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#919663 - Wed Feb 13 2013 06:35 PM Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327]  
Gmans 46  Offline
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TN
Well you're off to a great start. Hammer out the dents and keep her going!



#919717 - Wed Feb 13 2013 09:57 PM Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327]  
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Madrid, Iowa 50156
NICE !!!!! Can't wait to see the final results!


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Frank in Iowa

1955 Second Series Chevrolet Shortbox NAPCO with a Rockwell Transfer Case
"Mater's Cousin"
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#941728 - Wed May 08 2013 09:51 AM Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327]  
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Posts: 43
Idaho
We now have a replacement cab, grill and running boards.
Moving forward again.
Cab is on the frame for now to test fit seats and steering...
Pictures of cab on frame...
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/catfish_fry/24CabOnFrameFront_zpsc4f5fc60.jpg

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/catfish_fry/25CabOnFrameRear_zps62b6afc4.jpg


#956492 - Mon Jul 15 2013 09:02 AM Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327]  
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Posts: 43
Idaho
Progress....
Seats, Steering Column, Steering shaft, Column Shift linkage are fitted now.
Working on floorboard and toebord now.
Will have to get updated photos posted soon.


#956761 - Tue Jul 16 2013 02:18 PM Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327]  
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Posts: 43
Idaho
Picture of steering column, floorborad, ect
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/catfish_fry/IMG_20130714_161906_068_zpsfb7b4323.jpg

Picture of steering and shift linkage.
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/catfish_fry/IMG_20130714_161823_621_zps36290483.jpg
Used Borgeson steering joints and Lokar 1804 shift linkage. Tight but it works...

Pictures of seats.
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/catfish_fry/IMG_20130605_222248_577_zps6255c440.jpg
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/catfish_fry/IMG_20130605_222234_889_zps830de62a.jpg

Seatbelts are on the horizon (have to decide what to order 1st.
Also, about to order a complete new bed from Mar-K...


#966278 - Fri Aug 23 2013 09:44 AM Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327]  
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Posts: 43
Idaho
New bed from Mark-K.
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13...zps20b07322.jpg

We have to push the rear wheels out about an inch on each side to get clearance. Hindsight is always 20/20...



#1005136 - Fri Feb 07 2014 03:53 PM Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327]  
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Posts: 43
Idaho
Finally our custom SST Fuel tank.
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/catfish_fry/IMG_20140203_221435_946_zps350c6040.jpg
It has been a long time in the making. Built by us, welded by a friend.

We are also in the process of laying out the wiring. Chose a Speedway 20 Circuit Harness, it is prety much complete with everything from the fuse block, fuses, connectors, etc.
Had to rearrange the harness.
It is off in the distance in this pic.
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/catfish_fry/IMG_20140203_221717_737_zps2ffde926.jpg



#1054087 - Thu Sep 04 2014 08:02 PM Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327]  
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Posts: 43
Idaho
Well, it been a while since I checked in.
We got the 41 road worthy (sort of). Had an alignment done and off we went.
We have been driving it around on back roads to work out the kinks.

The engine was not performing the way we expected. After hours of revising timing, vacuum advance, EFI settings, etc. without any luck we took it to a tuning shop and had it ran on a chassis dyno so they could tune it...
A pic of how it looks on the way to the tuning/dyno shop... http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/catfish_fry/IMG_20140429_193315_833_zps8a494f06.jpg

Come to find out, we had missmatched some parts. The intake and cam were too big and not playing well with the rest of the engine (ie power pack heads, etc.) I can post the dyno results if anyone is interested (dissapointing of course).

We decided to make a change...
We pulled the engine and tore it down to the short block. Kind of glad we did since we found that one of the roller tip rockers had a broken pin. That was a surprise... http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/catfish_fry/20140805_090050_zps22a13be5.jpg

We changed the power pack heads, cam, lifters and intake to basically an Edlebrock #2022 Kit (whole upper end) with some minor differences and added a set of full roller rockers. It is about ready to go back in. http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/catfish_fry/20140824_165920_zpsecf84e2f.jpg

Hope to get it running again in a few days.
Based on the tuning guy, we should see a significant difference. Hope that is true...

We will see what happens when it hit the road again...


#1059804 - Thu Oct 02 2014 08:32 PM Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327]  
Peggy M  Offline
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Posts: 6,754
Stovebolt Headquarters
Thad,

This is a good update to the truck. Glad to see you are making progress. Good to be posting it here. This helps folks who happen to jump in on your Gallery page to see how far you have gotten by clicking that link on the top of your truck page. This was our aim with this DITY Gallery and the links on the individual Gallery pages.

Peg



#1061437 - Fri Oct 10 2014 12:37 PM Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327]  
Skips41  Offline
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Posts: 138
Tennessee USA
Hey 41 327,
Nice work, I enjoyed your thread, I bought a 46 with the IFS setup about a month ago and pulled the old engine and trans but that's as far as I got and may have to sell it (dunno yet) but your thread sure makes me want to dive in and get busy again!

looking good!

My truck I just got...

http://s10.photobucket.com/user/SkipsPic...?sort=3&o=6

Last edited by Skips41; Fri Oct 10 2014 12:38 PM.

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