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Old 11-09-2009, 09:13 PM   #1
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Default 54 chevy truck chop and channel

who has done a 50's chevy truck chop and channel??????

post some pics of your truck

what style frame would you use and if you have any pics that would help or links as i did a search and didnt turn up to much

did you bag it or what type of susprnsion did you use???

any help would be great
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:53 PM   #2
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:56 PM   #3
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Default Re: 54 chevy truck chop and channel

i forgot to mention that we want to do a traditional hot rod look like that 29 to early 40's look and no fenders or hood, well maybe a hood
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:46 PM   #4
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Default Re: 54 chevy truck chop and channel

mine is just a 54 GMC work truck, I have a cut by cut on my website under "shop truck build"
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Old 11-11-2009, 09:49 PM   #5
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noname that is a very nice looking truck, i have some ideas but my son wants to see some others


is their anyone else with a chop and channel truck with pics they want to share and maybe some info as well??????
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Old 11-11-2009, 09:55 PM   #6
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You got corner windows on that cab or not? They are tempered and don't cut!

54 isn't flat glass in the front either...

Anyway, the cab is much wider than an A so you've got to plan it out or it'll look giant on a frame like an A's.

There is a guy in Grand Rapids with a '51 GMC he had at Autorama in the basement. Running a Ford FE because he had it. Not sure about all of the rest of his stuff but you can search on Killbillet to find it. Uses the R word...I like the truck, myself.

There is also the one that the louver guy did. It has been at Billetproof and Ididit. Someone is bound to have pictures. I've got a few, floor is license plates. He used the stock 50s horizontal grill and trimmed them down to fit in a surround he built.
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:01 PM   #7
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who has done a 50's chevy truck chop and channel??????
Go Blue! Lots of guys on here have documented an AD / s10 frame swap. as for chopping, Gene Winfield recommends you cut around the perimeter of the top and use what used to be the rear pillar as the length you need to stretch the roof. Don't lean the posts, and do not x cut the top, get the roof from a sedan and tuck the corners, much less metal work in the long run.

I believe Thom Taylor had some renderings in Rod and Custom of making an early rpu from a cheap 50s cab.
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:32 AM   #8
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Go Blue! Lots of guys on here have documented an AD / s10 frame swap. as for chopping, Gene Winfield recommends you cut around the perimeter of the top and use what used to be the rear pillar as the length you need to stretch the roof. Don't lean the posts, and do not x cut the top, get the roof from a sedan and tuck the corners, much less metal work in the long run.

I believe Thom Taylor had some renderings in Rod and Custom of making an early rpu from a cheap 50s cab.
time for more research, but at least i have a direction to go in now........thank you
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:55 AM   #9
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if your truck is a 5 window, dont worry about the corner glass. they do make laminated pieces now that you can cut. i just had glass cut for mine. if you need info on where to get the glass, let me know. Oh, and just my 2 cents, leave the fenders on. but if you are going fenderless, i need a right side front. good luck!!!
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I am looking for laminated glass corner windows that can be cut to fit. Any info on where to get them would be appriciated.
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:47 PM   #11
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I am looking for laminated glass corner windows that can be cut to fit. Any info on where to get them would be appriciated.
Ditto , I'm curious to know.
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:47 PM   #12
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they're coming out of China, clear green or grey tint. how many do you want
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Go Blue! Lots of guys on here have documented an AD / s10 frame swap. as for chopping, Gene Winfield recommends you cut around the perimeter of the top and use what used to be the rear pillar as the length you need to stretch the roof. Don't lean the posts, and do not x cut the top, get the roof from a sedan and tuck the corners, much less metal work in the long run.

I believe Thom Taylor had some renderings in Rod and Custom of making an early rpu from a cheap 50s cab.
I know this is an old thread but curious why should you not lean the post? Will it screw up getting the door lined up? Seems like just bringing the top down and leaning the post would otherwise be the easy way to do it. I've got a 49 3 window that I'm working up the courage to cut.
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:23 PM   #14
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i forgot to mention that we want to do a traditional hot rod look like that 29 to early 40's look and no fenders or hood, well maybe a hood

Huh? a 29- 40s look in a 54? Like a time machine?
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:37 PM   #15
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Huh? a 29- 40s look in a 54? Like a time machine?

i was thinking that too
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:40 PM   #16
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Were we're going we dont need style
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:58 PM   #17
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Check out my album in my profile. It's chopped 6 ins. but not channeled. full leg room. Fenders and bed raised. It's still a project, haven't touched it about 12 yrs. Thinking about selling it. If any body is interested please contact me....
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i forgot to mention that we want to do a traditional hot rod look like that 29 to early 40's look and no fenders or hood, well maybe a hood

So you want to a build a traditional fenderless `50`s chevy truck??? I`m confused.
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:30 AM   #19
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So you want to a build a traditional fenderless `50`s chevy truck??? I`m confused.
Thats OK I think he is too
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Try looking here . . .

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