|Project by RockyBlue||posted 04-11-2012 03:02 AM||5389 views||2 times favorited||14 comments|
My pappy is building a 55 cabover right now. He is putting it on a 1ton van frame and building a 10’ flatbed on it as well. The engine is a 391 truck engine with a 5 speed manual tranny. The rear window was chopped up and someone put a smaller slider in (which was missing). The rear window can still be bought new for only $50, but he wanted me to build him one for inside and outside. He is building a tall toolbox right behind the cab, so the window would be blocked anyway. I made the 2 from beetle kill pine. He finished it with tung oil and many coats of spar urathane for the outside one. He did the roof himself with cedar t&g, and the cab now has a nice warm cabin feel to it. This has inspired me to finish the cab of my 72 1ton with similar wood, since it’s my lumber wagon.
This was his cab when he bought it a few months ago.
The 391 all ready to go
This will be a massive truck, sitting on the ground it towers over his super duty.
-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother. www.coloradobeetlekillfurniture.com