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My 1946 Studebaker pickup streetrod. Started out as a E-bay buy, a $99 1 1/2 ton dually flatbed that would have been sold for scrap if I hadn't bid. Now on a Chevy 1/2 ton frame, has 355sbc, 700r4 with shift kit and vette lock-up converter, 3:73 12 bolt limited slip rear, P.S., P.D.B. , A.C. ,Tilt wheel, Am/Fm/Cd, Dakota Digital Gauges. Bed made out of new metal, tailgate made from Douglas aircraft Dc8 Thrust Reverser Pistons, Has 4 glass fenders, Rest is all steel.Has the short running boards off the 1 1/2 ton truck, pickups had long running boards. Still has wing windows, fresh air scoop in frt. of windshield ,and vacumn wipers. Owe thanks to Randy Warrington( went 2000 miles round trip with me to get truck), Fred Kidder,(body and Paint), Rick Frutrell (interior), and wife for putting up with project. I shortened frame, installed engine,trans, and rearend, built bed, mounted cab and bed on frame, wired truck, put chevy firewall in truck, did the brakes, installed the vintage air, drilled fenders to fit.

Put wood in bed, made aluminum diamond plate strips to match toolbox, did NOT drill thru floor, instead put .125 aluminum strips crooways at screw locations with rubber underneath aluminum. Rear bumper is a aircraft torque tube.

made the extension for under dash.

Put dakota digital gauges in stock location.

$99 truck I started with, truck was solid (came out of Nw Kansas. Sold $700 worth of parts I didn't need.


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