Here's a quickee...
a cammed 350 chevy engine (cough),
turbo 400 automatic transmission,
and a Volare independent front end.
The ingredients of a fun to drive street rod.
It was time to make it a work truck.
a materials list was scribbled out,
and Mario must have lost it.
While it doubled the whittling time,
in the long run this will last forever,
protect the rear fuel tank,
and should be strong enough to pull any trailer.
as it's already prepped for the hitch.
Typically there's a 5' minimum for steel,
and another route would have been acquiring the square tube,
make the receiver part and the crossbar from the same stuff.
was ruining the smooth bumper.
A more traditional approach
would have been to have a permanent ball,
on a tongue that jutted out from the bumper.
Perfect for scraping shins.
I had one on the 40 for a couple years,
still have a couple scars...
Good to use the old MIG again,
although this project was made for stick welding.
A holey chit is in order.
Man that was f-ugly.
There were some trade secrets used,
other than the magic flat black rattlecan.
not some overpowered girlie car...
a 1957 Glasspar Del Mar cabin cruiser.
More on that later.
I'll admit that driving his truck made me want to hot rod the 40's V-8...