The Roadkill Customs 1949 Studebaker Shop Truck

 

Day Nineteen: The fuel tank, in its final resting place. I wrested with which tank to use, but in the end, I selected ~ 22.5 gallons over ~ 17.5 gallons, as this vehicle is fully intended to be a road-tripper. And yep, it’s mounted “crooked”, or at an angle leaning towards the fuel outlet…

Day Nineteen: Starting to come together. This photo is just after fitting the driver’s door in preparation for installing suicide door hinges (driver’s side only). Also, have the headlight buckets fitted here. Still hunting for wheels that will provide the proper offset (clearance) for the front end…

Day Twenty & Day Twenty-One: Got the Camaro FlowMaster exhaust cut-up…

Day Twenty-One: Spent some time cleaning things up a bit…

Day Twenty-Two: Cut and tacked the frame boxing plates, and cleaned up the exhaust and readied it for welding…

Day Twenty-Three: The frame painted Satin Black…

Day Twenty-Three: The rear end cleaned and painted Satin Black…

Day Twenty-Three: The engine cleaned up, exhaust manifolds removed for headers, and battery box…

Day Twenty-Four: The second of two spare tailgates mocked up in the rear, near-about it’s future home…

Day Twenty-Four: My buddy Philip Royal has opted to enhance the project with his own generous offering: a beautiful pair of exhaust stacks that will flank the back of the cab. Thanks, Philip!

Day Twenty-Four: The exhaust stacks held roughly in place, and with heat shields in place. These will be smokin’…

Day Twenty-Five: Workin’ the wires…

Day Twenty-Five: Dash panel

Day Twenty-Six: The tailgate, basically fitted, subject to change when the bed is constructed, and with tail lights in place…

Day Twenty-Seven: Tach in place. Still hunting for the right speedo…

Day Twenty-Eight: Final fit of the driver side suicide door…

Day Twenty-Eight: Test fit – Feels good…

Day Twenty-Eight: New plugs and wires…

Day Twenty-Eight: Working to fit the radiator – loaner carb in place…

Day Twenty-Eight: Stacks in place…

Day Twenty-Eight: Almost done…

The Bed…