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Old 08-03-2018, 12:31 AM   #51
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Re: project 39

I had a ‘46 in very complete mechanical condition with a 350/350 combo and Jag IFS and IRS. I had to sell it to finance something else but I admit I regret it. Having said that I REALLY love the look of ‘39 and ‘40 Chevys.

I’d not do the bed you’re doing but it looks like you’re doing very pro looking work. I admit my ‘46 - which; if I’m correct, is the same basic cab - had very little room so lengthening it is a good move if done right and yours looks really good.

What color are you thinking of for the final look?
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:51 AM   #52
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started working on the chin and baffle. moved the chin up about an inch and cut up the baffle last night to test fit it. I think it is going to work out quite well. My hope is the mod is subtle enough that you cant tell I have changed it. I like moving the chin up like I did on my '40 for extra ground clearance.
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:27 PM   #53
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looks really good shades, I always thought the grille was about a bar too long on the 39-40.

I hear you on the 39 parts, I had a 39 rad support and it would have been worth 3x as much as a 40.
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:51 AM   #54
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I have at least 3 extra 40 support but have never found a good usable 39 support. The top trim bar is the same, I have 3 nice usable 40 bars but still have yet to find a 39 bar that is nice and doesn't require repair before rechroming. I agree on to many bars on the grille I removed the lower one on my 40 before the I had the chin because it always looked like it was just hanging out in the breeze by itself. I think moving the chin up makes the front better looking.
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Old 09-06-2018, 06:46 PM   #55
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Had some time over the holiday weekend to work on the truck. I thought it was time to finish up the bottom of the box under the tail lights and build a roll pan to finish the rear of the box. It was interesting to do both because of the differ angles and shapes. I tried a couple of different ideas on the bottom piece and ended up welding in longer pieces of tube to get my final shape. then had to figure out how to get the roll pan around the tail pie holes. Amazingly the roll pan I hit pretty close on the first try so no wasted material. it still has a ways to go to finish but it looks pretty good roughed, covers the gas tank and fills the space between the tail pie outlet holes. I also finished the front bumper brackets and sent the bumper off for chrome this week.
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Old 09-26-2018, 05:48 AM   #56
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Read the whole thread and was amazed at your sheetmetal skills. Very creative bed making goin on in this project. I have a 39 of my own as a future project so this is awsome to read and great pics to look over.. Looking good!
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Old 09-26-2018, 09:02 AM   #57
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I am glad you enjoy the project. This has been my dream to build this truck since I was 11. I haven't had much time to work on it lately because of other projects including replacement of the ugly welding table.
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Old 09-26-2018, 09:19 PM   #58
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Now that's a welding table.. haven't worked on a table like that since I was a welder in a small fab shop.. I've been checking out a few of your posts regarding this project. I have not started on mine and probably won't for another year but it's good reading nonetheless. Look forward to picking your brain when the time gets closer..
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Old 09-27-2018, 03:11 PM   #59
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nice work on the table! good use of the space where it seems everything I need ends up (under the table)
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Old 10-02-2018, 01:36 PM   #60
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Thanks for the comments. My friend bought the ugly table at a going out of business sale for $50 about 12 years ago. It didn't look like much but the top was 5x3 ft 1/2 inch plate. So after dealing with the crooked mess and the casters that didn't work I decided it was time to build what I have always wanted and reuse the top.
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