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My barn fresh 1948 Chevy truck

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Johnny La-Chingas, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. Johnny La-Chingas
    Joined: Feb 12, 2009
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    Love this truck! More to come stay tuned..
     

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  2. What does the back half look like,,engine,transmission? HRP
     
  3. 53fordcustom
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    Ditto on some details..
     
  4. Johnny La-Chingas
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    I have been looking for the right truck for the longest time. I'm a big fan of the 5 window truck. I came across this 48 chevy 3 window truck on Craigslist. I made the hour drive to check her out. I diged the patina, she has a great running 235, with a 4 speed. She's a little slow on the freeway but I drive her mostly around town. The 51 coupe in the first picture is also mine, I bounce back and forth between my Chevys and my 57 ragtop VW. I have a love hate relationship with VW's but she's a keeper. I'll update this thread soon with better pictures!!
     

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  5. Johnny La-Chingas
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    Picked up some fire wood for our weekend family trip to big bear.. Also got in the mail today these cool old Budweiser license plate frames that I won on eBay for 25$ for the pair! Also have some fish tails from a Harley I picked up that I will be putting on the old 48! Haven't pulled the trigger on a SIDS 4" drop front axle yet but it's on my wish list... :cool:
     

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  6. Johnny La-Chingas
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    A picture of my 2 year old on time out!
    I spent around 60$ (45$ on wood and 15$ on stain) at the Home Depot on the bed rails I put on the 48, I like the old farm look, this picture was taken before the bed rails were made.
     

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  7. Johnny La-Chingas
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    Few more pics!
     

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  8. Johnny La-Chingas
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    Another side shot.
     

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  9. Johnny La-Chingas
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    This is a during shot of the rails being made wasn't sure if I liked the color at first but now I dig it!
     

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  10. Johnny La-Chingas
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    Once I get my wife to help me out with the picture posting I will post up some bigger pictures, I hate clicking on the pics my self to have to view a bigger pic. I have a few ideas of what I want this truck to look like so ill be posting as go!!
     
  11. TruckBizz
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    Congrats on the truck. Enjoy!
     
  12. jcmarz
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    from Chino, Ca

    good looking A.D.
    Congrads
     
  13. janbuick
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    great looking truck you have
    it's also on my wish list
     
  14. janbuick
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    here is a bigger pic

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  15. Sphynx
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    What a great score. Do you know about the AD group ? Ok enough teasing us whats the plans ?
     
  16. Jimbo17
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    I must be looking in the wrong barns because I never find anything good.

    I better start searching Craigs list for deals like you found.

    Jimbo
     
  17. jcmarz
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    What size tires are you running on the A.D?
     
  18. very nice lookin rig there, have fun with it.
     
  19. 65PANELRAT
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    DAMN! That is one clean truck! Congrats!
     
  20. Johnny La-Chingas
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    Thanks guys! Tires are BFG Silvertown 6.40 on 15" wheels..
     
  21. Johnny La-Chingas
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    I Wanted to share a quick pic. Of my 51 deluxe coupe. Solid rust free car. Lowered with fat man drop spindles and half a coil cut up front and jamco loweing leefs with 2" blocks in the rear. Real smooth ride
     

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  22. skot71
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    Great looking truck! Your daughter's adorable.
     
  23. Petejoe
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    Good find. Great looking truck.
    I miss my old red one built in the early 90's. It went to Florida and I have seen hide nor hair since.
     

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  24. check out the A.D truckers group, great pic of your girl.
     
  25. the-rodster
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    I dig your bed racks, was think of making some for my truck.

    Rich
     
  26. chevy54man
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    from NC

    Great looking truck, I love it! Best to you and yours!
     
  27. yellow wagon
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    Neat truck. I think you should patina/beat up those bedside rails a little to match the truck a bit more. Killer none the less
     
  28. bk53
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    Nice truck! hope you have a lot of fun with it.
     
  29. 1950kale
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    that truck is one fine truck! Congradulations!
     
  30. Johnny La-Chingas
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    I'm saving my cash to drop the old AD, ill be @ Pamona Sun, stop by for a beer if u see the old truck! Would like to meet some HAMB members...
     

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