Atwater Alley,  Atwater Village  CA - 90039  -- 323-790-9699

50Echoes Speed Shop © 2019 Site by Karl Xjimenez

DOUBLE CHOP

TRUCK

1934 Chevy Pickup

 

This truck was found on a farm near Lancaster, Ca. The previous owners had tried to make it a driver, but crashed it into something. The rear frame was bent and the bed was demolished. After two inspections, we counted out hundreds and bought it to the shop. I removed the bed, cab, hood and fenders. Then, straightened out the frame with the help of some 2"x4"s, a tree, some rope and a come-along.

I z'd the rear and added new cross members. Also, boxed the frame and added K member. I bolted on new QA-1 coil over shocks,a Currie 9" Ford , and new brakes and hubs.

 

The front clip went thru a number of changes and finally settled in with new steel 2" x 4" 3/16" sq. stock. I pinched the nose to give it a cleaner look.  Added the dropped axle and disc brakes.

I bought a 300hp Chevy crate motor and had my friend at Kern Trans in Bakersfield build a mean 350 hydro. I finished the brake lines, master cylinder, cut driveshaft, wiring, radiator, fan, etc.

Many hours spent on the build.  The patina is hand rubbed, orange, red, and yellow. U-using my experience with these '30s hot rods I calculated the weight of truck, the torque thrust of the engine, the trans. set-up, and the 4:11 rear end, and it equals one bad ass fast hot rod.  

-my daily driver.

The truck may be for sale sometime in the future, but not today.

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