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Old 04-14-2003, 01:11 PM
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Well I'm working on my '46 Chevy Panel truck and I need a rear tail/roll pan and I haven't been able to find one anywhere. I can find them for '47's and '46 pick-ups but I'm not sure yet if the '47 will work after modifying and the PU's won't work at all. So next best idea, make one!! The plan I've got in my head since I do woodworking(alot) I think I can make a jig the right shape and get some 18 or 20 gauge metal and form it with the jig. I've never done or tried to do anything like this before so the question is Can this be done the way I'm thinking or am I getting in over my head??
Before I try this I'm going to check the '47 pans first and see how hard it will be to modify one of them but I would like any input I can get on this plan just in case.
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Old 04-14-2003, 01:16 PM
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Absolutly, with a hardwood form you can make a nice pan. If you use hardwood use a soft hammer so the steel won't stretch. Use lead or a polyurethane or brass hammer to form it. If its just a basic smooth pan I doubt you'll even need a hammer. Just anneal the steel and work it over the wooden form

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The panel you are looking for is commonly destroyed on panel trucks due to the commercial nature of their work and teh following years of abuse as ice cream trucks, wrecking yard transmission storage buildings, hunter's "cabins", and so on.
By application that panel is the same on 1941-47 1st series panel delivery trucks. The first series 47s have the waterfall grille like the 41-46s, the 2nd series have the venetian blind grille like the 48-53s.
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Old 04-15-2003, 03:40 PM
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Thanks folks, I've spent most of last nite at work and all this afternoon going thru site after site and had to have the phone pried off my ear looking for a pan with no luck. Can't find 41 thru 46 or 47's, I figure it's time to give up.
Guess I get to try something totally new for me and try to make one. <img src="graemlins/pain.gif" border="0" alt="[pain]" />

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