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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-05-2007, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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O/T next project, dialup beware!

Here are some pics of my next project. Finally something that isn't fourwheel drive to work on !!!! The good thing is that their is no rush on this one.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-05-2007, 09:36 AM
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Looks like there is something to work with there.

Ya only go around once, best to enjoy it the first trip.
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I believe it's a 1941 Chevrolet. My father inlaw has the title and cant remember the year exactly. He bought it about twenty five years ago and it's been sitting in a barn the entire time. They use to have a guy that worked for them that woud go and start up the old cars once a month. The bad news is that it has been started for at least eight years. The motor isn't locked so thats a plus and from what I can tell the only rust is surface rust.. The only body or trim part missing from what I can tell is cover for the widnshield wiper control. I might be crazy but I think they run on vacume... The cover might actually be in it, looks like somebody was working on them when it got parked.. Tires are definately dry wrotted...
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Ohhhhhh............. that's going to be fun! Keep on posting the progress.
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That will be one FUN project!

Lower it, some 20" rims, some Air Ride Shockwaves, independant rear suspension, slick down the body work, shoot it with some multi-layer laquor... Do it old school!

Yank that sixer out and put in a supercharged 3 gen V-6 or V-8...
Now were talking!
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Vacuum powered wipers used to be common. My Dad's 60 Jeep Utility Wagon Had them. I never saw them work but remember there being a rather complicated cable setup under the dash that attached to a vacuum motor. According to my Dad these were slow wipers and would stop when you hit the gas, so climbing a long hill meant not wipers.

Nice Looking project.

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From the time when vehicles where still attractive to look at. I love those old trucks.

Now you have to update your sig.

I could have had a V8
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That thing looks nice. I'd say that's a pretty solid start point. What directions are you looking to go with it? There's a hundred things that you could do with that truck and about 99 of them are cool. If it runs, I think an old school custom intake with dual deuces, a 3 into 2 header, and some old time hot-rod tricks (custom grind cam, head work, and compression boost maybe) would be cool for something a little different from the rest. Otherwise I've always liked the Nova sub-frame, V8 look, or maybe just a nice resto-mod.............

It didn't work last time either.
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The direction Im going with it is stock but Ive allready been thinking about the intake and exhaust!!! I will give it a little lower stance but not to much and Im thinking Big Fat WHITE WALLS!!!!
My father inlaw told me that the guy that they had working for them rebuilt the motor about fifteen or so years ago and it may have seen fifty miles on the rebuild and other than that would have been letting it idle for about an hour or so once a month.. The old guy Frank is still around and says to flush out the tank and put some fresh gas in it and will start. He says to give him a yell when Im ready and he will make sure it starts.
My first plans are to get it running and tend to the old drum brakes. I had one wheel locked up on it. Took me about a half hour to get the drum off but it rolls now. It even has a wheel cylender rebuild kit in the glove box so Im geussing they new it was bad and just never got to it.
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