"Rich, I have owned truck about 7 years . Wife had major back surgery during that time and truck set over 1 1/2 years untouched. Just got it ready to run last fall. Had time to go to 3 shows and 1 cruise in before winter hit.Had it out once this…"
"My '49 GMC is on an '88 S-15 chassis which is narrower, but the cab is nested over the frameand the only real problem was the narrow rear end + the sedan fenders. I have a plan just need time and $$. How long have you had your truck?"
"Rich, not sure of how site works,but you asked about mounting my Studebaker on Chevy frame.I took 17 inches out of length of frame, as far as width, was same as studebaker , Took cab mounts off Studebaker frame,held them against Chevy frame with cab…"
Hey Rich, the top is chopped 3 1/4. I basicly removed 3 1/2" space under the back window. All the windows are aprox the same in height. The corner windows are made from lexan. I found that 260 deg in the oven for about 30 min works good just watch it you dont want it to bubble. I put the lexan over the original glass for the shape. Just cut it to fit. My first 1 took about 8 hours. Ofcourse it took me a while to figure out the right temp amd time in the oven.
I also sectioned the truck 2". The front ends look bulbous when chopped. Sectioning alowed me to section the hood which make the truck more proportional in my opinion.
As for the bed cover it is made from 1" x 1" steel for the frame with a steel sheet meatal skin. I made my own rain gutters for the perimeter in side the box. It opens and closes with pneumatic rams.