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Projects My 1937 Chev Truck Build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by K13, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Ok so I am one of those guys that has a build going and rarely posts partly due to being a bit intimidated by all the great builders on here and partly because I am terrible at actually taking pictures when I work on stuff. Anyways the thread an best build on the HAMB started making me feel guilty about never posting anything about my project so here it goes.:eek:

    Here are some shots of the chassis. I have been doing this build a bit ass backwards as I have never done this before and keep leaning better ways to do things and getting slightly better fabrication skills so I keep changing stuff but I am trying to get the Chassis done right now.





    Last edited: Jun 25, 2013
  2. diggin' the six...been toying with using a 250-6 in my 37 international...
  3. Sorry for the pics being so big I tried to resize them but it looks like only the first one worked.

    As I mention because I am doing this build in no particular order I have done a bunch of body mods and mocked the truck up so here are some pictures.





    That's it for now but I will try and be more proactive at posting progress. Any comments are appreciated but try to not bust my balls too much.:D
  4. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,420


    i like it , sharp looking inline engine
  5. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
    Posts: 12,382


    That looks gooood! Would love to see a better side profile of that truck.
  6. ...everything is TOO nice!...keep up the good work, that'll be a fun truck to drive.
    Inlines rule!
  7. Flop
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
    Posts: 3,886


    dig it man keep up the clean work i am also sober while typing this so i will remember. hope your b pillars are straight!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D
  8. the trucks lookin great!
  9. Thanks guys!

    I would love to see a better side profile shot as well. :D The driveway outside the garage is about a 30 degree slope and it is a bitch to push the truck in and out, well mostly in outs pretty easy, and for that reason I have never taken a good profile shot.

    HAHAHA. Glad to hear your sober and yes the B pillars are straight.:D
  10. elvi411
    Joined: May 29, 2008
    Posts: 131


    The back of that truck looks like 1986 wow
  11. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,150


    Sit's great. Love the grill. Look's like your massage of metal on the nose is coming along. The smooth 6 banger will be a joy on the road. What is the tail section?
  12. BOXER957
    Joined: Nov 2, 2008
    Posts: 13


    Don't ever be intimidated, no matter how good or bad you are, there is always someone better or worse. The truck looks awsome kudos to you for using the six, the pictures are great,I'm jealous keep up the good work.
  13. blackmopar
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 481

    from fallbrook

    I think I get what youre going for out back and looks liek good work, but I just dont see it working with the truck - but just my opinion
    it looks like your fabbing the bed comletely - bedsides, frame, etc, right? show some more shots of how that went , side shot, etc please - did you weld the bed frame directly to the chassis I cant tell from the shot? Im about to do a stake bed, so just getting ideas from others - I like the bedside rails from the tail shot
  14. 29nash
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
    Posts: 4,542

    from colorado

    I see that you, as I do, prefer fuel under pressure to be confined by metal as opposed to plastic or rubber. There's a lot of nice work showing!
  15. I have actually changed the back a bit. Still the same pan but different lights just one a side, 50 pontiac, and the exhaust will exit thorugh it as well. Yeah I fabbed the bed and am actually going to change the stake pockets so they have more flow to them. As I mentioned when I first started doing this my knowledge of metal working was pretty rudimentary and I did stiff the only way I knew which was usually straight pieces welded together. The bed frame is actually bolted to the bed and the box bolts to it.
  16. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 8,615


    As a 37 owner I am glad to see it still look like a truck and not a fenderless cobbled up mess,mine has a 57 235 and a 5 speed and looks basicly stock but lowered about 4 inches all the way around. Jeff
  17. as I mentiuoned I don't have and direct side shots. Here is a picture of the front of the bed as you can see the stake pockets are pretty angular and I plan on cahnging them to something with a liitle more shpe to them. Nothing to radical just less boxy.

  18. Looks good to me!
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 1,204

    from Ramona CA

    Very nice.. Totally digging the grill/hood and hood sides.
  20. CGkidd
    Joined: Mar 2, 2002
    Posts: 2,913


    Love the look of the truck. How much did you chop it?
  21. Capt Crash
    Joined: Jan 21, 2008
    Posts: 108

    Capt Crash
    from Colorado

    It looks VERY good. I also have a 37 Chevy in the back yard, that hopefully will be getting its turn in the shop soon. What is the frame out of?

  22. nice work and finally.... someone with a shop as small as mine.... keep up the excellent work.
  23. Thanks Guys

    It's chopped about 2" vertical height.

    It is the stock frame.
  24. billbrown
    Joined: Dec 24, 2007
    Posts: 595


    you tha man. that thing is F-ing sick.
  25. Ok so I tried to rework the back end of the truck and it just wasn't working for me (as it wasn't working for some of you guys either:D) so I started from scratch and built a new rolled pan. The exhaust will exit throught the two inner bezels which still need to be chromed and I think I am going to move the licence plate higher up into the pan so it doesn't hang down as much but I am much happier with this look than I was before.

  26. Flop
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
    Posts: 3,886


    dig it man nice work!!
  27. knuckelhead
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
    Posts: 210

    from socal

  28. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    I like what you've done to the front. It's different but you haven't lost he origional look. I think it will be super when it's finished. I also like the changes to the rear. Keep us updated on the progress.

  29. Nice looking build. Thanks for the views of the Mustang IFS. I've been think about eventually doing that to my '38 truck. What are you using for a brake pedal assembly now that you've gone with the later bellhousing?


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