Gosho brought in his 1955 Chevy truck for
bodywork and paint. As we progressed on cleaning up the bodywork
Gosho decided to go all out for a top quality body and paint. Steve
has been working his magic and cleaning up door and fenders gaps as
well as straightening out panels. When the bed was completed Gosho
picked up the bed parts to reassemble. We have replaced rocker
panel step plate, shaved the gas filler hole, straightened out the
rain gutters and the roof. We have reinforced a few places that were
ground down too far. The white circles are areas that need
additional metal added to strengthen the thinned metal or areas that
need special work done.
As the truck arrived at Intense
Round 1 bodyworking the bed and getting it painted
Here is the work performed on the bed. Bedsides and fender
mounts were straightened and smoothed. We painted, color sanded and
buffed all the parts. The owner completed reassembly of the bed.
After the metal work is done body filler is used to make
sure the panels are flat
Inside the bed is just as important as the outside
Bodywork done and in final primer.
Final bodywork being performed on the tailgate
The tailgate after being painted ready to be polished
Brad and Mario inspecting the painted panels.
We undercoated all the underside of the panels to protect
the metal as this truck will be a driver.
Round 2 the cab and the rest of the sheetmetal.
We did extensive metal work on the cab, doors,
fenders and cowl areas of the truck. There were areas where the
metal was paper thin. We replaced areas that had the structure
compromised, metal works all panels to where very little filler is
needed. There were additional holes used to mount panels and
we have filled those holes and fitted all panels in their factory
location. We did tighten up the panel gaps to give a much cleaner
Driver side Cowl and Door jam area
The extra hole to mount the front fender will be filled
We will be replacing this compromised metal
We will be metal working these holes that were for the stock
Passenger side Cowl and Door jam area
This area was beat down and didn't
line up correctly. We metal worked this back to the proper
Metal will be cleaned up and
replaced as needed
The rain gutter and roof
has been straightened
The passenger side door
gaps have been corrected and tightened
There is some extensive damage in the
footwell and rocker area of the body so we are replacing both
rocker panel with step plate
Here is the
replacement footwell and rocker area panel installed.
Front Fender work
Previous work done had burned through
the metal on some areas of the front fenders
We are filling in the extra holes
drilled to mount the front fenders.
A washer is being added to properly
secure the fender to the body.
There are many
areas that were burned through from over grinding. We will be
strengthening these areas and repairing the gaps created by the
Stretching out the mounting holes is not the proper way to fit a
panel. We will be repairing the stretched holes and fitting the
The truck is ready for primer. We have cleaned up the gaps and
filled and reinforced all the areas that were previously ground very
The gas door
hole is filled and metal worked.
Getting the gaps consistent while
still in metal
The raw metal areas are primered and
ready for the next round of bodywork. Our body shop started
blocking and sanding.
Body filler is being used to get the
area perfectly flat.
The roof and back of the cab are being bodyworked.
Intense Kustum, 7332 Deering Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91303, USA