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Old 12-22-2020, 08:44 AM
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Never seen one of this body style before, any idea of the production number of these? Amazing how close it is to the new version, or rather how much they poached from this design....
As far as I know this is the only one in existence. Here's the story I got from the PO in Montana.

"My father inherited a somewhat unique vehicle about a year ago.

Dad inherited the truck from his friend, Hank, who was a master welder. The truck was built in the 1960's into a short-box extended cab (2-door) to accommodate Hank's growing family. The box was shortened, the cab was extended using a wagon cab. I don't think the frame was altered. A SBC was installed, the truck was driven into the '80's, but then sat outside for some years (we don't know how many). In the late '90's Hank put it in his shop to redo it, but never progressed too far.

Edit: Appears I had the year wrong. The title says 1948, but it appears that the cab is later, likely 1952-1953. I expect that Hank had a truck, and obtained a wagon that he cut down to make the body that is on it now. He likely did that while he was still driving the truck, as it was his primary vehicle for many years."
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Old 12-22-2020, 10:53 AM
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Good story to go with the vehicle
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Old 12-22-2020, 12:57 PM
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One of a kind.

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Old 12-23-2020, 12:24 PM
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Since I have no photo shop skills I had to do the old school cut and paste with scissors and shade with a pencil.
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Old 12-23-2020, 12:36 PM
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Old 12-23-2020, 03:35 PM
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I like it
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Old 12-23-2020, 04:40 PM
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Since I have no photo shop skills I had to do the old school cut and paste with scissors and shade with a pencil.
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Old 12-24-2020, 03:39 PM
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Very cool find Pops. Looking forward to following along. Nice cut and paste work.👍🙂
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Old 12-31-2020, 10:31 AM
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And so it begins......

I got some dismantling done yesterday.
With a little more old style photo shopping I removed the angle on the rear of the cab. Then I moved the axle and rear fender back 7". Hopefully I can get the fender level when I actually do the deed.

I think this improved the way it looks from the side without changing the over all length.

Opinions?? Comments??
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Old 12-31-2020, 10:43 AM
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I don't know where the "Master welder" was on this project!

Kinda a cobbled up mess from what I see!! It's going to take a bit of time to knock the ugly off the fire wall.
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