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Old 10-16-2014, 05:06 PM
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Default My ""other " build 53 Chevy Panel

Ok I have everything in the shop and ready for the snow to fly .. we all have projects and this is next in line but will work on this and the 66 build

[ http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthread.php?t=30537]
This winter .It is not a rat but it could have been . Also if this is inappropriate for this site someone please let me know .

This has been 7 years in the making and I started it before I ever saw a rat....

I saw this on Blacksburg Va. Craigslist and knew it was "different" I hauled it 400 miles to Maryland and then 700 miles to Michigan ...

1953 Chevy one ton panel truck series 3805 ..Chevy supposedly made 6 of these before having to stop because of the Korean war .....
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Old 10-16-2014, 05:11 PM
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That panel is great! of course it is right for this site, start a build thread as soon as possible
what are your plans for it?
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Old 10-16-2014, 05:12 PM
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Not only unique, but cooler than cool! What a find.
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Old 10-16-2014, 05:16 PM
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I am going to do a "speed build " on this one showing 6 years of work in the next couple of days .... I have paint on it now ...

It had a lot of rust and because at the time they made no panels for it .....so everything was hand made
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Old 10-16-2014, 05:19 PM
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That panel is great! of course it is right for this site, start a build thread as soon as possible
what are your plans for it?
This will be a total restore . When I bought it ,it was 99.9% complete . I am going to sell it in one of the bigger auction next year and use the seed money to build Rats /customs...
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Old 10-16-2014, 05:26 PM
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Not only unique, but cooler than cool! What a find.
I was going to ask how to use the multi quote button AZ but somehow my dumb arse did it by mistake ... Yea I thought it was unique and about a year later someone told me there were only 6 made , but I have seen no sign of the other 5 in searching the internet .

There are a lot of retired GM engineers living in northern Michigan and they have come to agreement it was most likely a prototype that GM was planning to compete with the Dodge humpback panels but scraped the project because of the war , people at the time did not know if it was going to be as bad WWII
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Old 10-16-2014, 05:33 PM
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Like I said ..lot of rust
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Old 10-16-2014, 05:49 PM
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Like I said ..lot of rust
Man, that is just nasty! But if it is 1 of 1, it should bring a LOT of money once you get it sorted. I guess since it was all "hand made," it can be done again!
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Old 10-17-2014, 01:52 PM
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that will be a hell of a project for you.
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Old 10-17-2014, 02:30 PM
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that will be a hell of a project for you.
Well then what I need to do is get in there and start cutting ...
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