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Old 06-22-2007, 12:02 PM
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Default My rusty/ratty 1948 Chevrolet truck

Its a 48 chevy on a 91 S-10 frame

Here are some of the build up pics.



Here are my crazy assed headers. Building these things was a royal pain in the ass!


The brake booster complicated things.
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Old 06-22-2007, 12:04 PM
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The rear tube couldn't go up and over due to the column and the booster..........so it goes DOWN and makes a full loop before joining up with the other tubes!


Here it is mocked up with jaguar XJS seats. They didn't stay.


We recycled the original column and wheel. Not 100% sure what is going to happen with the dash either. S-10 pedal assy has been cleaned up, trans tunnel started, floors started
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Old 06-22-2007, 12:06 PM
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I didn't like the jag seats, so....... I made my idea for a modified bench seat a reality.

I used sheetmetal to form the seat back and seat bottom..


There is a steel subframe under the seat bottom to help carry my fat ass.


The seat back and bottoms are contoured more like a modern seat and will be padded with a couple of inches of foam. (This is just the first layer. Bottom layers are gonna be dense, top layers something more cushy)


Doing the seat like this gains a bunch of interior space over the stock set-up. My seat back sheetmetal actually touches the back of the cab. I will sit 3-4 inches lower and about 5-6 inches farther back.
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Old 06-22-2007, 12:09 PM
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Here is the seat. Sorry, no other construction photos....I forgot my camera that day.

Seat bottom has about 5 inches of foam and the back has two inches.

It is covered in black vinyl and its a good thing .....rust dust comes from everywhere.



Here's my dad making motor noises



Workin' on the flatbed now.
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More progress pics. The front bumper is just mocked up for the pic.



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Old 06-22-2007, 12:11 PM
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I got the gas tank mounted.

It is a 2005 S-10 blazer tank (plastic tank...no rust flakes to deal with). It don't look like all that hard of a job, but it sure ate up the time. The filler neck is hidden under the edge of the bed.







I also got the boards cut the go under the flatbed. I didn't like being able to see through the truck (under the flatbed)
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Old 06-22-2007, 01:28 PM
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i've seen your truck on other forums and I absolutly love it. the headers look plain mean in that engine bay and the stance is perfect. I also like the direction you're going with the flat bed. do you have pictures of the collectors and the remaining exhaust?
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Old 06-22-2007, 05:34 PM
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i've seen your truck on other forums and I absolutly love it. the headers look plain mean in that engine bay and the stance is perfect. I also like the direction you're going with the flat bed. do you have pictures of the collectors and the remaining exhaust?
I had never heard of this forum until the other day. I figured I'd hang out here too.

As of now, I don't have any pictures of the collectors, but I am supposed to go to my dad's house this weekend. If I get the chance, I'll pull the headers off and take a few pics.

Exhuast pipes are 3.5" going to the mufflers....not 100% what will happen after mufflers.

Mufflers are Flowmaster sprint car mufflers. My headers were made from sprint car headers too. I bought a pile of racecar exhaust off of ebay for $50 ....I have exhaust raw material for a while!



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Old 06-22-2007, 06:00 PM
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yikes, that makes it easier
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Love the stance on the truck. Looks good.
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