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Cheers or Jeers: 1950 Chevrolet Cabover Pickup

Cheers or Jeers: 1950 Chevrolet Cabover Pickup  

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  1. 1. Cheers or Jeers?

    • Cheers! Neat project at a fair price!
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    • Jeers! Too cobbled together for the price.
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Cheers or Jeers: 1950 Chevrolet Cabover Pickup

THIS PICKUP IS A WORK IN PROGRESS, THE HARD WORK IS DONE, IT IS NOW AT A STAGE WHERE IT CAN BE USED AND ENJOYED WHILE THE FINISHING TOUCHES ARE BEING COMPLETED. ITS A NICE DRIVER AND VERY EASY TO SEE OUT OF. I'VE TAKEN IT TO ONE SHOW AND SHINE, GOT TROPHY FOR BEST UNDER-CONSTRUCTION. IT GETS LOTS OF ATTENTION AND SMILES EVERYWHERE IT GOES AND GETS LOTS OF GREAT COMMENTS.

IS BUILT ON MID 80S PU CHASSIS. BODYWORK IS ROUGHED OUT ONLY, WILL NEED FINISH WORK DONE, OR NOT!! LOTSA POSSIBILITYS!! ALL EXTERIOR LIGHTS ARE WORKING, NEEDS SOME INTERIOR WIRING FINISHED, DASH,DOME ETC. HAS DUAL FUEL TANKS ,WIRING TO SWITCH TANKS IS RUN INTO CAB BUT NOT HOOKED TO SWITCH.

FILL SPOUTS ARE ACCESSED THRU POPUP DOORS IN BED. HAS TILT POWER STEERING AND POWER FRONT DISCS AND REAR DRUMS. ALL NEW BORGESON STEERING COMPONENTS BETWEEN COLUMN AND STEERING GEAR. BED SIDES AND TAILGATE FABBED FROM TWO BED ASSY'S, BED BOTTOM AND INSIDE OF TAILGATE AND FRONT PAN ARE COVERED WITH POLISHED ALUM. DIAMOND PLATE, BED MEASURES 53"x8'/11" INSIDE, CUSTOM ROLLPAN WITH HIDEAWAY RECEIVER UNDER FLIPUP LICENSE PLATE. RUNNING BOARDS AND STEPS ARE ALSO COVERED WITH ALUM. DIAMOND PLATE. TOP OF DOGHOUSE IN CAB IS HINGED FOR ACCESS TO MOTOR, REMAINING PANELS CAN BE DISSASEMBLED FOR COMPLETE ACCESS.

FRESH COMPLETELY REBUILT 350 WITH MILD CAM, TRANNY IS 7004R, HAS" SUMMIT" REBUILT ROCHESTER 4 BARREL MANY NEW PARTS INCLUDING---FUEL PUMP- WATER PUMP- SMITTY MUFFLERS- LARGE ALUMINUM RADIATOR- DOOR GLASS AND FELTS- WINDSHIELDS AND RUBBER- FRONT CALIPERS AND PADS- UPPER AND LOWER BALL JTS.- OUTER AND IDLER TIE ROD ENDS- REAR SHOCKS- "CRAGAR "STEEL RIMS (TIRES FAIR)- OE TYPE TAIL LIGHTS- ELECTRIC WIPER MOTOR- AND OE TYPE HEADLINER, IN BOX. FRONT END ALIGHNMENT DONE.

THE FEW RUST ISSUES WERE REPAIRED WITH METAL PATCH PANELS WELDED IN. THE RESERVE ON THIS PICKUP IS REASONABLE SO BID IT TO WIN IT!!!

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I have some internal division on making these COEs into pickups.

In general, the pick-up sourced beds are too proportionally low IMO.

Some of the period wreckers had noticably higher bed sides, which better compliment the height of the cabs:

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Yea- that 2nd one is a car body, but the point is still illustrated.

Overall tho, cheers

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It's a phantom, and that usually works for me.

Cheers.

Agreed.

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I'm with the others also but that 2nd one Balthy is sooooooooooo coooooooooool

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I have some internal division on making these COEs into pickups.

In general, the pick-up sourced beds are too proportionally low IMO.

Some of the period wreckers had noticably higher bed sides, which better compliment the height of the cabs:

1938FordCOEWrecker4-vi.jpg

2008-1-30_NashWreckerNewWeb-Large.jpg

Yea- that 2nd one is a car body, but the point is still illustrated.

Overall tho, cheers

You could always take it the other direction:

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I'm with the others also but that 2nd one Balthy is sooooooooooo coooooooooool

Agreed.

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Could the COE be put on a GMT 900 chassis?

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Jumping back in here.
Since getting my all-original COE driving again, and becoming a member of a few COE-based groups, I have come to HATE these re-chassis'd trucks (such as the 'COE Suburban' above) because the tiny wheels are completely out of proportion. That alone now earns me a huge 'jeer' for the Suburban here.

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