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Went to visit a mate today and as the heading says , this just attached itself to my car and followed me home . It is a 1937 chev ute and is our next project . It is definitely going to be a long term build and we will probably start over winter . No idea which way we will go running gear , body mods yet , just going to get a plan together soon and see how we go .
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when are you going to finish it?
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Nice to know we'll have another great build thread to follow Ratty 8)
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Well done Ratty! That'll be another one saved that probably wouldn't have been saved otherwise :)
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Nice score. Looks like it was an abandoned project.
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Will be great to see what you do with it. :)
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XLNT Ratty can't wait to see what you come up with. Whatever it is it'll be super cool no doubt. :wink: 8) 8) 8) 8)
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Those ute doors look the same as a willy's coupe??
If it has tits or wheels, you can expect trouble.
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Nice save Ratty. Don't worry about timelines, Rome wasn't built in a day!
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They say things usually get worse before they get better , well here it is . Just getting everything that is not need stored away and removing anything that comes off , either by manufacture or rust . Pretty daunting but it’s only a process of one thing at a time .
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Twin Spinner wrote:Those ute doors look the same as a willy's coupe??
Maybe I could graft a willys front on , that would confuse a few people
when are you going to finish it?
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Better or worse than you expected for condition?
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About what I expected for an 83 year old, some bits better some worse . Floors and sills etc don’t bother me , the pickup bed has an inner frame of timber so will have to split inner and outer panels then construct a steel frame . Fixing half a panel , floor etc usually is just as much work as doing the whole lot so will just tackle it bit by bit
when are you going to finish it?
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If you have room there is always space for another project.

From the side profile, (without the rear quarter) it looks like a good candidate for a coupe conversion?
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That is certainly going to keep you busy.....
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Nice Ratty a fair bit of progress already .....one piece at a time eh bud. :wink: :wink: 8) 8) 8) 8)
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