1946 Cab Over Engine

1946 Cab Over Engine

We acquired the 1946 Chevrolet COE in Phoenix.  It was brought into the shop and sat on jack stands, put rims under the fender wells and a dually differential behind it for visual mock up.  Once we determined size we constructed, in house, a 2x6 tubular frame with complete 4 link setup for the disc brake differential.  We then moved to the front and modified the GM disc brake series 30 front end to work with airbag system. A 90 degree master cylinder and power booster were installed to run the brake system. The bag system is computerized from the driver's compartment.  The drive train is a Chevrolet 454 400 turbo transmission.  We home built fuel cell to fit above the rails.  The air compressor is actually a converted air conditioning pump which fills the air tank which is located next to the fuel cell.  The cab mounting was completely modified.  The steering is a 1995 Chevrolet Suburban rack and pinion.  It has an aluminum radiator with a thermally actuated electric fan system.  All 6 of the rims are Alcoa 22.5 semi trailer rims with adapters, which have been indexed to fit 22 inch Z rated automobile tires.  We left the body as original as possible.  The color is a red Sherwin William's primer, in an attempt to go with a rat rod look.  A painless 22 circuit electrical wiring harness was installed.  A set of stacks were fabricated to embellish the rat rod look.  Along with peep rear view mirrors and Sparco seats.  It was presented as Randolph the Red Nosed Cabover at the 2014 Casa Grande Electric Light Parade and sold at 2015 Barrett-Jackson auction.

Completed Date

28 December 2015


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