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Subject: Re: [oletrucks] And now it's time for a few dumb questions!
From: B&A Kettunen <bekett@uslink.net>
Date: Wed, 3 May 2000 22:55:11 -0500 (CDT)
I've seen just the type of homemade topper you are  thinking about, with a
pitched roof and everything.  It basically sat on the bed rails with a door
and flat face replacing the tailgate.  If I see it running around town
again, I'll try and get some pictures.  It was on an early 60's Chevy

The trailer hitch should be no problem for someone who can weld.  I would
make one up out of two 2"X 3/8" angles spaced about 2 ft apart spanning
between the frame rails with a 2 1/2  x 1/2" drawbar.  Bolt it into the
frame with big bolts (3/4" Minimum) and try not to use the bumper for
anything structural.  This should work OK for a light trailer.  I would
imagine some sort of universal drawbar receiver could be modified to fit
the frame for a heavier hitch.

6V bulbs on the trailer might be a problem.

BTW, your computer date and time did not survive Y2K.  The date on this
message was 4/30/95.  It tucked itself way out of the way on my list of
permanently saved messages.

Bruce Kettunen
57 3200
Mt. Iron, MN

>About two weeks ago somebody backed into my '49 3100.  They were kind
>enough to dent and bend my stainless rear bumper, but not kind enough to
>leave a message about it.  I only noticed it the other day when walking out
>of the bank, the sunlight hit the dent just right!  Well Saturday I took
>the bumper off, beat it with an old wooden baseball bat, and stood on it to
>straighten it out.  Wow!  It actually worked!  The bumper is straight again
>and the dent is almost invisible.  Well so much for my success story, now
>for the questions.  When I took the bumper off I realized that there are 5
>holes in the bumper.  The two on either end attach the bumper to the truck
>and the bumper gaurds to the bumper, but what is the 5th one in the middle
>for?  The bumper is too thin for this to be for a trailor hitch.  And the
>other question is, is there a way to attach a trailor hitch to these old
>trucks?  I use mine for picking up boxes of T-shirts for my business and
>the ability to haul my enclosed trailor would make things even better.  Now
>for the third and last question.  Has anyone ever seen and ole Chevy with
>an enclosed bed?  I'm thinking of putting a "Cottage" looking structure on
>my truck.  It would be mostly for shows, kind of a cute "Mother Goose" type
>cedar shingled thing.  I was wondering if anyone else had ever done this
>and if so could I get some plans for the project?  Thank guys for all the
>help in the past and in the future.  Good Trucking to all of you!
>John"Rock" Rockefeller
>"Eeyore" 1949 3100
>oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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