37 chevy truck

  1. markyb

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    Hi Guys , I joined this forum to learn as much about TIG welding as possible .I have had no training so I'm learning as I go .
    I also spotted the other sections ,tools mig welding etc and saw this section on automotive and have been following many of the projects that are on going here.
    Here are a few pics of my project that has been on the go for a while now ,if anyone is interested I will post the build up in more detail.Cheers.
     
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  2. harryb94 Member

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    You can't tease us with just a few photos! :vsad: More details on the build are definitely required :)
     
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    Parm Metal Tinkerer

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    Yes please
     
  4. Bullet2012

    Bullet2012 Forum Supporter

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    Another please here, love the old Yankee trucks
     
  5. Istayinalot

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    Looks great, more please.
     
  6. langy

    langy langys rodshop

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    Mark just realised who you are :laughing: recognized the truck, nice job so far :clapping:
     
  7. Tigman

    Tigman Forum Supporter

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    more photos please , do a Langy !:laughing:
     
  8. marlinspike Member

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    Would be interested in hearing more. These old US trucks are so cool.
     
  9. johniban Member

    id love something like this
     
  10. markyb

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    Hi Guys, a bit of back ground to my chevy truck project.
    I contacted Rays Classics in the states and asked Ray to look out for a 1937/38 truck in pretty much any condition as I would be changing a large proportion of the chassis and body work . Ray found two or three possible examples but were sold before he could get back to them and sort out a deal .
    It took a few months to find this one which ended up being on his door step !!.
    The truck was just what I was looking for, it had been stripped and some work had been started on the chassis .From the pics that came with the truck it looked like it had been stripped to update the suspension and steering but body work hadn't started but my guess is that it was going to be a resto rod (fairly stock looking with updated running gear ).
    A deal was done and Ray shipped it over and I had it delivered to my door , and then the work started.
    The truck came with the basics .....here is a basic list of what arrived .
    Chassis with Heidts Mustang 2 front suspension ,steering and brakes .Chevy 10 bolt rear axle with new leaf springs,shackles etc.
    Truck cab and doors ,bonnet ,bonnet sides,grille shell.
    It also came with a pair of front fenders but they were not from a chevy truck (I have been told they are from a chevy sedanand are quite rare !!!).
    A brand new bed kit ( I sold this some months later ).
    The truck didn't come with any rear fenders , but with a bit help from Ray he found a pair in the uk .I bought these from a guy in the Rigate area, I had seen pics of the fenders and knew they were in rough condition but I knew I could do something with them as I wasn't going to use fibre glass ones.
     
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  11. markyb

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    I knew how I wanted the truck to look before it ever arrived in the uk ,I knew I would building my own pick up bed ,I also knew most of the body mods I wanted to carry out to get the look I was going for . The only thing I had not made my mind on was the power unit ( this will fall into place later ).
    I will post some early stage pics but it will be slow going as there is ALOT !!!. I will do a brief explanation as I post the pics .
     
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  12. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    Cool. I take three's some rubber going on the back
     
  13. Solo

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    Great truck ! And a great garage. Thumbs up . Will follow this thread.
     
  14. jpmillermatic

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    my favorite trucks are from this era...looking forward to more pics....great job so far....

    JP
     
  15. markyb

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    Cheers guys.More pics .As you can see there are a few chassis mods .As I post more pics the chassis gets a bit more work .I had always intended making my own pick up bed from scratch , these few pics just show the basic frame work being fabricated.
     
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  16. markyb

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    More pics.
     
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  17. Cris B

    Cris B Every day welding is a school day

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    Great looking shape to those arches. Like the look of that fab work too.
     
  18. markyb

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    Just a few more pics
     
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  19. langy

    langy langys rodshop

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    Good progress Mark
     
  20. markyb

    markyb Member

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    Hi Guys , a few more pics .Plenty more to go !!
     
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