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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! :tup:















 

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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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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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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.
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
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 :tup:






 
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