49 chevy pickup - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Hotrodding Basics
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2005, 05:32 PM
more debt than brains
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: massachusetts
Posts: 38
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
49 chevy pickup

so im going to look at a 1949 chevy pick up for a project vehical.is a 6 cyl.

so what chould i check for bad areas, any frame issues. ect.

what are the possible options for mods? 4x4 350 engine for sure ect. is it best to street rod or truck it. whats the easier process, are there any tried parts that work well with this style.

thanks jeff

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2005, 05:47 PM
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: Mopar tapered axle rear brake conversion
Last journal entry: What I'm doing now...
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 4,267
Wiki Edits: 49

Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Just do a search on this site for 47-53 Advanced Design trucks and you'll find a whole lot of info. There are several of us on HotRodders that are building or have built these trucks and they have been discussed ad-infinitum.

When it comes to areas to check..... those trucks were prone to rust in the lower "A" pillars and floors as well as the lower rear portion of the front fenders. The bed if original will need new wood etc. The good news is that practically any replacement parts you need are available through the aftermarket.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-04-2005, 10:15 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 3
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Right now I am doing a 49 GMC 1/2 ton and before I bought this is what I found to look for.....

STRESS POINT AREAS THAT DEVELOP CRACKS:
1) Bed rail at the corner of the stake pockets
2) Bed angle skid strips "the L-shaped strips that attach to the side of the bed".
3) Rear fender at:
Lower brace attachment
Center brace rivets of fender
Front edge where running board attaches to the fender
4) Bed to running board cover where the cover brace attaches to fender
5) A-pillars by windshield leading to drip rail (under factory leaded seam).
6) Front fender at lower brace attachment
7) Front Gravel shield "splash pan"

KNOWN RUST AREA'S:
1) Rear cab corners
2) Front cab corners just in front of door.
3) Floor "so be sure to pull the carpet or mat up and take a look"
4) Bottom of doors
5) Rear edge of front fender (check all the fenders just in case)
6) Battery box tray

Hope this helps!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11-04-2005, 10:49 AM
Chopt 48's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Toppenish, washington
Posts: 452
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Wow, good info there. The only thing that I can add is check the frame to be sure that the cross member under the bell-housing hasn't been hacked out without having suitable reinforcement or a replacement cross member. If it has the stock driveline you should be in good shape but trucks that have had that crossmember wacked out to put in a different engine/trans combo have a tendency to have the frame twist from the weight of the cab on the mounts.
Remember a lot of these trucks had a hard life the first time around. check to see that the frame isn't cracked or tweaked and check the alignment of the doors to be sure that the cab hasn't been tweaked.
That snarling lip on the drivers side of the hood is pretty well natural with them and I think it comes from what stamping press the hood came out of .
but hood fit is an issue on these trucks. It takes a few hours of work to make them fit right.
I run a 48 chev pickup that Is chopped 4 inches, has suicide doors and 120 louvers in the hood and probably has had every mistake in rod building happen to it at one time or another.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 11-04-2005, 11:00 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 3
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Again good info!!!!
CHOPT 48, do you mind sending some more info on the setup your running now and the mods you have done along with some pics to kevinposehn@hotmail.com

Thanks

Last edited by Kasper49; 11-04-2005 at 11:02 AM. Reason: Wow
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 11-04-2005, 04:54 PM
more debt than brains
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: massachusetts
Posts: 38
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
great info thanks guys.... it has a 6 cyl nova engine in it. and an electric cooling set up. so it has had some mods. my thoughts on it is a 350 swap of sorts with sometype of complete drive line. it will get a frame off restor to bring it back to sweet glory. its such a cool looking ride. how do you do the louver hood sound like a ton of work. but they do look great. im loking the truck over tomorrow so ill let you know what it looks like. it was running until a few weeks ago when the ing switch went south. nothing a nice ainless wiring kit won;t fix. anyone runing vintage air in theirs looks like a great kit.

jeff
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 11-04-2005, 07:10 PM
Chopt 48's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Toppenish, washington
Posts: 452
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
I have had a 250 6 with a full syncro 3 speed in the truck for several years.
Currently it is in the process of being taken apart for a long overdue rebuild.
Plans are for an independent front end, the .040 over 396 and turbo 400 that are sitting in the garage, a new rear suspension that is still undecided and more hours of body work than one can imagine.
The intent is to have a reacher that we can drive cross country without issues or lack of comfort.
By the way, the louvers look great and help let the hot air out of the engine compartment but they also let rain in. I can testify that they arn't the best thing for helping keep an engine clean and spotless.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 11-05-2005, 03:56 PM
more debt than brains
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: massachusetts
Posts: 38
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
well i went to somers ct today and checked out the truck and i have seen better toilets for the money. it is priced at 1050. has a 6 cyl not complete, rust holes every where covered by flashing and bondo, looked like it was painted grey with a roller. the bed has a plate of steel welding in it over the nice wooden structure. frame looked good but the rear suspension was rotten. had a new tail pipe. interior was shot as to be expected and the floor had the same flashing repairs. so i passed on it as there was not a good panel on the truck. and all the cobbled repairs looked like way to much trouble. i would have rather seen it with the rust holes.

jeff
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Hotrodding Basics posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
whats the difference between 55 and 56 chevy pickup? mile-hightoyz Hotrodding Basics 8 08-13-2011 09:33 AM
59 Chevy pickup frame woes! Li'l Pine Suspension - Brakes - Steering 33 07-08-2009 08:24 PM
panned or chopped hood 49 chevy pickup bens52chevy Introduce Yourself 1 07-26-2004 04:03 PM
Windsheild Wipers & Arms for 54 Chevy Pickup horvath Body - Exterior 2 04-06-2003 08:29 AM
Windshield Frame for '54 Chevy Pickup horvath Body - Exterior 5 03-31-2003 05:07 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.