Owner: Denny & Bonnie Wegemer
Our 1946 Chevy Truck looks stock from 50 MPH or 50 feet away. My husband (Denny) did all of the fabrication and modifications and designed the chassis to comply with the air ride suspension. We moved the gas tank from under the seat to the rear of the chassis. The 305 with tune port, 700 R4 trans, steering box, rear end, and tilt column are all from a 1986 IROC. The front clip is from a 1971 Camaro. I t has front disc brakes. Our choice of wood for the bed and the inside cab area is Honduras Mahogany.
The 1947 Teardrop Trailer we worked on together. We stripped off 5 layers of paint and made it to compliment the Chevy Truck. I know you don’t do trailers, but this get up is a team. Denny did all the metal fabrication here also. We rebuilt the frame and put it on air ride also. The inside body was also reinforced with the tubing. It is now all insulated throughout. It is all aluminum and is riveted together. The size is 4 x 4 x 10′ long. The Honduras Mahogany really makes the inside cabinets look like the old vintage boats. I (Bonnie) made all of the inside cabinets and table and the cabinets in the kitchen area as well.
It helps to have a metal fabrication shop and a woodworking shop at your home.