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Old 04-28-2011, 08:24 PM   #176
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Re: My 50 roadster pickup build

Again bad pic, but you can see how it lined up. I had also welded in pieces on the door post to make it flush with the main piece.
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:26 PM   #177
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Re: My 50 roadster pickup build

Here I've installed the power window kit (Juliano's), made a wood template and checking how it works up and down.
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:28 PM   #178
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Re: My 50 roadster pickup build

Another short post today, tomorrow we go to the bed, with lots of modifications and about 30 pics.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:35 PM   #179
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Re: My 50 roadster pickup build

Sorry getting on so late, had things come up, anyhow I've moved to the back of the bed, to start working on the taillights. This is the stock stack pocket on the 54 bed, 47-53 are different.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:36 PM   #180
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I cut out the pocket to this shape for my lights.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:40 PM   #181
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Re: My 50 roadster pickup build

Pic 1 I made up this holder that will be welded to the stack pocket. The taillights are 3rd brake lights that I relamped and rewired for running, turn and brake lights. (lights were purchased from J.C. Whitney) The plastic housing for the lights were drilled and screwed to the holder, so they don't move.
Pic 2 Welded to the pocket and lights installed.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:41 PM   #182
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Re: My 50 roadster pickup build

A good view of lights from the back and also the roll pan that will be added.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:43 PM   #183
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Re: My 50 roadster pickup build

New tail gate in position. I bought this at the body shop for a 87 pickup with no Chevrolet in center, at a cheap price.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:45 PM   #184
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Re: My 50 roadster pickup build

This is at the front of bed, where I made a plate to weld up the open end on rail, a new front panel from Classis Parts.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:47 PM   #185
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Removing old paint from outside of the bed. Drivers side in fair shape, but the passenger side had a "tin can" effect along the whole panel. Lots of heat shrink work to get it right.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:49 PM   #186
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All body work done to most of bed and primered. Anyone who has worked on these beds, knows how hard it is to get them decent with the thin one wall bed. Still working on the rear section.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:51 PM   #187
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Re: My 50 roadster pickup build

I love the original design in the 54 and 55 1st. series bed sides.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:55 PM   #188
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Re: My 50 roadster pickup build

Pic 1 This is the old rear cross sill piece for bed, was in bad shape so I purchased a new one.
Pice 2 New piece welded in place, also added a 3/16" steel piece inside the gate piece and extended to the bottom of the panel on an angle.
Pic 3 New panel installed, had to cut the opening to clear the roll pan.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:57 PM   #189
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Pic 1 Roll pan all welded to the back panel.
Pic 2 Side view of roll pan, welded to the bed.
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:00 PM   #190
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Re: My 50 roadster pickup build

Pic 1 This is normally how the stack pocket looks and some people leave it like this.

Pic 2 I wanted mine different. Here I drilled a hole to feed wires through for the taillights in stake pocket.
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:03 PM   #191
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Re: My 50 roadster pickup build

Not shown, but I made up a wood piece the shape I wanted. Traced the three shapes to sheet metal. Here the back piece is installed with a slight arch. The front piece comes straight down.
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:06 PM   #192
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Re: My 50 roadster pickup build

Pic 1 This view shows the final center piece installed.

Pic 2 View from back, shows how it curves to meet the roll pan

Pic 3 A look at the whole rear set-up.
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:09 PM   #193
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Re: My 50 roadster pickup build

Pic 1 How the tail gate latch and hinge is set up. Purchased from WOW Products.

Pic 2 Another view in open position.

Pic 3 Also made a plate for open end of back rail. Was going to radius the corner, didn't, and now I wish I had.
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:13 PM   #194
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Re: My 50 roadster pickup build

Pic 1 This is how most repop tail gates look. They need lots of TLC to correct.

Pic 2 For me it was easier to weld a plate to cover the whole thing, and it make it smooth on the inside.
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:14 PM   #195
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Rear stake pocket, all smoothed and primered.
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:16 PM   #196
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Pic 1 Now you can see how it all blends together, with body work done and in primer.

Pic 2 View from rear all primered.
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:19 PM   #197
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Re: My 50 roadster pickup build

With the tail gate down, if you look real close at the side of tailgate. The inside part has been welded and smoothed out.
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:21 PM   #198
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Re: My 50 roadster pickup build

Well this was months of work, maybe it kept you busy 5 mins looking at the pics. Hope you enjoyed, any questions just ask. Jim
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:12 AM   #199
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Re: My 50 roadster pickup build

Your pictures make it look easy,wish I had your fab skills
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:39 AM   #200
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Your pictures make it look easy,wish I had your fab skills
Thank you for the kind words. I'm not to bad, but lots of people are a whole lot better. I was told a long time ago " if it's metal, and you make a mistake, cut it out and do it again". Kind of hard words to learn by, but it sure helped me. Jim
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