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Hot Rods 29 RPU- "Street/Strip" B/SR Build - Marty Strode

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Marty Strode, Dec 19, 2019.

  1. Johnny99
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    A wee bit of inspiration! This will be fun to watch.

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  2. 31Apickup
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    Look forward to this build, plus your workmanship is incredible.
     
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  3. Marty Strode
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    Today I got the rear frame section squared and tack welded in place. After tack welding the front engine mounts in, I have a 327 block, along with a Mcleod scattershield dug out and plan to install the engine/trans combo tomorrow. IMG_3716.JPG IMG_3717.JPG IMG_3719.JPG IMG_3721.JPG
     
  4. Blues4U
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    Oh, I'm in for this ride! Thanks for starting the thread Marty!
     
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  5. The thing is Marty, the wood in the bed rails sits on the frame rails. What happens at the kick up?
     
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  6. I'm in for a technical drag car build with time slips, yes sir !
     
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  7. loudbang
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    Going along for the wild ride. I really like your build threads.
     
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  8. GearheadsQCE
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    Marty,
    That's a TruTrac style. Could have been made by a variety of manufacturers. Are there any markings anywhere on it?

    A Torsen Gleason looks like this:
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  9. My gosh!! Came here linked by my friend @elgringo71... I'm suscribed! Thanks for sharing this build thread... We always talked with him about all the talented guys over The Hamb. Wish I had some speed/performance drag parts down here in Argentina!!! Don't cry for me Argentina

    Going further with the rear axle theme... I read.. back in the day 1 1/2 ton truck would be useful to build a drag banjo.

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  10. bowie
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    I think it’s a 3/4 ton unit, that was used.
     
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  12. elgringo71
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    I’m really looking forward to seeing this Pickup come together. It’s obvious that you have been collecting parts for a while and the build style is my favorite. I always liked Don Lowe’s Pickup. It’s a perfect combination of show and go.
     
  13. Marty Strode
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    I think you mean Dean Lowe !
     
  14. elgringo71
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    @Marty Strode
    Yes I Do, sometimes auto correct and small letters on a cellphone are not your friend.
     
  15. john potter
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    Hey Marty- This is going to be Good. I will bring you some flap disc's.
     
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  16. Marty Strode
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    Dean,
    From the bottom of the wood floor, to the bottom of the wood that sits on the frame rails, the measurement is 4-1/2". That should allow 1/2" gap over the top of the rail extensions. I hope I am not missing something. IMG_3728.JPG IMG_3734.JPG
     
  17. Marty Strode
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    Today,
    I was able to couple up the engine block to the transmission, and add a few goodies for inspiration. The last time I shifted that 4-speed was in the white Boss 302 powered roadster shown, 1975 ! IMG_3726.JPG IMG_3730.JPG IMG_3733.JPG 2012-08-22 110155.jpg
     
  18. If you measured it, I'm sure the bed wood will be fine Marty.

    Love those Hilborns on an RPU!!
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  19. Marty Strode
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    Bowie is correct, the basis for Championship quickchange rears evolved from the 3/4 ton Timken truck axle that was used in 1939 and up Fords and Studebakers. The wide 5 hubs (Shown) were 39-41 Ford as near as I know. P1010156.JPG
     
  20. Marty Strode
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    Dean, your injector stacks look like 6", mine are 10", I will be looking for some 6's or 8's. Do you have any closeup shots showing the pocket in your firewall to clear the mag ?
     
  21. Thanks for the education Marty... The wide five wheels were 18" tall in trucks?
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  22. Stogy
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    Wowie another early gift before Ho Ho Ho...thanks for sharing this...another front row seat Hamb adventure...Ho Yeah
     
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  23. This is the best shot of the firewall I have Marty.

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  24. loudbang
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    A bit BIGGER :)

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  25. alanp561
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    Really like how you're getting started but I've got a question. Looking at the pic of the rear ends hanging on the wall, how are the spring perches attached? I can't get in close enough to see it. Are they welded directly to the axle tubes?
    Alan
     
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  26. j hansen
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    Ohhh,I like this.Subscribed.I got my beers and snacks ready! Skärmavbild 2019-12-23 kl. 14.09.08.png
     
  27. Tim
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    I see it often on Instagram so I’m sure the current owner would be easy enough to get ahold of if you really wanted a good look. I’d snoop further but I’m off IG and Facebook for a while. Hope the videos are helpful
     
  28. Marty Strode
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    Alan,
    The housings are '37-'40 with the stock spring hanger in place. I wanted to retain the spring stretch of v-8 rear axle. The width of a v-8 banjo is 3-3/4" vs 4-3/8" for the Championship, and the thickness of the side plate adapters is 1-1/4. My old friend Lonnie Gilbertson narrowed each housing 1-9/16" to compensate for the width, and pruned off the bearing snouts to fit the bolt on floater spindles. Thanks for your interest. IMG_3738.JPG
     
  29. Marty Strode
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    Bruce, The only markings I found were engraved on the center barrel, LG333R, I know the L &R designate right and left. Is a TruTrac similar to a Dan Press Gold Trac ? BTW, did you notice you and Swade41 share the same Avatar, hard to miss ! IMG_3739.JPG
     
  30. Hello Marty ! Hello Dean !
    ... & hello to everyone else !!

    What a present this is ... for us here. Love it, of course. :)

    Merry HAMB-mas !!
    Happy HAMB-akuh !!
    HAMB-zaa !!
     
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