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Old 08-03-2010, 11:55 AM   #201
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Default Re: The "Keep on Truckin' " '34 Chevy Build

Nice work Mike! I need to start looking for some of that hat channel for the bottom of my bed too.
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:02 PM   #202
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Hey Mike,
I have a newb question, how did you make the lip on tunnel that butts up to the firwall? I need to learn so I can do mine in a couple months.
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Old 08-03-2010, 06:37 PM   #203
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Nice work Mike! I need to start looking for some of that hat channel for the bottom of my bed too.
Thanks! I found the hat channel at my local drywall supply house. They had a couple of different sizes available.

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Hey Mike,
I have a newb question, how did you make the lip on tunnel that butts up to the firwall? I need to learn so I can do mine in a couple months.
From one Newb to another , the lip was made with a tipping wheel on my sheetmetal machine. I'll look for a picture and post it up.

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As an aside ,as soon as I got the wood in , the lightbulbs right above burnt out. Perfect timing for a test! I didn't fall through, so Pass!
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Old 08-04-2010, 02:20 AM   #204
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Looks fantastic.
Is the wood in before the hat section was used and that is why the top of the rear cross member is still sticking through?
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:18 PM   #205
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Hey Mike,
I have a newb question, how did you make the lip on tunnel that butts up to the firwall? I need to learn so I can do mine in a couple months.
Here is a picture of the machine I used to "tip" the flange on the trans hump.
You basically run your piece through the machine and lift or tip up as it goes through. I had to do a little shrinking of the flange to get it to fit the firewall correctly.
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:11 AM   #206
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Looks fantastic.
Is the wood in before the hat section was used and that is why the top of the rear cross member is still sticking through?

Thanks G J. I looked through my pictures and appearently I didn't get any of the hat channel supports going in. It goes in first and basically sandwiches the wood between it and the bed strips.

As far as the crossmember is concerned. I used a Ford T piece that is high-arched in the hopes that I'll find a quick- change rear for cheap someday . I was trying to raise the bed floor as little as possible from stock, so that's why it peeks through. I will make a sheetmetal cover for it eventually.
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:36 AM   #207
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Thanks for the reply. Your plans are clear now and a shame on missing out on the photos of the hat section going in, but I know what it is like some times when you are on a roll.
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It will be coming apart shortly, so I will try to get some shots of the overlooked areas as it does.
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:52 PM   #209
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The bed looks great! What kind of hardwood do you think you'll use?
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:31 PM   #210
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The bed looks great! What kind of hardwood do you think you'll use?
Thanks B. E. While the wife and I were joking that I should use something exotic like Ipe with a Wengewood egg and dart boarder , I'll probably just use some white or red Oak.

I want to retain some utility and not make it too pretty.
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Here is a picture of the machine I used to "tip" the flange on the trans hump.
You basically run your piece through the machine and lift or tip up as it goes through. I had to do a little shrinking of the flange to get it to fit the firewall correctly.
thanks for the reply!!
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Old 08-15-2010, 03:46 PM   #212
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Lookin good, your engine makes me funny down low!
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Old 08-15-2010, 04:13 PM   #213
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Haha! Me too! Thanks Homie!
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Naw. The whole truck gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. Real nice job...John
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Thanks John!
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:52 PM   #216
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So, I didn't finish the truck in time for the Drags . Try as I might, there is just too much to do. As Ryan told me, there's always next year. Thanks Ryan.

Anyway, I think we're going to take the sedan. Hopefully it will make it as I've never driven it that far/long. If you see anything that looks like it might have fallen off a '54 Ford on your way to Joplin, pick it up for me would'ja?

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Old 08-24-2010, 04:01 PM   #217
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lookin good!!! how did the handles work out for you???
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Old 08-24-2010, 07:39 PM   #218
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Thanks Tom! The handles will work out fine. I gifted one to a friend in need building a '35. Everyone's happy!
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:01 PM   #219
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Loving this build mate, nice work!
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I'm the guy with the '35 that got one of the handles......Thanks again.
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