I guess you would call this a mixture of old and new school - Started with my 1996 Ram 2500 which was stacking up the miles and decided to marry it to a 1956 Travelall that I bought almost 20 years ago. Here's the start. A '56 Travelall on a '96 Dodge Ram chassis. We shortened the Dodge chassis 18" and added 20" to the body of the Travelall.
Here's the finished hood before primer. I cut in a NACA duct for intake air to feed the turbo. The top half of the cold air box is incorporated in the hood. The hood is now hinged at the front instead of the side like it was originally. Over 100 pieces of metal in the hood and too many man hours to count!!
Recent side view. After stretching I fabricated a pair of side window posts and welded them into the stretched front window, so now it has five windows on each side instead of four. Most of the body work is done here as well. I figure another three to four months and she'll be on the streets of SoCal!! I'll ad more pics when there's a change in the status.
Well, we rented a booth yesterday and shot the color and the flat clear. Man, this thing has a lot of surface area!! Thought we would only be there about 5 hours but it was almost 8 hours total. Magnolia Ivory on the roof and Light Grey on the body with two coats of flat clear over. Now the assembly begins......
Anonymous on Jan 16, 2012 said:
Thanks!! It's been fun so far, as well as a little frustrating at times.[Reply to this comment]
34mc564204ba on Feb 14, 2012 said:
I would never thought of doing something like that. Great job.Do keep us posted on the project.[Reply to this comment]
Anonymous on Jan 29, 2014 said:
Do you have any updates to post? These photos were 2 years ago.....[Reply to this comment]
ADEggman on Feb 3, 2014 said:
I'll be putting some more up soon. We got sidetracked building a road race car from a '62 Falcon. It was on track for the first time Friday 01/31/2014. Now that its running I'm back on this one. Thanks for asking. Mike[Reply to this comment]
Djlink on May 24, 2015 said:
Been over a year since your last post. I'd really like to see how it's coming along.[Reply to this comment]
Anonymous on Jan 11, 2012 said:
Amazing MetalWork ! Helluva Nice Project Keep us posted with more pics when available[Reply to this comment]