Slammed to the ground and running a LS under the hood, this 1947 Chevy stand on the top in a long line of panel trucks.When you find your true passion, you stick with it. For Brent Wagner, owner of this gorgeous ’47 Chevy panel truck, that’s never been a problem. Once he realized he had an affinity for Advance Design Chevy vehicles ranging from 1947 to early 1955, he never looked back. He purchased a number of Advance Design Chevy projects throughout the years and with each new build aimed to improve upon his past designs. When the ’47 panel hit the market, Brent accepted the challenge, but not before turning what a friend suggested was a good beater or driver project into something actually worth building.
Picked up in Ohio by a friend, this particular panel was one for the books, and not in a good way. Once Brent got his hands on the truck, he quickly realized that every removable panel on it was rotted through, the lower rockers were missing about 12 inches of metal, and everything from the grille and hood to all four doors and the fenders were beyond repair. While this may have stopped the project dead in its tracks for most people, Brent pushed through (after the initial shock wore off), first contacting Classic Parts of America for all of the parts he needed and then contacting his good friend Jimmy Beasley to help him make a masterpiece out of the mess he had on his hands.
The panel truck is proof that a salvaged Advanced Design Chevy can be transformed with the right amount of skill and dedication. You don’t want to miss the video below.