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Old 11-27-2014, 07:55 PM
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Question Another what would you do thread.

This chassis (not the body, unfortunately) is coming to my place tomorrow:



It's a 1954 car chassis, 235/3 spd, running and driving except for the steering column and wiring which was cut to remove the body. Another stovebolt and 3 speed for the collection (they seem to multiply around here!). Wheels and tires included, no title.

So, what would you do with it?
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Old 11-27-2014, 08:10 PM
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Thats a box frame from the factory too :-)
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Old 11-27-2014, 08:56 PM
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I'd put an AD cab on it and make the R&C dream truck.
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Old 11-27-2014, 09:02 PM
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shorten the frame and put one of the scout bodies on it.
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Old 11-27-2014, 09:15 PM
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Default All good ideas, keep 'em coming !!! :)

What first attracted my eye was the low dip in the middle and the raised rear end. More like the custom chassis people build and perfect to make something special, methinks. I'd been pondering a car chassis for that very reason, as the truck chassis are all tall and straight, so other than a channel or Z job, it's hard to get the body down low. With this, it should be easy! Some sort of chopped, dropped and raked body or cab or ... who knows!?!

So, I went through my saved Rat Rod photos and most seem to be trucks or old car bodies. I have enough trucks already! Then off to craigslist and found a '39 Chevy car body, '46 Chevy car body, and a '50 BUICK that needs saving.

Yeah, I need a BIG lottery winner ...
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Send it to me (or buy my 54 chevy coupe now a convertible) for the body I got!
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Send it to me (or buy my 54 chevy coupe now a convertible) for the body I got!
Geez, man! It's not even here yet!

Is it this one?



Sorry, don't like the wheels.
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Old 11-28-2014, 01:52 AM
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ummm...not so much. Lol
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Old 11-28-2014, 03:45 AM
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Default Uh oh ...

1946 Chevy 2 dr coupe down in Tucson for $500 - "complete body minus glass and deck lid." Seems to be sitting in the weeds. Wheelbase is within an inch.



DANGEROUS !!! But could definitely do something with it on this chassis. In a couple years, that is... AND if I had the money.
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Old 11-28-2014, 09:56 AM
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Slow down grasshopper. You have the makings of your own personal junkyard now. Keep adding stuff and you'll never know which one to work on, if you do work on one. I know how it is, you see this or that, think "I can use that", get it home, then the reality sinks in, "What the heck was I thinking?". Just trying to save you some grief {and money}.
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