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Project: Patina (1949 Chevrolet 1434)

Here's another project in my list of things to do.

It's a 1949 Chevrolet 1434. It's spent its time as a farm truck in the prairies prior to being bought by the second owner. After he bought it, it sat for nearly 7 years with plans to restore. Now I'm the third owner of this truck and I'm ready to actually give it the love it deserves.

I still need to get a box, rear fenders and side steps but at least I have the main parts to get started.

Since Ive been toying around with S-series for years now I've collected quite a few parts and pieces, which will be very helpful in this build. The plan is to lay it out on a long bed S10 chassis using my SD arms and Ridetech 4 link. I will be keeping the exterior completely original, as it has such beautiful patina. The interior will stay mostly original as well as I'm going for more of a rat rod look on this one.

It came with different fenders that are in better shape and match the patina. They also have the incorporated turn signals below the headlights.

Eventually once I get a chassis and mount the body on the frame I will be in search of a LS engine.

Anyways, here are some photos from when I viewed it today. It gets delivered tomorrow!















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that thing is in great shape. Cant wait to see this build.
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I'm going to guess 1434 is the same as a us 3600, because it looks just like my 3/4 ton. also looks like a scissor dump bed on there, is it pto driven?

great looking truck! I just got my second, a 47 GMC 3/4 ton.
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I'm going to guess 1434 is the same as a us 3600, because it looks just like my 3/4 ton. also looks like a scissor dump bed on there, is it pto driven?

great looking truck! I just got my second, a 47 GMC 3/4 ton.
You are correct. The dump is electric not PTO. I wonder if it would be worth anything to sell separately?

Our trucks look almost identical. I think i've found a bed for mine already I just have to convince the seller to part with it.
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couple hundred bucks at least! especially if the hydro package is electric.
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Well it barely fit where I wanted to put it but finally she's home. I had about 82 inches of opening to work with and the truck itself is approximately 78 inches in width; I didn't have much room to play with.







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Nice! If your looking for info on mounting the body on the dime frame check out this thread.
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I based my swap off this guy and it worked like a charm!

You going to the quallicum beach fathers day car show this year?
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Nice! If your looking for info on mounting the body on the dime frame check out this thread.
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=632686
I based my swap off this guy and it worked like a charm!

You going to the quallicum beach fathers day car show this year?

Thanks for the link!

No dice on the Fathers Day show. I'm living in Edmonton now and don't think I'll be in BC at that time.
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Here are some photos of said fenders I got with the truck.

They match the patina on the cab pretty nicely IMHO.









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My LSoH no toe steering kit arrived as well as blazer Belltech spindles and hubs.

I'm still in search of a regular cab long box chassis so I can get started on this frame swap.

The plan is to have a chassis all stripped down and air ride installed over this upcoming winter. It would also be nice to have an LS engine mounted so during the summer I could start mocking up and mounting the 1949s cab and front clip on the new chassis.
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cant wait to see how this goes. Blazer was an awesome built.
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cant wait to see how this goes. Blazer was an awesome built.
Thanks bro.

I'm looking forward to this build as well
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Well boys, I just purchased another truck for parts. It's a 1951 Chevrolet 1300 Shortbox!! It has nearly everything I need to get started on this project. The cross braces of the bed and the rear fenders are pretty thin in spots which is no big deal because I have a line on some rear fenders and a bed kit is not all that expensive. The box sides are in very good shape and match the colour of my other truck.

I plan to use the 5 window cab and front clip off the original 3/4 truck and use the short bed, running boards, 51' doors with the push out window, and other body parts and interior pieces off the 1300.

The previous owner did a brake job and purchased some other odds and ends like a new gas tank and sending unit which will be used on the truck im building. I should be able to sell the short bed frame to someone once I swap everything over to a S10 chassis and make some of my money back.

I didnt take a whole bunch of photos but here are the few I took today.







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I WANT THE LIGHTS ON THE CAB

seriously, those are cool.

too bad the 1300 isnt a 5 window because I think you should build it also. Buy a shortbed for your 5 window and just do the 1300 next.
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I WANT THE LIGHTS ON THE CAB

seriously, those are cool.

too bad the 1300 isnt a 5 window because I think you should build it also. Buy a shortbed for your 5 window and just do the 1300 next.
Haha I think those lights are ugly as ****.

The cab on the 1300 is worse than the 5 window so we'll see what happens. It would be cool to make a flat bed work truck out of the 1300 cab keeping it on the original short bed frame.
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I might be interested in that short bed frame down the road.
I agree those lights are an eye sor!

Wish I had the space for all your stuff
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I might be interested in that short bed frame down the road.
I agree those lights are an eye sor!

Wish I had the space for all your stuff
Hah! I don't really have the space for it either but I'm making it work.
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LSoH No Toe Steering kit:



I got this on the last group buy at a wicked price with free shipping!!

Belltech 2102 Blazer spindles and Timken Hubs:









Purchased the spindles and hubs off of a member on here for a decent price. They just need some clean up and paint. I plan to run the bigger 2nd gen Blazer brakes on this once it's all put together.
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This is full of win. hah. Following this one.

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The 51' short box was delivered this morning. I had to sawzall a section of fence out in between the posts so I could slide it into my back yard until I have a chance to start disassembling it. The PO redid the brakes so it rolls freely and slipped in my back yard with little effort.









I'm totally keeping the wooden bed sides. They're wicked






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Hah. We need to start a "look at my backyard thread." I have various rearends and frame stubs in mine at the moment. Good score. Truck looks to be in great shape.

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Those tall fender and cab lights are so badass! I would keep them for sure! You never see that.
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cant wait to see the progress on this
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Those hub caps are a score! And it's getting harder to find those tailgates with the Chevrolet imprinted for a good price.
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I came across this sick COE on my way to BC a couple days ago.



It had a mid mounted V8

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I saw that on Instagram. The mid engine is SWEET.



I've had wayyy to many of these trucks. (Currently...on number 7)

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Going to pick up an 1985 Reg cab longbox tomorrow afternoon for the frame swap!!

It has a 3.1 TBI V6, original 4 speed manual, 17" Eagle Alloy 212's, lowered 2 or 3 inches, shaved body line and door handles, and fiberglass roll pan with corvette lights.

The body is rough but the frame is what I'm after. Hopefully I can sell a bunch of the aftermarket crap thats on it and recoup some money.

Pictures to come tomorrow!
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Sweet!
Yea dude!

I have a U-haul car dolly scheduled for tomorrow morning. Can't wait!

The only thing I'm not looking forward to is the giant wasp nest inside the cab. They'l be super pissed when it gets pulled out of the weeds, let's hope I don't get stung.

I'll probaly end up polishing the 212's, removing the lowering kit, and installing it all onto my red ext cab. I have a hard time driving stock things, if you haven't noticed.
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Just buy a bug bomb to chuck inside it and then close the door. Unless you plan on keeping anything in the interior. That crap leaves like a film all over everything. Better than getting stung lime a mofo though.
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awesome! I bought a mazda with a wasp nest in it, good thing it smoked like a bbq joint.
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Luckily the PO took care of the wasp nest before I showed up to day.

The little U-haul dolly I used today caught air nearly the whole way as I was going to pick the truck up. It sure is noisy to drive with when there is no weight on it. It was ****ing bouncing all over the place..







3.1L TBI





Custom exhaust clamp... LOL



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The wheels, which are basically the only thing on this truck that is worth some money.


I littered the highway with bondo flakes on the way home. Bondo death stars were flying off in all directions. I'm glad I wasn't driving behind me.


I'll try to sell this OG corvette tail rollpan






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I've had terrible luck with those 3.1's in the past. When I tow those dollies empty I usually take a bunch of air out of the tires to keep it from flying around. I keep those small electric compressors that plug into the cig lighter in all the trucks. Those wheels are going to clean up real nice!
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Think it's worth any money if I go to sell it?
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Might need that steering wheel if it doesn't have a home yet.



I've had wayyy to many of these trucks. (Currently...on number 7)

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Think it's worth any money if I go to sell it?
Maybe? Yards around here are asking 3-500 dollars for runners.
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Maybe? Yards around here are asking 3-500 dollars for runners.
It would be nice to get a few hundred dollars out if it. I guess we'll see!
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Swapped the 17's over to my red ext cab and managed to easily remove the bed after work today.



I had to pound a 12pt 5/8 socket over the locking lugs to get them out. The PO misplaced the key somewhere along the way.

It took no time to get them off. Maybe 5 mins. The hardest part was getting the locking nut out of the socket haha



No damage to the socket:



I started by removing the tailgate and roll pan





The cross strapped the bed with ratchet straps and used my engine hoist to remove the bed









After it was off I got the pressure washer out and gave the frame and engine bay a good bath.





Then I strapped the bed against the neighbours tree and fence so I could still use my drive way.

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Wow. That truck really was full of filler.



I've had wayyy to many of these trucks. (Currently...on number 7)

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Nice project... Subd.

When I saw that tailgate off of the truck... the first thing I thought of was
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More progress pictures to come this evening.

I'm down to bare frame now
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Over the last two days I finished getting the front clip, cab, and engine/trans out. Now I'm just left with a bare frame and suspension.

I used my engine hoist for almost everything and made my life incredibly easy.

Two days ago I began removing the fenders, hood, and the interior. It was relatively straight forward and only took a few hours. Ive been taking my time with the wiring as I'm trying to keep it all intact so when it comes time to wire the 49' it should be a cakewalk. If I wasn't keeping anything I could have had this truck apart much sooner.







Finished up for the night.



The next day after work I started by building a cart I would be able to place the cab on so I'd be able to roll it around. It will also come in handy when I remove the 5 window cab. That way ill be able to roll it into the garage and deal with rust issues with it at a decent height.

The cart is just over 2ft tall and 4ft square.



Although probably not strong enough I used my engine leveller mounted to the seatbelt studs and used some ratchet straps just incase something failed.

Looks ghetto...





The moment of truth!





It got away from me a bit and was a bit difficult to get the cab on to the cart. If it was level or if I had another person it would have been simple.





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Today I was fairly productive I managed to get the engine and trans out without much difficulty.









I'm very happy with the shape of the frame it's really clean. There really isn't a whole lot of gunk or grime that I'll have to clean up so it should make for an easy job.





While I was taking a break from the sun I ****ed around with my smoothies and old center caps... It looks cool IMO but I really cant bring myself to drilling holes in the face of the wheel to secure hub cap keepers. I'll probably just run them as is and eventually get some Detroit steel wheels.



Over all I think I had a productive few days. It only took my 3 days to strip the truck and that was working on it for roughly 2-3 hours after work each night.

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I'm very impressed man. It is nice to see someone use some ingenuity.
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outdoor teardown! I know the feeling, do you have a "project manager" that makes sure you clean up?
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outdoor teardown! I know the feeling, do you have a "project manager" that makes sure you clean up?
Haha no project manager for me! I'm a single guy living that single life with no rules LOL

... but I do clean up my work space each time I'm done so it doesn't look like a junk yard. I'm a pretty organized guy.
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A couple days ago I began cutting the bed floor out of the old S15 bed. I used a cutoff wheel and a sawzall, I honestly should have used a sawzall all along...

The cuts are pretty hacked in places but once I get it mounted I'll cut it nicely so I can mount the 51's bedsides to it.







Rolled the chassis into the garage and placed the bed floor onto the frame.

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After that I used my engine hoist to lift my chassis up on to 2 wheels so I would be able to park my daily in the garage.



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Awesome as always. What the heck do you do for a living? I know there's no way you pay for the shit under the hood of those cars working at Brewsters! Haha, cause you were in the army as well, correct?

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