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Day One Done: The Speedway Motors Week to Wicked 1952 Chevy’s Truckin’ Along

1/17/2017
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And just like that, day one on the Speedway Motors Week to Wicked 1952 Chevy build is in the books…or the can…or however you wanna say done! We literally drove our 235-powered three-window into the Tech Center this morning, and while many of you were off in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we were hustling, and by day’s end, got all the sheetmetal peeled off the stock chassis and spared no time assembling its new one.

The removal portion of the day’s R&R went without a hitch, as we’d gotten the old frame exposed and rolled out of the way just in time to break for lunch. But as soon as the sandwiches were consumed, everyone resumed their duties and began tackling the Speedway Motors chassis, which also went together with little to no holdups—the only real time-consuming portion (which we’re still working on as the cab gets prepped for installation) was locating and mounting the new running board and cab mounts.

First thing tomorrow morning the collaborative team—which consists of our Tech Center regulars, Jason and Christian, along with Damon (whom some of you may recognize as a familiar magazine editor name/face!), Tom, and Joe from Speedway Motors—will concentrate on fitting and mounting all the OE sheetmetal, from the front clip to the bed, running boards, and fenders. From there, work will continue on completing the chassis and drivetrain components, quickly working our way towards that Friday evening “back lot burnout” goal! Stay tuned, we’re only one day down with four to go! And don’t forget to log onto Classic Truck’s Facebook for regularly programmed live video feeds.

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