Newberry Motors assigned a chassis builder in Ohio to build a custom chassis for this 38 Chevy truck to take a non-original 350 engine, transmission, and rear air bags. It is nicely done and we give credit to the builder.
The latter pictures in this set show the removal of the drip rail at the customers request. Although there isn’t an ‘off the shelf’ replacement drip rail available, if needed our shop could have fabricated them.
Custom chassis for 38 Chevy truck
Drip rail removal for custom restoration
Original drip rail, you can see some deterioration here.
Once removed, you can see what’s under the primer.
Work begins on the drip rail to remove the contour.
Continuing to remove the contour and fill in the holes.
In the process of metal finishing the drip rail area on the truck. You can see how smooth the new contour of the cab is from this angle.
All done, now repeat the process for the passenger side of the cab.