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'33 Roller, First time out

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by banginona40, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. banginona40
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    Here are some pics. of my current project. I picked up the 1933 Ford pickup cab on ebay kind of by accident. This is the first time it has been outside so I can stand back and take a look. There is still a lot of work ahead, lowering the grille for one. The frame is a modified 1940 Ford that I had around along with the front axle, bones and spindles. The 8.8 is located with some leafs I removed from a trailer I had sitting in the back 40.
    I'm really trying to use up stuff I have around and keep it as low buck as possible. I do not have an engine yet but plan to use a QUAD 4 with a T-5.
    I have chopped the cab three inches and the bed is of unknown origin that I shortened up.
     

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  2. Master of None
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    Looking good, what are those rear leaf springs out of?
     
  3. sawbuck
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    from 06492 ct

    lookin good..keep us posted
     
  4. I like it.......Keep us posted
     
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  5. hudson hot rod
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    That's a really nice start! I love how much you chopped the cab, not too much, just right! Lookin' forward to see how it comes out!:cool:
     
  6. Veru good profile. I think you got it on the right track!
     
  7. HOT ROD BILL
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    Looks like a "Hot Rod" to me, great work!!!
     
  8. banginona40
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    A Few more pics. Tailgate is from an F-1, shortened and narrowed and a mid '40's GM dash.
    It is all mig welded together with a lot of hammer and dolly and shrinking disc work. The tie rod is made from 7/8" DOM that I bent to go behind the grille shell. the front frame rails are made from 2"X5" .125 rectangular tubing.
     

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  9. drchopper
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    AWESOME !!!! now I got to work on my junk ....
     
  10. captainjunk#2
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    i like it i cant wait for some more photos now lol
     
  11. gnichols
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    from Tampa, FL

    Nice start. I can't wait to see what you do with the Quad-4. Gary
     
  12. GaryB
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    bitchin, drop that grille shell like you said about 3" u gotit
     
  13. Yes, a great start...but only a 3 inch chop? C'mon...chop that bastage!
     

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  14. tb33anda3rd
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  15. Well thought out.................very cool!
    I just picked up a few ideas for my'34.
     
  16. brady1929
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  17. I like how your design is so well themed/thought out - nice metal work as well. The chop, stance, and the overall look is lookin' real sweet - looking forward to more progress ...
     
  18. hvychvy
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    Looks Great!!!Keep us updated.
     
  19. lawman
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    Very nice little truck !!! Tom (Tired Old Man)
     
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  21. TMunster
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    great start, will keep an eye out for it!
     
  22. 76cam
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    Man that thing is gonna be sweet.
     
  23. No_Respect
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    Looks Awesome a Quad four will be cool too!!!
     
  24. banginona40
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    I'm moving a bit slow on this project but have made a little progress. I found an adapter for the T-5 and the engine and transmission are in. I plan to use the gas tank from the donor vehicle, electric fuel pump and all. As I had to set the caster on the axle any way I decided to shorten up the wheel base by 4 inches at the same time. Now at 108". Also got the grille shell lowered to a more proportional location. Still quite a ways to go!!
     

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  25. Hdonlybob
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    Very nice build...and I really like that dash !!!
    (And here is why) :eek::D:)
    Looks just like mine..
    Good choice ...
    Cheers..
     

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  26. ss34coupe
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    You are making progress and that's the main thing. The 33 is looking good!
     
  27. triumph 1
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    Nice work, it looks great so far! I wish I could keep my garage as clean as yours :eek:
     
  28. jammersspeed
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    from herman mn.

    great looking little hot rod!
     
  29. tfeverfred
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    The engines not working for me, but it does look good with the way the build is going. Why the engine choice? Just because it was available or do you see some benefits in using the Quad?
     

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