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  1. the metalsurgeon
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    Ive began an exciting project in Newberry,Michigan for Pepsi bottling company.I have been commissioned by Newberry Motors GM dealership of whom is housing the project to undertake the metal work custom restoration.
    The cab is in great shape generally needing only minor metal work.There is added mild custom touches requested by Pepsi,removal of drip rails,removal of cowl vent,modern door latch system, mid cab line to become one piece,hood to be modified to a one piece hood and forward opening.
    The fronts are in fair condition with the rear fenders are in a poor state,and because only fiber glass reproductions are only available and better condition originals seem impossible to find,we have to restore the ones we have.
    A new rolling chassis and drive train has been built by a company in Ohio ready for the cab and bed to be mounted.
    Here are the first photos of the project.Build photos to follow.Thanks for checking out the post.

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    These photos show the removal and elimination of the drip rail.A cut is made a long the center of the step and then the two sections brought in line,tacked and tig'd together followed by metal finishing ready for primer.

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  5. zArlen
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    Those patches look awesome! Great work and cool project!
     
  6. Rock 'n Roll DaddyO
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    Nice work, good luck on the project.
     
  7. the metalsurgeon
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    Cowl vent housing removed and a new section grafted in.

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  8. GaryB
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    cool project,
     
  9. Hats off to your metal skills. Very nice indeed.
     
  10. You're doing some very fine metalwork there !
     
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  12. lawman
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    Very nice work !!!!
     
  13. the metalsurgeon
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    Here are pics of lower cowl patch panels made with simple tooling and grafted in.

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  14. skippycraig
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    Very nice work!!!! I'm building a 36 chev and work for Bremerton Bottling Company/Pepsi here in WA state. How bout I send you my cab and doors, you do your magic and bill the local bottler. haha
     

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  15. the metalsurgeon
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    sure send them over!

    my my weekly metal work blog www.themetalsurgeon.com
     
  16. Gremlinguy
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    You work is so awesome!! I would love to have a chance to work with you and learn some pointers.
     
  17. speedfreek155
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    Looking really good , Keep up the great work , and keep the pix coming.
     
  18. junkyardjeff
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    You might regret filing in the cowl vent unless you put alot of insulation on the firewall,I have just carpet on the firewall in my 37 and the cowl vent is needed to keep cool in that little cab.
     
  19. the metalsurgeon
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    customers request.An air conditioning unit is going to be installed.

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  20. Autorodtechnologies
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    Very cool project, very nice work!
     
  21. bradshaw
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    Nice metal work...
     
  22. junkyardjeff
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    This brings back memories,the lower cowl was the first areas I fixed on my 37 and where I learned to use a mig welder.
     
  23. olskool34
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    Awesome project, I am very familiar with Newberry, went there all the time when I was younger. Can't wait to see more.
     
  24. the metalsurgeon
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    Onto restoring the LH front fender.The fender was in fair shape mainly dents filled with bondo_Once the body was ground out i metal finished the fender ready for primer.

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    If I could straighten metal like that, I'd chrome everything I fixed.
     
  28. rally43
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    Our company asked Jon to help us with this project. The owner of the 38 wanted it done by this July 4th. All of the shops we had asked to do this said it would take 1-2 years to complete the bodywork due to other projects they are working on. The customer wasnt taking no for an answer. On a whim I googled metal work shops and stumbled across this guy calling himself : " The Metal Surgeon " in Denver, CO . I called and spoke of our deadline and asked if could fit it in ? His reply was no problem... We set a start date for early January and well you can see the great progress Jon has made... Pictures do not do his work justice.. The man is a craftsman like no other. If you can dream it up he can build it. His answer is always no problem. We are very lucky to have such a professional like Jon the metal surgeon on board with this Pepsi Truck build ! - Tim
     
  29. 37chev
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    Amazing work, very clean lines.. I have looked at your builds on your metalsurgeon blogg.. Very amazing.. I am still undecided on my 37 chevy pickup frame and driveline setup.. I love the pics of the 38 Pepsi frame.. If you ever take more pics of the frame could you post them on here? Thanks and good luck onh your build..
     
  30. Ghost28
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    You chose wisely. He does great work.
     

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