Travis' truck has come along way since he first started working at IF.  As his fabrication skills have improved, so has his desire to have one of the lowest, most unique trucks around.  We will continually update this page as his truck is slowly completed. He should have the truck completed and full show worthy by the 2002 show season.

Travis's truck looking foolish next to Louis's prostreet.  Time to fix that problem. Truck disassembled with front framework being done.  Also beginning to shave firewall. Firewall smooth and framework completed.  Motor installation is next on the list. Travis cutting off the rear of the truck's frame with his favorite tool.............Sawzall. Rear Frame is out, see it leaning against the wall.
New frame rails in place.  Airbag mounts completed and new 2-link bars are bolted in. Check out the massive notch.  And Yes......this truck uses every inch of it. Stock height floor.  Transmission hump needed to be modified.  This truck has it's rockers cut off to the door. Final assembly completed. Assembled.  Laying door, tucking lots of rim.
Starting on the rear of the bed. Extensive amount of metal work.  We enjoy combining heavy modifications with the use of factory parts and factory look. Travis grinding late into the night. Rear is completed and bodywork has begun.Final prep work is complete.  We have the bed sanded down and bodyworked for Line-X.   Spending time on the bodywork makes the final product look that much better when it's Line-X'd.
Fresh Line-X.  It looks killer and is one of our favorite bed finishes. Travis trying to show Fonze who's lower.  Travis's '70 has about one inch on Fonze's chopped '65 Chevy.

Travis's completed truck.  Driven and railed daily.

 

Travis' 70 Chevy looks cool and rails killer, but it could use a few more inches out of it for the correct proportions and shape.  2 inches out of the top is conservative but will probably look the best for this truck. Travis and Cary discussing the master plan for top shortening.
Interior and glass removed, ready for layout.   Taking initial measurements for cleaning and grinding. Truck's paint is cleaned and removed for work. Cary is holding the freshly cut door pillar and figuring the roof  work. Fonze beginning the cuts on the roof of the truck. Pillars are always tricky to cut out.
More cutting and metal removal. Fonze cutting away.  Notice metal braces inside cab to help located the cab and keep it from spreading or moving when the roof is removed.   Removing the top is the best part of the whole job. End of the first part of the project.  Now it's time to reassemble.

  

  Travis' roof back in place and welded up. Truck looks much better with 2 inches removed. Cab will look factory inside and out when done. The factory should have built them this way, it would have saved us a lot of work.
  Close up of fresh chop top. Travis checking the height.  Probably the most important item when building a truck. More pictures coming soon. The truck is in bodywork and will be painted custom in the next few months.  
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Pictures of the truck with it's lower stance.   This may be the lowest 70's Chevy out there.   Travis and Fonze decided to lay back the hood to change the look of the truck slightly.
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  Here Travis slowly tack welds the hood back together.     The hood is moving along.  
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  All the final welding is done as all the gaps are filled in.   Grinding the hood down and smoothing it prior to bodywork. Slowly filling the modified area in.
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Multiple coats of body filler are applied.

 

Last coat are completed.

Hood all roughed in and sanded down.  The new angle is clearly visible in this profile photo.

Getting ready to fill up the rain gutters.

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Tacking in the pieces.

 

This is an idea we had to clean up the rain gutter look without removing them.

 

We don't know how the final product will turn out but Travis is giving it a shot.

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Front gutters are shortened then capped.

 

 

 

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After final welding, the grinding begins.

 

The hood and gutter in primer.

 

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  This modification still needs lots of work.  At this point it's very rough. Travis showing off his most recent ticket. Busted.
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  Fonze using the situation as a photo op. 2 pages of violations this time.   Travis at 2002 Resolutions truck run.
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  Travis will be removing the factory latches.   New bear claw latches installed.  
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  Travis testing out a belt driven compressor. Soon to be available to our customers.    
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