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Old 03-03-2012, 05:16 PM
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custom WIDEned 1940 chevy truck

This project started started as a rusty *** 1940 chevy truck and a rolled over totaled 2001 ford explorer . i cut everything off the explorer except the firewall front of the floor and the radiator support, everythign else was scrapped. i wanted to keep the stock frame but it was very weak and this was alot easier in the long run. the body has been widened, the front end was all custom made, the hood is actally 9 pieces, 57 chevy truck bumpers, custom quad headlights, this truck took me about 4 monthes to make. i love the old cars and the old drivetrains but this truck is gonna work out great for me with the modern chassis i need a dependable shop truck becasue im always traveling to swap meets and delievering ebay parts. it has been painted to look like a worn out old truck. anyways enough typing ill let the pictures do the talking...
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:17 PM
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heres some more pics of the cab being put on the chassis.
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:18 PM
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more pics of it coming together
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:20 PM
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pics of the front end finished
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:22 PM
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metal work done and in some primer..
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:23 PM
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here it is with a little paint on it, it got fake patina'ed which i think is kinda lame but it worked out perfect for this truck because i just abuse it every day.
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and here she is all done. its been a great shop truck, hell i used it to haul a load of 2x4's home from the hardware store after tthe clear was barely dry.
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also i have a **** load more pics on my new facebook page, please check it out and please give me a like! thanks guys

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Caseys...76851049092824

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Cool project, and it looks great!!!!

I'm glad I'm not the only one cutting cars in half and widening them




I cut the body in half (what was left of it LOL) on my 69 V8 Convertible Beetle and widened it 11" over the rear axle and 9" at the dash.

I've always loved late 40's early 50's trucks and have though about doing exactly as you did with your truck for my next project.

Thanks for sharing!

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This project started started as a rusty *** 1940 chevy truck and a rolled over totaled 2001 ford explorer . i cut everything off the explorer except the firewall front of the floor and the radiator support, everythign else was scrapped. i wanted to keep the stock frame but it was very weak and this was alot easier in the long run. the body has been widened, the front end was all custom made, the hood is actally 9 pieces, 57 chevy truck bumpers, custom quad headlights, this truck took me about 4 monthes to make. i love the old cars and the old drivetrains but this truck is gonna work out great for me with the modern chassis i need a dependable shop truck becasue im always traveling to swap meets and delievering ebay parts. it has been painted to look like a worn out old truck. anyways enough typing ill let the pictures do the talking...

You are definitely making me see things a little different. Until I see the finished product, I don't like anything about it, I don't like chassis swaps (loath them), I don't like faux paint jobs, I just don't like them. But you are so mad talented you pull it off something crazy. It still isn't for me, but DAMN you do an amazing job! That finished truck, it would fool a lot of people, even people in the vintage car community, it looks like a friggin stock truck! Not a stock Chevy or GMC of course they didn't make one with that grille or cowl or what not, but it looks like a REO or some other brand I have never seen before. You REALLY pulled it off. Outside of the dash and column of course, I understand the difficulty of swapping that over and if you were it pretty much blows the whole reason you did the firewall and floor swap to begin with. But with the doors closed that IS an old Reo or White or some other truck I have never seen, VERY impressive!

The scary part is you make it look easy and some newbe sees something like that and he is off to the used car lot to buy a late model truck and he goes home to ruin his vintage truck because he doesn't have your skills. He THINKS that is the easy way, you make it look to damn easy!


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It's funny because I look at that truck and your name on the door and people who see it, unless they are shown the whole story wouldn't have a clue and wouldn't realize what you are capable of. They would think you just pulled a truck out of a barn and that was that.

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