The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kustombuilder, Jun 19, 2006.
Oh shit! Please tell me you made the guy bleed and cry!
how in the HELL did he manage that??? and why did you let him live afterwards??
just bought it this weekend
Just bought my old 53 Panel back tonight. Here is a picture of it about 10 years ago in my old shop. Other then being painted now, looks just the same as it looked then. I'll post a current picture this week-end when I get it to the shop.
1949 3100 5 window shop truck. 327 eng. double hump heads, 480 cam, borg warner 5 speed. sub framed, front and rear sway bars.
Verry cool truck!
do you have also pic. from the inside and backside?
Here's mine, 53 gmc on an s10 frame.
That is very cool. You just cannot beat commercial green on the Advance Design trucks.
Here are a couple shots of the 53.I have stuck in the back corner of a friends shop , so hard to get a good picture. Nice to get this one back after selling it 10 years ago. Not a color I'd paint it, but it's OK. Just remove the lettering on the doors tonight. Looks much better. I am very happy to have it back.
What tires are those?
I'm young and clueless, so please forgive the ignorance. What is the rocket launcher looing thing on the side of this truck?
It's a swamp cooler.... before a/c this was all ya had...
This is one of mine started 13 years ago it's a slow go will be on the road with a turbo charged 250 inline six in about a month or so.
Its a traffic control device.
They are bfg somethings... they were the stock rims and tire on the S10 I used. I buffed out the whitewalls and letters. I used tire paint to get them that big. I'm just running them till we get something better.
It's a fucking rocket launcher
Here is my old truck and it is a true 1948. It is the WZ JUNK (was junk) truck and that is its license plate. I have owned it for 22 years. This picture was taken many years ago at MOKAN when I was running slicks.
I had made a convertible out of it but then I changed my mind and I welded the top back on and chopped it four inches. The tilt front end is fiberglass. I made the frenched headlights out of fiberglass and also the fiberglass front bumper. I made molds and made the fiberglass running boards.
The bed has been made shorter by 8 inches and it has small wheel tubs. It is a modified S10 bed floor. Originally I built the truck pro street and it had the narrowed rear end and the big Mickeys on the rear.
The frame is a Nova on the front, the original 48 under the cab and an S 10 from the cab back. It has a 400 small block and a 350 turbo transmission.
I have been many miles in this truck and I have made many passes on the drag strip. It was the street rod shootout winner at the AHRA Reunion 4 times. My best time with street tires is 13.1.
I built this truck while I was still working and with all of expenses of a family, I had very little money for a hot rod. I traded an old body grinder and a Vixen file for the original truck and I got the Nova for the sub frame for $25. I made lots of things for it that I would probably buy if I built it today.
I have built and owned several of these trucks but I have always kept this one.
Another update, lowered mine 2" more in the rear. The orange cabbed truck is my homeboys 48 GMC.
The frosty '50 in the back ground, $2k will own this running titled unit
[/IMG]this is my new one i just picked up thanks to the hamb. sorry new to the pic thing. i bought for 300 bucks with running boards and extra front clip.
Could be yours
48 on a 66 chevy half ton frame and running gear 350/700r
Chassis mockup of my '49..
Got my boy's running and driving!
Here is one in the next town over from me.....not sure what year it is....stopped in to see if it was for sale...same old story...owner said "I'm gonna fix it her up" ...very sad
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