There is a saying within the restoration and DIY community that it’s the last five percent of your project that takes 95 percent of your time. Davin hit the thick of this phase on our 1950 Chevy truck project, which means it’s time to buckle down and power through the home stretch.
With some focus and prep work it’s possible to cross off a lot to-do list items in short order. In just two days, Davin knocks out the final dozen or so needs for the Chevy 3600 pickup’s interior. Items like the dome light, speedometer cable, and glove box latch are prime “feel good projects.” If you need a pick-me-up, a task you can complete in just a few minutes gives you that feeling of progress and accomplishment. Keep knocking out all those little projects and before you know it, the whole thing is done.
While Davin certainly has more small things to wrap up, the next episode of Redline Update—in which we reinstall the front sheetmetal—is shaping up to be a big one. This truck hasn’t looked like a pickup since the engine was removed for the Redline Rebuild process. If you want to see that front end reassembly and eventual first drive, be sure to subscribe to Hagerty’s Youtube channel to receive updates with each video that goes live.