For years, it seems as though the street rod guys have had all the luck when it comes to the availability of reproduction bodies in both fiberglass and/or steel. All those lucky rodders had to do was open up a copy of STREET RODDER or ROD & CUSTOM and they’d find multiple sources for brand new Model A’s, Deuce roadsters and coupes, and countless other year and style reproduction bodies and body components. Over the last decade, we classic truckers have had access to a lot of reproduction parts and body repair panels but now we can share in the good fortune with the availability of brand-new, complete, all-steel ’47-54 Chevrolet 3100 cab assemblies from the craftsmen at Premier Street Rods of Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
Here we’re going to give you a glimpse of what goes into assembling one of their Real Deal Steel truck cabs. Premier Street Rods’ ’47-54 truck bodies are assembled at their factory in Arizona with 100-percent fresh 18-gauge steel. The quality and craftsmanship of these brand-new cabs surpass that of even the originals as they’ve used the best components, the most modern technology, and professional craftsmanship to ensure their cabs are the best available today. Each and every truck cab is manufactured one at a time using high-grade steel with modern welding techniques, and the individual sheetmetal components are completely EDP coated for superior rust prevention as well.
If your old cab is to the point of retirement, or you’ve just found an old barnyard survivor, instead of spending immense amounts of time doing body work yourself or paying upward of $100.00 an hour in labor time (not to mention the additional cost of material and repair parts) to a professional restoration shop, why not just replace it with a brand-new (higher quality) all-steel cab for the incredible price of $6,995.00? This is far less than you’d invest in a shaky old rust bucket. It seems to me that the choice is clear. That said, let’s take a look at one of these awesome cab assemblies going together.