The Jalopy Journal
Only one by my count...
But you are correct. My truck has been deemed too big, despite being initially accepted here on the HAMB. There will be no...
Thanks, corncobcoupe...and everyone else who helped explain things. I understand now. I guess I never viewed my truck as being that big, despite...
And yet my thread which was specifically about stock wheels was deleted.
I'm just trying to understand everything.
So to be traditional, you must first customize beyond traditional...trading stock "big-inch" wheels for aftermarket little ones.
I did, but not new style 20s or low profiles.
Stock split rim 20s on my 49 2 ton Dually.
Stock trucks not accepted. Understood.
I will pull all of my truck threads.
I should probably yank the Merc too, since it has a camaro front...
You'd think members would be afforded the courtesy of a private message or notification when their threads are deleted... Especially one focused...
I'll crawl under this weekend and see.
The weather hasn't been good enough to crawl under and measure. I don't really NEED power brakes...ill just be toodling around...
I've been looking at ones like this.
The original master cylinder is toast, no original booster.
I've been looking at brake booster setups that fit in the stock position, and they all seem to say "for automatic transmissions".
Preparing the Merc for top removal!!!
This one is mechanically sound, but I might be interested in carbs or covers if you have any.
It was a tow truck in a wrecking yard in Henderson.
I have. I like them. They are just out of my budget right now. Maybe I'll see if I can make one.
The shot in post 9 is after the paint work. I worked hard for a realistic weathered look.
This will continue to be a work truck. It's not a show...
I'm building the way I envision it.
I'm not trying for the naughty double R, but if the mods deem it so and want to delete the thread, I'll...
That's exactly what it was.
And I usually prefer flawless paint jobs, but the body is so trashed on this and the paint was so poor that I chose...
Hung the fuel kegs with rubber straps to get an idea of placement. They'll be mounted soon with steel brackets.
Passenger side will have...
Colorblended/weathered the paint.
Plan on coming back in with more detailed distressing soon.
Pics will be in my "49 Chevy 2 ton wrecker build" thread.
The exhaust will each have its own individual pipe from the head, and will exit through the top of the left fender as tiny stacks.
It wasn't the triples that concerned me as much as the side drafts.
Looks like my hood ornament is off of a 52 Caddy.
Yeah, Joe...I think that might be the way to go. Vertical carbs shouldn't have any fitment issues like the horizontal ones.
Got it home and started with the first step of my color change. The previous owners choice was too much green.
The end result will be a weathered...
I also did some measurements, and it looks like the rear carb would collide with my steering
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