1949 Studebaker Truck

1949 Studebaker Truck

First trial fit of body on the air bagged 88 Chevy pu chassis with 24" rims

1949 Studebaker Truck
1949 Studebaker Truck
1949 Studebaker Truck

Body fit with less than an inch of clearance

1949 Studebaker Truck

A lot of inner fender trimming

1949 Studebaker Truck

Tunnel ram can fit under the hood

1949 Studebaker Truck

Mock-up motor, has a built 427 big block to go in

1949 Studebaker Truck
1949 Studebaker Truck

Custom made radiator support

1949 Studebaker Truck
1949 Studebaker Truck
1949 Studebaker Truck

Widening the bed

1949 Studebaker Truck
1949 Studebaker Truck
1949 Studebaker Truck
1949 Studebaker Truck

Front of bed is shortened 7", will shorten the back about 5"

1949 Studebaker Truck

New inner fenders flared to cover suspension

1949 Studebaker Truck
1949 Studebaker Truck

24" rims look good in the 3/4 ton fenders

1949 Studebaker Truck

Widening the front fenders 2" per side

1949 Studebaker Truck

concave to match the shape of the cab

1949 Studebaker Truck

enclosing the front of the bed

1949 Studebaker Truck
1949 Studebaker Truck

matching contour

1949 Studebaker Truck
1949 Studebaker Truck

Chopping just the front of cab

1949 Studebaker Truck
1949 Studebaker Truck
1949 Studebaker Truck
1949 Studebaker Truck
1949 Studebaker Truck
1949 Studebaker Truck
1949 Studebaker Truck

Suicide door operational.

1949 Studebaker Truck
1949 Studebaker Truck

Owner didn't like original grill, too busy, modifying but still look like a Studebaker

1949 Studebaker Truck
1949 Studebaker Truck

Might get tube grills, or mesh, several other ideas. Time will tell.

1949 Studebaker Truck

New front bed panel, rounded corners and spacer added to floor.

1949 Studebaker Truck
1949 Studebaker Truck

Fitting and welding corners, curves to flow from sides to front.

1949 Studebaker Truck
1949 Studebaker Truck

A little more welding, grinding then smooth with lead.

1949 Studebaker Truck

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.