PAST PROJECTS » 1950-1959
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Replace the old front-end with a new Fat Man Fabrication Hub-to-Hub IFS with boxing plates for frame. Remove the stock rear-end and suspension and install a Rutter's Rod Shop '72 Nova Posi rear-end with the owner-supplied suspension kit.
Here's a unique project since we don't see M37/M43's everyday. Our mission was to restore the body including replacing the wooden canopy bows and boards and canvas and get her running smoothly.
WORK PERFORMED: Repaired fuel issues and installed brake kit.
Complete build including a lot of metal repair work to rockers, doors, floors, etc., a Fat Man Fabrications MII Stage II Frame Stub Hub-to-Hub, a PRC custom aluminum radiator, a Tanks, Inc. fuel tank, power windows, new glass, plus body and paint.
WORK PERFORMED: Repaired and replaced springs and shocks.
Main body sheet metal replacement and repair.
Rebuild motor, rebuild transmission, install new PRC aluminum radiator, repair drive shaft, install new brake assembly, miscellaneous repairs and adjustments.
Finish and repair work completed unsuccessfully at a previous shop. Add body and Paint.
Remove old bench seat and replace with bucket seats, insulate cab with Dynamat, box the front frame and rework motor mounts, etc.
Ronnie came in with what looked to be a very nice Olds 88 and then the fun began. Click on the first picture to follow along with the build which included body, paint and some really trick customization by the team at Rutter's Rod Shop.
The customer wanted some upgrades and a little TLC for his sweet '57. Some of the major items installed were a Rocky Hinge Street Drive system, a Vintage Air system, Dakota Digital gauges, RideTech suspension, and PRC aluminum radiator. It's now a more comfortable and modern running ride for sure!
Rebuild motor, replace fuel tank, plus miscellaneous adjustments and repairs.
Get it running, fix the brakes, relocate fuel tank with a new tank, refit door and hood, paint the firewall, inspect for proper function of transmission, rear end, radiator, etc.
Replace motor with new crate motor. Paint new motor. Replace radiator with new aluminum radiator. Replace clutch assembly and water pump. Degrease, clean and paint engine bay.
This customer wanted some engine work done, A/C installed, new fuel tank, power steering and some wiring replaced. We know that not every customer has it in his budget to work non-stop on a vehicle so we often work out a plan to work in stages. This truck will look great and run smoothly when finished.
This project required tracing, repairing, and replacing damaged wiring for the headlights to work properly. We also repositioned the radiator and fan for better air flow.