1952 Chevy 3 Window Truck Chopped...

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1952 Chevy 3 Window Truck Chopped...

Postby tylorDURBEN » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:16 am

hello again! my good friend John wanted to build an AD truck, however he wanted his to be flavored more in the kustom world.

let me get us up to date...

late last year or so i 4-linked and bagged his S-10 frame. i think this was the "last" job i did at my house. i was in between shop spaces at the time.

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nothing fancy just clean straight forward stuff

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most of the parts came from my pal DW up in Canada, Welder series.

after a few months he decided to let me chop the cab. like most of my chops i like subtle factory looking lines, so we only removed enough to line up the back window on the belt-line, therefore all glass is equal height.

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yes i like hack saws or cutting wheels, i dont like to chop with reciprocating saws.

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Postby tylorDURBEN » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:24 am

more work on chop...

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he also decided to have me lead work the areas that needed it...

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afterwards we epoxy primered and yellow high build primered

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then cab was stripped to metal and epoxied. along with front end parts.

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so monday night we finally brought the truck back after sitting at his house for months. this time the goal is to put EVERYTHING together and DRIVE!

like most of my goals they seem unreachable, even to me at times. but as retarded as it sounds we want to drive this truck to Austin, TX for the Lonestar Roundup leaving Miami April 7th.

step one, mount motor trans and cab, we want to lay running boards flat on the ground so all mounts will be made to fit. we began this task last night. i hope to have it welded / fabbed by tonight.

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wish us luck! we will need it!!!

Yaril

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Postby john jones » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:43 pm

LOVE your work.. and those trucks!

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Postby GTV » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:11 pm

That chop look PERFECT! I've always wanted to do a Chevy like that, except make mine a 5 window. How much was taken out?
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Postby kafur1 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:37 pm

so the back window is stock size ?

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Postby vw fixer » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:15 pm

Good luck getting it done! GO YARIL

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Postby Franz » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:02 pm

Copy and paste.

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Postby tylorDURBEN » Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:29 am

thank you JJ!

i dont remember exact, 2-1/2"? ill see if i find the left over parts.

yes rear window is stock size.

did i mention that we are building this only after hours (5pm - till) and weekends. no 9-5 on this one. [-(

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Postby Franz » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:27 am

Man, thats going to wear you out. A lot of late nights...you're going to be beat at the end of this.

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Postby Glenn A » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:44 am

X2 that chop is just right.
60 doublecab.
63 ragtop.
65 EzCamper.
66 doublecab.
10 sportwagen. TDI buyback.

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Postby Plain » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:46 am

Hi Yarl!
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains it's orginal dimensions. -OWHjr

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Postby ramzrod » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:09 pm

Kicking ass Yaril! Looks good =D>
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Postby alex » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:07 pm

I was already planning on giong to lonestar to stripe but now I'm for sure going to check this truck out. great work as always Yaril

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Postby DaKine » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:29 pm

Always enjoy your builds. =D>

That's the best use of an S-10 I've seen, lol
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Postby tylorDURBEN » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:43 pm

Franz all i think about when im tired is reading about JJ going into shop at 3 or 4 am and putting in work! i know it takes a toll and all that, i dont plan to work "like this" for ever but when you wanna see shit done, you know what it takes. thanks KCW for the motivation!

thanks everyone for the kind words. making Austin is a long shot, but we are gonna give it all we got. i will be driving my 50 Shoebox out there, hopefully this truck will be in my rear view mirror.

some progress, the rear end we decided to swap out. so new 4-link brackets, air bag and panhard bar brackets need to be welded, thanks Welder Series!

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got the rear end installed with a few welds, more welds later when we remove it for paint...

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i went under the cab and began trans cross member. the front motor mounts are installed. also checked space for under cab master cylinder with booster.

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we bolted on front fenders n rad support for better mock up. removed inner rear fender brace so that the 6.70s would fit when all down.

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i think tomorrow i can wrap up trans cross member. measure driveshaft length so it can be made and put cab on final place while checking all other sheet metal so that running boards meet the floor.


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