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1948 Chevy Truck - frame build up

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Yaril, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Yaril
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    well, yet another AD Truck coming through the shop. this one is a real deal 48. lots of neat differences on the older trucks. the complete truck is about rust free, however we will be focusing on the frame build only, for now. the goal is to build a very clean frame using a mustang II front end and 4-link rear on air bags.

    keep your eyes on this one for updates. parts have been ordered and expected to arrive next week, in the mean time i striped the frame and its scheduled to get blasted on Monday. till then...

    stock frame:
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    body removed and in transit for storage:
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    frame stripped and all unnecessary brackets removed:
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    awaiting sandblasting:
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  2. the-rodster
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    You the AD guru of FLA now ? :)

    Rich
     
  3. whid
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    if he aint, he ought to be.........dave
     
  4. Salty
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    sweet, i'll be keepin an eye on this one....

    Not to pimp my build thread, but seems I been working onna frame up AD project as well....I look forward to seeing your ideas.
     
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  5. 47Ford - 1.5Ton
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    See my build thread if you need any tips or for reference...... pretty similar but on a bigger 1.5 ton scale....... (air suspension, 4 link etc.....)

    Good luck and I'll be happy to answer some questions if you have em....

    ~47 Ford
     
  6. billys54
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    nice start so far.
     
  7. Yaril
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    looking good Salty!

    yesterday we picked up the frame from the sandblaster, it came out great. very minimal pitting. coincidentally that afternoon i received 6 boxes from California! needless to say i could not resist starting the work on the frame, so we gave it a light self etching primer coat to protect it from the many finger prints and Florida humidity. later that night we boxed in the front of the frame installed the cross-member and top hats. going to finish welding a few things today on it and notch the frame for the rack and pinion.

    there were 5 AD trucks present at my shop last night, in all different stages from my daily, to a bone stocker, the finished GMC, the s-10 subframed one and this bare frame.

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  8. JeffreyJames
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    You do top notch work bro.
     
  9. Yaril
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    thank you J!

    between yesterday and today i was able to wrap up the fabrication work on the front end and mock everything up.

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  10. Trucked Up
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    You've got my attention.........................:D
     
  11. captainjunk#2
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    nice fabrication neat welds and i really dig the green on those rims ,
     
  12. hotdamn
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    off to a good start!!!
     
  13. Mr48chev
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    Mine too! nice work.
     
  14. pipty6
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    Keep up the good job Tyler, I like to see your works in progress.
     
  15. And me!! ;)
     
  16. Yaril
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    thanks guys! i want to keep the momentum going on this project, being that the goal is a finished frame then we can take a break and worry about he body.


    so last night the focus was on getting the rear end under the frame and still having the frame flat out. so my pal started off by triming the leaf brackets off the rear end and i worked on notching the frame so the rear end fits under it with tires and all.

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    this frame is going to be smoothed out and nice looking so we are smoothing out some welds before body working the frame...

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    running boards still flat on the floor

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  17. low-n-slo54
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    i'm diggin on that green. is that hok limetime green?
     
  18. hotdamn
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    is the truck in the back ground on an s-10 frame?
     
  19. Yaril
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  20. Tin Can
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    Looks awsome , those are some nice lookin welds on there
     
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  22. Yaril
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    completed the triangulated 4-link last week but forgot to post pics of it. also got the metal to fully box the frame and ordered sbc mounts and trans mount along with frame power brake system. i am hoping that soon the fabrication work will be done on this frame...

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  23. jagrod
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    Hey Yaril, you do great work. I am now totally hooked on AD trucks. I am wondering about your opinion on power steering versus manual steering on these trucks. I see you are doing this one with power steering while your Ozzy truck was manual. I have a pair of super clean rust free AD's; a 1950 3 window 1 Ton and a 1953 5 window 1 Ton. I am planning to do the 1950 with a Mustang II IFS and I am wondering if I should go manual or power on the rack. How did your manual rack work out? thanks
     

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  24. nailheadroadster
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    Looks like you gots sum-a dem dare skillz!!! Great lookin work Tyler!! Still got the Buick?
     
  25. slik
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    love this thread! great work. you got me hanging on for more updates.
     
  26. oldcarfart
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    I do not miss Florida humidity at all, I moved to the upstate of SC from Jacksonville, FL. totally different world. Who is the mfg. of the mustang II clip being used here? TIA!
     
  27. abnscout5w
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    I also have a 1948 Chevy Truck and I am looking for a c-notch kit where did you get yours from? Or better yet what are the measurements for it?<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
     
  28. Yaril
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    honestly, there is nothing like power steering. even with r/p as an upgrade to the old box it will still require a bit of work with out the assist of the pump. id say add it, most MII kits offer a power rack for no extra charge, then you need the pump, braket and hoses. i think its worth it.

    still got the 51 will never sell it! i just bought a 59 that is also a keeper :D

    owner just informed me that as soon as he returns from his Cali trip bout 10 days, the frame is coming back to me. we will finish all the fab work on it, ill be sure to update with pics.

    when i c-notch i always follow the same idea, the goal is to lay the frame or body on the ground so...

    get your rear end of choice and mount your wheels and tires of choice.
    set your frame or body on the "ground".
    measure your rear end axle tubes at the top from the ground.
    your notch will need to be this measurement or more so you can put the rear end under the car or truck and still have the body or frame on the "ground".

    i typically use suicide-doors universal notch kit or any other like it, i believe Alex Gambino also sells kits and i trim to my application.

    hope that helps!
     
  29. Dallas
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    Any updates?
     
  30. forty9_slownlow
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    from mia fl

    +1...
     

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