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Old 10-21-2009, 04:42 PM
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Little's redo gets started.

My 48 got it's name "Little" from my now 30 year old daughter when she was about 2 or so.

I've been gathering parts and pieces for the past several years to do a complete from the bare frame on sawhorses up rebuild.

Currently she is a pretty tired little old faded purple primer truck that has well earned a full rebuild and actually being done right and finished.

As the truck sits today with faded purple primer and the marks from several years of pretty hard use showing.

The hood with it's 120 louvers with the distinctive mark from the louver press that used to be in Bremerton, Wa in the early 80's. I'm not positive that the hood will get used on Little's next morph or will get used on a different project. Time will tell.


The 78 292 that will get freshened up where needed, painted the original gray or close to it that a 48 Chev pickup has. It will also get some finned aluminum goodies, a cast iron hedder and different intake and carb or carbs.
I want it to look like a honked up six but not a honked up later model six.
This is what I am starting with this time and I'll post again when I get some work done on the chassis.
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Old 10-25-2009, 08:35 PM
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Good lookin project Mr48chev. Before I bought the 70cst I was looking to buy a 48-55 Chevy 1/2 ton.
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:23 AM
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That looks great Rob. That is going to be one sweet truck when you are finished. I think the louvres look great by the way. I really like the look of the trucks of that era, the curves are fantastic!
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:50 AM
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Love the truck. I often consider scrapping the 54 Olds and 42 Dodge project cars and going with a 50 Chevy. My brother had one, I always wish I would have bought it...
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looks good
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Old 01-17-2010, 04:25 PM
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No photos but I picked up a set of forged MII big brake caliper brackets off Ebay this week so one more thing out of the way. The crossmember will come in a few weeks when we get our income tax refund. Provided I get one that is.
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Progress is slow with other things like a new pump house getting in the way of working on it.

I'm going to try and get the frame moved next weekend and see if I can get the rest of the scabs cleaned off of it and start getting it ready to put the Mustang II style crossmember on it when it gets here. That and dig the rear end that I have been saving for it out and see what it needs besides having the rotors turned and calipers redone.
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I went out around the garage to take some photo of some other stuff about 845 tonight and took this one and a few more of the truck.
The hood is just a space filler because I took the louvered hood off and stashed it away a while back.


And that is not "patina" it's dead wore out purple primer and rust. That will all go away in the redo and it will be back a darker shade of red/maroon than it was originally.
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The more I see of this truck the more I like it.
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The project got a boost yesterday when I bought a couple of parts trucks.
This one will donate the roof and back half of the cab to the project.



The truck was probably an old wheat field truck due to where it comes from and the exhaust stack on it but the back side of the cab is nearly glass smooth and will be a big piece in the puzzle on my new cab.

This cab will have plenty of leg room and room for the bucket seats I have stashed in the storage bin.

I've got a stack of 1 and 1-1/2 ton chassis parts available if someone in the pnw is hunting for anything. Very cheap to board members and I do not intend to keep much of it for very long.
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WoW Mr48chev great looking chevy truck
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Actually it's pretty battered and the photo doesn't show much. The floor is pretty well rusted out in front like most old farm trucks are in this area. The farmers had/have a habit of opening both doors on trucks with rubber floor mats and hosing the floor off with the water hose.
I'm not sure what I am going to do with this one =

But the cab may end up on my old frame as is for a while with the 350/350 out of my 71 pushing it when I put the 500 in the 71. I've got enough pieces that I could put it together pretty inexpensively if I didn't get carried away.
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