1961 Chevy Panel rat rod

2Beers

It's me again.
Well...story goes like this..
I went to go buy a 1957 F-100 Ford today...$200.00 us
Sweet deal..awesome truck..
Fell threw... no title...ugh

I came home pouting... Not interested in no title trucks... Got bored and went and seen a life time ole friend..restores classic cars..

Just so happens...he HAD a 61 chevy panel he picked up recently..
And so for $500.00 us cash..
? I Have a new 1:1 project.
All missing parts in rear ??All the Hard stuff done.. Straight...rust free...



I go to rescue the beast tomorrow morning..
Enjoy and watch for the build and 2Beers treatment..hehehehee
How I roll.


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More soon...;)
 

2Beers

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ahahahaha
Thanks "lux"

Wide awake at 2:30 am this morning...I'm ready to go get it.
Here is one I did a few years back....
I didn't even get off the street when I took it to a local car show before mauled by an old guy.
He gave me an offer I couldn't turn down for it.. "should of kept it...duh"
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I think I will go with these looks for the new beast...
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Not sure about changing hood out to the 62 to 66 smooth one or keep the 60 to 61 snorkel hood..:hmmm:
Off to get car trailer and get it home....
More soon.;)::2thumbs
 

2Beers

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Sweeeeet!!

Thanks.
I got it home.
It needs a little work no doubts....:laughing:
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But..... It could be pretty cool...In my opinions.
And so the hunt for parts begins.
Lucky for me..I know Car People..heheheheee

Thanks for looking ...more soon.

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2Beers

It's me again.
I managed to pull parts yesterday morning and wake the neighbors before having to do the grind.
Body is ready to be separated from it's chassis.

I also have a Complete Air bag system ordered and on it's way..;)::2thumbs

I also scored a 1966 SWB chevy stepside parts truck for the missing numerous chassis parts... it's actually sitting on a 1961 chassis and was ridiculously cheap because of no title. Score...

Lots of work coming up to make it right and safe to drive. But I'm excited about the build.
Stay tuned...more soon.:biggthumpup:
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JunkGTZ

Supporting Member
Quite the undertaking! Looks like a fun project. You'll have to build its scale counterpart while your at it.
 

2Beers

It's me again.
Quite the undertaking! Looks like a fun project. You'll have to build its scale counterpart while your at it.

Thanks JunkGTZ
Should go pretty quickly for a build once I get a few parts rounded up. I try and do at least one 1:1 hot rod/classic every year.

Also..I have built a version pretty close already in 1/10..
A friend still has the burb here locally.
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markbt73

Member
Wow, that is a great project. Nice score! Can't wait to see how it turns out.

And I'm with you on the title thing. Drives me nuts when looking thru Craigslist ads: "no title but have all the paperwork." Then stop being lazy and go get a title, THEN sell it! If you don't have a title, all you have is a pile of car parts that happen to be assembled.
 

2Beers

It's me again.
Wow, that is a great project. Nice score! Can't wait to see how it turns out.

And I'm with you on the title thing. Drives me nuts when looking thru Craigslist ads: "no title but have all the paperwork." Then stop being lazy and go get a title, THEN sell it! If you don't have a title, all you have is a pile of car parts that happen to be assembled.

Thanks markbt
No title..I usaually run away..ahahaha
I did buy the donor 1966 pickup..actually a 1966 cab sitting on a complete 1961 SWB chassis..no title..
It was a complete mess but I needed all the little hard to source parts off it for panel.
I stripped the pickup down to chassis..
A huge mess now out in front yard.

Lets see... been crazy busy no doubts. Hay fencing and etc with life.
I traded the bagger chassis for a complete newer running 1964 327 ci engine.
Scored a 3 speed with over drive..Cleaned up and painted now...ready to be mated with block.
New 12 inch clutch..hehehee
I started sand blasting and wire wheeling another all original 1960 SWB chassis From my very first pickup.
Baby moon's and beauty rings should land anytime for my stock steel 15" wheels ..
With the holiday weekend here..3 days.. I hope to finish cleaning up chassis ..get it painted and have the motor and trans set in
their final resting place...
Tons of work...ugh but I'm enjoying the little time I get to work on it.
I'll snap pics this weekend of progress...
Thanks again ….more soon.:biggthumpup:
 

Frederik

Supporting Member
Love the plans you got for this truck, I'll be following! I never built a 1:1, other than slightly modding my daily car. But I always wanted to (dreamed of it I should say!) and will probably do at some point :)
 

2Beers

It's me again.
Love the plans you got for this truck, I'll be following! I never built a 1:1, other than slightly modding my daily car. But I always wanted to (dreamed of it I should say!) and will probably do at some point :)

Just think of it as a big Model car or tiny truck...ahahahaa

Parts seriously about cost the same for both hobbies..Least ways if you know a few car junkies like me.:laughing:
Helps a lot with the tight budget.

And here are some progress pics my friends.
First up....The mess...ahahaa and tore down stepside donor truck.
It's chassis I was going to use...but it's completely needing everything.ugh
I forgot to snap a pic of engine and stuff completely installed...
Going to be a ton of fine tuning and a bunch of littles to adjust before body gets mated back up.
Oh ..trans is 3-speed with overdrive...hehehehe
Where making headway now though...
Enjoy and thanks for looking.;)::2thumbs
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2Beers

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Nice looking chassis!

Thank you.
It's not perfect...But it's clean and should last a few more years.

I've been plugging away at all the littles of drive train.
Exhaust, HEI Distributor, Brackets, alternator location and fine tuning the shifter for the trans.
Supper time consuming littles ….
Were getting closer to setting the body back on though.;)::2thumbs
More soon.
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duellym

New member
Haven't really been on in a bit, glad to see you're still building the best gen GM trucks.

Hell, i'll have to go on more often and keep up to date on this one.
 

2Beers

It's me again.
Haven't really been on in a bit, glad to see you're still building the best gen GM trucks.

Hell, i'll have to go on more often and keep up to date on this one.

Thanks duelly..
I've been hard at it no doubts.
Glad to see you check in.
I managed to start motor and check for leaks and oil pressure.
Glad to report no dropped nuts or knocks coming from engine.
A cousin came out and took away the 66 cab and some miscalanious pieces after stripping the remaining parts I needed.
Mess is cleaned up....
I then decided to put the body back on less exhaust and a few other little things to have a looksy at fitment and stuff.

Looking good and stock now.
I need to remove radiator core rubber body mounts and change them to half the thickness.....lower nose down.
Then once radiator and a few small are done, I can crank on the torsion bars and give it a small rake to front for stance. I'm wanting it to ride a bit lower for stance no doubts.
Any ways...on to a few pics.
Enjoy and thanks for looking.
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Frederik

Supporting Member
A bit of front rake and it will look pretty good already! What do you mean with lower radiator body mounts? Sorry for the noob question, but trying to figure out the nose lowering thing. Is it because you'll be installing the rad lower and trim the hood lower or what? sorry if the question sounds stupid lol!

And thanks for the feedback on full scale parts cost vs smaller scale :) that is encouraging haha! It really is a dream of mine to do what you are doing with these 1:1
 

2Beers

It's me again.
A bit of front rake and it will look pretty good already! What do you mean with lower radiator body mounts? Sorry for the noob question, but trying to figure out the nose lowering thing. Is it because you'll be installing the rad lower and trim the hood lower or what? sorry if the question sounds stupid lol!

And thanks for the feedback on full scale parts cost vs smaller scale :) that is encouraging haha! It really is a dream of mine to do what you are doing with these 1:1

Hello
sorry for such a long absence my friend.
On your questions …
I changed out radiator core support rubber body mounts, The first ones I placed between chassis and core support where to tall.
Hope this helps.


Slow goings my friends.
I have done a little body work here and their , and shot some antique white primer on driver side. I also worked over and saved the spare 1962 smoothie hood/bonnet instead of the double hump original. That was a lot of work in itself ahahahaa.

Quick picture of slow progress.
Hope to have passenger side and nose in primer this weekend.
Debating on running the weathered patina look or finish shooting gloss white ...ugh.
:hmmm: Flash from the camera makes it more white then it actually is.
Long ways to go still and I'm still debating the looks I want from it.
Anywhoo … enjoy and thanks for looking.
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2Beers

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Lookin good man !!!!! Love them old trucks


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Huge thanks..
I need to do exhaust, Radiator ,and a fuel tank before dropping it 2 more inches at least for stance and ride height.
Looking forward to that indeed.
Thinking weathered and patina looks with a cool logo on panel or some simple scallops.
Not sure on interior colors yet....

See what transpires
Thanks again.
Here is the vision of scallops I'm looking at doing with some simple pin stripes.
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I really dig on this one and the colors.
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