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Projects 34 drag truck build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mat Thrasher, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. Mat Thrasher
    Joined: Nov 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,157

    Mat Thrasher

    Update 9-12

    I got some more progress done on the 34. I'm halfway to a roller. The rear end and axles are done. I made the radiator mounts. While waiting for the housing ends to be welded on and the axles to come in, I got some more patching done on the back panel of the cab. Now I need to get my front wheels machined to accept the bearings and do the finish work on the front suspension.Then I can officially call it a roller. I'm off to Summit today to get my header flanges and u-bends to start my headers. Anyway here's a couple of pics.


    I know my front spring is too long that's also on the front suspension to do list.

  2. Antny
    Joined: Aug 19, 2009
    Posts: 1,071

    from Noo Yawk

    I just wet my pants! Let me know when that truck is done and for sale. I WANTZ EET!!!! :D
  3. Mack81
    Joined: Nov 11, 2007
    Posts: 47

    from Tennessee

    Wow! I love it! Perfect build man. I like your welding table too I wonder how many guys it took to haul that thing in lol.
  4. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755


    That is looking cool, very nice!
  5. senior fried
    Joined: Jul 17, 2007
    Posts: 1,032

    senior fried

    That truck is awesome, looks like you need to be Hamb Drags bound 2010 !
  6. very nice work. that last picture sells it for me
  7. 60'shotrod
    Joined: Nov 18, 2007
    Posts: 2,913


    Fuckin' Outstanding, your Truck is gonna kick ass BIG time!It will be nie to see you post some U-tube videos of it running once you've finished it, sure is gonna be a HELL of a handfull, GREAT!

  8. Mat Thrasher
    Joined: Nov 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,157

    Mat Thrasher

    Thanks guys, I would love to go HAMB drags next year. I don't know if will be track ready next year but street ready for sure. I forgot to say I got the finish welding done on the chassis.

    I forgot to take a pic of it right side up.
  9. Hot Rod Bob
    Joined: Mar 21, 2007
    Posts: 1,146

    Hot Rod Bob
    from T-ville Ky

    You have a really good eye for building,proportioning is everything and you nailed it my friend!!! Can't wait to see more.
  10. wlspdshop
    Joined: Jun 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,585

    from Missouri

    Just beautiful!!!!
  11. M.Edell
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
    Posts: 4,157


    Bitchin Truck!
  12. Big Blue Car
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 187

    Big Blue Car
    from Orlando FL

    The truck looks good. I thave been on the fence on how to build my 33 and this is simmilar to one of my ideas. Look forward to more progress and a running truck. I have to see the cage in when you get it gone.

    Keep up the good work.
  13. FlynBrian
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Posts: 759


    Wicked stance, with a 582cu that should be called "The Ruler"
    Awesome Job!!!
  14. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 5,884


    This thing is pretty wild. Great work.
  15. Mat Thrasher
    Joined: Nov 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,157

    Mat Thrasher

    I've been talking to the chassis builder who is going to be building the cage. He swears to me that we tuck the cage right up to the sheet metal and make it cert. Right now with the seat about 2" of the floor I don't seem to be too cramped. It should be at his shop in about a month or two so I will keep this thread up to date. I just want to give credit to Jeff Norwel for the Diamond Deuce and Littleman"s A pickup because both of those trucks are a big influence on mine.
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2009
  16. Just Damn Kool, nothing else to say!!!!!!
  17. 4speedman
    Joined: Mar 10, 2005
    Posts: 114


    very cool! more IS better!!
  18. torchmann
    Joined: Feb 26, 2009
    Posts: 787

    from Omaha, Ne

    How bout a pic of it getting sideways doing a burnout with the caption "slide rules"
  19. HotRod33
    Joined: Oct 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,372

    from MO

    It is looking better everyday,,,, Awesome....
  20. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,599

    from California

    Very cool how much is the chop.
  21. Mat Thrasher
    Joined: Nov 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,157

    Mat Thrasher

    Just a touch under 6".
  22. tmacracin
    Joined: Aug 23, 2007
    Posts: 825


    Nice work!!!!!
  23. Southfork
    Joined: Dec 15, 2001
    Posts: 1,464


    Great project! Thanks for all the pics and the description of what you've been doing. This will inspire others to get going on their pickups --- me included.
  24. DMFB
    Joined: May 22, 2009
    Posts: 545


    This truck is gonna be bad ass. Looks tough as nails sitting there.
  25. tmacracin
    Joined: Aug 23, 2007
    Posts: 825


    Got any updates?
  26. Mat Thrasher
    Joined: Nov 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,157

    Mat Thrasher

    I can do a small update. I'm waiting for a friend of mine to machine my front wheels to fit the spindles.So while I'm waiting for my wheels I started on my headers. They're just tacked still need to finish welding.


  27. Damn Sam! Those look great.
  28. Looking good Matt...your ahead of your old car now:eek:
  29. Mat Thrasher
    Joined: Nov 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,157

    Mat Thrasher

    Thanks Don, I can't believe how much quicker the truck is coming together. I hope to see you at Thompson next year. The goal right now is to drive to the Gasser Reunion.
  30. Littleman
    Joined: Aug 25, 2004
    Posts: 2,619

    Alliance Member
    from OHIO, USA

    They look real nice !!!.....Littleman

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