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1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project #903350 Thu Dec 13 2012 03:49 PM
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It started a little over a year ago. My father-in-law asked if I wanted to help build/restore a truck. I have always been the do-it-yourslf type for the most part. So site unseen I said yes.

This is what we started with: http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/catfish_fry/1Before.jpg
Teardown: http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/catfish_fry/3Dissassemble.jpg
Bare Frame (alomst): http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/catfish_fry/4OldChassis.jpg

We decided to turn it into a street rod (I did not know what that really mean at the time).

Decisions, decisions... Being an engineer by trade, that meant research, research, and more research.
We decided on a SBC 327 so we found one from a '64. It is now 0.040 over, 9.5:1 compression, 270H comp cam, balanced, Full MSD ignition, EZ-EFI, ect: http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/catfish_fry/IMAG0103.jpg
It also has a TH-350 that is built up just a little.
Rear from a 93 Ford Explorer, perfect fit with explorer springs and fabed brackets (oddly a 3.27:1 ratio :D: http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/catfish_fry/11RearEnd.jpg

TCI IFS: http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/catfish_fry/18FrontEnd.jpg

Exhaust, Drive shaft, Shocks:
Currently have a rolling chassis that runs {and sounds pretty good} (~63MB MP4 File): http://s1296.beta.photobucket.com/user/catfish_fry/media/2012-11-23_20-22-09_573.mp4.html
I was little worried about the idle quality based on what I was told about the cam selection but...

Chassis with Cab: http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/catfish_fry/20Rolling.jpg

We are now in the process of body work and finding replacement parts. This is where the real work begins (not that it hasn't been fun thus far).

With a year of work behind us, it has been very much of a learning experience so far. I am sure the learning is just beginning... I hope to have a drivable rig by the end of this summer?

Thanks for looking and I hope to keep this updated as we move forward.

Thad

Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #903363 Thu Dec 13 2012 04:37 PM
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Welcome to the " bolt ". Always great to have another Art Deco truck in our midst. I am interested in how your EFI system performs. My 327 is pretty close to yours in spec, except for the Edelbrock carb setup. When you get her on the road we will need to compare notes.

Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #903390 Thu Dec 13 2012 06:16 PM
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Bodywork??? It looks great the way it is.

Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #903470 Thu Dec 13 2012 11:35 PM
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Welcome to the Stovebolt. Had an Art Deco back in the mid 80's and let it get away. Yours brings back memories.....but yours, even now, looked better than mine!!!
Good work your doing.


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
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52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
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Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #903553 Fri Dec 14 2012 01:46 PM
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Nice!

Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #906600 Thu Dec 27 2012 04:53 PM
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I like that 41-327 nice set up


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Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #909638 Mon Jan 07 2013 10:12 PM
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Very nice thumbs_up

John


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1959 Chevy Apache 31 Fleetside
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Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #909654 Mon Jan 07 2013 11:11 PM
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Man, what would be really cool is to research that decal on the door and restore it over the paint job. So you'd have a custom rod with a nostalgic reminder on the door.


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Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #910966 Sat Jan 12 2013 07:49 AM
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The painting on the door is from a local electrical contractor. The funny thing is I know a contractor who says his dad used drive that truck when he worked for that company... Small world.
I doubt it will get restored at this time?

Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #919411 Tue Feb 12 2013 06:10 PM
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Well, not much going on right now. Trying to decide on body parts... replace the cab or spend many hours fixing it? That is the question...

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

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


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Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #941728 Wed May 08 2013 09:51 AM
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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

Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #956492 Mon Jul 15 2013 09:02 AM
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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.

Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #956761 Tue Jul 16 2013 02:18 PM
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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...

Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #966278 Fri Aug 23 2013 09:44 AM
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New bed from Mark-K.
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums...c-4579-b5eb-c6ee59bf0c82_zps20b07322.jpg

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


Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #1005136 Fri Feb 07 2014 03:53 PM
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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


Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #1054087 Thu Sep 04 2014 08:02 PM
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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...

Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #1059804 Thu Oct 02 2014 08:32 PM
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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


Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #1061437 Fri Oct 10 2014 12:37 PM
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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/Ski...ed46_zps6f2cc030.jpg.html?sort=3&o=6

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

1946 Chevy small block truck
1941 Chevy 3/4-Ton
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Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #1080236 Mon Jan 19 2015 08:50 PM
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Time for an update...

We finished the engine revisions and got it back in. It sounds totally different that it did but it does run better than before. Due to weather and other factors, we have not been able to drive it much since getting it back together.

A pic of what the engine looks like now. We had to loose the 'vintage Chevrolet script' valve covers due to the roller rockers but it still looks good.
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/catfish_fry/20141012_150452_zps68cf8546.jpg


We are now doing the daunting task of body work (not my favorite thing...).
Working on the fenders and front end at this time. Rear fenders are next then to the doors.
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/catfish_fry/20150106_215018_zps2f6e385e.jpg

Does anyone have an idea if there is a template for the shape if the top portion of the lower grill??? The top of this one is ~1" behind the lower part of the upper grill. We are working on matching them up...
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/catfish_fry/20150106_215004_zps3c469d63.jpg

Currently having the windshield frame blues... The one we have appears to be too rusted to salvage and getting it apart in the center is not working out too well either...

We will be tearing it down in the next month or so to get everything sand blasted. Then it will be time for some primer and filler...



Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #1080555 Wed Jan 21 2015 04:42 AM
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You've come a long way. Your hard work is looking good. Way to go.


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
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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: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #1083433 Tue Feb 03 2015 08:49 PM
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Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #1083485 Wed Feb 04 2015 02:27 AM
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Looking good, nice job!

Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #1083567 Wed Feb 04 2015 01:10 PM
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Lookin' Good!!


1946 Chevy small block truck
1941 Chevy 3/4-Ton
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Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #1083599 Wed Feb 04 2015 06:27 PM
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I like it ! Looks like a lot of the hard work is behind you.

Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #1085024 Wed Feb 11 2015 03:16 PM
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Nice work Thad.

What rear are you using? Also, what is your steering column from? Did you need to do any modifications to fit it in, like shortening it? I have one from a '93 Blazer I'm thinking about using. I am also using a 700r4, so would be just fine with the column shift.

Thanks, and once again, really nice work!


Victor

41 3/4 Ton Pick Up (in process)
55 Grumman Kurbside (Doughboy) 235/3 on tree w/ OD
57 3100
58 C4400 Viking (Thor)
59 C4500 Short Bus (Magic Bus)
59 G3800 1 Ton Dually (Chief)


Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #1085052 Wed Feb 11 2015 06:05 PM
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The steering column is from an 85 chevy van, the rear end and springs are from a 1993 Ford Explorer. We added a 1" adapter to each side to get the width we needed due to wide rear tires (255 70R 15).

Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #1127813 Sun Oct 04 2015 12:54 AM
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Daunting body work task....
Well it has been 9 months of cut, patch, re-patch, weld, ect and it is now almost ready for the epoxy primer... Yea.
No pics to share this time but soon.

Looking at gaskets, seals, weather stripping, ect.
I am looking to get a few things from Steele Rubber Products and the rest from Jim Carter... Are there better sources?

Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #1127858 Sun Oct 04 2015 04:41 AM
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....are there better resources?
You've dealt with two of the best but there are others. Sometimes it just depends on what the item is your looking for.
Congrats on your hard work. It'll surely be worth it and will last a long time.


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: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #1186239 Mon Oct 10 2016 06:07 PM
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Well, as time goes on so is the project.
Getting ready for some real paint soon.
It seems that fitting the hood so it sits sort of straight has been one of the biggest challenges.
Here is a pick of how it currently sits.
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/catfish_fry/20161009_153802_zps6im0zjth.jpg

Just hope that we can get back together just like this once it is painted.

I have to get around to updating the gallery and such...

I think we can see the light at the end of the tunnel now (just hope it is no a train...).

Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #1186240 Mon Oct 10 2016 06:16 PM
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Looks nice!

I'm putting mine back together now too. Didn't do near as much body work as you've done. I had to get a "V" brace bar to help with the hood + front end assembly. It came, but it's a bit short and I'll need to modify it; maybe its for a car or some other model than a 3/4 ton.

Your truck looks really good!


Victor

41 3/4 Ton Pick Up (in process)
55 Grumman Kurbside (Doughboy) 235/3 on tree w/ OD
57 3100
58 C4400 Viking (Thor)
59 C4500 Short Bus (Magic Bus)
59 G3800 1 Ton Dually (Chief)


Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #1194963 Mon Dec 12 2016 02:49 PM
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It has been a while since I have given an update.
Replaced the cab with a different one along with the grill and running boards.

Been doing body work, seems like forever...

Getting it ready to paint.
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/catfish_fry/20161009_153802_zps6im0zjth.jpg


Wiring harness, Dash, gauges are installed.


In the process of painting at this time.
Here are some parts.

Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #1194964 Mon Dec 12 2016 02:54 PM
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I hate it when computers do exactly what you tell them too...
I posted it before I was done...
Try #2:

Dash, gauges, steering column, wiring harness installed.
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/catfish_fry/40DashInstalled_zpsumqzuukx.jpg

In the process of painting now.
Some painted parts.
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/catfish_fry/39PaintedParts_zpsgdequegm.jpg

Fenders are done but no picture yet.
Cab and bed are next.

Then on to putting it all together.


Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #1195022 Mon Dec 12 2016 08:11 PM
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Nice color. That color is going to look good on that style pickup. The hard work is beginning to pay off. Thanks for sharing.


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: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #1195522 Thu Dec 15 2016 08:38 PM
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I really like the choice for dash gauges, seems to set off the style of the truck. Pat


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Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #1201178 Tue Jan 24 2017 03:20 PM
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We are making progress getting it put together.
Front fenders and passenger door are on.
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/catfish_fry/20170122_165912_zpsvc65mc38.jpg

Also, Updated video of the engine running (after being silent for ~2 years).
http://vid1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/catfish_fry/20161207_213718_zpsdeogdts9.mp4


Grill, hood and adjustments are next...

Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #1201259 Tue Jan 24 2017 11:17 PM
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Now that is some good work. Really looks nice.


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: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #1205212 Tue Feb 21 2017 04:32 AM
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More progress.
The front is almost together.
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/catfish_fry/20170212_160932_zpsee6y2n7z.jpg

Glass will be done in the next day or so.
Getting the bed wood worked on soon (German Beech).

Hope to have it on the road soon.

Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #1205236 Tue Feb 21 2017 10:36 AM
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that is sweet !!!!!!


id rather be playin!!!
Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #1222448 Fri Jun 23 2017 11:34 PM
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Well, it is now road worthy.
About 600 miles on it.

Picture of exterior basically done:
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/catfish_fry/20170416_164736_zps1ykejlqz.jpg

Picture of the wood bed:
http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag13/catfish_fry/20170416_164736_zps1ykejlqz.jpg

Still working on interior. Headliner and door seals are in.
Still needs carpet and some other minor things wrapped up.

I will work on getting the galley updated when time allows.

Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #1222457 Sat Jun 24 2017 01:28 AM
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Beautiful truck!! I'm with Alvin, I love the color. I know a lot of effort was put into it, but it must be so rewarding. Tell me that it is!?!?


Victor

41 3/4 Ton Pick Up (in process)
55 Grumman Kurbside (Doughboy) 235/3 on tree w/ OD
57 3100
58 C4400 Viking (Thor)
59 C4500 Short Bus (Magic Bus)
59 G3800 1 Ton Dually (Chief)


Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #1241898 Sat Nov 04 2017 03:06 AM
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Rewarding... Definitely!
The 327 engine developed an oil leak and suffered from a lack of power.
We decided to pull the 327 and are in the process of replacing it with a 383 SBC. Yea I know... The nostalgia of the 327 will now be gone.
Once we pulled the trigger on a 383 we found that just needed refreshed, there was no turning back.
The 383 came with a tru-trak serpentine system so we are also going electric fan and adding AC/Heat/Defrost to it at the same time.
The 327 is out, 383 is sitting ready to go in with a full roller custom cam, maintaining the EFI, ect.

Thanks for all the good advice and praises.
I will provide more updates later.



Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #1308675 Fri Apr 26 2019 05:49 PM
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Hello,
I am putting together a 41 I purchased from a hot rod shop, do you or do you know of anyone with pictures of the bed. I am looking to see pictures of how many bed rails are needed to put in my oak flooring.
Thank you
Dan
My e- mail is corvettemodela@hotmail.com

Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #1308682 Fri Apr 26 2019 07:24 PM
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dshea, this poster hasn’t been around in 1 1/2 years. No longer active. You will be better served by starting your own thread in the Making a Stovebolt Bed Forum. It’s never a good idea to dredge up an old thread and tack on to it.


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Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: dshea] #1308699 Sat Apr 27 2019 12:12 AM
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If you look at page 2 of my photobucket pages there is an original bed photo of a 46 1/2 ton.

Re: 1941 Chevy 1/2 Ton (AK) Truck Project [Re: 41-327] #1308701 Sat Apr 27 2019 12:21 AM
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tclederman Offline
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Is this the photo?

What was the original color of the bed wood?


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