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Front fender and cowl restoration: 1938 Chevrolet Pepsi Truck Custom Build Part 6

This is part six of a series of posts on this highly custom 1938 Chevrolet Truck restoration, for the introduction to the project see part one. In post two we look at the individual truck parts that make up the front end build. In post three, we cover the chassis and drip rail. In post four, we show you the process of metal finishing the fenders. Post five takes us through the panel restoration of the original inner grille housing panel and a custom touch of deleting the cowl vent panel.

This post takes care of the lower cowl metal and left hand front fender. The lower cowl repair involves making simple tooling to jig chase the in the raised style line. We also cover another means of simple tooling in another post. The latter photos show more fender restoration making years of abuse and bad repairs right.

Chevy truck cowl repair photos

Decay in the front of the cab.

New sheet metal grafted in to replace that spot, continuing the detail from the rocker panel.

Metal finished to completion.

Front Chevy truck fender restoration

Just to give an idea of what poor condition these fenders were in.  Of course most front fenders we see need a lot of work.

Completed fender restoration

This is part six of a series of posts on this highly custom 1938 Chevrolet Truck restoration, for the introduction to the project see part one. In post two we look at the individual truck parts that make up the front end build. In post three, we cover the chassis and drip rail. In post four, we show you the process of metal finishing the fenders. Post five takes us through the panel restoration of the original inner grille housing panel and a custom touch of deleting the cowl vent panel.