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Customs 1952 Chevy 3 Window Truck Chopped...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Yaril, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Yaril
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 989


    today we got exhaust! ran pipes from ram horn style manifolds all the way to the back of the back tires. we also got a couple more parts on the motor.



    here are some pics of the body mounts, for the rear cab mounts i kept the stock s-10 tabs and made spacers, large washers will shim the final bit of height if need be. the front cab mounts i made from box tubing. no spacer required cause i welded them up higher. you can also see the work done to mount the master cylinder / booster under the cab and maintain the stock brake pedal.



    the trans tunnel was completed, using a 64 VW bug roof that i previously cut out for a ragtop install... good metal put back to use. the main areas of the firewall were also completed. only the smaller holes are left now.



    lots of work! goal is now to undercoat the cab and secure it to the frame so that we can begin the task of wiring and plumbing everything!

  2. resqd37Zep
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,217

    from Nor Cal

    Lookin Good man!
  3. kevintothej
    Joined: Sep 22, 2009
    Posts: 143

    from Arizona

    Sweet truck and eye for style. Build on!!
  4. 1951Streamliner
    Joined: May 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,875

    from Reno, NV

    Awesome. Cant wait to see it finished
  5. sierra rod shop
    Joined: Feb 16, 2011
    Posts: 382

    sierra rod shop

  6. raymay
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,426


    Nice work. I like the size you selected on the chop.
  7. I'm really loving this build. The chop is perfect, and those wide whites are going to look awesome.
  8. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 29,616


    That one is coming along nicely. I'll have to say that I'll be borrowing a few ideas off this build for my truck.
  9. yetiskustoms
    Joined: May 22, 2009
    Posts: 1,930


    great build thread, nice pix, inspiring me to do my 49 3 window!!
  10. slick39
    Joined: Jan 20, 2008
    Posts: 695

    from dallas ,ga

    Nice work..... can't wait to see more
  11. 52Poncho
    Joined: Apr 23, 2011
    Posts: 256


    Great attention to detail. :cool:
  12. any updates on this sweet ride?
  13. droptop 63
    Joined: Apr 22, 2012
    Posts: 33

    droptop 63
    from Texas

    Sweet build. Just like other project sitting in the corner of my shop. I
    will have to finish my droptop Nova project first before I can get to it.
  14. Yaril
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 989


    well guys its been a while since the last update, so here it is...

    we hustled on the truck to make a local July 3rd show. fired the motor up for the first time since it was rebuilt. found water in the oil! rad fluid is making its way into the oil, so no show. we did manage to finish putting the body back together. John bought new bed from Mark-K and we bolted the old fenders to it. this thing sits low, the roof line is under my shoulder! we cant wait to drive this thing, but now we have to go deal with the engine builder, fuck our life!



  15. shoebox50
    Joined: Nov 20, 2005
    Posts: 662


    Very nice!!!!
  16. eghatch15
    Joined: Feb 21, 2011
    Posts: 63

    from NC

    thats awesome
  17. Raunchy49
    Joined: Aug 3, 2008
    Posts: 7

    from Lompoc CA

    nice chop thats sorta how we did mine too. i am working on getting some windows for the front and back coners right now. let me know how you are going to handle the windshield weather stripping mine came in as a one piece and i cant decide where to cut the rubber yet. any pointers would help
  18. billys54
    Joined: Apr 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,295


  19. Yaril
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 989


    the way i like to do it is to trim the 2 at the top. then trim down the center post, then trim the 2 so they meet flush on the center post. add some black window sealer carefully (i like to tape off the area) and spread it smooth with a squeegee. that how i did this one and my 50 Ford (same style gasket).

    its only been like 2 months! we got the motor back earlier this month and put it back together and back in the truck. it kinda slowed down our momentum but we are still at it. the motor is running fine now, the machine shop decided to spray it white for us since they got it dirty... they did it with rattle can, oh well my buddy was over it and decided it will do. we got a few other parts on the truck like front and rear glass ect and are now just missing the gas pedal and some lights to start driving this truck, finally!

    we lowered the original bench frame bolting it directly to the cab bench support. i then trimed the back support and caped it to look pretty. the bench backrest will later be chopped down about 4" when re-upholstery time comes. lots of space in this truck cab now.


    last night we got a piece of old plywood for the bed floor (we plan to build a custom bed cover), went ahead and stained it and cleared it. so soon we will be cruising.
  20. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,914


    How the heck did I miss this thread? Beautiful work, as always, Yaril! I feel sorry for you guys who haven't seen Yaril's work close up yet.

    Works like a madman too. Year before last, he stopped by my place with fellow hamber "Movinman" to give advice on Movinman's '49 Merc which I was keepin' out of the weather. Before he left, Yaril had completely torn down the front suspension. Here he is at work. I got thirsty just being a tool fetcher.

  21. Yaril
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 989


    hey buddy! thanks for the kind words, i was most happy to meet you. a fellow architect that loves his old cars / trucks. i was most impressed with your warehouse. i hope we bump into each other more often.

    our first trip to the gas station...

  22. jratz1966
    Joined: Nov 11, 2009
    Posts: 104


    Nice work,Subscribed,can't wait to see more!!!
  23. yes i like hack saws or cutting wheels, i dont like to chop with reciprocating saws.

    Thats a beautiful chop!!!
    Love the way you use a Hack saw man,,,That Picture reminds me of a movie clip.All that muscle you get by doing it by hand!
    Hats off to you!:
  24. Do you happen to have a shot at ride height? I'm thinking about some 6.70s with my static drop. Yet another another cool ad yaril build! If you werent so far away you'd have another one to spend a little time on!

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