First trial fit of body on the air bagged 88 Chevy pu chassis with 24" rims
Body fit with less than an inch of clearance
A lot of inner fender trimming
Tunnel ram can fit under the hood
Mock-up motor, has a built 427 big block to go in
Custom made radiator support
Widening the bed
Front of bed is shortened 7", will shorten the back about 5"
New inner fenders flared to cover suspension
24" rims look good in the 3/4 ton fenders
Widening the front fenders 2" per side
concave to match the shape of the cab
enclosing the front of the bed
Chopping just the front of cab
Suicide door operational.
Owner didn't like original grill, too busy, modifying but still look like a Studebaker
Might get tube grills, or mesh, several other ideas. Time will tell.
New front bed panel, rounded corners and spacer added to floor.
Fitting and welding corners, curves to flow from sides to front.
A little more welding, grinding then smooth with lead.
Cutting to make the curve line up.
Starting to fit the rear panels, a tunnel for gas filler will go down the middle.
Top will lean back
Might put the air bag compressors between the inner and outer panels
Playing with designs on gas filler tunnel.
Patterns for corner.
More playing with poster paper designs.
Adding new door latches
Finishing the suicide door hinges.
Hiding the old hinge location, trying to make it look like it might be factory.
50 Studebaker Commander headlights will be used. Still Studebaker but custom.
A subtle front spoiler added to grill and fenders
Inner tubs welded in.
Inside rear tubs
The start of the tail light housing to be welded into the corners of the bed.
Change of plans on back of the bed, no beadrolls, smooth rounded, using part of a roof from a mid-50's GM car.
All tack welded together
Air tank mounted.
Right side all welded, finish sunken plate, then grind welds.
Half truck in primer
Fender appears to be stock to the unknowing.
All holes filled, corners to be formed
First view outside from a distance, 2 small things I'm not happy with, will change.