BangShift.com Halfass Kustoms 1955 Chevrolet NAPCO 4×4 Project: Painting The Bed To Match The Cab’s Patina, And Fixing The Winch!
Halfass Kustoms 1955 Chevrolet NAPCO 4×4 Project: Painting The Bed To Match The Cab’s Patina, And Fixing The Winch!
In this latest installment of the NAPCO Clone build, Brent has painting to do on the bed to try and make it match up with the cab. This is going to take some technique and some trial and error to get these two parts to look like each other even though they never were on a truck together before. And he tries to put a winch together that he’s never worked on before. It’s not pretty, but ultimately it works! If you have missed any of the previous installments on this build, use the link below!
NAPCO was a company that built 4-wheel drive conversion parts for domestic trucks and was founded in 1918. Although they made parts for Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, and Studebaker trucks, they are most well known for building parts for Chevrolet and GMC trucks. Starting in 1942 they offered full conversion kits that you could buy and have delivered so that you, or your local dealer, could do the conversion. In 1956 GM actually offered NAPCO conversion from the factory so you could order it and pick one up at your dealership. They are fairly rare to find now as many lived rough lives, but lots of folks want them. One such person is Brent from Halfass Kustoms who doesn’t care about having a real one, just something that looks like one but works better. Here’s what he’s going to do.
He’s got a 1955 Chevrolet pickup that he is going to swap to a fleetside bed, swap it onto another chassis, and then make it into a nice driver that has the right look and feel. It’s not that Brent doesn’t already have good trucks, but none of them are a handy single cab and that means this one is going to fit the bill and be useful.
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Part 23 of our 1955 Chevy Napco clone build. In this video go though the winch that I got from Franks Garage and get it installed on the pickup. We then get sidetracked and start doing a quick patina paint job on the box to try and match the cab.
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