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Hot Rods 1928 ford closed cab pickup project

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hotrodgary, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. hotrodgary
    Joined: Apr 29, 2005
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  2. LTM75110
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    Looks good,Great stance.Can`t wait to see more..
     
  3. Yeah!, i'm diggin' the square truck beside it too!
     
  4. hotrodgary
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    I got my roof and all the cab side wood finished and done now.
    Made/modified my own door latches so there is a striker to keep the paint from scratching from the latch. also I recessed screws in all the wood instead of nails to make everything removable for paint, etc.
    And the seat is now modified, at pretty much made the back straight up and down, i will contour the foam to get a little back support, needed my ass as far back in the cab as possible for some leg room!
    Now I gotta build the seat frame/mount and then off to building the visor.
    -Gary
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    Flowmeister, Thanks the square body is my "beater"... 80' GMC, heres a pic of it also.
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  5. flatheadpete
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    from Burton, MI

    Lookin' good, Gary.
     
  6. hotrodgary
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  7. I am building the same truck. Is that a 4.3 chev v6? I am thinking the same so I don't touch the firewall and can still get condenser in front of rad.
    Are you going to run air?
    What is the front crossmember and is it 4 inch dropped axle? I want mine to sit like that.
    Front tire wheel size?

    Thanks
    Gordon
     
  8. denis4x4
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    I really like your top treatment. Here's my '29 CCPU extended cap. Some what of an illusion of a chop by flatening the roof DSC00006.JPG
     
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  9. Malcolm
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    Great looking pickup, Gary. You've definitely got the stance nailed!
     
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  10. hotrodgary
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    Yes its a 4.3 Chevy, and yes I have air on it. I had just enough room to make everything fit without cutting the firewall other than to make room for the distributor.
    It has a stock crossmember with a 4" drop axle, the front wheels are 15x5 with 145r15 tires.
    - Gary
     
  11. Dave Mc
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    Looks good , running a SBF in mine
     
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  12. hotrodgary
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    It's been awhile since I posted anything, been busy working on the truck! Got a lot done, chassis is done, I've fired the engine, the body and a few misc parts are painted.
    -Gary

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  13. The37Kid
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    That really looks nice, nice attention to detail on the top wood. Bob
     
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  14. 66gmc
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    Great color choice, the stance is spot on too. What size/brand are the rear tires?
     
  15. walter
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    Nice attention to detail! Great Job!!
     
  16. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    Beautiful work. Love the stance and the color looks great on the truck.
     
  17. hotrodgary
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    The rears are just roll arounds, they are oooold tires lol. They are 15x7 wheels and 235r15 tires.
    The ones I'm going to use are 15x8 wheels with 255/70 r15 tires.

    Thanks everyone for the kind words!
    -Gary
     
  18. badshifter
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    image.jpeg Awesome! You painted it the color I had planned on painting mine. Looks fantastic. Can you post a close-up of the doorlatch protector you made? I need to make one So I can take the tape off protecting my new paint!
     
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  19. hotrodgary
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    Well blue was one of my colors i considered haha!
    I don't have the door latches put back in yet, but i will once i get it together. Its basically just a strip of alum. wrapped around the edge... I will get a pic.
    Thanks,
    Gary
     
  20. Gary, the truck looks fantastic - love the stance and how the front tires tuck up into the crown of the fenders to really get it down there.
    Great job!
     
  21. hotrodgary
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    Some more updated pics... Getting closer!
    -Gary

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  22. The37Kid
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    Like the screens in the cowl vent, another nice detail item. Bob
     
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  23. Love the color, is that oem or custom? Screen is a nice detail.
     
  24. It's looking great! x 3 on the screen detail.
     
  25. hotrodgary
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    Thanks guys. The color is Brooklands Green, off of land/range rover.
    -Gary
     
  26. 31Apickup
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    Great looking truck. Like the screen idea also, don't know how many times I've ended up with a bee in the truck through those vents.
     
  27. hotrodgary
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    Well it's almost done! Should have it done for Columbus goodguys this coming weekend! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1467607283.660644.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1467607309.895485.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1467607325.797354.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1467607353.533897.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1467607370.317437.jpg
     
  28. The37Kid
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    Very nice, wheels look fine, not everyone needs red wires. Bob
     
  29. Looks so nice man!
     
  30. hotrodgary
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    Well got her all done, headed to goodguys Columbus! I haven't taken but a couple pics cuz I have been busy getting stuff done. I will get some more and post them up. Thanks for the good words everyone!
    -Gary
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