Essay on Truck masters pp

Submitted By camarine86
Words: 430
Pages: 2

Truck masters turning old into new again
Christopher Godsoe, Christopher Qualls,
Angelica Nunez, Daisy Valencia

Restoring an old truck with modern technology
• Transfer 59 Chevy apache onto 88 Chevy pickup frame
• Keep under 5,000 dollar budget
• Make a running driving project

Budget and Materials used
• General fabrication Labor $750
• Misc. electrical labor $250
• Grade 8 bolts $200
• 10 ft. ¼ inch angle iron $100
• Plastid 16 cans $100
• Digital instrument panel $400
• Cab mounts $2,000
• 1988 Chevy Silverado $500
• 1959 Chevy apache pickup$500
• Gmc Denali Steering column $200

1959 to 1988
1959 Chevy apache 350 carburetor

1988 Chevy Silverado throttle body injection Why would somebody do this?
• More dependable vehicle
• Air conditioning
• Newer motor that is smog exempt
• One of a kind nobody else will have a vehicle like this one.

Old motor

New motor

Old cab with modern interior
Original 1959 interior

Modern upgraded interior

Problems and solutions
• 1959 cab was to wide for 1988 frame
• (fabricated cab mounts)
• 1988 steering column to long
• (install shorter 2002 gmc Denali steering column)
• Rear fenders did not fit over tires
• (cut bed in half and extend 6 inches on each side)
• 1959 has no computer
• (install computer and fuse panel from 1988 Chevy)

Gap in bed

Extended tailgate Plasti dip, plasti dip, plasti dip !!!

Why plasti dip 
• Easy application
• Easy as using a spray can
• Cheaper
• $800 dollar paint for $100 dollars
• Easy removal
• Peels off easy once you get it started
• Paint protection
• Plasti dip has a protective solution designed to keep original paint in mint condition and lock out all moisture…