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Precision Street Rods & Machines
"In The Works"
 
 
 
These are the current projects that Precision Street Rods & Machines is working in. These are all complete build projects in various stages of completion. 
 

*  Bill Nash's 1930 Ford Roadster
*  Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
*  Warren Boughn's 1932 Ford Roadster
*  Bob Valenzuela's 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible
 
 
View Progress:
Scroll down the page to view photos of the different vehicles being worked on in the shop.
 
 
 
 
 
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster.
Custom 1932 Ford P.S.R.M. Chassis made to fit the shape of the body. We are installing a Speedway Engineering "Super Max" quick-change rear end with coil-over shocks.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Custom 1932 Ford P.S.R.M. Chassis made to fit the shape of the body. We are running a dropped front axle with hair pin radius rods.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
If you look closely, you can see the kick-up in the frame for the rear end. We will be installing a triangle 4-bar set up.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
We used a Model A front x-member with custom P.S.R.M. headlight stands. The frame horns have been shortened and a tube x-member welded in.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Custom 1932 Ford P.S.R.M. Chassis front view. We are installing a SBC with dual quads as our power train of choice.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Custom 1932 Ford P.S.R.M. Chassis rear view.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Custom 1932 Ford P.S.R.M. Chassis. We used 1 5/8 roll bar tubing for our x-members. Check out the A/C fuel filter.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Custom 1932 Ford P.S.R.M. Chassis. Check out how we installed our brake pedal assy. It is mounted to the x-member instead of the usual frame rail mounting. This was done for more room to run our exhaust .
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Custom 1932 Ford P.S.R.M. Chassis. Check out how we installed our brake pedal assy. It is mounted to the x-member instead of the usual frame rail mounting. This was done for more room to run our exhaust .
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Custom 1932 Ford P.S.R.M. Chassis.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Custom 1932 Ford P.S.R.M. Chassis. Check out the headlight mounts. They are also the upper shock mounts.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Side View. Brookville body is mounted. This is the ride heigth. We installed our drive train and changed the vintage American Torque Thrust 5-Spoke wheels to Halibrand Sprints.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
3/4 Front View.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
3/4 Rear View
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Rear View showing off the quick-change rear axle.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Rear View. Check out the ground clearence and how everything is tucked up out of the way.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Check out the radiator overflow cannister by the starter.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Check out the S.S. throttle linkage and the lower steering column mount that is part of the firewall. Notice that the steering linkage is tucked up tight to the engine.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
We chopped the windshield 4-inches, laid it back several more degrees and made the windshield frame.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
This is where we decieded to mount the batterys. We used two 6-volt Optima red top batterys. When join them together, they will give us the 12-volts we need.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
If you look hard you can see the master disconnect switch on the right and wiring tabs along the front dash brace. We used a V8-60 connecting rod for the upper steering column mount.
 : A 1932 Ford Dash and insert hids the batterys. We are using Autometer's Old Tyme black face gauges.
A 1932 Ford Dash and insert hids the batterys. We are using Autometer's Old Tyme black face gauges.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
We have an access door to fill the master cylinder under the seat.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
We filled all of the interrior trunk skin holes to keep our trunk water tight.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
We used gas charged struts to open the trunk.. Check out the custom 14-ga smooth steel floor sections that we made throughout the car.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
We installed a hidden trunk latch. It is cable operated.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
This is our 14-gallon S.S. gas tank. We installed a Cobra style filler in the rear deck.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Notice how the exhaust follows the conture of the frame rails. It is almost a perfect mirror image side to side.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Check out the head pipes. The system is 2 1/4" front to back.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
As you can see, the exhaust system doesn't hang below the frame
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Check out the tail pipes. If you look closely, you can see them.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Installing modified 1932 Ford Roadser top bows on a 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
This is what the final top will look like. This was done by covering it in masking tape..
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Rear view of top covered in tape.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
We notched the front x-member in order to drop the radiator 1 1/2". This allows us to used a larger radiator for better cooling.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Close up of view of the x-member. We also moved the radiator forward for looks.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
As you can see, the radiator fits down low in the x-member now.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
We cut up the sides of the grill shell to drop it down a little bit. (1 1/2")
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
We added 1 1/2" to the bottom grill opening making it shorter and hiding the lower tank.We did this because we dropped the grill shell its self 1 1/2".
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
This is the back side view of the grill shell. We metal finished everything.
Fred Nigro"s 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro"s 1956 GMC Truck
The radiator bottom tank is the same height as the grill shell hiding it.
Fred Nigro"s 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro"s 1956 GMC Truck
Check out the trick wiring channel for the electric fan.
Fred Nigro:s 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro:s 1956 GMC Truck
We made a matching channel for the radiator over flow hose as well.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
The radiator and an aluminum 3-piece hood have been added.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Rear view of the hood
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
The radiator has been dropped, the hood was extended and bubble added for exhaust clearance.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
The frame has been fully molded, painted & rubbed out by Dan Hansen in Chatsworth CA.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
All parts were detailed the same way as the frame.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
More parts.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
The engine , transmission & rear-end were detailed & painted the same way as the rest of the parts
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Speedway Motors "Super Max" Quick Change rear-end
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Quick Change rear-end with the S.S. suspension links & shocks.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Our 383ci engine has been detailed.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
We installed a polished aluminum water pump with chrome pulleys for a vintage look.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Our TH-350 transmission has been sanded smooth and detailed.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
TH-350 transmission L.H. view
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
383 SBC engine with a TH-350 tranny, S.S. headers, Offey dual quad mainfold with AFB carbs. Polished Edelbrock RPM aluminum cylinder heads with vintge Eldebrock valve covers.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Magna Flow mufflers were used. Check out the custom 4-bar mounts attached to the rear-end.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Rear view of the rear-end. Check out the custom rear cover.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Check out the Holley high-perf fuel pump that was hard lined to a custom made fuel rail with a pressure regulator. On top there is a pair of vintage air cleaners
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Check out the custom carb and transmission kick-down linkage. This engine is completely wired featuring hidden wiring. The spark plug wires run down the oil pan rails, up behind the heads and then to the dist.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
A 1" Dual master cylinder, 7" power booster, Lokar shifter and a TH-350 transmission was used. Check out the dual trans coolers inside the air scoop.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
The painted body has been mounted as well as the hood, dash, trunk, gas tank, steering column and the windshield post. We laid out our pinstripe design in blue fine line tape for now. If it grows on us, we will have it done in red. paint.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Here is a look at the underside of Bill's dash. Everything is hidden from normal viewing.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Check out the aluminum bezels around the shifter and E-brake boots. They have been engine turned to match the dash panel.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
The seat is done in fine leather. We chose 1-1/2" stuffed pleats for a traditional look.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
The trunk was also upholstered in fine leather and square weave carpet to match the interior.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
The engine is a 383 ci. with dual quads. Trans is a 350 turbo-hydro.
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Nash's - 1930 Ford Roadster
Rear view with top and no hood.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Before Photo
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Before Photo
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Before Photo
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Before Photo
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We removed the bed in one piece and placed the wheels we want to run in the fender opening. We measured between the wheel mounting surfaces to give us our track / width. Now we know how wide to make our rear suspension.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
As you can see, we are running 5-spoke American Racing wheels wrapped in Hoosier 29 x 12.50 x 15 Pro-Street tires.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
The front tires are Hoosier 27 x 9.50 x 15
Pro-Street tires as well.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We chose a new chassis from TCI Engineering for our project. We ordered it without center or rear x-members. It has bar stock tack welded in place to keep it's shape.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
This is the x-member we are going to use. It is only tack welded for now. We wanted see if our measurements were correct before finishing it.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Dual Quad carbs & MSD ignition system
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Sanderson cast iron manifolds that have been ground smooth
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
ZZ-502 BBC engine mated to a 4L80E
transmission
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Front view of the Custom Jag rear suspension. Check out the trailing arms.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
3/4 front view
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
3/4 front view
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
3/4 rear view
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We installed a vintage Quick Change cover for looks. Check out the fuel shut-off valve (on top, middle of rear x-member)
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Front view of the engine. We installed a Billet Specialties True Track Serpentine System.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Rear view of the Jag rear suspension
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We filled all unwanted holes and straightened the firewall. Now we can send the cab out to be sand blasted & epoxy coated. This will show the true condition of the cab.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We replaced the inside steps and fixed the body rot at the lower door hinge pocket (both sides).
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Here is a look at what is behind the dash. (Power brake / master cylinder system, brake lines, windshield wiper assembly and A/C & Heater receiver). We had to make a custom air deflector box out of metal for the 2- main dash vents. It was hitting the end of the master cylinder before.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We installed a 1956 Chevrolet BelAir car dash in place of the stock dash. It is a lot of work, but worth it
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
This is where we installed the A/C controller & battery cut-off switch. We also filled in the old heater control switch opening for a clean look.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Different view of the dash with the glove box door closed.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
A tilt steering column has been installed.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
On this side you can see the dual master cylinder fill and the billet hood hinges we will be using later. They are installed for a test fit right now.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
This is where our brake lines exit from inside of the cab.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
This is what we see of the tilt steering column in the engine compartment.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We removed the stock gas filler hole, removed dents under the rear window and installed new rear cab corners inside & out (both sides).
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
This shows the fitment of the front fender to the door. We also filled in the stock mirror mounting holes.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Rear view of the cab on our mobile fixture.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We are going to fill the stake holes & round the rear bed corners. As you can see in the photo, the one side is already done.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
This is what the stock bed side looked like before mods were done compared to the other side.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We filled unwanted holes and filled in the chain cut-outs.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Top view of before & after.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We added a flush fitting gas filler into the driver's side stake pocket. This is what it looks like when in the closed position.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
The center of the cap has a pop-up portion to grab a hold of to open.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
This is how it looks with the filler cap removed for filling.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We also filled the stake holes in the front as well.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
If you look closely, you can see where we rounded the lower rear stake corner' and lengthened the front stake pocket to flush out with the running boards.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
These are the pieces we used to modify the bed stake pockets.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
View of the rear lower stake pocket that has been rounded.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Front view where the stake pocket flushes out with the running board.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Rear view of the running board fitment to the stake pocket.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We made exhaust tip cut-outs in the running boards.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We made custom inside latches to replace the stock chains.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We had to fill in the cut-out area where the stock chains went through.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Closer look at the latches we made. The screws are temporary until I make something better looking.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Another look at our latches.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Because we narrowed the rear suspension and added larger tires, we need to modify the center bed mounting rails. The top one is stock while the bottom one is modified.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Bottom view. Both bed rails need to be modified the same.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We had to make cut-outs in the bed sides for the larger tires. A second cut to raise the opening will need to be done after installing wheel housings.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Here is a look at the modified mid 60's GM Fleetside wheel housings we used.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Different view of the wheel housings.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Different view of the wheel housings.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We installed custom rear tail lights in a rolled pan we made. The license plate has been recessed into the stock rear panel. The bottom of the rear bed post have been rounded to flush out with the rear panel. The chains have been removed.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Different view of the rear.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We made custom exhaust tips that exit through the steps.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
A closer look at the exhaust tips.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Another view of the exhaust.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
This is how we are supporting the tailgate when it is open.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Another view of the tailgate supports.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We made a full scale cardboard template of the gas tank. We wanted to make sure it didn't hide the rear suspension. We will make it out of aluminum.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Here is a diagram of the 17.25-gallon usable gas tank we will be installing.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Side view of gas tank blue print.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
This is how the tank turned out (rear view).
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
This is how the tank turned out (front view).
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
This is how the tank turned out (passenger's side front view).
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
This is how the tank turned out (driver's side rear view).
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
The gas tank has been installed.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We will be using Ash for our bed wood.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
This is what the under side of the truck looks like with the gas tank & wood installed.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
This is how the wood looks after being installed.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We went with the factory spacing of the wood strips.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
The cab has been mounted to the chassis.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Passenger's side front 3/4 view.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Rear view. Notice that the gas tank doesn't show.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We removed the wind wings for a cleaner 1-piece door glass set up.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
If you look closely, you can see the tailgate pivot hinges, latches and S.S. arms through the gap between the bed side and the tailgate. We are going to improve this look by end capping the tailgate and moving the opening seam to the sides instead of the rear.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
This is one of the filler pieces we made. It will weld to the tailgate.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Here is how the end cap looks after it was installed. No more ugly seam or arms to look at.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
This is the other half of the filler. It will weld to the bed under the tailgate.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Both sides are done. No more ugly gaps, S.S. arms, pivot hinges or latches to look at anymore.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Here is the side view.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Here is the design we chose for the door panel upholstery.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
In order to position the steering column we had the modified Glide seat upholstered. As you can see, the column is too high and needs to be dropped a few inches.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We raised the seat tracks a little and lowered the column to the stock position.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We installed shoulder harness seat belts our way. They are not mounted to the floor as they would be normally. We mounted them to the "B" pillar.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
This is where the other half of the belts reside.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We made a very stock looking (1956 BelAir) bezel cover just above the steering column to dash mounting bracket. This will be chromed later.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We replaced the stock BelAir gauges with a set from Classic Instruments.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
The gas pedal is installed.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We added a front sway-bar to the front suspension.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Nothing hangs below the body scrub line except for the engine & transmission oil pans & the rear radius bars.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
The steering coupler, shift linkage, throttle cable & trans kick-down assy. has been installed.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We decided to use S.S. hard line for our heater hoses on the engine.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
The heater line runs under the A/C Compressor and stops.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
The heater lines are the vertical fittings under the A/C Compressor. The horizontal ones are for the A/C. The 4-lines will group together in a diamond shaped bundle. Using S.S. TFE braided hose with AN fittings. The hoses will connect to the receiver & condenser later.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
If you look very closely, you will see we ran our A/C & Alt. wires through S.S. tubing for a cleaner look. The red end will be changed to black later.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
The S.S. tubing from the Alt. runs in front of the R.H. cylinder head, (just behind the A/C compressor) down to the oil pan rails.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
The S.S. tubing continues down the pan rails, above the engine oil dip stick tube to the beginning of the starter motor.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
This is where / how the main alt. wire attaches to the starter.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
3/4 rear view of the truck with the front sheet metal & hood installed.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
3/4 front view of the truck with the front sheet metal & hood installed.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Blue print of our custom Ron Davis radiator.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
The radiator is mounted. We had to move it upwards to clear the fan motor from hitting the W/P pulley.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We are running a 16" H.D. Spal electric fan with a custom aluminum shroud. We found a pre-formed upper hose to join the radiator to the thermostat housing.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We used AN-3 fittings & S.S. hose to connect the radiator to the 1.5 quart custom made overflow canister.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
As luck would have it, we found a pre-formed hose for the lower connection as well.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
As you can see, on the driver's side we are installing the front sheet metal from a 1955 Chevrolet BelAir. The passenger's side is stock for the truck. We will be using the truck grill. The grill opening has been dropped and narrowed
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
This is the re-worked sheet metal we just finished. It comes apart in three sections.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Side view of the new front sheet metal modifications without the grill in place.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
The grill has been narrowed. It installs from the front.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Grill has been installed. We made a filler piece to attach the sheet metal to the core support.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Front view of the truck with the new sheet metal installed. Everything is only tack welded for now.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
3/4 front view of the truck with the new front sheet metal installed.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
This is what the front sheet metal looks like behind the bumper. There is an inside brace that attaches to the bumper through the 3/4" hole you see.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Front view of the '55 Chevrolet passenger car bumper installed on Fred's truck. The bumper is turned up side down for a more streamline look. We also studded the bumper to clean up the lines a little more.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Side view of the front bumper installed. It follows the same rake of the truck body lines.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Notice how tight the bumper fits. It follows the same shape of the hood. We did this by adding more crown to the middle of the bumper and re-bending the sides back out where they were.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Notice how tight the bumper fits.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Notice how tight the bumper fits.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Notice how tight the bumper fits.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Notice how tight the bumper fits.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
3/4 front view of the bumper installed on Fred's truck.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We added metal to re-shape the bumper end caps.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Close up view of the added metal to re-shape the bumper end cap.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Finished bumper end cap.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We ordered a stock visor. This is how it fits. It doesn't follow the roof lines very well and it is rather large. We are using magnets to hold things in place.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Another view of the un-altered visor.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Front view of the un-altered visor.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Another view of the un-altered visor.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We made a cardboard template of the approximate size we think will look good. This template will be placed on to the body to refine the final shape.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
This is how the shortened visor will look.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We want to follow the roof angle so it looks like it belongs on the truck, not an after market add on.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
This is how the front view should look.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Under view of our cardboard template.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
This is how much we removed from our visor. We will be using the front section only.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Test fit.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
We need to add a small section of metal to the outside corners for a smoother transition and mimic the door radius.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Rear view of the trimmed to size visor. A rear lip has been added to make it a bolt in. It is ready for a test fit before final welding.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
This is the trimmed to size visor ready for a test.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Another view of the new visor before it gets welded.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
New visor installed. Notice how it follows the roof lines.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Front view of our new visor.
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
Fred Nigro's 1956 GMC Truck
3/4 front view of the new visor installed.
Warren Boughn's 1932 Ford Roadster
Warren Boughn's 1932 Ford Roadster
Side view. We chose 17 & 18-inch American Racing Torque Thrust wheels.
Warren Boughn's 1932 Ford Roadster
Warren Boughn's 1932 Ford Roadster
We are using a vintage Auburn style dash that Magoo used to sell in the 70's.
Warren Boughn's 1932 Ford Roadster
Warren Boughn's 1932 Ford Roadster
The car currently has a Jag rear in it. It will be switched out to a Speedway Engineering Super Max Quick Change with 4-bars & coil-over shocks.
Warren Boughn's 1932 Ford Roadster
Warren Boughn's 1932 Ford Roadster
This is an early Kugel IFS unit. The front rails have been pinched.
Warren Boughn's 1932 Ford Roadster
Warren Boughn's 1932 Ford Roadster
Different view of the front suspension.
Warren Boughn's 1932 Ford Roadster
Warren Boughn's 1932 Ford Roadster
The power plant is a Dual Quad ZZ4 built to the zz430 specks with an M20 4-speed tranny.
Warren Boughn's 1932 Ford Roadster
Warren Boughn's 1932 Ford Roadster
Different view of the engine & transmission. If you look closely, you will see a scatter shield bell housing is being used.
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