this is my 1948 Studebaker 2r5 pickup that is currently being restored. right now its basically a pile of rust but i plan on having it finished for the HOT ROD Power Tour '09. it has a 169 ci straight six that produces 94 hp and its coupled with a 3 speed manual column shifter. im taking the cab and box and putting it on a 1974 chevy k20 chassis. it has a 350 chevy smallblock in there for now unilt i can afford a nice MOPAR engine. i also have plans of putting either a 9" FORD rearend or a DANA 60 rearend. i have a few other projects that are going on right now so i will update this whenever i can.
the truck as it currently sits
this is the custom 20 parts truck that is going to be used for the swap
side shot of the straight six
pic of the radiator and top of the engine.
pic of the hood after a few hours of sanding and prepping.
interior of the truck after gutting most of it.
back of the truck.
another shot of the hood after body filler was put on to fill the holes and low spots......still need to sand the fill down though.
front quarter of the truck...still needs alot of work.
pic of the transmission cover from the cab....took alot of sanding to get it to how it is.
sanded the hood rod and primed it
the hood after i finished sanding it and priming it, cut the rust out and getting ready to weld some new metal on it.
the tailgate after a little bit of sanding.
the metal plates for the 4x4 and shifter boot after sanding, priming and spraying flat black.
another pic of the plates after all is done.
the air cleaner top after sanding, priming, and spraying flat black, after i order my lime green paint im gonna do a design on it then clear coat it.
the air cleaner after sanding and priming
the finished air cleaner bottom after sanding,priming,painting, and clear coating
i painted the letter silver metallic
the final product...the air cleaner top and bottom after sanding,priming,painting flat black,and clearcoating.
the interior of the chevy k20 swap truck after gutting most of it
back of the chevy k20 after ripping the box and stuff off.....without power tools
the k20's 350 c.i. v8
the sides and part of the bottom of the box.
will have some more pics up when i get more time