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Old 03-23-2021, 02:31 PM
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Default 41 Chev pickup build

I've owned this 1.5 ton cab and chassis "41 chev for around 11 years. I've been a little reluctant to start it, as it just seemed like a large rust job. Anyway, I've started it.
What I plan on, is to drop the cab onto a half ton chassis, channel the cab 3", roof chop 2", internal hinges and remodel the front sheetmetal. It took me around a week to dismantle the cab, so it could go into the citric bath. (Thanks Marcus) That gave me relatively clean steel to work with. I've started with the floor, which I've made as the original didn't suit my purposes.

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Started on the under floor sub frame
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Hmm, it appears that this picture was taken down under.
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Old 03-23-2021, 09:31 PM
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Close enough mate NZed
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What gave it away? The welder
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Old 03-24-2021, 11:50 AM
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In New Zealand, vehicles have to be certified to go on the road. This pickup will be classed as modified production.

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Incorporated into the floor, are doubler plates for the seats and seatbelt mounts

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Once I'd welded the floor up, the subframe was then welded to the firewall mount.
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Looking forward to following this build.
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Old 03-25-2021, 10:09 AM
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I'm certainly not computer literate. Here are the missing photo's. A lot of my other photo's were coming out upside down, so I guess you won't see them

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Crush tubes in for the rear cab mounts

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Hi Chris, hope I'm not stating the obvious, but you don't want to be breathing galvanised steel welding fumes.
Looks like you're going to be busy for a while.
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Hi Chris, hope I'm not stating the obvious, but you don't want to be breathing galvanised steel welding fumes.
Looks like you're going to be busy for a while.
No precautions taken. Do I need a respirator or an exhaust fan? I will be busy, but I just focus on the day, not the entirety
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Hi Chris, I'm no expert, so I have copy and pasted from a welding website.

When welding galvanised steel, a respirator is required so that the zinc oxide fumes from the galvanising are not inhaled. Inhalation of zinc oxide fumes can cause metal fume fever. This acute overexposure to zinc oxide through the respiratory system causes flu like symptoms that can be severe.
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