Our decision to use a brand-new Dynacorn '47-50 Chevy truck cab from Chevs of the 40's instead of a readily available vintage cab for Project Shop Truck was motivated by the challenge of creating a street rod truck entirely from aftermarket components. One of the advantages of starting with brand-new sheetmetal (aside from the personal satisfaction of eventually meeting our challenge) is that we avoid having to do a ton of metalwork. Unlike most project trucks, our steel five-window has never done a day's work in its life, has never been in a traffic accident, and has never been the victim of anyone's amateur bodywork. But that doesn't mean that there weren't any improvements to be made. As with any reproduction body, a little sheetmetal massaging will be needed before Project Shop Truck rolls into the paint booth.

Being a fairly faithful reproduction, our cab featured a hole for the fuel filler tube in the stock position on the right side of the rear of the cab. Patching that hole to clean up the lines of the cab is one of the most common modifications made to these trucks, and Jonathan Williams at Hot Rods by Dean (Phoenix) had the job done quickly.

SOURCE
Summit Racing Equipment
PO Box 909
Akron
OH  44398
800-230-3030
330-630-0240
www.summitracing.com
Hot Rods By Dean
1 West Lone Cactus Drive
Phoenix
AZ  85027
623-581-1932
www.hotrodsbydean.com
Chevs of the 40s
1605 NE 112th Street
Vancouver
WA  98686
877-735-0587
www.chevsofthe40s.com