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Projects 1949 Divco progress, it's been 8 yrs since I touched it..

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Littleman, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Littleman
    Joined: Aug 25, 2004
    Posts: 2,614

    Littleman
    Alliance Member
    from OHIO, USA

    Yes, I know it's no HotRod...........It does have 10'' slicks on it right now thou..ha ha ha and am willing to race anyone once it's done....I originally set this up for a Chevy 409.....I recently bought junk truck that had a semi rebuilt 454 in it. I had to re-do the engine mounts along w/ the trans mounts and picked up a oil pan made to fit a Big Block Chevy in a 55-57 Chevy...Long ago I grafted a 1955 Chevy front frame into the original Divco frame. I set up the rear w/ a 9'' Ford Posi w/ factory disc brakes, I have a fresh 3:55 posi third member to slide into it. I built this just pre all the chopper mania shows, back when I used the Iron cross allot...before it got so popular..I have not utilized one since. I have allot of work to do and allot of light rust to remove since it was sitting so long.

    Recently held a club meeting, most of the Slick Devils made it over and we started to square up the front end sheetmetal and rough in the hood and body lines, still needs tweeked and the mounts fabbed up front. Thanks guys for helping me out !

    I am trying to just get this thing done.....I built this thing w/ my mig welder. I bought my tig just before I stopped working on it and only made a few items that were my first tig weld attemps.....I am trying to not use the tig on it and just get it done and let allot of the details go by I would normally not allow now...It's kinda fun to just work and not worry about what I normally think about. It's amazing how I can slow myself down because I will only do something one way. I just need it safe, reliable and run on pump gas. This is my wifes and daughters favorite project.

    I just bolted on the headers that Don Moyer gave me.....I cleaned them up and since the small dings that they had can not be seen, I just left them...That's something I would not normally do....hell, I would make a set from scratch.....but what a time saver to just bolt these on and go !.....Thanks Don.....

    I have most everything to finish this project. From wiring harness to the gages ect....I really believe this unfinished project is part of the reason I have not finished my Coupe DDS. So here goes.......nothing fancy...Littleman

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    This what the floors look like when all in.....I need to clean them up since they have been sitting..

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  2. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
    Joined: Jun 6, 2007
    Posts: 2,744

    THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
    Member
    from FRENCHTOWN

    Lookin' good. Bring it out to Thompson for the Reunion.
     
  3. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,550

    the-rodster
    Member

    Cool!

    Keep us posted.

    Rich
     
  4. Cruiser
    Joined: May 29, 2006
    Posts: 2,240

    Cruiser
    Member

    The Divco may not be a hot rod or a custom car, but there cool and very unique. Good luck with the finishing of the coooooooooooooolest ride. :D

    CRUISER :cool:
     
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  5. truckncoupe
    Joined: Apr 4, 2009
    Posts: 1,427

    truckncoupe
    Member

    Love it ! Great looking truck!
     
  6. lorodz
    Joined: Jul 26, 2009
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    lorodz
    Member

    cant wait to see the end result of this build keep it up looks sick
     
  7. 49F1Jeff
    Joined: Oct 24, 2011
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    49F1Jeff
    Member
    from Oregon

    Depends on your idea of a Hot Rod. ;)

    I likey. :D
     
  8. Rudy J
    Joined: Sep 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,485

    Rudy J
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  9. fatluckys
    Joined: Jan 3, 2002
    Posts: 721

    fatluckys
    Member

    Nice! I always wanted a Divco shop truck.
     
  10. Cruiser
    Joined: May 29, 2006
    Posts: 2,240

    Cruiser
    Member

    It's just not a hot rod in the traditional sense, anything can be hot rodded and still not be a hot rod. It's just cool..........:D

    CRUISER :cool:
     
  11. that is so wicked! I would love to have one
     
  12. Redz Rodz
    Joined: Oct 4, 2002
    Posts: 490

    Redz Rodz
    Member

    man i can't belive it's been 8 years already ,i remember when the alum diamond plate was going in, thinking how cool is that !! you have done a lot since then the frame table,the little drag truck rebuilds,remodel the garage ,you even stared in your own tv show with jimmy shine as your co-star !!! can't wait to see the milk wagon work !! keep us posted !
     
  13. no mice just rats
    Joined: Aug 22, 2010
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    no mice just rats
    Member
    from missouri

    all you need is some fuel line and goggles
     
  14. Mark Hinds
    Joined: Feb 20, 2009
    Posts: 544

    Mark Hinds
    Member
    from pomona ca

    A big block chevy, hell I would never have caught the milk man with one of those in it. The deck plate looks great. Don't give up keep working until u drive it. You have something special..
     
  15. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
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    40Standard
    Member
    from Indy

    looking good, let's see some more pics
     
  16. monkeyspunk79
    Joined: Jan 2, 2011
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    monkeyspunk79
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    Right on, that diamond plate flooring is slick! Good luck making her come back to life.
     
  17. Mopar Jack
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
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    Mopar Jack
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    Freaking awsome......
     
  18. fauj
    Joined: Jun 25, 2009
    Posts: 694

    fauj
    Member
    1. 57-60 Ford F100s

    Divco's are awesome and I especially like this one. Very cool! Get to work!
     
  19. Willy301
    Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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    Willy301
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    Looking good, Littleman. I wish I had as much talent. Unfortunately, I did inherit the one way gene, so my project is soooooo sloooowww.... Glad your buddies were there to help you out too!
     
  20. Toner283
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  21. Littleman
    Joined: Aug 25, 2004
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    Littleman
    Alliance Member
    from OHIO, USA

    Some pics of what it looked like when I brought it home.....Dave

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    With the Mustang seats in it...

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  22. Cutlassboy68
    Joined: Dec 3, 2011
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    Cutlassboy68
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    from Boone, Nc

    Gotta put the ice cream music back on it... Where are the pedals at?

    WOW what a difference
     
  23. 62dartman
    Joined: Feb 24, 2010
    Posts: 174

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    Awesome truck man!!! Love the stance. I see a couple of cherry bombs peekin out too. Good luck with it!! Updates!!!
     
  24. 62dartman
    Joined: Feb 24, 2010
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    Wow, just saw the before pics!!!! Good job man!!!
     
  25. Kona Cruisers
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 1,072

    Kona Cruisers
    Member

    Well Dave you build some awesome cars. I think you and a Divco is fonna be sweet!!!

    You gotta put that swoopy Littleman logo you have on the side!!!
     
  26. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,530

    GaryB
    Member
    from Reno,nv

    one sweet lil van,gotta watch this one
     
  27. Jim Dieter
    Joined: Jun 27, 2008
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    Jim Dieter
    Member
    from Joliet

    My favorite little Divco...It's going to be fun to watch the progress.
     
  28. Littleman
    Joined: Aug 25, 2004
    Posts: 2,614

    Littleman
    Alliance Member
    from OHIO, USA

    Like I said...I used the Iron Cross before the super over used craze ...Ha ha ha....I was going to replace them....but screw it...they stay........I carved out the corner of the dog house for the fun pedal, my heal rests on the bottom flat and you can see the brake ...........Littleman

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  29. bobbleed
    Joined: May 11, 2001
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    bobbleed
    Member
    from Awesome

    I miss the little man!
     
  30. studeboy
    Joined: Feb 12, 2003
    Posts: 539

    studeboy
    Member

    Funny you should post this as I was just thinking the other day about guys that were here when I first joined that seem to have disappeared. Great to see you posting again.

    The Divco looks awesome. You might have to wear shades to drive it the floor could blind you :D The roadster looks great too. Do you have any more pics of the mockup other than the 3/4 rear shot on your site?

    BTW your link for Tshirts seems to be dead. Are shirts available?
     

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