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1937 Chevy trucks

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rcktmn62, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. rcktmn62
    Joined: Jan 12, 2009
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    I'm just about to start on a new project which is a 37 chev pickup and am trying to gather some info, would like to see some pics of some chopped, sectioned, channeled or combination of all to feed the brain with some ideas. I am also looking for a steel grille shell and grille so if anybody has anything or a tip where to look that would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Appleseed
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    Is 37 the last year of GM putting wood in the structure or the first year for all steel?
     
  3. CGkidd
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    I know my 38 has all metal.
     

  4. lawman
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    Here is my Grandsons 38 which I channeled 3'" in the back and 71/2" in the front with 3 spring leaves removed. Hope this helps some. TOM ( Tired old man)
     

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  5. I had a 37 Chevy truck, it was all steel. I think 37 was the first year for all steel across the GM lines.

    The grille for trucks is not the same as cars, it is taller. You need a truck grille. I have a good radiator that came from my 37, needs just a bit of repair on the drain petcock, cheap, in the classifieds.
     
  6. This is my 36 same basic cab as a 37. I replaced the wood in the cab with steel and chopped it two inches.
     

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  7. fordcragar
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    from Yakima WA.

    The 37 Chev/GMC cab was all steel, the 36 cabs still had some wood in them. The 36 cabs were similar to the 37/38 cabs, the doors were the same.
     
  8. redsean
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    the front end is a bit out there for my taste but here is one thats around
     

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  9. CGkidd
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    Here is a in progress pic of mine.
     

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  10. Ghost28
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    Correct. except some of the late year 36 cabs had less wood, more steel. cuz they were tooling up for 37 cabs
     
  11. scrap metal 48
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    Heh STEELJUNKY, I really like your truck........
     
  12. Rande
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  13. oneratfink57
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    Its not custom but its kind of for sale... my buddies losing interest and fast. its sad. went from a 70 chevelle (which is good he got rid of it) to a 49 chevy we made into a gasser to a 51 chevy dropped to this 36 pickup. now hes not interested. oh well. but here it is. the truck is pretty complete but just being redone. enjoy! and good luck on your new project
     

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  14. junkyardjeff
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    Probably dont want to see any pics of my stock bodied 37.
     
  15. Black Primer
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    Nothing wrong with a stock 37, they have style...
     
  16. redsean
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    here is "rcktmn62" 37 under way chopped,bed built and we starting mock up
     

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  17. lbxgrasa
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    from long beach

    heres my project
     

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  18. junkyardjeff
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    Here is mine
     

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  19. grm61
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    from Washington

    Nice truck Jeff.

    Greg
     
  20. junkyardjeff
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    Its powered by a 57 235 hooked to a T-5 and 8 inch rear end,now that I got the 2.79 gears out and replaced with 3.55s its alot better.
     
  21. Ghost28
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    MAN THAT PICTURE WAS HUGE. Sorry about that but I really like your truck.
     
  22. junkyardjeff
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    Its probably too stock looking for most on here and I hope to get it lettered as a shop truck soon as it was originally a shop truck,its going to get a more period interior as son as I get my basement set up to sew.
     
  23. 38mag
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    Here's mine, 2" chop, custom frame.
     

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  24. LAROKE
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    Mine is lowered a bit and has a slight rubber rake.

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  25. bct
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    nice truck laroke....thats what i see when i think late 30s pick up
     
  26. About to purchase this little jewel locally and will be looking for good sources for parts, already looking for front hood latch. nice to see others on here with similar interests, would like to get this thread started again. G
     

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  27. playing around with a 37 Chevy. Would like to see more. Would really like some details on STEELJUNKY's truck above.
     
  28. youngsspeed
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    check my album. i ve got a boatload of spares, door pieces, grill shells, dashes etc
    michael 831-753-7637.
     

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