo was the worst you found. When they began blasting my panel, no bondo was found, but lots of rust was removed leaving many holes to be welded and patched. Some areas, such as the rear fenders couldn't even be repaired only replaced.



#721638 - Thu Feb 17 2011 02:24 AM Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: The Ned]  
BigChevroletFan  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 191
Minnesota
Oh nice, well, I guess I'd better be grateful then! smile The rear right fender on mine is borderline replace, but we have a metal machinist that can make anything, he is now making the running board aprons, so maybe he can make patches for the fender that will cost less than buying a whole fender! Well, I forgot to bring the camera to show all the pickup, but hopefully next time I'll remember! smile

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#726852 - Sat Mar 05 2011 03:43 AM Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan]  
BigChevroletFan  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 191
Minnesota
Well, update on rear passenger and front driver fender is we had pieces made where the rib side piece that goes down along the side of the fenders were gone. Lots of little detail body work but otherwise nothing else, hopefully will have more pictures soon! smile Keep you posted...


#736975 - Thu Apr 07 2011 04:19 AM Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan]  
BigChevroletFan  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 191
Minnesota
Cab is finished with body work, front fenders are nearly there, the rear fenders are coming on along real nice, hood is finished, just about done with body work, don't have any pictures yet, but hopefully we will get some soon. I've slowed down the process a little bit because I have other farm related projects needing more money put into it than the 38, so just trying to keep it going a little at a time. I will post pictures as soon as I get some. Thank you for stopping by! smile


#747342 - Mon May 16 2011 12:47 AM Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan]  
BigChevroletFan  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 191
Minnesota
It's been a month since I last posted and I just felt like updating, again without any pictures, I wasn't able to go the other day because things came up at work. Anyway, they're putting the brand new bed from MAR-K parts together with the pine wood flooring! The fenders are done just little detail work but the big jobs are done! The mechanics' computer took a dive before he was able to send pictures so, hopefully soon I'll be getting some this week. I have been slowing down the process a little bit because Iím buying a farm here in Nevada through a farm bank in Kentucky and the FSA here in Nevada. So things are tight financially here for me, but I really wasnít planning to buy a farm this soon but here I am and Iím going to work at it the best as I can with Godís help and also hope this very fun 38 Chevy project will get done soon! :P Thanks for stopping by, as soon as I get pictures Iíll be posting them, and A LOT! 


#753239 - Thu Jun 09 2011 06:04 AM Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan]  
BigChevroletFan  Offline
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Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 191
Minnesota
Hello all, glad I was able to go look at the old pickup, things are coming right along, The cab is pretty much done with the body work on it, just replacing the sheet of metal that would eventually rust out soon at the bottom front corner. Back fender is amazing at how well it turned out!!!!! And it costed less than buying a whole different fender. The front radiator/hood mount piece is the roughest shape of metal now, everything else is ready to get some color on it! smile Once all the body work is done, my brother and I will head over to Carson City to put the majority of it together! Iím so excited. The guy at the shop had pictures of the rear fenders before-during-after, but his computer took a dive but at least he still has it on a drive that all the pictures are saved on. So we are getting closer and closer to getting done little by little. Farming is up a running full now, so Iím glad I found the shop in Carson City to do body work and paint at least, I can do the easy ďfunĒ stuff! Thanks for stopping by, Iíll be keeping you posted as often as I can.

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#753269 - Thu Jun 09 2011 01:03 PM Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan]  
Achipmunk  Offline
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Posts: 15,762
Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
Looking good Nevada. You'll be dong the "fun suff" soon it looks like... and then think of that maiden voyage. I can see the smile already smile


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

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

#753451 - Fri Jun 10 2011 02:42 AM Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: Achipmunk]  
The Ned  Offline
Cruising in the Passing Lane
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 385
Pasadena, Maryland
good stuff. I guess you're already make plans of Hot August Nights in Reno


#753562 - Fri Jun 10 2011 02:13 PM Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: The Ned]  
BigChevroletFan  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 191
Minnesota
We'll see, I always enjoy going to them and seeing all the cars and pickups cruising around. I might not be there this year because we are having a very late start in farming, we usually have our first crop of alfalfa baled by now and we don't have anything even cut yet because of the wet weather, but I'd rather have wet weather than be stuck in a drought. smile I'm going back next Thursday so maybe I might have more of a time figure when it will be done. I'm just having the shop where it's at do the body work and paint it since I have no time for either.


#754044 - Sun Jun 12 2011 08:32 PM Re: 1938 3/4 ton Chevy pickup in Nevada [Re: BigChevroletFan]  
Husker  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 568
Utah
Oh, Nevada! I'm dumbfounded at how you've tackled that project and gotten SO much done in such a short time! CONGRATULATIONS! wave

I have hope now. Maybe I really will tackle that '37 of mine sometime. SWEET!


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