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Projects '34 Ford Truck, Hay Hauler to Hot Rod(Done!)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 3dnsouth, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. For "just a guy learning and trying stuff in his garage" you sure know how to make the rest of us look like bumbling idiots. Amazing, work brother, I can't wait to set my greasy Levis on that nice white seat.
  2. Carl5Coupe
    Joined: Oct 31, 2010
    Posts: 601

    from Buford Ga

    Hey Tim, I missed the ride up last weekend so I didn't get to see the truck in person. It sure is looking nice brother. What ya been doing on it lately?
  3. Primered Forever
    Joined: Jul 7, 2008
    Posts: 296

    Primered Forever
    from Joplin,MO

    Looks great Tim!!!!
  4. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 6,147

    anthony myrick

    dang that truck is sexy!!!
  5. StrickV8
    Joined: Dec 20, 2005
    Posts: 1,006


    Is the '34 Truck debuting this year at the Lone Star Roundup? Always wanted to go...this would be a good excuse!
  6. Gr8laker
    Joined: Sep 15, 2011
    Posts: 58

    from Michigan

  7. Bump for May :rolleyes: April went home.
  8. The 39 guy
    Joined: Nov 5, 2010
    Posts: 2,875

    The 39 guy

    Well there goes another hour and half well spent. Just found your build thread and couldn't stop reading it until I made it through page 8. Like everyone else that has been following your great build thread and enjoying the results of your labors I want to see the finished product.

    Your skill set is high level and your presentation of your work has been top notch too. Thanks for sharing the build with us.
  9. bengeltiger
    Joined: Mar 3, 2012
    Posts: 469


    Late to the party again. :(
    Great job. Like that you're doing so much of it yourself. Subscribed to finish the ride.
  10. Thanks a bunch fellas! I do need to post some more pics, will do shortly.
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  11. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    shortly was 12 days ago ;)
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  12. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,364


    Awesome interior work.
  13. Sorry Larry......yup, the postin' slacker is back. Just not a ton of earth shaking pics to post, lotta time consuming 'stuff'.

    So before I could make the kick panels, I figure I really need my floor covering in so the panel length would be right. Searched for a good while for some rubber type mat to install, but to no avail. Just didn't see anything that would work good. When I would find something I liked, it wouldn't come in a wide enough size. SO.....I broke down and gave into the idea of carpet. I really didn't want this thing to be 'streetroddy', goes some black carpet. THEN the carpet search goes on....there's black and then there's BLACK. Ya know, it's gotta be what your looking for or you won't have your heart into it when you're installin'. Too many dang choices.

    I put a layer of heat insulation on top of the dynamat, what the hey, can't hurt. Make a cardboard pattern, that's where it all starts.
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  14. Ahh, it posted. Gotta remember how to do this posting thing.

    ANYWHO....It's the little stuff that bugs the crap outta ya and makes ya scratch your head. How to kill off the edge of the carpet at the door opening. You never really thing about this stuff when you're gandering at other hot rods, at least I didn't. Do an angle piece from stainless, just glue it down, aluminum piece, etc. So, a tip from my buddy Chad...cut strip of vinyl, flip it on it's back, sew it to the carpet edge from the top, wrap it around, glue it or staple it ( I glued it since there was no board in this application). It comes out pretty neat, feel free to use it some time. Also used it on the fuse panel cover and the bottom of the firewall cover.

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    Here's a shot of the firewall cover in place. Hard to get a good pic.

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    Fabbed up some boots and got it all squared away. Doesn't look like much time involved, but when ya don't know what yer doin'...... she's in though.
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  15. Well that posting went OK. I'll post up some shots of my speedometer cable adventure next, gotta go to work now, keep the cash flow goin', they don't give this stuff away. Be back. Thanks for the kind words guys!!
  16. ynottayblock
    Joined: Dec 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,954


    looks good. For the carpet trim, once you fold it can topstitch through the trim and carpet as well on the sewing machine
  17. Well, lightening got the router. So, be a few days 'fore the next posting, whenever AT&T can get another one here. Stupid lightening.
  18. rcnut223
    Joined: Oct 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,247

    from wisconsin

    Thanks for sharing the carpeted firewall tip!

    Great build !

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  19. Well, AT&T comes through, got a new router out and installed...good to go.

    If you've ever dealt with running ANYTHING under old rides like a '32, you know space it at a premium. Especially if you've got manual clutch linkage, 4-speed shift linkage, master cylinder, and crossmember stuff thrown under there. I had really been wanting to run a manual S-W speedo (had a good old one), but man, there was no good way to get from point A to point B. The cable went OK through the shift linkage, but the rest of the way to the speedo was like walkin' through kudzu. Coming up through the floor meant coming up 4 or 5 inches over from the kick panel, right where your feet are (and the master cylinder, and clutch linkage, and...). Too many sharp bends, a lump in the floor, and lookin' like a mud hut. I wasn't gonna just stick it up and through the front of the firewall either (more 'mud hut'-ness'). I tried, believe me.

    So, I gave into the idea of the electric speedo (reluctantly, hell, it had carpet now....geez). Well guess what, the dang sender for the speedo wouldn't come close to cooperating with the Munce shift linkage. Pisser! What the hell, I just want a speedo that works, is that asking too much? Thinkin' cap goes an idea. Cable to the remote mounted sender...gonna do it...gotta do it. Check the pics, you'll see what I be speakin' of.

    Tight spot...
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    From underneath...
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    So I happened to have an extra speedo fitting for a Muncie. Turned it down on one end, added set screws to hold the cable, and bored it just a bit to fit the OD of the cable.
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    Cut down a cable and added the end for the sender...gettin' there.
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    Better post these pics 'fore I lose the post...
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  20. Now to mount the sender on the frame rail. I put a connector on the wiring to the sender, just in case I ever have to remove it. Dang sure don't wanna snake that wire back up to the speedo again. No pictures, didn't happen, ya go.

    Goin' in...
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    I fabbed up a plate to go on the outside of the sender to hold it to the frame rail. Two tapped holes and BAM, she's there.
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    I tell ya, this kinda stuff just eats time. But what the hey, it's an adventure and a learning process. Building one yourself keeps the brain cells from dying. Someone probably sells something like this, but I don't know and didn't even look. Good times.

    I'll probably put some kind of a small heat shield sumpin-sumpin to protect the cable from the heat of the pipe. It's actually just off of the pipe and not crooked as the fisheye lens makes it look. I think we're there, close quarters.
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  21. You're a machine, Tim! Lookin good!
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  22. Its that kind of thinking that he used to fix my tach cable on Saturday too ;) Really looking good there Tim. That Georgia red clay is gonna lay nice under there :D
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  23. damn brother.....can't wait to see it in person
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  24. Dayuhm nice truck ... as has been said, over and over, and over again. So here I am. What's left to say ? DAMNED nice truck !!! (repeat at leisure, of course ! )
  25. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,676

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    That is a neat enough idea for the carpet edge, however there is also this:
  26. Good tip right there, thanks man!
  27. stealthcruiser
    Joined: Dec 24, 2002
    Posts: 3,744


    Lookin' good, Brother Tim!
    I hadn't checked in for a while to see the progress, and it's come a ways since we were up there doin' that midnight run, trying to follow you by the sound of that Flattie!

    When we goin' ridin' in it?
    Or is it gonna be a trailer queen?..............:eek:

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