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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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Re: project 39

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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