Modifying a 1952 Chevy Truck. Original bodywork - modern upgrades.
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1952 Chevy truck menu page. 2007-2017

Chevy Truck in America Chevy Truck in America
Truck history. 1998-2007

Buying the truck in South Carolina in 2007.

Shipping to the UK.


Chevy truck in the UK Chevy truck in the UK June 2007 - Dec. 2007

Handling issues

High Intensity Headlights

Improved Tail Lights

Reversing lights

Engine upgrades 1

Plans for cab upgrades

Chevy Truck handling issues


Rear axle
Dec. 07 - April 08

Correcting the handling issues.

Power steering rack alignment.

New front springs.

New rear springs.
Decoupling the bed. 21 gallon under-bed stainless fuel tank 3 part exhaust stainless mufflers April 2008 - January 2009

Steering upgrades. Making space in the cab.

Bilstein shock absorbers.

Modern dual power brakes.

Decoupling the bed.

21 gallon under-bed stainless fuel tank.

3 part exhaust stainless mufflers

Stainless steel bed rails.

Chevy Truck cab Chevy Truck cab Jan 09 - June 09

Cab rust.

Making a flat floor.

None destructive approach.

Making the seat brackets.

Preparing & fitting new seats.

Chevy truck spare wheel Chevy truck spare wheel July 09 - Sept 09

Fitting an underbed spare wheel

Fitting a 2-inch receiver towing hitch


Front end strip down Chevy Truck cab



Sept 09 - Nov 09

Front end strip down



"Podding the firewall"


Nov 09

Taking the disassembled truck to the British Classic Car Show.

Repairing and remodelling the inner wings Repairing the Jan - Feb 10

Repairing and remodelling the inner wings (fenders)

March 10 - April 10.

Repairing the "A" pillars.

June - July 10.

Front end preparation and re-assembly.

Mufflers Air conditioning pipes Truck heater ducts and vents Restoring the front wings Dec 2010 - Feb 2011.

Another front end strip down through the winter.


Feb. 2011

Quiet muffler option.


Feb. 2011 - March 2011.

Air conditioning mods, new vent outlets in the cab, pipe re-routing.


March. 2011 - April 2011.

Fitting a powerful heater and making the air conditioning pipes and heater pipes.


July 2011.

air conditioning vents.


July 2011.

Painting the front wings.
Rims and tyres Rims and tyres Aug 2011




Wheels and Tyres.




Checking and setting castor, camber and tracking.

Chevy truck links Rear speakers Front speakers Restoring the running boards Restoring the running board Aug 2011 - Nov 2011

Removing the gutter rails to reduce wind noise.











Oct 2011 - Nov 2012

Fitting front and rear speakers and a 5 channel amplifier.












May 2014 - April 2015

Restoring the running boards including a new improved method if fixing them.


Battery box Chevy truck doors Chevy truck springs Chevy truck transmission Engine performance upgrades Chevy 2015 pictures Chevy 2015 pictures
Dec. 2014 - Jan 2015.

Battery box upgrade

Feb 2015 onwards

Modifying and restoring the doors.

March 2015 - August 2015

New Springs

2011 - 2015

Restoring the front grill.

2014 - 2015

Fitting a new performance 4 speed transmission


2015. Pictures of the truck.

Taking stock and planning ahead with pictures.

June - Aug 2015
Engine performance upgrades.


Jan. 15 - Sept 2015.

New steering wheel (and steering wheel history).

July - Sept 2015

New steering column.

Nov 2015 - Jan 2016

New fuse box and wiring loom.

End of 2015 progress report.


Improved tail lights. Gauge cluster. Throttle cable. Elecrtic aerial.
Jan. 2016 - Feb. 2016

New LED tail lights.


March 2016

Street Demon Carb / 200r4 Setting the TV dent cable


March 2016 - April 2016

Modifying the original gauges to modern electrical types but without changing the appearance.


May 2016 - November 2016

Dangerous throttle cable problems


December 2016

Fitting an electric aerial

Painting the truck Painting the truck Painting the truck March 2016 - April 2016

Painting the truck. The aim was to try to finish the truck at the end of 2015 and through the winter. Further upgrades resulted in a delay but painting took place in March and April 2016. The wood in the bed was also restored.





June 2016 - July 2016

This included upholstering the seats, new carpets, new headliner, new door panels, upholstering the arm rests, painting the sun visors, painting the plastic ends on the seats, painting the centre console


Tonneau Cover Tonneau Cover
April 2016 - January 2017.

A hard tonneau cover.

No Drilling! Zero impact.


After a year of design, testing and manufacturing I have decided to market this product. See the link to the new web site below.
Painting the truck Painting the truck
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A complete list of all the mods.

Links to parts suppliers
and other useful links.

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It is about a new hard tonneau cover (bed lid) for the 1947-53 Chevy truck.
Model - "Zero Impact Ultimate 3100" Tonneau cover. Fit without drill holes in your truck.
You can read about it and you can order it. It is available now.


Hard tonneau cover for the 1947-53 Chevy truck. Hard tonneau cover for the 1947-53 Chevy truck.

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A hard tonneau cover. Completely rigid, solid and strong. Folding.
Zero impact. It can be fitted without drilling any holes in the truck. All paint work protected.
Does not detract from the appearance of the truck. Enhances the appearance of the truck.
With the cover removed and just the hardware kit showing it still looks "show quality".
When the cover is fitted but open it still looks excellent and does not detract in any way from the appearance of the truck.
The cover can be removed in under five minutes.
All materials and finishes are of the highest quality.
There is a choice of hardware support finishes to suit painted or patina trucks.
A water drainage system is included to prevent water from leaking into the bed.
Better than original factory quality. Just look at the pictures above.
The model shown is supported by a mirror polished stainless steel installation kit.
This tonneau cover is for the - 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953 Chevy truck. Advanced design stepside 3100.



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